We are a creative events agency that focuses on curating an all-encompassing experience for corporate and non-profit clients.

 
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Services

We focus on dynamic events that include well-formulated AV, creative graphic design, inspiring floral and decor, as well as interactive entertainment.

We focus on creating:

  • Brand activations

  • Conferences

  • Exhibitor Design

  • Galas

  • Meetings

  • Retreats

  • Seminars

  • Team-building events

  • Trainings

  • Webinars

 
 


Things we can help with:

  • Auction set-up

  • Catering

  • Event Design

  • Exhibitor Design

  • Entertainment

  • Event app

  • Event booklets and materials

  • Event branding

  • Event signage

  • Event Styling

  • Floral and Decor

  • Furniture rental & styling

  • Gift curation

  • Graphic design

  • Hair & Makeup

  • Hotel accommodations

  • Intimate gatherings

  • Invitations

  • Itineraries

  • Lighting and AV

  • Live streaming

  • Logo creation

  • Music


 

  • Name badges

  • Photography

  • Printing

  • Recommendations on things to do

  • Registration process

  • Rentals

  • Save the dates

  • Spa appointments

  • Ticketing

  • Timelines

  • Transportation

  • Videography

  • Weekend social events

Our Clients

The companies we represent are often aligned in the following verticals:

  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Health/Wellness
  • Lifestyle
  • Retail
  • Sleep
  • Tech

We focus on small, medium, and large organizations that want to truly create an experience that encompasses the five senses all while meeting their company goals. Our belief is that you can have a dynamic event and hit all of your event objectives.

 

Some of our current and past corporate and non-profit clients include:

School Start Time Conference

Stone Source Showroom

The Body Shop

The Daisie Foundation

White House Black Market

 

Art of Shaving

CAPE - Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education

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Narcolepsy Network

 

In the past, we've done events in: Atlanta // Chicago // Denver // Indianapolis // Miami // Minneapolis // Orlando // Portland

 

Power Partner

 

We've teamed up with Soul Swag to ensure each client gets the perfect promotional/gift item! Check out their site here.

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Our Team

 
 Photo: Jennifer Kathryn Photography

Photo: Jennifer Kathryn Photography

Sharokina Pazand
FOUNDER * EVENT DIRECTOR * EXPERIENCE VISIONARY

Events are all about an experience. They're about encompassing all of the senses. A time to be fully present. Creating memories, friendships, and learning things to keep with you for a lifetime.  I learned this from a young age as I attended parties and weddings with my family.  I loved the excitement and planning involved. I remember the music and how when all of the guests arrived at an event, the first thing they did after greeting everyone was start dancing, eating amazing food, greeting loved ones, and laughing. It was an energizing environment that everyone wanted to be a part of. I knew in my soul that the events world was where I needed to be.  I left my corporate job and started the company at 24 years old because I realized I needed to live out my passion of creating an amazing event experience for each client, every time.

 Photo: Jennifer Kathryn Photography

Photo: Jennifer Kathryn Photography

Kerrie Gallagher
SENIOR EVENT PLANNER * EVENT DESIGNER

I grew up appreciating all things beautiful. This includes not only nature and art but people and events as well. What is more beautiful than bringing loved ones together? All of my life I have found beauty in details, the smiles, the laughter, even the tears. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Roosevelt University and taught early childhood for many years. I left teaching many years ago, after realizing that I needed to pursue a more artistic and fulfilling path for myself. I continued my education in both fine arts and design. I found a way to marry my love of education and planning with my love for creating beauty. Thus a wedding planner was born. I possess a thoughtful approach and have excellent communication skills, couple those skills with my love for design, and voila... we have a great event.

 Photo: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema

Photo: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema

Matt Davis
EVENT COORDINATOR

This is a dream job to help plan and execute unique events, and I am thankful and excited to be a part of the Citygirl Team as the resident Cityguy! With a background and education in fine arts and over 15 years of experience in hospitality, I bring an artistic eye to event coordination and a meticulous attention to detail to the planning table.  My goal as an event planner is to help others by crafting and creating tailored events and carefully coordinating a plan to ensure every detail of the day has been met.

 Photo: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema

Photo: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema

Kiera Lau
EVENT COORDINATOR
 

My love for working in events brought me to Citygirl as an assistant 3 years ago, and I couldn’t be more excited to work as a coordinator today. I’m a Chicago native and graduate of Illinois State University. In addition to events, my background consists of marketing and communications. I knew that I wanted to work in events while interning in event planning for a non-profit during college. Who knew you could have a job that is so much fun! Being the youngest of four daughters, I have the special skill of listening to many requests at once and handling a large amount of chaos - all with a smile on my face.

Contact

If you have more questions or want to get started planning your next event, fill out the form below and we’ll be in contact within 24-48 hours.

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Testimonials

 
Shar and her Citygirl team helped to run a seamless and successful event. Conference attendees commented on how they had never been to a more well-run event, in terms of timing, pre-conference planning, meals, and over-all execution. Personally, I can say that Shar’s professional, calm, and competent demeanor put me completely at ease throughout the event, knowing that she had all aspects fully under control.
— Wendy Troxel, PhD Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation
I have worked with Shar’s team on an annual event for the last 5 years. The whole Citygirl team is very professional, organized, and such a pleasure to be around. There was nothing that could not be solved quickly. Shar worked so well with all the vendors that we had to bring in, it was like they were a part of her team. We could not produce the successful event year after year without them.
— Sarah DiDavide, Conference Chair & Former Board President, Narcolepsy Network
Sharokina and her assistants have been our meeting planning company for the annual conference for years now. Shar is very organized and thinks about everything. She is also very creative and will come up with lots of great ideas as well as solutions to problems. In addition, Shar is fun and a very important fact is that she remains calm no matter what happens. She is very reliable and responsible and I can highly recommend her and her team!
— Eveline Honig, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Narcolepsy Network
 
Citygirl Events does a great job with conference planning. The National Conference on Adolescent Sleep, Health, and School Start Times hired CityGirl as the event planner for this conference which was held in Washington DC in April 2017. The event was the first of its kind and attracted attendees from 33 states, Canada, Singapore, and the UK. Sharokina and her team played a vital role in all aspects of the planning, promotion, and execution of the event. The event itself went off flawlessly with many attendees saying in a post conference survey that it was the best educational conference they had ever attended. I was impressed by Shar’s “can do” attitude and how quickly she would take care of things — from the most important aspects to the smallest detail. She has an extensive to-do list of event planning tasks with timetables that kept us on track. Working with her and her team was a pleasure.
— Jim Healy, PHD, Co-Founder of the Adolescent Sleep, Health, and School Start Times National Conference
 

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