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Coast to Coast

Los Angeles

‘20 Certificate of Excellence

Hi there, I’m Michelle Manire, Founder & President of Coast To Coast Conferences and Events we provide full-comprehensive conference and event management services nationally. Our team has over 25 years of experience and I was the first woman General Manager for 2 major hotels chains. There are a lot of event planners out there. What separates us is executive level expertise. In other words, we know what you don’t know, and we’re happy to share it with you. We know how to work contracts to your advantage, negotiate discounts, and protect you against surprise charges, and we manage event details that can feel like a circus tent full of spinning plates. We stand above all others with our offering of On-line Conferences, Hybrid Events & Tradeshows, Virtual Meetings, Virtual Site Inspections, Think Tanks, and Product Launches!! If you want to put on an awesome event without feeling the time drain that comes with planning an event Coast to Coast can be your perfect partner! Let’s talk and I’ll share some insider trade secrets with you!

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What do you love most about your job?

Our partnerships with our clients. Going the extra mile. Seeing how happy our clients are that their event has gone off seamlessly. Knowing that we have helped our clients financially by finding hidden costs and adding our exclusive clauses to contracts.

What inspired you to start your own business?

According to Forbes Magazine, event planning is the country’s 5th most stressful job, right behind police officer & firefighter. The primary reason for the high level of stress is the problem of not knowing what you don’t know, and the kind of financial and legal liabilities that this can cause.
I understand you don’t have the time or expertise to wade through contracts, while also organizing…. what feels like a circus tent full of spinning plates. Well, guess what, not only do I love these things, I'm obsessed with them. And contracts? I love contracts too! I love them because I know how to work them to your advantage, negotiate discounts, and protect you against surprise charges. Easing the pain and time drain and making you look like a rock star is my inspiration!

Why should our clients choose you?

Here are a few reasons to choose CTC
- With our new reality we now offer Online Conferences, Hybrid Events and Tradeshows, Virtual Meetings, Virtual Site Inspections, Product Launches, and Think Tanks
- Expertise in both hotel and event industries
- Client advocate
- Saves time by identifying qualified hotels, creating the RFP and sourcing through technology
- Coordinate and accompany clients on sites - knows what questions to ask
- Reduce financial liability by reviewing and changing contracts, adding CTC clauses
- Ability to deliver all services with expedience a great follow through
- Manage budget
- Alleviate any additional costs, there are no surprises
- Works directly with the venues
- Manages all logistics
- Great attention to details
- We know standard pricing and can save clients up to 40%
- High level of professionalism

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Most event planners charge their clients anywhere from 10-20 percent of the total cost of the event, with 15 percent being the average.

Your professional event planner will be able to advise you on the full range of options available, helping you to choose the best one for your needs. Use Bark to find trusted event planners near you and request quotes for free!

Some of the common services your event planner can help with include:

  • Conducting research

  • Creating an event design

  • Finding a suitable venue

  • Arranging for food, decorations, and entertainment

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Sending invitations to attendees

  • Arranging accommodation for attendees

  • Coordinating the activities of event staff

  • Supervision at the site

  • Conducting evaluations of the event

Following these steps will ensure that you find the right Event Planner for you:

  • Objective - Before you start your search, you need to work out the event's objective, the budget you are working with, and your reason for hiring externally. You want to be in a position to communicate the broad outline of the event and its most important goals. You will also want to decide on the budget for your event planner and what they will be expected to do. A party planner can select the venue, recommend food and beverage options, source speakers and entertainment, be on-site on the day and create the invitations.

  • Find your event planner - You want to hire someone who has expertise in creating your type of event. Word of mouth is one way to find an event planner but it's not always the most effective approach. Look out for a company with experience and a strong reputation and do your online research by reading company reviews on Bark.

  • Interview applicants - Most event planners will be eager to hear about your event. Give them brief details at first and focus on their expertise in the initial round of interviews. Reduce your list of candidates to the three strongest applicants. You should then ask each finalist about their business, their experience with past events, and how they plan for contingencies.

  • Decision time - Once you have hired a company, the event planner should be able to share a detailed plan for the event with you.

  • Budget - Many people who organise an event for the first time want a champagne event on a beer budget. You need to work together to come up with a realistic budget. Plus, do not forget to find out about the fees that will be charged by the event planner and how they will be incorporated into the budget.

  • Follow up - Make sure you stay on top of the event planning and do not force the event management expert to make major decisions without your input.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local event planners listed will give you a reliable and professional service.

There is no formal training required to be an event planner, although they usually have a degree or certificate from a university in event planning or management.

Before you choose an event planner, it's always worth checking out their customer reviews on their website and Bark profile. This ensures that they are trustworthy and reliable.

Absolutely! Whether it's finding the best DJ or getting your catering sorted, your event and party planner will be able to organise pretty much every aspect of the event online. You can even find the perfect venue through interactive virtual venue tours - pretty neat stuff!



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The average rating for Bark Event Planners in Long Beach is 4.83, based on 257 reviews.

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