Accolades

Outstanding Services To Associations

Mary and her colleagues at Spire Management have managed two associations for which I have served as the voluntary President (Oregon Small Business Coalition and Oregon Highway Users Alliance). In both cases she provided (and continues to provide) outstanding services which both exceed our expectations and predict our needs in advance of our requests. Combine this with budget-friendly costs and it would be hard to find a better association management firm.

Darrell Fuller, Executive Director, Oregon Small Business Coalition

2014-11-04T11:19:16+00:00

Darrell Fuller, Executive Director, Oregon Small Business Coalition

Mary and her colleagues at Spire Management have managed two associations for which I have served as the voluntary President (Oregon Small Business Coalition and Oregon Highway Users Alliance). In both cases she provided (and continues to provide) outstanding services which both exceed our expectations and predict our needs in advance of our requests. Combine this with budget-friendly costs and it would be hard to find a better association management firm.

Dedicated to You

Mary-Louise is a detailed planner. Her experience and expertise in PR and Association meeting and event planning is second to none. If you are working with Mary-Louise, she is dedicated to you and you are sure to have an event that is facilitated professionally. She is down to earth, and wonderful to work with!!

Kristi Reed, Director of Sales at The Grand Hotel

2014-11-02T14:50:44+00:00

Kristi Reed, Director of Sales at The Grand Hotel

Mary-Louise is a detailed planner. Her experience and expertise in PR and Association meeting and event planning is second to none. If you are working with Mary-Louise, she is dedicated to you and you are sure to have an event that is facilitated professionally. She is down to earth, and wonderful to work with!!

Get on the Map

I wanted to do a small campaign that involved radio and I didn’t have a web presence. VanNatta Public Relations helped me strategize how to best reach my target market and helped me through the technical piece of registering and creating a website.  They wrote unique and interesting radio copy.  They finished their work quickly and well within budget. I recommend them to any small business who wants to get on the map.

Shawn Abbey, Owner of Abbey Carpet Care

2015-06-11T13:09:46+00:00

Shawn Abbey, Owner of Abbey Carpet Care

I wanted to do a small campaign that involved radio and I didn’t have a web presence. VanNatta Public Relations helped me strategize how to best reach my target market and helped me through the technical piece of registering and creating a website.  They wrote unique and interesting radio copy.  They finished their work quickly and well within budget. I recommend them to any small business who wants to get on the map.

Helped Us in All Aspects of Event Planning

We hired the VanNatta firm to help us bring Dr. Jane Goodall to Salem in April 2005 for a very successful fundraising dinner for 700 guests.  The event was a major challenge in that something of this scope had never been tried before in Salem.  VanNatta Public Relations helped us in all aspects of the event including pre-planning, budgeting, securing sponsorships, volunteer recruitment and supervision, venue negotiations, publicity, press relations, radio spots, decorations, sound, logistics, meeting flow, and much more.  Perhaps the most important service they provided us was to address questions we never thought to ask.  Best of all, they were fun and easy to work with, and always accessible.

Ron Kelemen, CFP, Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk Counties

2015-06-11T12:36:00+00:00

Ron Kelemen, CFP, Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk Counties

We hired the VanNatta firm to help us bring Dr. Jane Goodall to Salem in April 2005 for a very successful fundraising dinner for 700 guests.  The event was a major challenge in that something of this scope had never been tried before in Salem.  VanNatta Public Relations helped us in all aspects of the event including pre-planning, budgeting, securing sponsorships, volunteer recruitment and supervision, venue negotiations, publicity, press relations, radio spots, decorations, sound, logistics, meeting flow, and much more.  Perhaps the most important service they provided us was to address questions we never thought to ask.  Best of all, they were fun and easy to work with, and always accessible.

Helped Me Think Strategically

Mary Louise VanNatta has been a great help to me in spreading the word about our boutique. Since working with VanNatta Public Relations, we have achieved “earned media” including a local magazine spread. She’s helped me think strategically about how we are investing our marketing and community relations dollars.

Debra Herring, Debra Herring Studio

2015-06-11T12:05:49+00:00

Debra Herring, Debra Herring Studio

Mary Louise VanNatta has been a great help to me in spreading the word about our boutique. Since working with VanNatta Public Relations, we have achieved “earned media” including a local magazine spread. She’s helped me think strategically about how we are investing our marketing and community relations dollars.

