Event Profs Give Back for Celebrate Services Week

The weeklong ESPA effort acknowledges the MICE industry's many opportunities to give back. 

The Greater Lansing CVB sorted groceries at a local food bank to celebrate service
The Greater Lansing CVB sorted groceries at a local food bank to celebrate service

From July 29 through Aug. 2, the Event Services Professionals Association held its ninth-annual National Celebrate Services Week, an effort aimed at encouraging event services managers to give back to their local communities. 

"Everyone in the convention service profession works hard to ensure our work has the kind of positive impact that brings repeat business," said Jamie Huckleberry, ESPA president and director of event services at Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center. "It's nice to take time to appreciate one another and the work we do collectively. It is important we recognize our impact on successful events and being true partners to meeting planners." 

The following are examples of the week's efforts by some ESPA members: 

As an organization, ESPA says it is dedicated to elevating the event and convention service profession by delivering education, tools and resources to service professionals to help them succeed in their careers. For more information on ESPA and National Celebrate Services Week, visit www.espaonline.org.