Accolades

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.

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.

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.

VPR Improved Our Sales and Community Relations

Two years ago, South Salem Ace Hardware was celebrating its 10th anniversary. We wanted to take the next step in growing our business and promoting our community involvement. VanNatta PR was highly recommended to us by other successful local businesses. Our staff had a lot of ideas and talent, but we were not sure how to use them to best promote our company. Mary Louise and her awesome staff took the time to get to know our business operation and our staff. She then directed our focus, energy, and advertising dollars toward a multifaceted strategy that has been very effective in increasing our presence in the community and fostering beneficial relationships, as well as growing our customer base and overall sales. VanNatta PR not only helped us take that next step but continues to guide us on a path for ongoing growth and success. They are wonderful, helpful, and fun to work with. We highly recommend them to any business wanting continuing growth and presence in our community.

Donna Hyland, Manager of Ace South Salem

2018-07-24T14:11:30+00:00

Donna Hyland, Manager of Ace South Salem

Two years ago, South Salem Ace Hardware was celebrating its 10th anniversary. We wanted to take the next step in growing our business and promoting our community involvement. VanNatta PR was highly recommended to us by other successful local businesses. Our staff had a lot of ideas and talent, but we were not sure how to use them to best promote our company. Mary Louise and her awesome staff took the time to get to know our business operation and our staff. She then directed our focus, energy, and advertising dollars toward a multifaceted strategy that has been very effective in increasing our presence in the community and fostering beneficial relationships, as well as growing our customer base and overall sales. VanNatta PR not only helped us take that next step but continues to guide us on a path for ongoing growth and success. They are wonderful, helpful, and fun to work with. We highly recommend them to any business wanting continuing growth and presence in our community.

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.

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!!

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.

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.

Learning From the Best

When I was hired to take over Epic Fitness as their General Manager, I was blessed enough to have VanNatta PR on retainer for anything I needed. In hopes of re-branding Epic Fitness and bringing it back to life, I was able to learn what was needed from Mary Louise. Her connections to the Salem community, her knowledge of marketing and people, in general, were a huge benefit to myself and Epic Fitness. Not only did she help with marketing materials and ideas, she TAUGHT me what I would need in the future to continue building our gym family. The staff at VanNatta PR is professional, down to earth and they work hard to do whatever is needed for their clients. My management staff is also very comfortable working one-on-one with Mary Louise and her staff on various events and projects. At one time, no one knew who or what Epic was. We are now very involved in the community and our membership has more than doubled! I would recommend this firm again and again.

Michele Vanderyacht, General Manager of Epic Fitness

2018-07-24T14:21:05+00:00

Michele Vanderyacht, General Manager of Epic Fitness

When I was hired to take over Epic Fitness as their General Manager, I was blessed enough to have VanNatta PR on retainer for anything I needed. In hopes of re-branding Epic Fitness and bringing it back to life, I was able to learn what was needed from Mary Louise. Her connections to the Salem community, her knowledge of marketing and people, in general, were a huge benefit to myself and Epic Fitness. Not only did she help with marketing materials and ideas, she TAUGHT me what I would need in the future to continue building our gym family. The staff at VanNatta PR is professional, down to earth and they work hard to do whatever is needed for their clients. My management staff is also very comfortable working one-on-one with Mary Louise and her staff on various events and projects. At one time, no one knew who or what Epic was. We are now very involved in the community and our membership has more than doubled! I would recommend this firm again and again.