Since 1998, Do An Event has provided seamless event solutions and is Northern California’s leading event strategy and styling agency for any individual, organization or business, big or small. We understand economic challenges and adapt ourselves to meet our clients’ needs. Our dedicated and experienced event management team works with you from concept through execution, taking the pressure off your internal resources and reducing costs. We can and will surpass all of your expectations and ultimately, the hard work necessary in the event planning process falls from your shoulders to the proven leadership of Do An Event.

Direct communication throughout the event planning process keeps all stakeholders informed making it easier to manage the timeline and most importantly, the budget.

Our planning and management fees are often built into the budget as a single fee and are based on the scope of work requested. Our reputation and industry status allows us to gather only outstanding vendors and venues, negotiate contract fees, and ensure every time, that you get the very best value possible.

We’re organized, creative and most of all FUN to work with! Our focus on logistics and liability allow you, the client, to be reassured you are protected in all areas of concern. We will approach your event with a unique perspective of your vision, making an ever-lasting impression and a highly successful private or public event. Please visit more pages for photos, examples and inspiration.

 

 

Our Philosophy

Foremost, to have FUN at the work we do; establish the trust and confidence of our clients; to act ethically on behalf and to the benefit of our clients as well as financially and esthetically, and to EARN their repeat business and referrals.

 

Meet the Business Owner:

KEVIN

KEVIN

CEO

Kevin Cohee, CEO

Imagine a real life Opie from Mayberry. That’s ME!

Raised in a one traffic-light town on the eastern shore of Maryland, I stood out. After a successful paper route at 11 and at the tender age of 15, I started my first business, as “Kevin’s Ceramic Creations.” That success made it possible to buy a car at 16. At my vocational high school, I majored in Floraculture and after graduation, I moved to our Nation’s Capital. While there, I attended Mixology School preparing for the next 9 years in the hospitality industry (all facets) ultimately taking me to San Jose, San Francisco, then to Sacramento, CA. I LOVE Sacramento and have been entrenched in the community through work and volunteering. I earned a certificate in Graphic Design from UC Davis and had a part-time career in publishing, advertising and marketing. At the same time I owned and franchised a housekeeping business for 16 years before selling it to create Do An Event. Though my dear friend Bill says to “keep it simple” …I just can’t. It’s all in the details!

I bring a wide range of talents and experience to event planning, logistics and management for premier private and public events. A special interest is the power of marketing your event. As Do An Event’s director and founder I built my well-honed event coordination skills after years of experience in hospitality and as the owner of a design and marketing firm. I am supported by outstanding independent contractors in the industry. My passion for events, originality, organization, business, leadership and humor makes Do An Event perfect for any event… especially yours!

 

Team Members

BRUCE

BRUCE

MATT

MATT

JEREMY

JEREMY

PAM

PAM

*All team members work at will as independent contractors.

 

 


Volunteering
Kevin strongly advocates volunteerism and as an example, has volunteered for the March of Dimes’ Best of Sacramento Party since 2002 and was honored as the organization’s Featured Volunteer in 2008.

CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI COOK-Off:

Do An Event’s CEO, Kevin Cohee has judged the CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI COOK-OFF since 2009 at Woodbridge Winery in Acampo, CA. Kevin, a true foodie-want-to-be was a finalist judge sending the top three winners on to compete at the Terlingua International Chili Championship (TICC) in Texas, one of the most legendary chili cook-offs in the country!   Sadly, he missed the 2012 Championship but returned in 2013.

Internships
Do An Event offers college seniors an opportunity to experience and learn the Event Planning industry as well as a tutorial on entrepreneurship. Internships are offered Fall & Spring semesters, hours are flexible and average 10+ a week. Office hours are unpaid. On-site event hours are paid at $10 per hour.

To apply: Please submit a compelling cover letter describing your desire to work in the event industry and why you feel you are an ideal candidate; your resume with event/volunteer experiences highlighted; and a 500 word essay “My dream event if the budget was unlimited.”

 

Samples

Leah Haines – Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration from California State University, Sacramento

Internship dates: January thru May 2014

Special Project: Welcome to Our World [W.O.W.] and 2014 TechCon North America

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be your intern. I have learned so much from you and have really enjoyed my time working with you! Not only did I learn a lot about event planning, but I feel I learned a lot about myself. Thank you for such a fun, exciting, and enriching experience

 

Erika Miner – Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration from California State University, Sacramento

Internship dates: September 2009 thru May 2010

Special Project: Devoted to the 4th Annual Earth Day, Sacramento

First of all, thank you! You have been one of the best instructors I have ever had. This intern-ship was a dream come true and one I could have never imagined to be so great. I know that I would not have learned as much about the industry from anyone or any place else. What you have taught me is invaluable. Even the situations that were not best served as the some of the most valuable learning points. No matter what was going on, everything was always a teaching moment. Although weddings were not my first choice in events when I started, I know now that I definitely don’t want to plan them. Thank you for opening my eyes to that! I look forward to using what I learned from you in the industry and, one day, be as successful as you are. Anyone who has the chance to learn from you is very lucky.

 

Allison Fuller – Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from California State University, Sacramento

Internship dates: January thru May 2005

Special project: June – October `05 – Hired on contract to administer the `05 Sacramento Valley AIDS Run/Walk. Allison continues to work with us as an independent contractor.”

My internship with Do An Event was invaluable. I not only learned about planning fabulous events, but also how to stand out as a professional in the industry and how to run an independent business. My internship with Do An Event also led to future career moves including planning the Sacramento Valley AIDS Run/Walk and obtaining my current marketing job with United Way California Capital Region. Kevin, you were and still are a great mentor to me and someone I can count on for any professional or personal advice. You were an amazing teacher who had the ability to teach, even through times of chaos as we were setting up an event. You are the first one to pull an intern aside and explain why you made a particular decision. This is a rare quality to find. I’m so thankful that I met you. Again, thank you for taking a chance on a scrappy college student.”

Affiliations

  • Cateringbycity.com
  • CSU Sacramento Internship & Career Center
  • Decidio.com
  • Friend of Bill W
  • GatheringGuide.com
  • IMPS – Independent Meeting Planners, Sacramento
  • MeCo – Serve-List
  • PartyPOP.com
  • Sacramento Business Journal
  • UC Davis Internship & Career Center
  • Yelp.com

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