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Elevated Events LLC is an award-winning event management company offering services that create meaningful, engaging, and flawless corporate events in the Tampa Bay area. We specialize in award shows, galas, charitable fundraisers, conferences, luncheons, festive parties, trade shows, grand openings, and much more. Elevated Events is different than most event planning companies. We like to ingrain ourselves into your team, learn exactly who you are and why you exist, ask the right questions, and listen to the answers in order to truly understand what you are trying to achieve. We want to be an extension of your company/ organization, help you reach your goals, and grow with you. We thrive on incorporating your brand and purpose into all aspects of your event. We are always thinking outside the box on how we can create a unique experience for your guests instead of just doing what has worked in the past or what is easy.

2020 was an extremely challenging year for everyone, but especially those in the live events industry. We went from working on multiple events at a time to zero events for the foreseeable future. Little did we know that virtual events would take the world by storm. Humans thrive to connect and learn, and not even a pandemic will stop us. During this time, Elevated Events successfully pivoted and executed numerous virtual events.

Kimberly Wander is the Owner & Lead Event Planner of Elevated Events LLC and has over 13 years of event planning experience. Most recently, she was named one of the “BizBash 500” which is a listing of the most influential event professionals in the United States. In 2018, she was chosen by the editorial team at Connect Corporate for their prestigious “40 Under 40” list of top event professionals around the country under the age of 40. She was selected as the “#8 Favorite Event Planner” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards in 2015. In April of 2013 while working for a tech association, she was named the “Association Event Planner of the Year” by BizBash magazine. This is the second time Elevated Events was selected to appear in the “Innovate Tampa Bay” book.

With virtual events on the rise, Kimberly decided to expand her knowledge of digital events. In March 2021, she passed the Digital Event Strategist course hosted by the PCMA Digital Experience Institute® and earned her DES designation.

She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2006 with a B.A. in marketing. She is passionate about giving back to the Tampa Bay community and volunteers regularly.

Clients include ReliaQuest, Beat Childhood Cancer, Tampa Bay Tech, Synapse Florida, Tampa Bay WaVE, and Schools for Haiti just to name a few.

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