Swank Events is so excited to be partnering with PERKS again for their Chicago event!

This event is a bit different than the one Swank helped with in Boston earlier this year for several reasons, but the biggest being that we are working on it remotely from Boston.

When planning an event remotely, you don’t have your typical go to vendors who you know, love and trust! Therefore, you really need to scrutinize vendor recommendations and their online reputations. For the PERKS Chicago event, there were specific vendors we needed to book; video, photo, lighting, balloons, entertainment and DJ. Our venue helped with some connections, but we needed to do our homework as well. We spent countless hours researching Chicago vendors, perusing online reviews, speaking to them and comparing costs, services, pros and cons and coming to a decision after speaking to some previous clients. After chatting with several happy customers who can speak to a vendor’s service or performance helps us feel confident we’re booking a reputable company that will deliver on their promises. All of the vendors are going to be crucial in creating the convention atmosphere for both the vendors and attendees – and we’re really excitedto see this all come together!

PERKS is “….a national convention series organized to showcase the best in unique and innovative services for your workplace.” The Chicago stop will have over 40 vendors exhibiting and we’re expecting 450 people to attend. There are also going to be classes offered during the convention including employee financial wellness, empathy in the workplace and makeup tips for the working woman. We’re also excited about a fantastic charity opportunity – Paint Soles for Souls – where attendees have the chance to decoratea pair of Toms shoes which will then be donated to children in need.

It’s going to be an amazing event and we’re looking forward to sharing more photos from Chicago!