About “edd”

Established in 2005, Christa Hovis Special Events, LLC is an award-winning special event firm that provides event design, planning and production services for corporate and social occasions. They are not your typical event company as they bring a wealth of experience in business, creativity and successful project execution to every event produced. This ability stems from the 15 years owner, Christa Hovis, spent working globally for large corporations. Hovis held top management positions where she was responsible for planning and deploying large scale projects and budgets as well as managing multiple departments to include; program management, industrial engineering, training, quality, meetings and events. These credentials are further enhanced by the multiple certifications Hovis has acquired such as; project management, training, facilitation, ISO 9000, Lean and process engineering which she uses to consult clients with on how to continuously improve their events, eliminate waste and measure the ROI for their events.

Christa has spent most of her professional career traveling. She has traveled to and worked on almost every continent, which allows her team, to draw from the many cultures and cities encountered to design and produce unforgettable events. As a result, they are also able to provide their services nationally for most any client. They have established key relationships with venues, properties and other suppliers in some of the most visited places.

Staying current in this industry is vital to provide better ideas and service to their clients. This is achieved through over 300 hours a year spent visiting new properties and attending continuing education programs all over the country.

Christa Hovis Special Events takes time to give back by working with the Beach Ball Foundation, delivering for Loaves and Fishes, Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots as well as donating time to deliver food and supplies to animal rescue groups. In addition, Christa makes time to give back through her love of teaching. As a certified trainer, Hovis has taken her passion of helping people reach their goals by teaching meeting and event planning at Greenville Technical College. Although on sabbatical now, she has spent the past four years delivering beginner to advanced level courses to a mix of students just graduating to those that are deciding to leave their long-time career and enter into a world of entrepreneurship. Christa equipped them with the basics of the event planning process, real event case studies and the basics of starting their own business. It was not uncommon for her to provide counsel to her students after their course ended.  www.ChristaHovis.com

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