20 Years in the Making: Brand and Logo Development

A lot of things can change in 20 years. Tree seedlings turn into full-grown trees canopying the ground below it.  Children turn into adults.  Grapes ferment into fine wine. And, business logos become outdated. The Early Days I didn’t know what 20 years in business would look like for me. Honestly, I didn’t even think

Why Internships Matter

Internship (noun): the position of a student or trainee who works in an organization sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification. It was May 1990.  I had just graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Magazine Journalism and a minor in English. What next?!

From 2008 to 2020

Let’s go back in time to 2008 – we’re all happy to leave 2020 for a bit, aren’t we? The Oscar for best picture went to No Country for Old Men. 30 Rock with Tina Fey won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy. And the #1 Billboard song was Flo Rida’s “Low” (and now we have

Some downtime to reflect

“Your current situation is giving you an opportunity to re-evaluate what you want.”  The one thing I have spent a lot of time on during this pandemic “downtime” is reflecting on KMC. How did we get here?  What is our purpose?  What are our goals and dreams?  What’s next for KMC?  What do I want to be next for

Santa’s Booked

We’ve all heard the adage, “Life is not fair” and know it to be true the more we experience life.  But, this year, this hits especially close to home at KMC.  We had two amazing interns this past year – one for Marketing Communications and one for Events.  This weekend they were both scheduled to

Blindsided by the Coronavirus – Part 2

How We’re Responding It’s been two months since 48 hours changed everything as we knew it in the event world.  At KMC we have adjusted and continue to adjust on a daily basis.  After 15 years in business, I thought I was starting to figure out how things worked! But no one could prepare for

Blindsided by the Coronavirus – Part 1

How the Event Industry Changed Before Our Eyes in 48 Hours Less than 2 months ago, Shelly and I were on our way to Las Vegas for The Special Event and Catersource annual conference.  We were excited to spend time learning new trends in the industry, attending some amazing events, hearing from leaders in the

It’s days like today that I “Remember the Why”!

My sister recently gave me a book called “Business Boutique – A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves” by Christy Wright. One of the first things mentioned in the book is to ask yourself Why? Why did I leave my corporate full-time position with a good salary and great benefits 15 years

There’s a List for That!

I’m a list maker. I have a list for everything. There’s my To Do List and my What I Really Have To Do List. And then there’s the Someday I’ll get to This List. There’s a list for gift ideas for my family. A list of things to write about. A list of things to