Corporate Event Planner


Full-service creative marketing, live event, and brand experience agency.



First, we listen to learn, then we work to create. We get to know your audience. The ins and outs, the ups and downs, the history and your future vision. It’s not always easy to tell the story. In order to write it, we collaborate with you to bring out the essential pieces of it that make a difference, build momentum, and evoke the emotions that will leave your audience shouting your story from the mountain tops.


Creativity sits in the eye of the beholder. We create brand experiences that strike a deep chord of excitement with your audience. Passion ignites movements, inspires action and drives the results you want. From creative concepts, live interactions and event integrations to street teams and brilliant marketing campaigns - every experiential touch point is an opportunity to tell a compelling story.


Flawless execution and delivery doesn't magically happen - it evolves in the details. Those seemingly insignificant tasks define the difference between failure and success, the thrilling and the unforgettable. From site visits, floorplans, production timelines to risk analysis and safety plans, the day-to-day details are the differentiator in professional execution. What most people don’t know is that we thrive on the details – and you need that for success.


Our in-house production teams are industry specialists, and an integral part of our core team. They are hands-on through each step of the project to ensure a smooth onsite experience from the development of scenic, graphic content, presentations and scripting to operations including technical direction, executive rehearsals, stage management and show production. We ensure everything that happens on the stage brings your story to life from start to finish.

Measurement Analytics

What do great results look like to you? What defines your success? We deliver that. Whether it is financial, media reach and impressions (traditional or social), social impact or attendee happiness, we utilize feedback and technology to produce the data required to measure results. Whether you prefer traditional surveys or ground-breaking technology, we believe that measurable results are essential and provide a pathway to future success. Lastly, the post experience debrief is where we find valuable information to make future endeavors more effective.


Your story is everything. We leverage our expertise to help you tell it in remarkable ways. Total Event Resources harnesses the raw power of the story to create experiential engagements and live events that resonate with and impassion your chosen audience to interact and connect with your brand. For more than 23 years, our agency has focused on finding impactful ways to elevate the mission of clients and help them tell their stories in ways that make a difference to their people, their audiences, and the world at large.

Catapulting Beyond Basic Branding

While many businesses are launched with “grand” openings, why not take your event to levels beyond “grand”? Shouldn’t your event be just the birth of the buzz and unforgettable, whether it’s an industry summit, a sales team incentive trip, a user conference, or an internal event? When it comes to hiring a corporate event planner, you need a partner on your side who will strategize, design, and execute your vision like no one else in the industry. You need Total Event Resources.

You expect all event planning companies to be able to handle the logistics of an event. Clients hire us because they know that logistics, while essential, are only a small part of a successful event. We work closely with you to develop and streamline your story, promote the occasion, create a unique brand experience, and produce an engaging, memorable event. Trust us to handle every tiny detail along the way — including site selection, speaker management, and on-site staff management. We’re unique among event management companies in that we view every event as an opportunity to transform the participants and reach the goals we’ve helped you identify. With each event that we create, our goals are to:

  • Build
    brand and company loyalty
  • Boost
    attendee enthusiasm
  • Ignite
  • Provide
    quantifiable results
  • Bolster
    overarching strategies
  • Increase
    your sales

Unlike other corporate event planning companies, we don’t think the impact of an event should cease when the program wraps up. That’s just the beginning of an evolution in thought processes and outlooks. Our goal is to ensure the excitement and transformation of attendees’ behavior continues well beyond the end of the agenda.

Total Event Resources: Your Event Planning Agency

Our team at Total Event Resources offers a full suite of event planning services, including:

  • Strategy
  • Creativity
  • Logistics
  • Production
  • Data analytics
  • Site selection
  • Registration
  • On-site staff management
  • Speaker management
  • Vendor coordination
  • Food and beverage management
  • And much more!

We are at the forefront of what we do because of our singular focus on helping every company we work with identify, enhance, and share its story with its chosen audience. When conceptualized, planned, and executed with thoughtfulness, creativity, and experience, an event can become more than an event. It can become a linchpin for your marketing and sales strategy, letting your audience interact, understand, and connect with your brand — now and in the future.

We’ve been helping our clients build and create memorable experiences for more than two decades. If you’re ready to create and host a transformative event that will impact your audience and the future of your company, get in touch today.

Our Clients

  • Microsoft
  • ecolab
  • bathplanet
  • omron
  • PepsiCo Annual Summit
  • Travel Portland
  • bp logo
  • Oral Health America
  • National Restaurant Association
  • Navistar
  • Explore St. Louis
  • The University of Chicago


  • Gala Awards logo
  • nice
  • mpi
  • gala
  • aabe
  • ILEA Esprit Award Winning Company Total Event Resources


  • pcma
  • Site Chicago logo
  • mpi
  • ilea
  • Choose Chicago
  • bma