Thank you to Maria Cornelius of Moxley Carmichael for writing this guest post for the Blue Streak. This also was posted on EventCheck Knox. -Cynthia Moxley
EventCheck Knox officially launched with – what else – a party!
Cynthia Moxley, CEO of Moxley Carmichael, addressed the party-goers, along with Natalie Haslam, to officially unveil the website and explain the purpose and necessity of EventCheck Knox.
Haslam entertained the attendees with her account of how Knoxville has evolved from a town with little to do when she was in college at the University of Tennessee to one in which every week seems to bring worthwhile events.
It was Haslam’s idea to start a calendar specifically for planners – though she will not take any credit – so that events would be much less likely to overlap, especially when planners were seeking to attract the same audiences.
With sponsorship from Moxley Carmichael and Pilot Flying J, the site quietly launched this summer, and the response from event planners has been overwhelmingly positive. The intent is to help planners prevent overlap of similar events by not having to sort through every event on multipurpose community calendars to try to pick a date. EventCheck Knox focuses on galas, dinners and fundraisers, particularly for nonprofits.
The calendar extends well into the next year, as event dates are confirmed, so planners will have an efficient way to check for an event that could conflict with theirs.
“While the site is open to view, and we expect members of the public to check it for noteworthy events they would like to attend, the calendar is not an overall community one,” Moxley told attendees.
“It is there to help you. That niche was missing for event planners, and EventCheck Knox aims to fill it.”
Nearly 100 people involved in local event planning from development to venue selection gathered Aug. 26 at the Knoxville Convention Center, a co-sponsor of the party with Moxley Carmichael, to enjoy delicious food and drink, listen to an EventCheck Knox presentation, learn how to make submissions and chat with Moxley Carmichael staff members about the website.
Mary Bogert, the general manager of the Convention Center, also spoke at the event about the website and welcomed attendees to the facility. It was an engaging evening, and we thank everyone for engaging with EventCheck Knox!