Care and Feeding of Special Events

Featured Event

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OCTOBER 18, 2017

11:30am - 1pm
XACC Conference Room

On our agenda -

  • Making Your Event Special
  • Making Your Event Memorable to Make an Impact
  • Surpassing Your Goals
  • Utilizing Social Media
  • ROI, Budgeting, and Logistics

The seminar is free for XACC Members and $25 for non-XACC members and lasts from 11:30 am  to 1 pm. Participants can purchase a boxed lunch for $8.00 or “brown bag” it. Registrations are required and participants must be registered by 10/16/2017. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 372-3591 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our presenters will be:

Gretchen Rives - a graduate of The Ohio State University with a background in journalism and public relations in agriculture, healthcare, public education and parks.  She has worked as part of the media and with the media with more than 30 years of experience in results-based special events.  Her experience with special events ranges from corporate ground breaking and open houses to health fairs, grand openings, awards banquets, clinics, fishing derbies, community seminars and even livestock shows.

Christi Cox - a graduate of Ohio Northern University where she received her BA in Communications and from the Antioch McGregor school where she received her MA in Communications. She has worked in both the profit and not for profit sector. Her experience with event planning includes: open houses, fundraisers, fairs and festivals, grand openings and volunteer recognitions.

Toni Overholser - is the Director of Workforce and Business Solutions for Clark State Community College.  She has over 20 years’ successful event planning experience with chambers of commerce and educational institutions. In her current position, she has utilized social media to dramatically increase event and program enrollment.
Alan Liming - the President/CEO of the Xenia Area Chamber. Alan has an extensive background in business as a retailer as well as business in general. He will explain how you can take advantage of what comes with your Chamber membership in regards to helping to promote your events.


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When a business invests in the Xenia Area Chamber, it forms a partnership with over 400 other investors that leverage time, money, and other assets to create stronger individual businesses and a stronger community.