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EventMover, Inc. CEO Named 2016 Gamechanger by Prominent Women’s Organization

April 7, 2016

EventMover, Inc. CEO Named 2016 Gamechanger by Prominent Women’s Organization

Lisa Michele Chretien, President and CEO of EventMover, Inc., received the 2016 Gamechanger Award, presented by the Connected Women of Influence organization, during the Orange County Women of Influence Awards on March 30.

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September 1, 2014

MBE Magazine Article – “Honoring WBE’s Who Rock”

Earlier this year, we set out on a mission to find and recognize WBEs Who Rock, those women business owners who exemplify passion and courage in the pursuit of their business’ success. And, when we asked you to nominate women who met those criteria, your response was overwhelming.

We received 50 nominations and out of those we chose 25 finalists. After reviewing the nominations of so many extraordinary women and much discussion and debate, 15 were selected.

These rocking women were honored at a special ceremony during our 30th Anniversary Launch Reception on Monday, June 23 at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia during the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference and Business Fair.

Now it’s time to present them to the rest of our audience.

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July 15, 2014

Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine Article – “EventMover, Inc. – Lisa Michele Chretien, President”

Women’s Business Enterprise Council West

Services: Full-service logistics, including transportation for trade shows, auto shows and special events; exhibit properties; special-event properties; concept vehicles and multi-city promotional tours
Headquarters: Irvine, Calif.
Years in business: 13
Year of WBENC certification: 2010
Employees: 11 employees/7 contractors

What have been your biggest challenges in business? How did you overcome those challenges?
One of my biggest challenges in business has been the employee and human resources component. In my 20 years in this industry, employee relations had never been a major part of my background, but that of my employer. The revelation was the challenge of needing to work not only IN the business, but also ON the business dealing with the accounting, legal, insurance and human resource areas. Through excellent business advisers, I was able to build a team of experts that guide me through these much needed, but less romantic, parts of my business.

How has WBENC certification helped build your business?
Being WBENC-certified has placed my company face-to-face with corporate America, providing opportunities to do business. More importantly, it’s given us the opportunity to work with the Tier I suppliers that not only work with the corporations, but also with other companies who may not have a diversity program. I cannot say that WBENC certification has increased my bottom line yet, but great things take time. In anticipation of a breakthrough, I have staffed up, and I am confident in my investment. In addition, certification has played an important role in securing a five-year, multi-million dollar contract with a major client.

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July 1, 2014

MBE Magazine Article – “Shining Stars – WBENC WBE Stars share the secret to their success.”

Despite a sometimes weak and hostile economy, American Express’s 2013 State of Women Owned Business Report concludes that from 1997 to 2013, the number of women-owned companies increased by 59 percent, while revenues from those companies grew by 63 percent. Despite the odds, women business enterprises (WBEs) continue to be growing, sustainable and profitable businesses. Every year, 14 of these successful women business owners are feted by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as WBENC Stars at its Annual Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises. This year marks the 16th year of the Summit and Salute, which was held this past March in New Orleans.

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July 1, 2014

ExhibitCity News Article – “Paying tribute to great leaders in transportation EventMover Inc.’s leading lady: Lisa Michele Chretien”

EventMover Inc.’s leading lady: Lisa Michele Chretien

Although there were other women-owned transportation companies around when Lisa Michele Chretien founded and became president of EventMover Inc. in 2001, she decided to set herself apart by specializing in tradeshows and events.

“When I started EventMover, I had a client base. We are big with automotive and do a lot of auto shows. My first was probably the Detroit Auto Show,” Chretien said. “We’ve done big tours. We introduced the first Nissan Leaf in the U.S. on a 36-city tour. We introduced it to government agencies and school systems. It was very aggressive. We have also worked with an auto manufacturer who does 72 events in five-month period.”

Along with implementing large-scale transportation and logistics programs, Chretien centered her company on delivering outstanding customer service, and she is proud EventMover retains all clients as well as has low employee turnover.

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Lisa Michele Chretien, President and CEO of EventMover, Inc., received the 2016 Gamechanger Award, presented by the Connected Women of Influence organization, during the Orange County Women of Influence Awards on March 30.

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EventMover, Inc. CEO Named 2016 Gamechanger by Prominent Women’s Organization

Date/ April 7, 2016

MBE Magazine Article – “Honoring WBE’s Who Rock”

Date/ September 1, 2014

Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine Article – “EventMover, Inc. – Lisa Michele Chretien, President”

Date/ July 15, 2014

MBE Magazine Article – “Shining Stars – WBENC WBE Stars share the secret to their success.”

Date/ July 1, 2014

ExhibitCity News Article – “Paying tribute to great leaders in transportation EventMover Inc.’s leading lady: Lisa Michele Chretien”

Date/ July 1, 2014

April 5, 2016

2013 EventMover Employee Award

April 5, 2016

2013 EventMover Employee Award

Will Borden
2013 EventMover Employee Award

Exceptional Dedication & Customer Service.

