For almost a decade I was a municipal event planner and the Director of Student Activities at the school I work at. A big part of both of those jobs was to find and contract speakers, entertainers or other event related services for events of all sizes. I was involved in the planning of events that hosted 10,000-15,000 people and I put together events that were under 50 people. What helped to make the events successful was the ingredients – the speakers, entertainers, and other vendors. While I really enjoyed finding and booking great speakers, one thing was true – they were hard to find in WNY. Not because there weren’t any in town. I just finished working on my 4th TEDxBuffalo event with the 5th being less than a month away. We have plenty of great speakers in town. What was difficult was finding them.

Over the past few months, I have been developing a new website WNYEVENTSTARTER to bring all of these things under one roof, and to make it easier for people to find the things they need for really great events. Currently, we have a diverse group of speakers from all walks of life that address topics including, personal and professional  development, creative problem solving, a holistic view of personal financeempowermenthealthstress management, and even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  We have a writersbusiness peopleentrepreneurs andprofessional jugglers, all looking forward to speaking at your events.  On the entertainment side, we have singers, jugglers, actors and puppeteers. The list is growing weekly.

So, have a look and follow us as we grow into Western New York’s premier event resource. Sign up for our E-Newsletter so that you can hear about new members of the growing community. Like our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter so that you can watch us grow.