Illinois’ Top Rated Local® Event Planners Award Winner: Liven It Up Events

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Liven It Up Events is a two-time award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for an event planner that will take the stress out of planning your next big event, look no further than this award-winning company!

Liven It Up Events has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.99 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.95 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 50 businesses and one of the top three event planners in Illinois!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Working with Liven It Up was a true pleasure. We felt like [they were] there for us all the time, that they always responded quickly to our messages and made it stress-free. [They were] attentive to every detail, had answers to all our problems and mistakes, and had solutions to things we were ready to give up on. With [their] help, we managed to assemble an amazing group of vendors. As a team, they really made it a special day for us.”

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Liven It Up Events is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Event Planner

We were excited to learn all about Liven It Up Events and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Creative Director, Anthony Navarro. Anthony first started the business in 2007. He said:

“I’ve always been in the event business in some way through my family-owned restaurants, bars and hotels. I started this business out of my home and have grown the company to where it is today! Liven It Up Events has offices in both Chicago and Los Angeles, but will do events nationwide!”

We wanted to know was what it is that makes Liven It Up Events stand apart from its competitors. Anthony told us about their diverse team and how their unique backgrounds are able to best serve their clients:

“We have a really diverse planning team. We have people from all sorts of different professional backgrounds. Some have backgrounds in hospitality and events, with others coming from marketing and corporate backgrounds. Our team is also diverse in experience and age. We offer something unique to bring to the table for every client.”

He went on to tell us about their business mission and how they work to achieve their goals:

“Our mission is to help our clients develop a clear vision of what they wish to create and achieve with their event. To create that vision, we use proven planning methods, innovative ideas, cutting-edge event resources and relationships, and the professional expertise to make the event come to life. We believe that our relationship with our clients is strengthened as we partner and share through the process of creating their event. With our proven methods and a strong client relationship, our goal is to produce a memorable event for our client and to create an experience for the guests who attend.”

Building Success, Online and Off

Liven It Up Events has earned a remarkable reputation, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have gotten their name out. Anthony shared a bit about the recognition they have received and the importance of networking:

“Our events get featured in various magazines and publications, which is great for getting our name out there. The bulk of our business comes from our positive reputation online and the relationships we have within the industry who directly refer us. We have great relationships with the venues, catering companies, and many other companies that we work with on a regular basis.”

Of course, Liven It Up Events has also seen the benefits of online reviews. Anthony said:

“A lot of people find us through review sites. After they work with us and have a great experience, they want to be part of the contribution to how they found us. We will share our reviews on our social media, which sparks additional reviews from clients that also want to share their experience. Most of our clients will ask us where they can leave us a review, and we will send them an email with the websites we have reviews on.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Liven It Up Events has managed to. We asked if Anthony could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Before you start your business, you really need to take some time to figure out who you are, what you are doing, and what you are offering. Once you get started, make sure you stay true to your mission and what you are doing. Make sure you have a functional website that is simple and mobile-friendly. You also need to be engaged in social media networks that are relevant to your business.”

Congratulations to Liven It Up Events for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Anthony for taking the time to speak with us!

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