Philadelphia Event Planners hosted first ever “Gents in Events”

Who said anything about January and February being slow months for the event industry in Philadelphia? The past few weeks have been packed with networking events in and out of the city – wedding and event planners have been out and about nightly!

If you know Karen Pecora, the owner of Karen Pecora Events you know that she is always coming up with crazy, new and innovative ideas to cross promote professionals in the industry.  She has been in the wedding planning business in and around Philadelphia for years!  What just started as a funny joke soon turned into a full fledged party for the gents in the event industry with Pin-Up Calendars, contests for Philadelphia’s next “Rising Star”, “MVP” and “Seasoned Pro” and cigars with some manly food mixed in.

Dave Hoeffel, Jim Cohn, Jason Weldon pose for a picture

The event was held on February 10th at The DuPortail House with some really awesome sponsors: Herb Scott Catering, John Serock Catering, Crystal Rose Catering (provided some awesome drinks with intriguing names- Blood Sucking Mary, “Honey do” Sipper, Where did my Mojo Go? and so many more…

As event planners we thought it would be cool to give the guys a chance to buy a girly gift since the event was four days before Valentine’s Day, we had Stella & Dot, Mary Kay, Precious Petals and Tastefully Simple attend the event for some last minute gift ideas for our guys who might have been a little too busy to go out and find something for their special someone.

Dave Williams finding out he won 2011 "Seasoned Pro"

Our 2012 Pin-up calendar was shot by Jackie Bayne of Love Shack Photo.  Check out Karen Pecora Events on Facebook to see more pictures of the event.  You would not believe the crazy pictures that Jackie was able to capture.

Gents in Events was a huge success and later on that night, there was an after party at the Berwyn Tavern.  It was one CrAzY Night of networking with a dash of Fun!

Now Finally, for that moment everyone has been waiting for…if you didn’t already find out who our winners were from the contest we ran…here they are…

Runner Up “Rising Star”- Steve Parsons: EventQuip

2011 “Rising Star”- JJ Morgan: Widener University

Runner Up “MVP”- Dave Buckley: AFR Event Furnishings

2011 “MVP” tied- Jason Weldon: Synergetic Sounds & Mark Kingsdorf: Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants

2011 “Seasoned Pro”- Dave Williams: CinemaCake Filmmakers

Special Shout Out and Thanks to DuPortail (for hosting the event) , Select Event Rental and Empire Valet for offering your products and services for our awesome event.

The Ladies behind “Gents in Events”

Karen and  Kassie – the famous wedding and event planners in Philadelphia with Kate the legend lady of weddings!

Make it a Fabulous Day!