Tam Smith, of Richmond, has capitalized on one successful career to forge ahead with a second one that allows her to fulfill her passion for full service event planning. Tam is the owner of Plan Ahead Events, a company that manages and plans meetings, conventions, trade shows, and special events.
In today’s economic environment, companies are seeking more efficient ways to meet their goals. Plan Ahead works with clients to provide innovative ideas to achieve company objectives. They keep informed about trends in the industry to ensure an outstanding and successful event. From helping to determine a budget, selecting a site, acquiring sponsors, overseeing invitational mailings, and much more, Tam says that Plan Ahead Events is a one-stop solution to busy companies seeking to maximize their time and occasions. The company recently situated themselves in a thriving commercial district when they took residence 3126 W. Cary St., #696.
But the move represents more than the emergence of a small business in the region. Before becoming a Plan Ahead Events franchisee, Smith spent eight years as a Senior Mortgage Underwriter and Credit Analyst. “Discovering Plan Ahead Events came at a perfect time in my life because there was a transition in my professional career. I have always been involved with event planning in some capacity, whether it was for small group functions or business meetings,” Tam says. She points out that Plan Ahead Events is the first home-based franchise in the meetings and events management industry. It is part of United Franchise Group, a specialist in franchise development and services. 999-PLN-EVNT www.PlanAheadEvents.com
Congratulations to Tam Smith for reaching for The Next Level.