Monday, April 27, 2009

new face to bellz & whistlez :: janissa m.

An addition to the team! Introducing (drum roll)… Janissa Mendoza, Event Coordinator for b&w! Actually, Janissa (Jae) has worked a few events with us, since Dec. 2008, but I thought I'd make a formal (blog) introduction since 1) I didn't have a chance to do one months ago and 2) she will begin posting blogs for you readers to enjoy -- LOOK OUT! We are truly excited, as Janissa comes with tons of event planning experience and has proven great synergy with the team. Just seeing her bio on paper has already motivated me to expose her talents -- this is what she does, who she is, and what she loves.

Janissa Mendoza, b&w Event Coordinator

Did you know:

  • As a teen, Janissa was already coordinating social events, weddings and productions
  • She worked with her dad's company, Forex Cargo of San Diego, coordinating meetings, conferences and concerts
  • In 2005, She graduated from SDSU with a BS in Business Management and a Minor in Dance
  • and then in 2006, earned a Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from SDSU College of Extended Studies
  • Upon graduation, Janissa worked with some of the largest and most acclaimed companies in the industry: Classic Party Rentals, PRA Destination Management, the IVY Hotel
  • Is currently the Meetings & Events Coordinator for the luxurious, sexy and chic IVY Hotel in San Diego, CA where she has gained experience in show room visual merchandising, planned corporate events, cultivated relationships with vendors, and helped create unique and high-end affairs
B&W strives to understand a couple's needs and see eye-to-eye (and then some) when it comes to planning and designing. And Janissa's ability to do just that, along with her professionalism and positive outlook are what makes her an asset to the team and any couple she works alongside. She even has a great sense for fashion, which is a "plus" to her bio, since b&w spends lots of time spotting excellent design, trends, and new ideas to event planning. If you're interested in custom-designed bridesmaid dresses, ask Janissa!

A quote from JM:
My LOVE for fashion speaks volumes. I've gained experience as an assistant buyer and e-commerce associate, taking note of forecasts and trends relating to events & fashion. I've also designed dresses for years ranging from day/casual, cocktail frocks, to formal wear.
Janissa's goals for b&w:
  • Assist with marketing efforts for business development, increase exposure, and share knowledge of the industry
Look for future "Wedding Forecast" posts! Janissa will be our go-to lady for upcoming bridal events, sample sales, budgeting tips, and everything "in the new."

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