Our Approach
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Our Approach

Looking for an event planner or project manager in Research Triangle Park, NC, Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC or anywhere in the State of North Carolina? We’re more than a planner – we brainstorm, advise, create, organize and execute. We become part of YOUR team. At FROM THE GROUND UP! we don’t look at events simply as events. Instead, we see them within the context of the entire brand communication continuum, as opportunities to build or solidify your brand image in a uniquely interactive way.


Kim Shope who founded the company, along with husband and Executive Advisor, Gary, in 1996, brings a suite of world class, yet affordable event management & branding services that can include the development of marketing, promotional, public relations & social media consulting and, of course, our signature turnkey event management services.


To learn more about FROM THE GROUND UP! spend some time on our site. Check out how we got our start on our Blog – The Accidental Event Manager. Or contact Kim Shope directly at 919-614-6673.

From The Ground Up Team

We believe in quality, service and great food. If the food isn’t good your event is tarnished. If the event is tarnished, then the client is tarnished. Something we NEVER want to occur. People always remember the food, good or bad. That’s why we always work with the most sought after, award wining caterers. Fresh, farm to table, gourmet, BBQ’s, International cuisine – you name it we can do it.
Audio Visual/Lighting
Quality and service. That’s what we’re all about. Our professional team of experts has one basic principle and core value: Seamless Event Execution. Our service includes high tech audio and visual components, camera and stage direction, multi-media presentations, cutting edge lighting system packages, and complete rigging services.
Award winning creative “out of the box” designs utilizing lighting, props, florals, linens, chairs, tenting & equipment rentals – the possibilities are endless.
Marketing, PR & Social Media
We work in tandem with your team or bring our team of experts to the table. We see events as opportunities to generate awareness, build, or solidify your brand image in a uniquely interactive way. Our creative design team brings your brand to life starting with save-­the-dates, and invitations. We believe this is a crucial first step to promote excitement about your event.

Community Involvement

  • The State Capitol Foundation Board Member, Raleigh, NC, 2004-2010
  • The ALS Catfish Classic Golf Tournament, Volunteer, Raleigh, NC, 2005
  • Hillyer Memorial Christian Church, Chair, Youth Committee, Raleigh, NC, 2003-2005

  • Meals on Wheels, Volunteer, Raleigh, NC 2001-Present
  • NC Citizens for Business and Industry, Small Business Advisory Council, Raleigh, NC, 2003-2005
  • Martin Middle School, Volunteer, Raleigh, NC, 2001-2002

  • The Summit House, Board Member, Raleigh, NC, 1999-2003
  • Triangle Wine Experience, Volunteer, Raleigh, NC 1998-2000
  • 1999 Special Olympics, Volunteer