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April 5, 2016

Forum Vice Chair by WBEC-West

Lisa Michele Chretien
Appointed Forum Vice Chair by WBEC-West

This position is a designated Forum Representative for the WBEC-West RPO and the role is to serve as liaison between the community and WBEC-West, along with raising any issues, concerns or challenges facing WBEs.

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April 5, 2016

Advocate of the Year for 2013 by WBEC-West

Lisa Michele Chretien
Awarded Advocate of the Year for 2013 by WBEC-West

Awarded to a member who best exemplifies the spirit of working with both corporate members and fellow certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) members to identify business opportunities and enable introductions between corporations and WBE’s and between WBEs.

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April 5, 2016

Tuck-WBENC Executive Education Program

Lisa Michele Chretien
2013 Graduate of the Tuck-WBENC Executive Education Program

Lisa Michele was awarded a full scholarship by Wells Fargo Bank to attend this prestigious executive development program for WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprises (WBEs).

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April 5, 2016

2014 WBE Star by WBENC

Lisa Michele Chretien
Named 2014 WBE Star by WBENC

The nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC).

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Will Borden
2013 EventMover Employee Award

Exceptional Dedication & Customer Service.

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2013 EventMover Employee Award

Date/ April 5, 2016

Forum Vice Chair by WBEC-West

Date/ April 5, 2016

Advocate of the Year for 2013 by WBEC-West

Date/ April 5, 2016

Tuck-WBENC Executive Education Program

Date/ April 5, 2016

2014 WBE Star by WBENC

Date/ April 5, 2016

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September 29, 2014

Women Business Enterprise Council West Documentary

September 29, 2014

Women Business Enterprise Council West Documentary

Women Business Enterprise Council West Documentary


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August 6, 2014

MBE Magazine – 2014 EventMover and Nissan On-Scene WBENC Interview

MBE Magazine
2014 EventMover and Nissan On-Scene WBENC Interview
STARRING: Lisa Michele Chretien and Suzanne Frakes

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January 5, 2013

Time-Lapse Video: Nissan Exhibit Installation at the 2013 NAIAS

Time-Lapse Video: Nissan Exhibit Installation at the 2013 NAIAS
Posted January 2013

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Women Business Enterprise Council West Documentary


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Women Business Enterprise Council West Documentary

Date/ September 29, 2014

MBE Magazine – 2014 EventMover and Nissan On-Scene WBENC Interview

Date/ August 6, 2014

Time-Lapse Video: Nissan Exhibit Installation at the 2013 NAIAS

Date/ January 5, 2013

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December 7, 2016

EventMover Transports Intergalactic Set & Vehicles for Nissan’s Rogue One Reveal

December 7, 2016

EventMover Transports Intergalactic Set & Vehicles for Nissan’s Rogue One Reveal

EventMover recently partnered with Nissan and its experience marketing agency, George P. Johnson, to move exhibit structures, vehicles and intergalactic displays for the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. As Nissan's principal transportation supplier for auto show exhibits, pre-production and concept vehicles, EventMover was responsible for coordinating and delivering all assets displayed on the show floor, in addition to vehicles previewed at separate media events and positioned around the Los Angeles area. [caption id="attachment_1098" align="aligncenter" width="728"]img_1545 EventMover's Director of Client Services, Michael Harrell, pictured with the TIE Fighter during move-ins for the Los Angeles Auto Show.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1102" align="aligncenter" width="725"]Nissan Los Angeles Auto Show exhibit featuring Star Wars TIE fighter Nissan's Los Angeles Auto Show exhibit featuring the Star Wars TIE fighter during the Press Preview[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1093" align="aligncenter" width="717"]2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1094" align="aligncenter" width="722"]Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1099" align="aligncenter" width="729"]Nissan Rogue One -- Photo by: Andrew Chen / @LAGRAFFITI Nissan Rogue One with Storm Troopers -- Photo by: Andrew Chen[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1097" align="aligncenter" width="731"]Nissan Star Wars vehicles on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show X-wing inspired Nissan Rogue on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show[/caption] The 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition was created through the automaker's partnership with Lucasfilm, and will be released in conjunction with the movie on December 16, 2016. See more of EventMover's work with auto shows, concept vehicles and more.  

