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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

WBM Features: A.M.E.E. Event Planning

It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.
-Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

What one receives is direct proportion to what one gives. And the ability to give is what the ladies of A.M.E.E. do best for those in their community. By keeping the needs of their clients in mind while at the same time exceeding their expectation, A.M.E.E. provides and continues to provide an outstanding service have in a just a short amount of time allowed them to become very successful.

Success however, isn't something just attributed to the most common associations. For A.M.E.E., success equates to satisfaction. Knowing that their clients have reached a high level of satisfaction in turn makes them satisfied, and this interestingly enough fuels their passion to do more and assist more people with their efforts.

With some time to share with WBM, A.M.E.E. provides a closer look into what they're all about, the type of impact they've made and how they service the community which is extremely significant, making their organization the next reason Why Blue Matters.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is A.M.E.E. Event Planning?

A.M.E.E. Events: A.M.E.E. is a social event planning agency. We specialize in making your event everything you want it to be and more. Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs by providing excellent service and diligent work habits. In return A.M.E.E. receives a high percentage of our business from repeat customers and referrals. A.M.E.E. welcomes the opportunity to gain your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry. Our team consists of Desiree' Thornton, the owner and CEO, and Nakeeta Rainey, the president

What does A.M.E.E. stand for?

A.M.E.E. Events: Amazing, Memorable, Extraordinary, Eloquent Events

Where are you based out of?

A.M.E.E. Events: Based in the Metro Atlanta area.

What type of service do you provide?

A.M.E.E. Events: We plan, organize, and host events of all kinds. We also offer event consulting services as well

When did you know you want to service the community with event planning?

A.M.E.E. Events: During fall of last year, I (Desiree' Thornton) came up with the idea to start A.M.E.E., I knew I would need help with the task of learning the in's and outs of running the business, this is where President Nakeeta Rainey joined the team. We were more than elated to embark on the task together.

What does success mean to you?

A.M.E.E. Events: Success to me is doing what God has planned for you to do. Seeing your hard work pay off. Success is being able to do something you love and have passion for. An order to successful complete an event for me, I have to know that the requests, needs and wants of my client have been fulfilled and that they are satisfied.

Has that meaning changed over the years?

A.M.E.E. Events: the meaning has not changed for me but it has become more apparent. I am learning what it takes to be successful and i am doing it. I am enjoying the growth and progress that I am making.

What do you like most about what you do?

A.M.E.E. Events: What I like most about what I do is being able to turn a client's dream event into reality. I bring their ideas to life and that's one of the most rewarding parts of my job.

What inspires and motivates you?

A.M.E.E. Events: I love talking to other professionals in the business. They inspire me. I am also inspired and motivated knowing that what I do motivates others. I love being a positive role model to others. I'm motivated knowing that I motivate others to follow their dreams.

Biggest Accomplishment?

A.M.E.E. Events: One of our biggest accomplishments would definitely include the flood drive we hosted in October of 2009. A flood severely impacted the areas of Cobb County, and we felt obligated to help. We organized a three day event. The first two days consisted of collecting items such as clothes, non perishable food, and cleaning supplies for those affected by the flood. The last day the families were invited to come out and enjoy food while picking up any items they could use. Helping those people touched our souls and we will humbled by the experience.

How important is A.M.E.E. to the community?

A.M.E.E. Events: A.M.E.E. is very important. We pride ourselves on doing our part in our community. We host many public kids events. We also work with a local non profit (Positive American Youth, We know how important it is to give back to the community and we love doing our part.

What type of impact would you like to leave with your work?

A.M.E.E. Events: I want to leave a major impact. I want to be listed as one of the greats in my profession. I want my events to speak for themselves on class and professionalism.

Any advice for those looking to pursue their business endeavors?

A.M.E.E. Events: My advice is to always believe in God, to put him first and stay humble. Know the significance of hard work and determination. Self determination is very important because sometimes you aren't going to have any one pushing you or encouraging you, and you have to continuously encourage and push yourself. Educate yourself on the legal business of what you are trying to do. Surround yourself with positive people. Who applaud your successes as well as help you when you fail. Be very mindful of the image you portray and the words you speak, you have alot to do with the way people perceive you. Most importantly you have to remember that YOU are YOUR brand. You have to be willing to invest in yourself.

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