March 22, 2019

Chamber Blog: Total Events, 2019 Annual Dinner Decor Partner

Total Events, Decor Partner for the 2019 Chamber Annual Dinner, recently interviewed Debbie Erck. Debbie is the Director, Signature Events, at the Chamber and manages the planning and details for the Annual Dinner. Read the interview below.

How long have you been working with Total Events?

Probably 8 years. They do work on other events for us besides the annual dinner. That event is the favorite though and is the most involved with the most décor.

What do you look to get out of each event?

Visibility — Total Events brings great ideas, creativity, and suggestions to each of their events. It’s always exciting to see the next thing that they are going to do!

When picking out the theme/color scheme for the Annual Dinner, is that an internal decision or a collaboration with Total Events?

A collaboration. Once we have established the color scheme and theme, they take it away to develop the overall event design.

What’s the best part of collaborating with Total Events?

They are so organized and the staff is so knowledgeable. I just love the entire staff; from Seta who steams the linens, to the the dock guys, to Kara and Melissa. They are such a great team and they treat their team like family, which shows when everyone is collaborating to put the event together.

What do you hope your guest take away from the event?

The “Wow” factor. We want our guests to walk in and say, “We haven’t seen this in the community before.” If it is a brand new design, Melissa may even have other clients come in and take a look so they can use the same or similar design at their upcoming events.

What advice would you give someone who is planning an annual event?

Put your trust in Total Events. You don’t have to worry when working with them. Once they are in charge, they execute flawlessly. They are just good at everything.

Any other comments?

I think that they are really great. They are a pleasure to work with and it is always exciting to see the final events come together.