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 attendeeโ€™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.โ€™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.

Lesley Brandt

principal & senior event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 204

lesley@planitincevents.com

Renee Black

principal & senior event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 205

renee@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 Rohling

operations manager

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 producer

402.333.3062

erin@planitincevents.com

Jessica Haiar

event director & project manager

402.333.3062

jessica@planitincevents.com

Josie Kratzenstein

event producer

402.333.3062 x 206

josie@planitincevents.com

Katie Sullivan

event administrator

402.333.3062 ext. 208

katie@planitincevents.com

Madison Arrowsmith

vice president, meetings & conventions

402.333.3062 ext. 219

madison@planitincevents.com

Maggie McGowan

event producer

402.333.3062 x 213

maggie@planitincevents.com

McKenna Parks

director of event experience

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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Earlier this month, we welcomed two new faces to the planit inc. team!

Say hello to Gina and Jackie, our newest event assistants. We can't wait to make them into the next WOW experts. ๐Ÿ’š
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Last week, we were on site at The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte.

This beautiful property will be Charlotte's new home for culture, creativity, commerce, and community. Its reimagined urban, walkable environment is evolving and becoming a hot destination!
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Ways to make attendees FALL in love with your autumn event:

๐ŸŽ Seasonal gift boxes
โ˜• Hot cocoa bar
๐Ÿ‚ Fall decor

The experts at planit inc. love to flex our creativity muscles. Contact us and see what we can do for you: https://bit.ly/3CmPSv0
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Need a venue recommendation? The pros at planit inc. can assist!

One of our favorite properties is the Rosen Shingle Creek from Associated Luxury Hotels International. With over 250 global hotels and resorts, cruise lines, and destination management companies, ALHI offers our clients various venue locations.
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The role of a planit inc. event producer is similar to a mastermind chef in a busy kitchen. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ

From the flurry of activity, something beautiful is made โ€” a symphony of collaboration that results in an unforgettable experience. Read about our secret ingredients for a successful event on the blog by clicking "Insights" in our bio link.
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We are closed today through September 5 for Labor Day.

See you next week!
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Looking to think outside the box, or should we say conference center?

The pros at planit inc. are here to create an event that has your attendees racing to sign up! Hit the ground running and send us a DM now. ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ
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Did you know? planit inc. can manage your event hotline inbox!

This has the doubled benefit of streamlining event communication while making messaging to attendees cohesive. Learn more about why communication has always been, and will always be, the most important aspect of events on our blog by clicking "Insights" in our bio link.
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Voting for Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha contest ends tomorrow! ๐Ÿ’š

We would be honored to receive your vote. Select planit inc. for Best Event Planner or add in 86682 as the quick vote code. Copy this link into our mobile browser and vote now: https://bit.ly/3o5h3C6
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The 13th annual 2022 U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium was held in our home city, with attendees traveling from across the globe!

The event drew academic, government, military, and international experts to Nebraska. We were thrilled to serve as the experts on this hybrid event.
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We love that our work takes us to so many exciting locations, especially when we get to team up with our partner, Redd Golf!

This week we have clients on-site at four exclusive golf courses in California, including gorgeous Pebble Beach. FORE real, how lucky are we? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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