NEWSROOM

April 7, 2016

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

June 1, 2014

MBE Magazine Article – “Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum”

For Lisa Michele Chretien, founder and president of EventMover, a childhood filled with poverty and adult responsibilities provided her with the tremendous strength and resolve needed to build a successful event transportation business in an industry traditionally dominated by males.

“It stemmed from being 15 years old, raising a brother and sister [that were] 10 and eight years younger than me—having to survive. It drove me to never want to be there again,” Chretien says.

Read more...

March 21, 2014

Marketwired Article – Lisa Michele Chretien Named “2014 Women’s Business Enterprise Star” by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 21, 2014) - Lisa Michele Chretien, President of EventMover, Inc., received the nation's premier award for excellence among women's business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its 2014 Salute to Women's Business Enterprises. The gala took place March 20, 2014 as the concluding event to WBENC's annual Summit & Salute and was attended by an estimated 1,500 corporate and government executives, WBEs and members of WBENC's Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) at the New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA.

"Lisa Michele is an outstanding leader who has been instrumental in driving innovation and sustainable economic growth," said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation's leader in women's business development.

Read more...

March 21, 2014

LISA MICHELE CHRETIEN NAMED “2014 WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE STAR” BY WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL

Irvine, CA – March 21, 2014 – Lisa Michele Chretien, President of EventMover, Inc., received the nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its 2014 Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises. The gala took place March 20, 2014 as the concluding event to WBENC’s annual Summit & Salute and was attended by an estimated 1,500 corporate and government executives, WBEs and members of WBENC’s Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) at the New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA.

“Lisa Michele is an outstanding leader who has been instrumental in driving innovation and sustainable economic growth,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation’s leader in women’s business development.

Founded in 2001 by Lisa Michele, EventMover, Inc. is a transportation services company providing complete, tailored transportation solutions for trade shows, exhibits, auto shows, promotional tours and special events to clients in a wide range of industries.

“As a woman business owner, this is a significant honor for both myself and my company. I am proud to receive this recognition by WBENC and look forward to serving as an advocate to other women in business,” said Lisa Michele.

The award recognizes Lisa Michele for her business acumen, her inspiration to other women, and her active role at the helm of EventMover, Inc.  She was selected for this national honor by WBEC-West, one of WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations that process WBENC’s world-class certification of WBEs, in addition to providing skills-building educational programs and business development opportunities in their regions.

“The WBEC-West board and staff are honored that Lisa Michele is a certified WBE and even prouder to have nominated her for such a prestigious award,” said Dr. Pamela Williamson, CEO of WBEC-West. “Lisa Michele has been a role model to other woman business owners, as well as a major contributor to WBEC-West by being an active member of the Southern California forum team, including being the 2014 Forum Vice Chair.”

Under the banner of the organization’s theme “Join Forces. Succeed Together.”, WBENC’s Summit & Salute is designed to drive business development and collaborative success among WBENC’s Corporate and Government Members and WBEs. Sponsored by Accenture and Ernst & Young, the three-day event provides vital access to thought leaders, business intelligence and senior-level networking opportunities creating the foundation for sustainable growth.

About WBENC

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 12,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs.  WBENC certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs.  For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.

About EventMover, Inc.

Founded in 2001, EventMover, Inc. is a transportation services company providing complete, tailored transportation solutions both domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, EventMover is privately owned and managed by President and founder Lisa Michele Chretien, and her husband, Vice President Jim Chretien.

EventMover has a strong history rooted in the automotive industry, having moved production, test and highly confidential concept vehicles for auto shows, dealer meetings, photo shoots, press events, performance tests and more. In addition to their work in automotive, EventMover has a long history of providing transportation, consulting and project management services for trade shows, exhibits, promotional tours and special events to clients in a wide range of industries.

Unique in its ability to provide ancillary services such as consulting, project management, accounting, crating, and warehousing in addition to transportation, EventMover is a one-stop service provider with a well-established and excellent reputation for on-time and on-budget service.

***

MEDIA CONTACT:

Heidi Schweizer
EventMover, Inc.
949.360.4452 (office)
949.929.1359 (mobile)
heidi@eventmover.com

March 4, 2014

WBENC News – Hear from 2014 WBE Star – Lisa Michele Chretien

Click here to see the video...

March 1, 2014

MBE Magazine Article – People/Places Section – “Announcing the 2014 WBENC Stars”

Diversity Information Resources (DIR) appointed Kevin J. Price, director of supplier diversity and performance for Novant Health, to its Board of Directors. Price is responsible for diversifying the procurement spend base through the development and implementation of Novant Health’s Supplier Diversity and Development initiative.

Working with various lines of business, Price identifies certified and qualified diverse suppliers, ensuring that they are given an opportunity to compete for Novant Health’s business. As a result of his efforts, Novant Health has increased its diverse suppliers by 340 percent, utilizing almost 400 diverse suppliers.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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

MBE Magazine Article – “Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum”

Date/ June 1, 2014

Marketwired Article – Lisa Michele Chretien Named “2014 Women’s Business Enterprise Star” by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Date/ March 21, 2014

LISA MICHELE CHRETIEN NAMED “2014 WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE STAR” BY WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL

Date/ March 21, 2014

WBENC News – Hear from 2014 WBE Star – Lisa Michele Chretien

Date/ March 4, 2014

MBE Magazine Article – People/Places Section – “Announcing the 2014 WBENC Stars”

Date/ March 1, 2014

Ready To Get Moving?

For services that support and guide your shipment every step of the way.

CONTACT US

About Us

EventMover is a transportation services provider that delivers brand assets to trade shows, auto shows, special events and mobile marketing tours.

Corporate Offices

  • Plano Office

  • (949) 573-7292
  • © Copyright 2017 Event Mover Inc. All Rights Reserved.