As an extension of marketing, we design events to align your organization, and we put you in front of clients.”
— Joanne Kleé
 

EVENT MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS

We provide the event management that businesses need.

 
 

fundraising EVENT MANAGEMENT essentials

“I have had the pleasure of working with Joanne Klee Marketing on various fundraising events and advertising campaigns for Better Boys Foundation. Joanne is very personable, thorough, detail oriented and just a delight to work with. Her events are fabulous. Beautiful decor, well organized, good food and just a wonderful time. Her events have been instrumental in helping to raise the funds needed to keep the agency open.”
— Felicia Cook, Cook Consulting Group, formerly BBF based.

A Simply Elegant Beach Ball

On a warm summer evening, over 250 guests came together to support the college student scholarship program for the Joseph Kellman Family Foundation. Guests were wined and dined on gourmet entree's prepared by a chef extraordinaire. Live auction bidding raised funds for the school scholarship program, paying for inner city youth future college funds. Guests danced the night away listening to the 10-piece band gentleman of leisure, or simply put their toes in the sand at the beachfront soiree. Joanne Klee Marketing and Events provided the sponsorship, planning, design, and day-of event management. 

See More . . . Featured Work // A Simply Elegant Beach Ball here. 


From Everyday to the Extraordinary . . . We use Marketing expertise for your event, with over 20 years experience to meet your needs with creative insights, quickly and efficiently.”
— Joanne Kleé
 

Chicago Based: DELIVERED ANYWHERE

event production | vendor management | onsite support and management

 

EVENT MANAGEMENT & PRODUCER BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Denver Based Client Conference, Bring out Your Peak Performance

Peak Performance took place surrounded by the amazing views of the Colorado mountains. In early autumn, our Boston-based client invited over 100 clients to their annual conference in the LoDo area of Denver, Colorado. Clients experienced this hi-tech event, where every attention to detail was applied.  Want see your app on an iPad display monitor, we can do that. Need to incorporate your brand into every aspect of the event, we will plan your multi-media. Joanne Klee Marketing provided project management and team support, securing vendors, negotiations and site set up. Experience what we can do for your event, click above to watch the video. 

Insights... Read more about our approach to event management and what is can do for your business and bottom line.  


You deserve the Best Event Management and Production for your business.

Let's Get Started. Contact Joanne Klee Marketing Today! 


CHICAGO ELEGANT CLIENT SOIRéE, DAY OF EVENT MANAGEMENT

Thank you Joanne! You really helped me be successful with the event flowers. So, THANK YOU so much! Especially, thank you for being such a steady yet firm force the day-of. I really appreciated your honesty coupled with your understanding.
You’re Fabulous at what you do!”
— Brittan, Freelance Event Decor
 chicago | private event | elegant | sophisticated 

chicago | private event | elegant | sophisticated 


 event management  |  multi-year event |  non-profit partnership

event management  |  multi-year event |  non-profit partnership

CHICAGO fundraising NON PROFIT partnershipS

“In my over 40 years involvement with special events, I have never worked with an event planner better than Joanne. Her attention to detail and her written reports were critical to our success. Her ability to work with a fairly cantankerous committee was both an important asset and fun to watch. Her management of our events was the key element in our success.”
— Troy Ratliff, Executive Vice President, The Joseph Kellman Family Foundation

Amatuer Boxing Fundraiser to 'Knocks Out' the Effects of Poverty

When you mission is to empower children and families and give access to all opportunities, your fundraiser must be successful. A great event means we offset costs and raise proceeds for vital programming and services to combat  the effects of poverty. We did this with the 'Friday Night Fights.' Over the course of 5-years Joanne Klee Marketing partnered with the Better Boys Foundation to ensure a great event, where cost savings and revenue goals were met.

See More . . .  Featured Work of the Friday Night Fights here. 

 

A Little Bit More // About Joseph Kellman, Founder Better Boys Foundation Family Services.

Alongside a seamless event plan and committee management, "Friday Night Fights" honors the organization founder Joseph Kellman. Mr. Kellman originated the after-school boxing club for boys and you can read the great story about the center's life saving community work here. The signature annual benefit funds key programs like after school homework assistance, and college tuition grants. Over 400 guests attended the black tie evening featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner. Fundraising activities allowed guests to join the fights and help a child between bouts while bidding on live and silent auction items, including your chance to spend a day with former Heavyweight Champion of the world, Mohammed Ali, or be the highest bidder to take a swing with the Cubbies in the Wrigley Field Batting Cages or Shag Fly Balls with the Chicago Cubs Baseball team before a game. The evening's signature event was accompanied by a Late Night Cabaret nearby the gala space. Featured venues included the Park West and Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel.


MORE BUSINESS AND NON PROFIT EVENT EXPERTISE . . . 

    FUNDRAISER EXPERIENCE

     

    • Gala Fundraiser.  Better Boys Foundation (multi year event). Producer & committee management. Friday Night Fights, 400 guests, entertainment, dinner, silent and live auction. Exceeded goals by $60,000. Cost savings and annual growth. 

     

    • Grand Opening. New Family Services Urban Center. Joseph Kellman Family Foundation. 3-Day event weekend: family night, donor soirée, community open house.. Full service event management. 

     

    • Presentation & Script. Sargent and Lundy. Event consultant. Presentation development and script.

     

     

    • Denovo. Grand Openings. Renovations. Relocations. 30+ new location openings. Marketing "Go to Market" strategy. Community event "in a box." Accomplishments: arrival at profit with in 1st year, retail staff partners, cost savings streamlining. Fifth Third Bank.

     

    • Mergers and Acquisitions. Countless Events. Developed "Go to Market" strategy and execution. M&A Team since 1998. Ribbon cuttings, VIP service, check donations, photo opportunities, client entertainment, net worth networking, small business invitations. 

     

    BUSINESS EVENT EXPERIENCE

     

     

     

    • Education Forum. Illinois Hospital Association. 'CFO Financial Management.'  Producer. Small group education forum in financial management for 75 Illinois Hospital CFO’s. 

     

    • Small Business Conference 'Doing Business in China.' Producer. 150 entrepreneurs considering expanding their business production to China. Best western downtown Chicago.

     

     

    • Tradeshow. Middle Market. Full service event management, Design, Planning. Treasury management booth. 250 middle market companies exploring new technologies to manage their business finances. McCormick Place, Chicago.

    MORE EVENT SERVICES...

    • Customer appreciation events.
    • Seminars, booths, table tops, and speaker bureau liasion.
    • Grand openings, renovations and relocations. 
    • Community networking and business after-hours events. 
    • Celebrity: private luncheons & autograph sessions.
    • Trade show strategies and booth development.
    • Executive Management event support, scripts, and presentations.

    Countless Events. Joanne Klee Marketing has produced one-time events and annual repeat-events. Award ceremonies + sales meetings + employee events + fundraisers. We develop presentations, scripting, AV support and handle the entertainment. Ranging 50-2,000 guests. We include budget management and streamlining services for cost savings.

    Experience what Joanne Klee event management can do for you. 


    EVENTS WE HAVE MANAGED

    • After hours
    • Annual events
    • Awards ceremonies
    • Board meeting
    • Celebrity autograph sessions + handling
    • Client appreciation
    • Conferences
    • Corporate events
    • Employee appreciation
    • Fundraiser + balls + gala
    • Grand opening + reOpenings
    • Golf outing
    • Holiday party
    • Marathons
    • Meetings
    • Multi-year contracts
    • Multi-day events
    • Networking events
    • Private events
    • Renovation + relocation
    • Seminars
    • Soiree's
    • Tradeshows