Everybody loves a celebration. But does everyone know what it takes to put on not just a good party-but the party or event of the year? Something that really captures all that is present? Mary Nguyen certainly does! And we are very pleased to have her on the Board of 310 YP crafting our events into the most whimsical, engaging moments as the Events Liaison. Let’s welcome Mary to the party.
310 YP: Welcome Mary! First question. You put on a party. I see you in the room. What are you sipping on?
Mary: Well, my favorite happy hour cocktail in a vodka soda with extra lime. But i guess it depends on what we’re celebrating.
310 YP: It’s our birthday. Turning 30 and just got a bonus at work.
Mary: Wow! I guess I’d say, let’s hop on plane and head to Cabo San Lucas.
310 YP: Cabo? What’s up with Cabo?
Mary: It was a (giggle)…let’s just say the BEST travel experience of my life!
310 YP: I think that would most certainly capture the moment. Would we frolic in the surf with our V&Ss and soak in the rays?
Mary: I actually cannot swim. I know, it’s on my bucket list. However, I have walked UNDER water!
310YP: Well, that’s random. Okay. So, what are you afraid of?
Mary: Snakes and spiders freak me out! Other than that, I am pretty much fearless.
310 YP: You know if you were on fear factor, you’d lose. I mean swimming, snakes and spiders are three things you can count on happening on every episode. Sorry, but you’d fail.
Mary: Yeah, I probably would. But I’d have one kick ass party just for being on it!
310 YP: That’s what we like to hear. Well, I know if I didn’t ask you a couple of questions. People would wonder what this has to do with 310 YP. So, What do you for a living and what do you enjoy most about what you do?
Mary: Last June, I resigned from a very reputable financial institution after 13 years to focus more on my event planning business, I M Eventz. I literally turned my hobby into a career. In the event industry, each day is different and challenging in its own way which is what I love about it.
310 YP: What inspired you to become a board member of 310 YP?
Mary: I have always been involved with community and volunteer work when I was with the bank representing the company. I wanted to continue to do the same but represent myself or my event planning business. So when the opportunity was brought to my attention by a good friend, I was on board … literally.
310 YP: How have you benefited being a member of 310 YP?
Mary: One of the biggest thing that I have benefited from being a member of 310YP is meeting all the great and wonderful people I get to work with on putting together amazing events for the organization.
310 YP: What hobbies do you have?
Mary: When I’m not working on an event, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy traveling, cooking, hiking, dancing and I love to sleep!
310 YP: Any parting words of wisdom to bestow upon us?
Mary: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”.
To learn more about Mary and her fabulous eventz business that can make the Nastiest of Nancies into Effervescent Evelyns visit her website at: www.IMEVENTZ.com