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Megan Colf: Events Manager for Faros Properties

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Meet Megan Colf! She’s been with Faros Properties since the end of March 2018, and she fits right in with the entrepreneurial, innovative, and Pittsburgh spirit of Nova Place. As an events manager, Megan builds relationships with outside organizations and tenants to bring events to Nova Place, plans and organizes events, and works to bring larger scale events such as weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, bat mitzvas, bar mitzvas, and more to our wonderful event space!

 

Megan’s positivity and creativity makes her the perfect events manager, and that’s just one of the reasons we chose her to be our May influencer! Megan says that she landed her current position here by chance and opportunity.

 

“I started in hospitality and events in college and grew up in the industry. I never imagined I could find something better suited for me that allows me to channel and use my passion, creativity and energy in unique ways every day,” said Megan.

 

As you read this blog, and find yourself even more interested in hosting your next event at Nova Place, feel free to contact Megan at mcolf@farosproperties.com. Without further ado, check out our Q&A with Megan below!

 

 

Q: What does a typical day look like when there’s an event/events at Nova Place?

 

A: Lots of activity in managing client and vendor load-in, and overall events. The action and variety that each day brings is what I love most about this position.

 

Q: What has been your biggest customer success story?

 

A: I have so many great client success stories ranging from corporate and local non-profit clientele, to brides and grooms that have partnered with me to build the event of their dreams. The one thing that remains a constant for each client and experience is the focus on relationships.

 

Q: What keeps you going when things get tough in your business?

 

A: Passion for service and drive for an amazing end result are what motivate me. If my name is associated with an event, I have a great deal of pride in delivery. There is nothing more exciting than executing an event that WOWS all involved.

 

Q: What do you do when you’re not in the office?

 

A: I have a wonderful husband, a three-year-old son and a wonderful fur baby that keep me busy. We love the outdoors, traveling, cooking and we LOVE Pittsburgh. We take every opportunity that is presented to explore what the city has to offer.

 

Q: What 3 things does anyone starting in your industry need to know?

  1. The customer is always right when you are in the service industry.
  2. Relationships are what make good business partnerships.
  3. It is so important to listen to your clients.

 

 

Q: Where do you see the future of your industry?

 

A: In the days so many business models being web based,  I am confidant to say that the level of customer service required to deliver and win in the event industry still, and always will require personal interaction.

 

Q: How do people book events (weddings, showers, big parties) and what are the specials?

 

Call or e-mail! Nova Place is very excited to continue to grow as an event venue. No event is too small.

 

Currently, if you book your bridal shower with us by July 1st, we’re offering exclusive pricing for your party. We’re running some Facebook ads promoting the special, but you can also mention this blog post to receive the fantastic deal.