Meet ILEA Chicago Member – Lilly Cignek with Celebration Authority

  

Who/ what inspired you to go into event planning?

I love and still love helping people plan their dream events.

Tell us one thing we might not learn about you right away?

I wanted to be a Police Officer, and still have a strong interest in Law Enforcement.

I have a green thumb and I love going to concerts.

What do you love the most about what you do?

Always having new challenges and the adrenaline rush of thinking fast on your feet.

Where did you grow up?

Northside of Chicago, I love it. I love the diversity, the restaurants, the people, it is truly a great city.

What is your event gone wrong horror story?

Setting up at the wrong picnic grove…

Set up a whole company picnic. Tents, table chairs, etc. Client called approx. 90 minutes to start time, stating crew was not on site. The client had given us the wrong grove number. We were able to dismantle everything and set it up on the right picnic grove, which was two groves over. The only hiccup was we dumped a port a potty (thankfully clean), there was blue disinfectant everywhere. Needless to say, event was a success and the client was thrilled and we still plan their annual picnic nine years later.

 What made you interested in participating in ILEA?

The idea of being able to join a group of like-minded people who get the event business.

Northside of Chicago, I love it. I love the diversity, the restaurants, the people, it is truly a great city.

 

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