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November 16, 2016

Intro to Supplier Diversity

Many of the suppliers EventMover partners with are new to Supplier Diversity and unaware of the important role it plays in their clients' Tier I and Tier II spend goals. To help familiarize them with  government and corporate supplier diversity initiatives, we've compiled the following information to explain:

  • What Supplier Diversity Is
  • The Benefits Of A Diverse Supply Base
  • How Diversity Efforts Effect Prime Suppliers
  • How To Help Your Clients Meet Their Tier I and Tier II Spend Goals

A Changing Landscape One of the most prominent changes facing business in the U.S. today is the rapid growth of the minority population and its implication for business success. Over the past decade, minority-owned businesses have grown at approximately double the rate of all firms in the U.S. economy. Currently, there are over 2 million minority firms in the U.S. generating an excess of $205 billion in sales annually. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2002 Survey of Business Owners (SBO), 50 percent of the growth of all firms between 1997 and 2002 came from minority business alone. Government agencies and corporations have recognized diverse businesses as an under-tapped force that can reignite the economic expansion, and are implementing measures to diversify their supply chains through Supplier Diversity.
What Is Supplier Diversity? Supplier Diversity is part of the Purchasing Department in government agencies and corporations. Their mission is to ensure their organization meets its diversity spend goals by buying goods and services from small and diverse businesses.
How Does This Affect Prime Suppliers? Procurement and Supplier Diversity Departments at government agencies and corporations are requiring many of their prime contractors to implement programs to diversify their own supply chains, in order to meet their own mandates or federal supplier requirements.
What's The Benefit?  Aside from the "social good" of doing business with diverse suppliers, companies actively seeking out such partnerships have reaped the financial benefits. 1. Greater Savings According to a study done by The Hackett Group, companies focusing more on supplier diversity generate up to 133% higher return on investments than organizations that don't. One of the contributing factors is that minority suppliers tend to be leaner - having more agility and lower operational costs, which allows them to pass the savings on to you. 2. Competitive Advantage  As the demographics in the U.S. continue to change, minorities are making up a greater portion of the population. Companies that want to remain relevant need to learn to appeal to different types of people. If your company chooses to work with a more diverse group of suppliers, it will be in a strategic position to relate to a more diverse customer base. Your company will become familiar to a more diverse group of communities, giving you a competitive advantage over companies who do not embrace supplier diversity.
Defining Diversity Diverse or diversity refers to all minorities and women. The term "minority" is used to define a group that represents a smaller percentage of the total population than other groups or groups. In the U.S., a minority is a person who is
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African America
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • A person whose ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino

Women, Veterans and Service Disabled Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are also included in the disadvantaged category for diversity certification. 


What Qualifies A Diverse Business Owner?  51% of the business or more must be owned and controlled by minorities or women.
What Is A Diversity Certificate? Many state, federal and third-party agencies have programs that are used to certify diverse suppliers. This formal review process is designed to prevent fraud and ensure that only businesses who meet the minimum eligibility criteria are awarded diverse certification. Once a business has successfully completed the stringent process, it is awarded the certificate to prove it is diversity owned. In many cases, government agencies and corporate purchasing activities require spending a certain percentage of their purchasing dollars with certified-diverse suppliers to qualify for grants and bid opportunities for contracts.
How To Help Your Clients Meet Their Diversity Spend Goals In order for diverse spend to count, the suppliers you incorporate into your supply chain must be certified. There are approximately 16 categories used to identify diverse businesses, but the most common examples include:
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Woman Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
Organizations such as the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) focus on assuring that businesses are appropriately categorized by offering third-party certification services on behalf of private industry.
Tier I & Tier II Spend As companies realize the benefits of Supplier Diversity, more are moving to incorporate both Tier I and Tier II spend requirements to grow their diversity programs. A Tier I supplier spend represents the direct relationship between a company and its diverse supplier. A Tier II spend counts for when a company's direct supplier contracts with other diverse suppliers and reports that spend back to the company.
How EventMover Can Help EventMover has been certified as a Woman's Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) since 2011. This means, we are legally recognized as a minority business to corporations and government agencies. Our WBE certification assists our customers in meeting their Tier I and Tier II spend requirements by providing their purchasing agents a means to track purchases made through a woman-owned company. We work directly with our clients (as a Tier I supplier) as well as indirectly through their primes (as a Tier II supplier) to ensure we provide the best transportation solutions to meet their specific needs.

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March 31, 2016

Lisa Michele Chretien Receives 2016 Gamechanger Award from the Connected Women of Influence

Irvine, CA – March 31, 2016 – Lisa Michele Chretien, President and CEO of EventMover, Inc., received the 2016 Gamechanger Award, presented by the Connected Women of Influence organization, during the Orange County Women of Influence Awards at the Radisson Hotel Newport on March 30, 2016. According to the organization, the award recognizes “a woman that has made significant contributions in her profession, industry or enterprise with a track record of change, innovation, inspiration and achievements.” Chretien, a 30 year veteran of the transportation industry, founded EventMover, Inc. in 2001 and directs the overall vision, strategic growth and momentum of the business. Under her leadership, the company, which transports exhibit displays and properties to trade shows and special events, has grown into a dynamic organization with pivotal cross-industry wins in Corporate America. Prior to forming EventMover, Lisa Michele held sales and operation management positions with major transit carriers, where she created, implemented and managed some of the largest transportation programs in the country. In addition to her activities with EventMover, Chretien is actively involved in the women’s entrepreneurial area, both regionally and nationally. She is a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) National Forum Membership and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Recruitment Team, and serves as Senior Chair on the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West’s Los Angeles/Orange County Leadership Forum. She also mentors emerging and established women business owners.

