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Executive Events is an event planning and management company that works with you and your business to create unforgettable events that promote your company and help build client relationships.

Hosting an event is a great opportunity for your business to gain exposure and encourage new customers to personally connect with your brand. But the key to hosting a successful event is pinpointing the reason behind it. Identify a measurable goal that everything is geared toward accomplishing.

What is your business event objective?

  • Introduce your services to the community
  • Market directly to your target customers
  • Thank existing customers and attract new ones
  • Launch a new product and create excitement among influencers
  • Inform and educate attendees

Whatever your objective, we at Executive Events will show you how to create and capitalize on the personal interaction you’ll have with your targeted demographic. We’ll explain how you can build brand loyalty or generate new interest while adding to a customer base and building new business. Anyone can throw a great party, but this isn’t about throwing a great party. This is about hitting business objectives.

Sound like a lot to handle? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, in whatever capacity you need.

Executive Events provides a full suite of integrated services to plan, market and manage your business events. We will help you take control of your event needs and truly present yourself in a way that inspires, impresses, and builds confidence in your business’ abilities, products, and services.

I Started Executive Events Because

I found that most business owners don’t realize the power of in-person events.   They have either tried events and dismissed them as too expensive and time consuming or they feel they are really not getting the return on investment they desire. Many business owners are putting on a moderately successful event, but it’s taxing their staff and they are not sure how to take it to the next level.  

The most important factor is to make sure that your events are actually hitting business objectives.  A strategically planned and managed business event that speaks directly to your target customer can accomplish your goals. Business events with clear definitions of what the desired result is and how we should get there is the foundation of a winning process.

Let Executive Events help you integrate our proven system, The 5 Star Event Strategy, into your current events to achieve measurable success. 

Deany Dormer

Deany Dormer

Deany Dormer

Founder, CEO, Event Manager


I love working with businesses to plan events that target company objectives. Whatever your objective, we want you to embrace the event opportunities available to you through live marketing and put this powerful medium to work for you.

I have managed and coordinated business events for companies such as The Virginian-Pilot, Inside Business, Tidewater Parent, PilotOnline.com, The Flagship, Targeted Publications + Media, Pilot Media and many others. Award winning events with Inside Business include annual affairs such as Top 40 Under 40, Women in Business, Entrepreneurial Excellence, Heroes at Home, Health Care Heroes, Darden Awards, The Roaring 20 and more. She’s worked on industry trade shows such as the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughter’s Baby Fair and Targeted Publications’ Stylicious: A Show for Women and The Ultimate Show for Women events. She’s done city product launches for the Pulitzer-prize-winning newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot and other engaging events such as ECO Conference, Media Fest, Social Media/Marketing Seminar series, the wildly popular Cox Executive Discussion Series breakfasts and the Global Business Conference.

Heather McEntee

Event Project Manager, Marketer, Partner


I love working with small business owners to identify and develop opportunities to grow their business.  I believe events can be a great way to get a personal connection with your prospects, clients and employees.

I am experienced in small business and non-profit operations, marketing and communications.  I have various marketing certifications from Hubspot and the American Marketing Association.

While I value measurement and analysis to guide decision making and I also believe nurturing relationships should not take a backseat to the daily activities of running a business.  

We work closely with you to understand your goals and then develop strategies to help you achieve them.

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Contact us today by phone at (757) 785-5081 or by email.

Our team members are standing by. Let us help make your next event a great success!