When planning a family party or corporate event, all too often the host is stuck working behind the scenes, unable to enjoy the festivities. SBS Ventures LLC Event Planning has the solution to that problem. Founded in 2015 by Sandra Smith to follow her passion for creating memorable experiences, SBS Ventures LLC Event Planning strives to provide clients with a stress-free, worry-free experience.
Born and raised in Fayetteville, Sandra offers event planning for personal parties or corporate events out of her office in Waxhaw. A former banker and financial services provider, when her career in finance brought her to Union County she realized it was time to follow her dream.
Sandra’s passion for event planning spawned from a previous catering business endeavor where she discovered her knack for creating experiences that people still fondly look back on today. Since her initial ventures into the event-planning arena, Sandra has gone on to plan everything from sweet sixteen celebrations and elegant weddings to notable corporate events for a Fortune 500 company in uptown Charlotte.
Imaginative and resourceful, Sandra goes above and beyond providing basic event planning. Her packages include options from start to finish, where she competently and with great poise, endeavors to bring her client’s vision to life. Clients and vendors alike commend her excellent organization and open communication style, remarking often on how friendly and professional both she and her staff are. Sandra doesn’t limit herself to just planning, she works and supervises the entire event from start to finish, letting clients enjoy their event. She contracts with vendors directly, taking the stress off her clients and ensuring that her events run smoothly.
After being contacted by a client, Sandra provides a quick overview and no-charge consultation, and if she meets the client’s needs, they proceed with the event planning. Sandra does the work, scouting out venues, providing linens and decorative options, helping clients create their menu and theme, and offering sound advice and creative options for all of her client’s event needs.
Sandra is also very community-minded. In addition to being the Chair of the American Cancer Society of Union County, she is also Chair of Women in Business and a member of the Union County Chamber of Commerce. Always aiming to give back to the community, Sandra also mentors students at Wingate Elementary.
One of Sandra’s most memorable yearly events is the American Cancer Society of Union County’s Relay for Life. This event requires a one-year commitment for planning and fundraising. She coordinates and runs the kick-off events and leads the teams. So far they have raised over $125,000 per year. Sandra does all of this for the charitable organization at no cost, gleaning a greater reward from watching the smiles on the faces of the cancer survivors as they enjoy the event she has planned.
SBS Ventures LLC will be offering a new series of “after five” networking events in the coming months. At these events, businesses and entrepreneurs meet, collaborate, and enjoy the event festivities after listening to a 5-10 minute presentation made by that month’s sponsor. For more information on this event and the services offered by SBS Ventures LLC Event Planning, please call 704-989-9559. You can also visit them at sbsventuresllc.com, linkedin.com/sandrasmithSBS, or on Facebook at SBS Ventures LLC Event Planning.