Event Success Systems: Industry Terms
Events industry glossary library
Tam Smith is an entrepreneur who is a lifetime learner, enjoys the logistical aspects of event management and loves mentoring other business owners. She discovered a passion for events at the early age of 17, while in the process of throwing her first big celebration held at a downtown Richmond hotel. Once bitten by the party planning bug, Tam became known for organizing family and friends events. Her professional career lead her into corporate America as an underwriter and credit analysis in the mortgage industry. However, after purchasing an event planning book offline, Tam discovered there was much more to be learned about the industry and enrolled into Event Management courses! Soon, she realized those analytical skills and eye for detail in the mortgage business would go to even better use. Tam took a leap in 2008 and opened a full service event management business. While steady growing and excelling in her entrepreneurial journey, Tam became inspired by the "Lift as we Climb" mantra and has been compelled to lift and lead other 'preneurs ever since.