Remote, Reliable, Responsible
We are a group of talented business meeting and event strategists who are available to help your team during this time of uncertainty. The group represents an extensive variety of skills. Any of the members can work with your team to accomplish the goals that will enhance the mission and direction of your corporation or organization.
Fields of Expertise
AV Meeting Production
Offer a full range of audio visual services for executing meetings and event production needs. Multiple A/V partner companies across the globe allow for unmatched production capabilites for events ranging from small meetings to large conferences.
AV Studio Facility
Provide an educational meeting space with conference rooms, HD broadcast video studio and a control room. Our technical services include recording or livestreaming presentations capabilities, high-definition AV equipment and HD production technology.
Computer Graphic Assistance
Provide expert abilities in PowerPoint, Keynote and Adobe Creative Suite for virtual or live meetings. Can act as on site production and design resource to ensure that all presentations flow flawlessly throughout the program.
Conference website and app design
Create websites, custom WordPress plugins, mobile apps, and can review and suggest integrations with existing technologies including web and app platforms.
Contract Negotiation and Meeting Postponment
Bring years of industry experience and best practices to negotiate the best contract available for your program. We will work with you, your venue and your suppliers to go virtual, postpone or cancel your program securing the best possible solution.
Destination Sourcing and Site Selection
Have a large network and extensive supplier relationships, and we will provide venue options conducive to producing a successful program.
Offer a disciplined approach to managing your exhibits and sponsor related processes, activities, standards, and strategies to achieve your desired outcomes.
Logistical Meeting Management
Manage the details of logistical planning for the meetings that may occur when this new environment eases.
Handle all types of registration services for virtual and future on-site meetings utilizing the resources available so your revenue is collected and meeting metrics can be delivered.
Can provide personalized sales support for your organization. Services include sponsorship and exhibitor sales, client development and database management.
Manage staffing solutions from our contacts around the world. We provide staffing solutions for site inspections, registration greeters, onsite meeting planners, ground transportation coordinators and more.
Strategic Meeting Management
Work with your team to determine the new strategic goals and objectives to deliver education and networking opportunities to your members, volunteers and staff members during this ever-changing time.
Meet The Team
This new consortium of business meeting and event strategists was created to work with associations and businesses as they navigate the new meetings and events reality whether virtual or in person. The consortium consists of 8 industry professionals representing various specialties of the meetings profession.
Patty Coen, MBA, CMM, CMP
Patty Coen of Great Chicago Events is a business event strategist with over 25 years of experience. She holds an MBA in marketing and international business. Patty’s clients include corporations and associations that hold meetings and events in both domestic and international locations. She has led and participated with all types of teams managing a variety of meeting and events from 10 to 6000 people.
Barbara Quigley, CTA
With over 30 years of sales experience, Barbara serves as an independent sales consultant for Destination Marketing Organizations and Hotel Management Companies throughout the U.S.. She has worked in all markets and can provide personalized sales representation based on her client’s needs. Services include management of sales efforts in targeted territories, individual sales presentations, database and contact management, account qualification, sales mission coordination, and complete client event management.
Cindy Schuch of CMS Designs is a computer graphic artist operator with over 25 years of experience in the corporate event industry. Cindy’s clients include production companies, producers, and some direct clients that produce meetings and events all over the country and internationally. She creates, edits, and executes graphics for the presentations and keynotes on Mac and PC platforms. Additionally, she has skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Mollie Mercado, CMM, CMP
Mollie Mercado of Intermedia Meetings & Events is a meetings and events professional with over 30 years of hospitality industry experience. Mollie’s clients include corporations, non-profits and associations throughout the U.S. Her background in meeting planning, trade show management and association management allows her to bring the best industry ideas to each of her clients.
Neela has over twenty-two years in the meetings and incentive industry working with organizations including the Fortune 500, prominent associations, and small startups. What they all have in common is the desire to meet and exceed their event goals.
Keith has over fifteen years of planning strategic meetings, conferences, and incentives for clients worldwide. Keith’s focus is helping his clients understand how social media, content marketing, and technology impact the attendee experience.
As CEO of the OLC Education & Conference Center, Lisé Puckorius is responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of this 14,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art conference and training center in Rosemont, IL. Each year, the OLC hosts conferences, seminars, educational meetings, and special events for thousands – including more than 23,000+ participants from all 50 states and 54 countries around the world in 2019.
Lisé is a veteran in the meetings industry, with extensive experience in event planning and education management.
Shonne Fegan-Ehrhardt, APR
Collaborative, flexible and dedicated, I bring a unique blend of senior-level understanding with deep knowledge of day-to-day media relations and awareness of traditional and emerging PR tactics and techniques to maximize impact.