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October 6, 2015

Lisa Michele Chretien Named WBEC-West’s 2015 WBE Advocate of the Year

EventMover, Inc., President Lisa Michele Chretien was recently awarded WBE Advocate of the Year by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council West (WBEC-West). The announcement was made during the 12th Annual Strategic Procurement Opportunity Conference & Awards Dinner, held in mid-September at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA. The formal event celebrates the area’s outstanding women business owners and Corporations who have shown an extraordinary commitment to the growth and development of women business enterprises (WBEs).

The WBE Advocate of the Year Award is presented to a WBE owner who demonstrates advocacy of woman-owned business development through her leadership and service. Lisa Michele Chretien, was the recipient of this year’s award based on her exemplary support of WBEC-West on both local and national levels. Chretien, a member of the WBENC National Forum Membership and WBE Recruitment team, also sits as Chair on WBEC-West’s Los Angeles/Orange County Leadership Forum where she actively contributes her time and resources to various meetings, seminars and special events facilitated by the organization. In addition, she also serves as a mentor on WBENC’s Ambassador Program, providing advice and guidance to WBEs seeking to successfully leverage their certification.

Chretien says her appreciation of WBEC-West and high regard for the other nominees are what makes the award so special. “The nominees in this category are all strong advocates of woman-owned businesses and it was an honor to be recognized and distinguished by my peers,” she said. “I am, and will continue to be, an advocate for women building businesses and women wanting to partner and collaborate with other women leaders.”

This marks the second year Chretien has won the WBE Advocate of the Year Award since becoming WBENC certified in 2011.

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September 5, 2015

14th Annual Festival of Children

EventMover is proud to announce that we will serve as the transportation and logistics provider for vehicle displays at the 14th Annual Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa!

The Festival of Children, held every September in conjunction with National Child Awareness Month, aims to promote awareness of charities benefitting children as well as the youth-organizations that serve them. The community-wide event, produced by the Festival of Children Foundation, will showcase more than 75 charities and offer free family activities, entertainment and events from September 5-27, 2015.

Infiniti and Kaiser return as official sponsors and EventMover will provide transportation and logistical support for experiential displays located throughout South Coast Plaza.

For more event details and a full schedule of events, visit www.festivalofchildren.org

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EventMover recently partnered with Nissan and its experience marketing agency, George P. Johnson, to move exhibit structures, vehicles and intergalactic displays for the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. As Nissan's principal transportation supplier for auto show exhibits, pre-production and concept vehicles, EventMover was responsible for coordinating and delivering all assets displayed on the show floor, in addition to vehicles previewed at separate media events and positioned around the Los Angeles area. [caption id="attachment_1098" align="aligncenter" width="728"]img_1545 EventMover's Director of Client Services, Michael Harrell, pictured with the TIE Fighter during move-ins for the Los Angeles Auto Show.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1102" align="aligncenter" width="725"]Nissan Los Angeles Auto Show exhibit featuring Star Wars TIE fighter Nissan's Los Angeles Auto Show exhibit featuring the Star Wars TIE fighter during the Press Preview[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1093" align="aligncenter" width="717"]2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1094" align="aligncenter" width="722"]Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1099" align="aligncenter" width="729"]Nissan Rogue One -- Photo by: Andrew Chen / @LAGRAFFITI Nissan Rogue One with Storm Troopers -- Photo by: Andrew Chen[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1097" align="aligncenter" width="731"]Nissan Star Wars vehicles on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show X-wing inspired Nissan Rogue on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show[/caption] The 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition was created through the automaker's partnership with Lucasfilm, and will be released in conjunction with the movie on December 16, 2016. See more of EventMover's work with auto shows, concept vehicles and more.  

visit: wwww.eventmover.com

EventMover Transports Intergalactic Set & Vehicles for Nissan’s Rogue One Reveal

Date/ July 1, 2014

Intro to Supplier Diversity

Date/ July 1, 2014

Lisa Michele Chretien Receives 2016 Gamechanger Award from the Connected Women of Influence

Date/ July 1, 2014

Lisa Michele Chretien Named WBEC-West’s 2015 WBE Advocate of the Year

Date/ July 1, 2014

14th Annual Festival of Children

Date/ July 1, 2014

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