This past May we brought on Lauren Rush as our Business Development Manager in Denver and she’s been busy going to local industry events and meeting clients. We’re excited for you to get to know her a little better through our interview!
How did you get into Business Development for the wedding and event industry?
Lauren: I got connected through the fabulous Karen Brown. Both of us are Dallas girls with big hearts for travel and giving back! I knew it was a match made in heaven and immediately wanted to be a part of her team! After relocating to Denver, it only made sense for us to connect and see the spark KBNY could bring to the beautiful state of Colorado!
What do you feel are some important skills and qualities for developing business in a new market?
Lauren: You need 3 things: passion, persistence, and a positive attitude!
What do you feel are some of the challenges for developing business in a new market?
Lauren: Anytime you’re in the business of relationships, the biggest challenge is being patient and knowing it takes time to develop strong connections.
What brings you the most joy and excitement about being part of the wedding and event industry?
Lauren: I love celebrations! Whether it’s a birthday, company party, or a bride’s big day, I love connecting with people and helping their visions become reality!
What are some of your favorite places to grab a drink or bite to eat in Denver?
Lauren: Dad and Dudes. I have a soft spot in my heart for this place because they serve the most incredible gluten free pizza and serve their shots on a ski! How fun is that!?!
What do you do for fun in Denver?
Lauren: Denver has so much to offer. Some of my favorite festivities for letting loose include; concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater, volleyball at Wash Park, weekend hiking trips, and I’m hoping to soon add snowboarding to the list come Winter!