Privilege to Work With

I was privileged to work with Mary Louise in the planning and marketing of Salem Riverfest. She is an amazing organizer and has tons of ideas that can work with any budget. I would highly Mary Louise’s services for any major event.

Gladys Blum, Owner/Broker, Gladys Blum Group Real Estate Services (business partner)

2015-06-11T13:13:44+00:00

Gladys Blum, Owner/Broker, Gladys Blum Group Real Estate Services (business partner)

I was privileged to work with Mary Louise in the planning and marketing of Salem Riverfest. She is an amazing organizer and has tons of ideas that can work with any budget. I would highly Mary Louise’s services for any major event.

Operates With Great Integrity

I worked with Mary Louise to create a seminar on transportation policy for state legislators in Oregon. Our tasks were to raise funds to support the program, including gaining support from key legislators, from potential participants, and from interest groups with significant stakes in the policy; to assure compliance with Oregon’s strict ethics code; to establish to criteria for the content of the program and to recruit a program manager; and, ultimately to oversee delivery of the program. Mary Louise knew who to communicate with, when to communicate with them, and how to frame and deliver the communication. Her advice and political sensitivities were invaluable. Mary Louise is trusted by the people with whom she deals; she operates with great integrity. She frames problems well and develops effective solutions. She is consummate public relations professional.

Steven Maser, Director, Executive Development Center, Willamette University

2014-11-04T11:15:39+00:00

Steven Maser, Director, Executive Development Center, Willamette University

I worked with Mary Louise to create a seminar on transportation policy for state legislators in Oregon. Our tasks were to raise funds to support the program, including gaining support from key legislators, from potential participants, and from interest groups with significant stakes in the policy; to assure compliance with Oregon’s strict ethics code; to establish to criteria for the content of the program and to recruit a program manager; and, ultimately to oversee delivery of the program. Mary Louise knew who to communicate with, when to communicate with them, and how to frame and deliver the communication. Her advice and political sensitivities were invaluable. Mary Louise is trusted by the people with whom she deals; she operates with great integrity. She frames problems well and develops effective solutions. She is consummate public relations professional.

They Are The Best!

They are THE BEST FIRM to inform our community about your event, and they are a true delight to work with.

Drs. Selma and Bud Pierce, Marion-Polk County Medical Society

2014-11-02T14:45:06+00:00

Drs. Selma and Bud Pierce, Marion-Polk County Medical Society

They are THE BEST FIRM to inform our community about your event, and they are a true delight to work with.

Strengthen it from the inside out

Mary Louise will get the infrastructure in your organization in place and strengthen it from the inside out.

T.J. Sullivan, Huggins Insurance, Salem, OR

2014-11-04T11:13:48+00:00

T.J. Sullivan, Huggins Insurance, Salem, OR

Mary Louise will get the infrastructure in your organization in place and strengthen it from the inside out.

Solid Understanding of Business Dynamics

Mary is well connected in the Salem area community and has a solid understanding of business dynamics. She has a proven ability to multitask and is well versed in the relationships in place between businesses and government entities / elected officials in the Salem area.

Jason Brandt, Former CEO, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

2015-06-11T13:12:38+00:00

Jason Brandt, Former CEO, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

Mary is well connected in the Salem area community and has a solid understanding of business dynamics. She has a proven ability to multitask and is well versed in the relationships in place between businesses and government entities / elected officials in the Salem area.

Marketing Our Firm

Mary Louise worked with us as we were developing a newsletter. In one meeting with Mary Louise, I had a page of ideas not only for newsletters, but for marketing our firm. The ideas just poured out. We ask her periodically to write articles for our newsletter which she always does so quickly. We appreciate her talent so much.

Joanie Leaton, Recently Retired from AKT

2015-06-11T13:26:16+00:00

Joanie Leaton, Recently Retired from AKT

Mary Louise worked with us as we were developing a newsletter. In one meeting with Mary Louise, I had a page of ideas not only for newsletters, but for marketing our firm. The ideas just poured out. We ask her periodically to write articles for our newsletter which she always does so quickly. We appreciate her talent so much.