we plan events. we deliver wow.

Our Story

For over 23 years, planit inc. has been delivering exceptional meetings and events. Our portfolio includes Fortune 500 firms to emerging small businesses. We are a client-centric firm that provides unmatched service and professionalism. Our event expertise, creativity, work ethic, and event producers are second to none.

While proudly located in the Midwest, our crazy-talented event team works from New York to L.A. and beyond. Our Midwest work ethic follows us as we work with clients and suppliers across the country. Clients and vendors alike claim our levels of customer service, polished competence, and event execution are unmatched. We plan events of all sizes, in all budgets, and in all business silos. Our industry reputation is exemplary.

We are the wow experts. Wow can be anything from being on-time, on-budget and on-point. Our version of wow brings the best products and practices to the event planning process and ultimately to the attendee’s overall experience. Our clients know that we understand their objectives, their corporate culture, and simply will work tirelessly on their behalf. As an extension of your team, your goals are our goals. planit inc.’s team of wow experts will exceed your expectations.

Who We Are

planit inc. employs the most talented and hard-working meeting and event producers in the industry. We structure a carefully crafted team for each of our clients’ events according to specific event needs and are a consistent support throughout the process. Our energetic team boasts over 110 years of combined tenure at planit inc.

Renee Black

principal & senior event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 205

renee@planitincevents.com

Lesley Brandt

principal & senior event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 204

lesley@planitincevents.com

Alycia Dinan

vice president, meetings & conventions

402.333.3062 ext. 210

alycia@planitincevents.com

Alyssa Zabawa

event assistant

402.333.3062

alyssa@planitincevents.com

Bailee Sanford

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 221

bailee@planitincevents.com

Beth Brungardt

office administrator

402.333.3062 ext 201

office@planitincevents.com

Caitlin Gruis

vice president, events & development

402.333.3062 ext. 211

caitlin@planitincevents.com

Camille Adair

event assistant

402.333.3062

camille@planitincevents.com

Emily Zetterman

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 223

emily.zetterman@planitincevents.com

Erin Sweeney

event assistant

402.333.3062

erin@planitincevents.com

Jessica Haiar

event director & project manager

402.333.3062

jessica@planitincevents.com

Katie Sullivan

event administrator

402.333.3062 ext. 208

katie@planitincevents.com

Madison Arrowsmith

event production director

402.333.3062 ext. 219

madison@planitincevents.com

Marin Grehan

event assistant

402.333.3062

marin@planitincevents.com

McKenna Parks

digital event project manager
& event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 214

mckenna@planitincevents.com

Michaela Proper

director of operations

402.333.3062 ext. 222

michaela@planitincevents.com

Olivia Downing

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 207

olivia@planitincevents.com

Sara Tefft

director of brand & event marketing

402.333.3062 ext. 220

sara@planitincevents.com

Sydney Oehm

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 216

sydney@planitincevents.com

What We Do

Meeting / Event Services

Meeting / Event Services

  • event risk management / attendee journey mapping (meet well. meet safe. program)
  • customized emergency action plan (EAP) / pandemic response plan (PRP)
  • agenda and onsite script consulting
  • event content / presentation / graphic design
  • contract writing / force majeure and event cancelation best practices
  • event strategy plans / event portfolio planning
  • international event assessments
  • social media event strategy
  • event budgeting (pre-, onsite and post-show)
  • event sustainability
  • executive management team serves as hospitality and event speakers / panelists

Hotel / Convention Center / Property Management

Hotel / Convention Center / Property Management

  • location and property search / sourcing
  • event design / event layout management
  • food and beverage planning, budgeting and design
  • corporate video and photography sourcing
  • group housing / hotel management
  • vip experience programs
  • onsite reception design / coordination
  • check in services

Show Management

Show Management

  • production, show flow and a/v management
  • general session creative / stage design
  • event build-outs plus furniture design / rental
  • breakout management

Speakers / Entertainment

Speakers / Entertainment

  • speaker and entertainment sourcing
  • speaker and entertainment management including onsite meet and greet services
  • speaker kits including all a/v requirements and rehearsal guidelines

Destination Management

Destination Management

  • offsite activities, wellness and reception ideation and execution
  • staffing

Transportation / Travel

Transportation / Travel

  • vip experience programs for ground / air
  • ground transportation management
  • air travel management

