Even though we consider ourselves event planners at From The Ground Up!, we don’t look at events as simply events. That’s the way traditional event planners see them. Instead, we see them within the context of the entire brand communication, as opportunities to not only generate awareness but to build or solidify your brand image in a uniquely interactive way.
From The Ground Up! has built an impressive client list hosting major events in the Research Triangle Park region and beyond. The personable, outgoing style and listening skills of Kim have comforted many Senior Executives during the roll-out of high visibility events typically watched closely by clients and media.
Kim is very detail-oriented, is very creative and has great taste. Every event I’ve attended that she planned was well-organized and elegant. She is very good at keeping within or below budget. I would highly recommend Kim if you are planning a corporate or non-profit event.
I am a tremendous fan of Kim Shope and From The Ground Up, Inc. Over the past several years we have utilized her services and expertise for several industrial announcements and expansions, namely Person County Solar park (100 guests) and Force Protection (450 guests). She does a great job no matter the size of the event. I value her wealth of experience, her thorough preparation, her attention to detail and her professionalism. I highly recommend her to you.
We were incredibly satisfied with the new branding, logo and website development by From The Ground Up! The process from start to finish was collaborative, energizing, on time and on budget. Kim Shope was skilled in bringing our work team together and securing outside assistance from area professionals that saved us thousands of dollars. Bottom line, Kim was a delight to work with and the resulting products are not only beautiful, but impactful marketing tools for our organization. Thanks to From The Ground Up! we were able to position ourselves for success in a down economy, while staying within our non-profit budget.
Having known Kim Shope for several years and having worked with her as a fellow volunteer member of the State Capitol Foundation, I can say without reservation that she can be counted on to give 100% plus dedication and energy on any given responsibility. In 2006 and 2008 she organized The Society Ball, the major fund raising Gala for the State Capitol. We will never know how many hours of hard work she generously gave to the foundation to make these events the most successful and enjoyable events the Capitol has ever had.
We always enjoy working with Kim due to her keen attention to detail, pre-production skills, easy and clear communication style, and her superb ability to put together the right team for each event. We also like working with Kim because she rocks! For 13 years we have collaborated with her on a variety of events, all of them have been flawless and memorable. Thanks Kim!
Thank you for your help with pulling off yet another wonderful staff event. I have heard nothing but positive comments – truly – about the food, the décor and the program. I really enjoy working with you because I never have to worry – you always make everything come together so nicely. I know there is a lot of detail involved but you keep me blissfully unaware so I can focus on my work. Again, thank you!
I have worked with Kim Shope for 10 years on many different projects and events. She can put together anything from a small intimate event all the way to a major gala with “A” list celebrities. When Kim commits to a project you can count on her to do the job right. She is an honest businesswoman with the integrity and morals to match.
Northgate Associates was a sponsor of The ALS Association – Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter Annual Gala for several years when Kim Shope was the Event Coordinator. I had the pleasure of working with Kim on securing additional sponsors, gift items for the silent and public auctions and selling tickets. Kim was very organized, detail oriented and efficient in working with the volunteers in all aspects of the event. Being a true professional, Kim was respectful of everyone’s time and always gracious in her communications. She has a wonderful sense of humor with the ability to make everyone around her enjoy what they are doing!
Kim is an incredibly talented and highly dedicated leader who has an amazing ability to consistently deliver absolutely first-rate professional services to her wide array of clients and customers.
I have been working with Kim with “From The Ground Up” for 10+ years for high-level executive and corporate events throughout the Triangle. These events have ranged from 100 to 1,800 guests. She is very professional and easy to work with. She can handle every aspect of your event from coordination to total execution. Kim is eager and always willing to bring an event that is at the utmost of style and quality to your company. I would highly recommend Kim and her team at From The Ground Up for any and all aspects of your next event.