Betsy Bair to Retire from VCC

  Betsy Bair, Vice President, Strategic Narratives at Velvet Chainsaw, will retire as of March 31, 2023. For the past seven years, Betsy has been instrumental in project managing many of VCC’s most complex client engagements. Her passion for studying and learning the business of each of our clients is unparalleled. Betsy is a client … [Read more…]

David Beckett Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

We are extremely excited to welcome David Beckett, Vice President, Business Model & Performance to the Velvet Chainsaw Consulting team! To me, this is kind of like getting the band back together! I had the privilege to hire and work closely with David at Experient as well as when I was on the board of … [Read more…]

We Could Not Be More Proud!

Dear Friends, We are so excited to announce that Dave Lutz, our illustrious managing director, has been named an inductee to the 2021 Events Industry Council Hall of Leaders. It is the event industry’s most prestigious award, which acknowledges a lifetime of pioneering and meaningful work! Please join us in congratulating Dave, and if your … [Read more…]

[WEBINAR]: Should You Move Ahead with Fall In-person Events? 9.29.21

Register Now for our next VCC Webinar, Wednesday September 29, 2021, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. Space is Limited Organizations are making tough decisions about how to–or even whether to–move forward with their upcoming conferences and expos. While some have made the decision to cancel their f2f events, many others are forging ahead. Learn what worked and … [Read more…]

[Webinar] It’s Time to Shake Things Up at Your Next Event

There’s never been a better time to experiment with new meeting elements or to say goodbye to some time-worn ones, Dave Lutz, managing director of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, said in this recent VCC post. Dave will talk about his forecasts for future trends for association events at a virtual education session on July 15 at … [Read more…]

Special Recognition for Sarah Michel, CSP

Please join the Velvet Chainsaw team in congratulating our very own Sarah Michel! Last week she was presented with the National Speakers Association – Colorado Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award. Sarah is in an exclusive club: She is only the sixth person to receive this honor in the past 25 years. Sarah is a Past President … [Read more…]

[WEBINAR]: Cracking the Code on Event Networking

Register now for our next VCC webinar, May, 19th, 2021, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. Space is limited. What is every meeting owner’s quest for the holy grail? Delivering meaningful networking and connecting experiences in a digital or hybrid experience. In February, our two guests founded the 2021 Virtual Networking Incubator. They were determined to bring together … [Read more…]

[Webinar] Rethink, Restart, Refresh Your Panels: Advice for 2021

  Ring in the New Year with advice from two renowned experts on speaker coaching and panel improvement, Kristin Arnold and Sarah Michel. The shift to virtual events has magnified the need to add spice and spunk to your conference’s panel discussions so that you leave the audience begging for more. You’ll get more than … [Read more…]