Marketing / Branding

Marketing / Branding

  • branding, theme development, meeting and event design
  • signage and collateral design
  • event gifting program design and execution
  • meeting boxes for virtual and hybrid events

Exhibitor / Expo Management

Exhibitor / Expo Management

  • pre-event exhibitor and sponsor contracting management
  • booth design / booth enhancements
  • sponsorship branding
  • sponsor benefits ideation

Digital Events / Event Technology / Registration

Digital Events / Event Technology / Registration

  • attendee marketing strategy / data analytics
  • event marketing websites, registration systems and mobile app development
  • registration / email commands center with support teams
  • virtual event design and agenda / content guidance
  • hybrid event design and agenda / content guidance
  • livestream events
  • on-demand name badge printing
  • check in services

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Meet Sara!

📌 Title: Director of Brand & Event Marketing

✨ Specialty: Creativity, attention to detail, and a genuine passion for giving her clients the best event possible.

💃 Fun Fact: Sara participated in competitive baton twirling for 18 years and is now a coach!
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Meet Caitlin!

📌 Title: Vice President, Events & Development

✨ Specialty: Caitlin gets stuff done, period. She once flipped a ballroom conference for 3,000 people to a Pat Benatar concert in five hours.

⛰️ Fun Fact: She wants to visit every National Park (and state) in the U.S.
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The demand for outdoor events is greater than ever!

We can help create a memorable experience that will have your attendees racing to tell their friends and family all about it. Learn more about our services by checking out "What We Do" in our bio link.
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Meet Emily!

📌 Title: Event Producer

✨ Specialty: Innovative and adventurous. Emily never shies away from a challenege.

🎥 Fun Fact: She's been to the Cannes Film Festival in France. Très cool!
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Our version of the May Day basket might look a little different than what you're used to, but it still packs all the WOW.

Read more on the top three reasons you should consider a gift box for your next event on our blog.
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Meet Katie!

📌 Title: Event Administrator

✨ Specialty: She's resilient AND adaptable, so you know she's got your back.

🎤 Fun Fact: Roll out the red carpet. If given the chance, Katie's dream celeb interview is with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt at the same time.
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There's nothing we love more than A+ decor – especially when it's for a good cause.

We assisted in bringing the Rally 4 Kids event to life, including registration, centerstage management, sponsor coordination and onsite staffing. There's a rainbow of possibilities when you partner with the pros at planit inc. Learn more by clicking "What We Do" in our bio link.
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✨What can we do for you in 2022?✨

We're ready to work together and bring your vision to life!
Learn more about our process by clicking "2022 Trends" in our bio link.
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No matter if your event is down the street or across the country, we're proud to do it all.

We produced 16 Advisory Council meetings in 11 different cities for one of the nations largest insurance companies. Our team handled logistics, event schedules, registration, venue management, coordinating offsite activities, and more. Ready to experience event planning with an entire team behind you? Click "Contact Us" in our bio link.
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Did you know? Limiting our environmental impact at events is on the rise – and we expect that trend to continue.

Celebrate Earth Day by reading more about why giving back is going big in 2022. Visit planitinc.com and click Insights.
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Business to business, person to person. When you work with us, you come first!

Thank you, Omaha Magazine! We're honored to be in such esteemed company.
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#B2B #OMA #eventplanningpros
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Here are three important questions to ask yourself as events transition back to in-person:

✅ Does my event have a plan to keep attendees and staff safe?

✅ How will I engage those that choose to attend virtually?

✅ What's my plan for enhancing the in-person experience?

If you're having a tough time answering these questions, you're not alone. We're here to help! Let's talk about how your next event can leave a positive lasting impact. Have questions? We're happy to answer them. Shoot us a message!
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Even though mask requirements have eased, we're still happy to assist in planning an event with attendees' well-being in mind. Take CNO Financial Group's Manager Meeting in Las Vegas last month as an example.

We provided custom onsite meet well. meet safe. blueprints for conference attendees, including mask guidelines and health waivers to ensure overall event safety.
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For us, the pandemic was a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hit the reset button.

We kept our doors open and quickly seized the opportunity to evaluate processes, expenses, and the overall foundation upon which we had built our business over two decades. Read more by clicking "Finding Familiarity" in our bio link.
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