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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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November 14, 2017

Piper Nesbitt Joins EventMover’s Client Relations Team

November 14, 2017

Piper Nesbitt Joins EventMover’s Client Relations Team

EventMover, Inc. (EMI), a transportation services company dedicated to delivering corporate assets to trade shows, auto shows and special events, welcomes Piper Nesbitt to its team. As the lead Client Relations representative for EMI’s Nashville and Detroit offices, Nesbitt will report to the Director of Client Relations and work with Operations and Sales staff to ensure client retention and satisfaction, in addition to identifying sales opportunities for current and potential clients. Nesbitt will be a tremendous addition to the EMI team’s diverse mix of talent, bringing over a decade of experience working in customer service, account management, asset management and client-budget planning. Prior to joining EventMover, Nesbitt served as the Operations Manager at David Alan Salon. Prior to that, she worked as a Medical Assistant for an orthopedic surgeon. She has also held retail and operation management positions with companies including the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and Squaw Valley Ski Resort. “EventMover has a proven track record of delivering in-demand transportation solutions for Fortune 500 companies and I’m thrilled to bring value to their existing and prospective clientele,” said Nesbitt. "My main focus is to listen to [the clients’] needs and develop solutions to better serve them.” “Our transportation capabilities will continue to meet the demands of our clients as they raise the bar for live experiences and special events. Our growing base is an indicator that the market recognizes our approach, and adding the best customer service professionals is mandatory to continue providing the unparalleled service our clients and partners have grown to expect,” said Lisa Michele Chretien, President and CEO of EventMover. Nesbitt joins EMI at a time when client inquiries have increased on the heels of the company’s national expansion to Detroit, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; and Plano, Texas. Her hiring also signals plans to increase the size of EMI’s regional office team and expand its services to meet client needs. “Customer service and satisfaction are paramount to our long-term success," added Vice President, Jim Chretien. "By adding Piper to our team, we will be able to better service and satisfy the growing needs of our clients and partners. We believe she is the perfect fit for EventMover and our clients will benefit from her being a part of our team.”      

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November 13, 2017

EventMover Opens New Regional Offices in Michigan, Tennessee and Texas

EventMover, Inc., a transportation services company dedicated to moving corporate assets to trade shows, auto shows and special events, announced that it has expanded its national presence by opening regional offices in Michigan, Tennessee and Texas. These offices will serve as bases of operation for local sales and client support staff to better serve the company’s partners and corporate clientele. This expansion represents a key development for EventMover as it continues to establish itself as the premier transportation provider for Fortune 500 companies’ valuable display assets, experiential marketing properties and specialty vehicles. EventMover’s transportation services also address formidable challenges for event production agencies that rely heavily upon carriers to deliver one-of-a-kind assets, by providing custom trade show and event logistic solutions quickly and economically. “The Detroit, Nashville and Plano markets are crucial for EventMover, and the opening of our offices mark the first step in our ambitious expansion efforts,” said EventMover’s President and CEO, Lisa Michele Chretien. “By establishing a presence in these areas, we are primed to meet the needs of our expanding client base, while also broadening our client reach and support throughout the US.” “We are confident that our seamless transportation solutions will increasingly become an essential service for corporate fleet, event and marketing teams seeking to maximize business efficiency, while providing our workers with access to flexible earning opportunities that offer robust employment and health benefits,” added EventMover Vice President, Jim Chretien. Following the opening of its new regional offices, EventMover plans to grow its team as the company continues expansion efforts in order to meet the needs of clients and partners.

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March 14, 2017

EventMover to Co-Chair WBENC’s 20th Anniversary

  We’re excited to announce that EventMover, Inc. (EMI) will be taking a leadership role as the Co-Chair of the WBE Host Committee for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference & Business Opportunity Fair. The annual event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay from June 20-22 and coincides with WBENC’s 20th Anniversary.   Our President and CEO, Lisa Michele Chretien, will be leading the Host Council, WBEC-West, in welcoming over 4,000 attendees representing leading corporations, government agencies and woman-owned businesses. Lisa Michele is an advocate for women entrepreneurs and is a long-term member of WBENC, serving as a representative on the National Forum Membership and WBE Recruitment Team and as Sr. Chair of the Los Angeles/Orange County Forum. In 2016, she was awarded WBE Advocate of the Year by WBEC-West for the second time, and in 2014 was named a WBE Star by WBENC - a national honor. As the WBE Host Committee Co-Chair, Lisa Michele will have a highly visible role during the WBENC Conference, co-hosting a private reception with WBEC-West at The Delano, presenting a workshop to new attendees on “Successfully Navigating [Their] First WBENC Conference,” and showcasing the Host Committee’s booth, which was produced by a team of WBE certified woman-owned businesses – a first in WBENC’s history. “It’s an honor for EventMover to serve as Co-Chair of the WBE Host Committee and participate in WBENC’s 20th Anniversary. As EventMover recognizes our 16th year in business, we are proud to support WBENC as it also celebrates 20 years as a leader advancing the growth and development of woman-owned businesses,” said Lisa Michele. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking receptions and Business Fair featuring over 3,000 exhibitors.

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December 7, 2016

EventMover Transports Star Wars 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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EventMover, Inc. (EMI), a transportation services company dedicated to delivering corporate assets to trade shows, auto shows and special events, welcomes Piper Nesbitt to its team. As the lead Client Relations representative for EMI’s Nashville and Detroit offices, Nesbitt will report to the Director of Client Relations and work with Operations and Sales staff to ensure client retention and satisfaction, in addition to identifying sales opportunities for current and potential clients. Nesbitt will be a tremendous addition to the EMI team’s diverse mix of talent, bringing over a decade of experience working in customer service, account management, asset management and client-budget planning. Prior to joining EventMover, Nesbitt served as the Operations Manager at David Alan Salon. Prior to that, she worked as a Medical Assistant for an orthopedic surgeon. She has also held retail and operation management positions with companies including the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and Squaw Valley Ski Resort. “EventMover has a proven track record of delivering in-demand transportation solutions for Fortune 500 companies and I’m thrilled to bring value to their existing and prospective clientele,” said Nesbitt. "My main focus is to listen to [the clients’] needs and develop solutions to better serve them.” “Our transportation capabilities will continue to meet the demands of our clients as they raise the bar for live experiences and special events. Our growing base is an indicator that the market recognizes our approach, and adding the best customer service professionals is mandatory to continue providing the unparalleled service our clients and partners have grown to expect,” said Lisa Michele Chretien, President and CEO of EventMover. Nesbitt joins EMI at a time when client inquiries have increased on the heels of the company’s national expansion to Detroit, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; and Plano, Texas. Her hiring also signals plans to increase the size of EMI’s regional office team and expand its services to meet client needs. “Customer service and satisfaction are paramount to our long-term success," added Vice President, Jim Chretien. "By adding Piper to our team, we will be able to better service and satisfy the growing needs of our clients and partners. We believe she is the perfect fit for EventMover and our clients will benefit from her being a part of our team.”      

visit: wwww.eventmover.com

Piper Nesbitt Joins EventMover’s Client Relations Team

Date/ July 1, 2014

EventMover Opens New Regional Offices in Michigan, Tennessee and Texas

Date/ July 1, 2014

EventMover to Co-Chair WBENC’s 20th Anniversary

Date/ July 1, 2014

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

Date/ July 1, 2014

Intro to Supplier Diversity

Date/ July 1, 2014

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