We pay attention to the details so you can focus on your participants, clients, guests and sponsors.
The mission of Maribeth Smith & Associates, Inc. (MBSA) is to draw upon our extensive event planning experiences and relationships and apply our unique methodology to plan and execute client events that are efficiently organized, financially solvent while exceeding event goals and expectations. We work together as a team to perform responsibilities with commitment, integrity, and excellence.
Maribeth Smith & Associates, Inc. is an event consulting and project management firm that excels in organizational skills and attention to detail. From fundraising galas to sporting or spectator events to corporate meetings and conventions, we have the skills, experience and community relationships to make your job easier. Our firm can tailor our scope of services to match your specific event needs and budget.
PLAN OF ACTION
Determine the clients’ goals and objectives along with the allocation of resources (budget development, establishing a timeline, and creating job descriptions).
Create an event that consists of WOW elements, which include a warm welcome by volunteers and efficient registration. Guests will also experience the unexpected during the event that will result in a memorable occasion with a clear and concise understanding and commitment to the mission of the presenting organization.
- Collateral material production
- Community awareness promotion plans
- Onsite management
- Organizing committee management
- Sponsorship program management
- Table sales management
- Venue and vendor management
- Volunteer and staff coordination
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & EXECUTION
Create key documents for the event.
- Program Flow — An overview of the quick, deliberate, and fast-paced program for the event, minute by minute.
- Production Schedule — An outline of all details for the event, including space allocations, set up and tear down checklists, a timeline, and more.
- Run of Show — A minute-by-minute task list for all production elements during a program.
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We have had the pleasure of working with the Maribeth Smith & Associates team for the past five years for our annual Marian University gala, and because of their creativity and expertise, we have continued to host a crowd of over 1,600 people for this event each year! Maribeth Smith & Associates’ relationships with event vendors, hotels, and community members benefit all their clients and ensure professional, strategic, and inspired event production. The MBSA team has been an invaluable resource for our important event each year, always respecting the university’s mission, event goals, and budget.
The Colts are huge Maribeth Smith & Associates fans. We have relied on Maribeth Smith & Associates for nearly 25 years to help us plan and carry through events that need to be impactful and memorable, and every single one of those events has been a smashing success.
One thing I really value as a client of Maribeth Smith & Associates is that our internal team has really grown from working with Maribeth and her team. Not only have they invested time and energy to make our events successful, they also help our staff develop new skills, which pays dividends far beyond the events themselves.
INHP has contracted with Maribeth Smith & Associates for over 15 years to provide expert event planning services for our annual fundraising event. We have benefited greatly from their strategic counsel, resourcefulness, creativity, and attention to details. INHP enjoys the partnership with MBSA, and we look forward to planning meetings with their leadership team and the enthusiasm of all the MBSA associates.
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