Purposefully Crafted

Advanced Events eagerly accepted the task of Fusion's Fall Fun Festival. Even the name was purposefully crafted to convey an event that included friends and was not limited to those with young children. The event was intentionally choreographed with theatrical face painting, freshly grilled catering, interactive games and live, acoustical music.The wonderful pumpkin patch was an essential icon to the experience, while also acting as a gift that later decorated the hearths and porches of Fusion OEM staff.The layout in the park allowed guests participating in any activity, craft, or game to interact with all the groups.The real success indicator for this optional work event was that a significant crowd of 129 guests arrived early on Sunday morning, with many guests not departing until late in the afternoon. On all accounts, the Fall Fun Festival achieved the Results That Matter Beyond the Event.

Craig Zoberis, President, Fusion OEM

Truly Amazing!

I just wanted to send a quick note to say "Thank You" one more time for a really, really great EO Thrive 2016 Conference in September. Cindy and I agree that this was the best conference we’ve ever been to – the best speakers, the best activities, the best facilities and the best organized – EVER. You guys and the whole Chicago chapter made us feel so welcome and really showed us a great time. Definitely time well spent.

Rick Snide, CEO, Revolution Group

Positive Feedback

On May 10th and May 20th, ComEd held their PY9 Launch at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook, Illinois. Thank you so much for all your hard work on our events! The trade allies noticed the improvements created by Advanced Events. And that says a lot!

Wendy Kutz, Sr. Marketing Specialist, ComEd

Sharing Insights and Expertise

On behalf of the ne/sae NEW ENGLAND/SOCIETY OF ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES membership, I want to personally thank you for speaking at our September Workshop. The program was a great success from the feedback that we received. We appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and thank you for sharing your insights and expertise with our attendees.

Pam McKenna, Executive Director, CAE ne/sae

Your Knowledge and Expertise Were Integral

On behalf of Association Forum of Chicagoland, [I] would like to thank you for serving as a speaker at Forum Forward [2015]. Your knowledge and expertise were an integral part of the outstanding quality of the conference. In addition to achieving strong registration and attendance numbers, we have already received positive, anecdotal feedback from attendees about the day's education. Please accept [my] thanks for a job well done.

Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO, Association Forum of Chicagoland


Advanced Events was able to help Forum X put together an unforgettable wine country retreat! From the business aspect to the social and adventurous, they covered all of our needs and exceeded our expectations. Our experience included a private cycling tour of vineyards plus an intimate meeting with a vintner entrepreneur, facilitated forum exercises to assist in our personal and business growth and development, private yoga sessions and amazing meals and entertainment. I would recommend Advanced Events to [anyone] looking for a once-in-a-lifetime [engagement] where every detail will be covered.

Kelly Cutler, CEO & Founder, Kona Company DIGITAL STRATEGY

A True Partner Who Understands the Vision

The AE team, lead by Rachel Nielsen, has been incredible to work with. As the President for a large not-for-profit working to serve our entrepreneur members, I needed more then just an event planner. I needed a true partner who could understand the vision of our organization and ensure that our events consistently delivered high member value while maintaining an unprecedented level of quality. Advanced Events has done this for several years now consistently and beyond our wildest expectations. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants their guests to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be remembered for years.

Michael Krasman, Past President, Entrepreneur’s Organization of Chicago

Quite Simply Astounding

I so appreciate the love, passion and strategic planning you bring to events for EO Chicago. Your ability to take a vision and make it a reality is quite simply astounding. I appreciate the joy, connection and aha moments you infuse every event with. EO Chicago is better because of you!

Andrea Herera, 2014 - 2015 President, Entrepreneurs' Organization Chicago Chapter

You Are Such Pros

I just wanted to send a short note to thank you so much for everything you did for me to help make the speaking event run smoothly. You guys are such pros, and such a complete pleasure to work with. I look forward to seeing you again if I'm in town on Jan.

Rich Mulholland, Owner, Missing Link; Co-founder, 21Tanks

A Genuine Pleasure

It was a pleasure to have hosted the Online Lender's Alliance. Working with the team from Advanced Events was a genuine pleasure, and you made it easy to coordinate all the on-site logistics as the information provided was clear, concise and timely.

Michael Oyugi, Client Services Coordinator, Covington & Burling LLP