Member Spotlight Simple Creations

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By: MPINJ | Sep 5, 2019

Name: Simple Creations Duo: Mary Ann Romano & Teresa Kelly
Occupation: Teambuilding/ Meeting Facilitation 
Planner or Supplier: Supplier 
Member Since: 2018
Current Employer: Simple Creations Teambuilding

How did you get your start in the industry? 
We actually started our business doing culinary lessons and events for kids and adults.  One of our adult clients said she wished she could have us do a culinary event for her team at work.  That was our first J&J client over 14years ago!  We have since expanded to over 400+ team building events and charity give-back events.  No longer just culinary.    
How many years have you been in the industry?
15 years

What is your favorite thing about our industry? 
The opportunity to add to a team’s success and meeting experience. We consider ourselves in the “people building business”!!

What is the best career advice you’ve received?

Don’t let your company run you!  Make sure whatever you do, it’s something you are passionate about!

What is the most memorable event you have planned or client experience you have had? 
Countless to choose from, but one of our memorable was a skateboard building event in Orlando for 400 people, we were donating the skateboards to a favorite charity we partner with helping the homeless. This team was the top national sales reps.  They put their heart and soul into building and designing the skateboards for homeless kids. At the end of the event we had 4 different participants come up to us and thank us profusely for doing this event.  They went on to share their own stories of being homeless at one point in their life.  You would never in a million years look at any of them and think that.  They were all making six figure salaries. It reminded us, you never know the real stories of people around you. 

If you were not in this industry, what would you be doing right now? 
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Doing some other unfulfilling job. We were meant to use our gifts and talents in our company!

What is your favorite city to travel to and why? 
We loved Lucerne, Switzerland!  We facilitated a 600pp event in Basil and got to see parts of Switzerland!  Incredible!

What is your favorite book?
Anything by Simon Sinek!

If you could live anywhere on this planet and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live? 

We would both love San Diego area, Del Mar ,La Jolla.  You just can’t beat the weather or the views!  It’s definitely a happy place 365 days of sunshine!

Describe your perfect day off.
On a beach, preferably an island!

What do you love about MPI NJ?
The vast opportunities you provide for members to network and grow in the industry.  You keep up with trends and industry news!

 

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