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On behalf of the Empire Board of Realtists, I want to personally thank you for facilitating our event at the GICC on December 10th for our 62nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala where we honor high school students and outstanding Community members in addition to leaders within our organization. You had somewhat of a challenging position to take over our event from a previous employee. You were gracious and made us feel welcomed and that you would be just as committed to our success. Throughout the process, you were wonderful. Although we made many changes to our event including room plans and size you accommodated requests and helped to explain to us the options and opportunities to improve our event. Through your care and consideration, you helped to make our event a seamless experience for our guests and vendor partners.

As We are the oldest African American Trade Association serving the Atlanta area since 1939 the annual gala is a very important event for our members and community.

Each interaction that we had with you was productive and professional. We ran into some budgetary confinements, and you worked with us to modify the contract to accommodate the changes. You assisted us with meal selections and all the details that make an event great! You took time out of your busy schedule to walk us through the venue space to discuss the ballroom and lobby setup. You provided valuable insight as to how we could set up our venue for the best possible guest experience.

You delivered on our contract and superseded our expectations. Everything came together beautifully, and on the day of our event, you supported us and our vendors by being present to ensure all would go well with the ballroom setup.

Our guests had a great experience, and I want to let you know that you played an invaluable part in helping our organization make it possible.

I would like to express my appreciation to you and notify management that you came in and took us to a strong finish line! The GICC should be proud to have you on its team. Event planning can be very stressful, however, I could never tell from your calm kind disposition and attitude that “it can be done”.

Thank you again for everything,

Warm Regards,
Latika Archuleta
The Empire Board of Realtist,
Gala Committee Chair