June is the New Black: Events in June

Has June really come and gone already? It was a blur for us as we executed events that we’d be working on for months, including the Kidsbridge Walk2Stop BullyingStreetWise Partners’ 15th Anniversary Celebration and Macy’s 5K Run/Walk.

Events in June Events with Ginger & Co.

I remember a decade ago, when the spring conference and fundraising event season lasted from March to May, avoiding Father’s Day and graduations in June. Now it seems to start in February, and there are move events in June taking place nationwide than ever before. Here in the northeast, there’s a better chance of good weather for outdoor events and by pushing an event forward to June, planners have a few more months to work out the event details.

The one drawback with so many events taking place in one month – including family occasions – is the competition. The best event planners and vendors can be hard to come by and guests can get invitation fatigue! It’s important to check with the client’s industry to see when similar events will be taking place, especially for a brand new event trying to corner a piece of the conference or fundraising market. Most of all, start your planning early! When a client comes to us 9-12 months in advance, we shower them with hurrahs and pats on the back. Now you have a fighting chance to secure your ideal venue. Remember that annual events are booking up the venues for next year just as their thank you notes are going out.

Or maybe we should start a new, old-school trend and go back to holding events in May? I hear April showers bring some lovely flowers that month. Either way, let us know if we can help with your events in June next year or any other month!

About Ginger Berman

As President of Events with Ginger & Co., Ginger oversees the planning of 15-20 events each year, including the five simultaneous Light The Night Walks for the NJ chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as well as conferences and gala dinners for various other nonprofit organizations and corporate and professional services firms.Previously, as Special Projects Manager/Consultant to the co-founders of the organization Autism Speaks, she designed and executed events from concept to completion, ensuring they went off without a hitch and met their awareness-building and fundraising potential. High-profile events included the first chefs’ tasting in NYC to offer table-side cooking to over 370 people, which raised over $1.1 million, and the $1.8 million Concert for Autism Speaks featuring Lionel Richie.Prior to joining Autism Speaks, Ginger created the position of Marketing Manager, Conference and Event Planning at the New York headquarters office of White & Case, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. She managed client-facing retreats, educational seminars and other special events for the firm. In 2007, she returned to the firm as a consultant, organizing six days of events in three months time, including registration, hotel, airport transfers, two receptions, an all-day meeting and a black tie dinner dance for more than 550 people.Ginger earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in Mass Communications from Towson University and also attended American University of Rome in Italy. She lives in Westfield, NJ with her husband and son.

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