You're Invited: BizBash - Elevate DC 2014

elevate dc Elevate is a one-day experience designed to connect event professionals around the power of live events, brought to you by BizBash and Eventbrite. Featuring workshops, and topic discussions on technologies that are changing the industry as we know it, Elevate is here to provide event organizers with the tools to improve events. Step outside of your everyday world, try something new, and be inspired at this one-day conference.

Explore all aspects of events, from sponsorships and budgeting to social media and technology, and discover ways to improve your business and work more effectively. Learn from industry leaders and entrepreneurs who have forged their own paths, taken risks, and achieved greatness.

Ronald Reagan Building

Washington, D.C.

Thursday, July 10, 2014



Admission to Elevate includes:

  • Breakfast
  • General Session with Keynote Speaker
  • Morning Workshop
  • Networking Luncheon with special guest, André Wells
  • A choice of two afternoon Workshops
  • Cocktail Hour

Ticket Pricing:

  • Flash Sale for Event Organizers – First 50 tickets sold - $199
  • Full Day Pass for Event Organizers- $225
  • For special group rates, email

For more information and to register click HERE


My Ultimate Day Fall Season Wardrobe!

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Nothing screams fall then a new wardrobe! I love mixing prints like a little plaid with a cozy fall sweater for the ultimate fall look. For some edge, try adding a few tough accessories to make it extra fabulous, here we have gold studs with a statement bracelet. And since Im always on the run meeting clients a cute pair of cheetah flats and big black bag complete my day look! Happy Fall Fashion!

1. Zara Plaid Studio Cape 

2. Chunky Sweather

3. Vince Camuto Bullet Proof Hinged Bracelet

4. Anthropologie Dame Collar

5. Zipper Satchel Bag

6. Zara Cheetah Ballerina Flats



Press: Are You Favored? An Interview With Yodit Gebreyes

yodit Congratulations are in order once again for Favored owner Yodit Gebreyes who was recently interviewed by!

Whether it’s a social or corporate event, a wedding, or designing that perfect party favor, Yodit Gebreyes of Favored has you covered. Elite DC was lucky enough to sit down and talk with her a bit about how she got into this business, her background, and what’s to come.

Having graduated from Georgetown University with her Master’s in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, I had to ask the question a lot of people want to ask entrepreneurs: do you even use your degree? Yodit immediately expressed that she’s a “big advocate for education” and that her professors were “her mentors,” and she was “able to learn not only from their triumphs, but from their failures and mistakes.”

To read the full interview head over to




Pay it Forward: 911 Operator Saves the Day for Bride

What a feel good story! When I heard this story on the radio this morning, I knew I had to share it with our Favored readers. A Washington state bride-to-be whose wedding dress was stolen the day of the ceremony found a fairy godmother of sorts in an unlikely way: by calling 911.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports the bride-to-be called after her wedding dress was stolen out of her car near her home. The 911 operator who answered the call tells the paper that she took down the woman’s information as usual, but was touched by her story. “I finally figured out what was going on, and asked when the ceremony was scheduled,” Candice, who only wanted to give her first name, told The News Tribune. “When she said ‘today,’ my heart broke in two for her.” When she got off the phone, Candice asked her supervisor if she could offer her dress, which she wore in her own wedding just 18 months prior, to the bride.

“All through the call I was thinking, ‘I have a dress ...’” she said. With her supervisor’s approval, Candice got hold of the police officer who responded to the scene and texted the officer a picture of her dress to show the bride.

The bride said she believed it would fit her, so Candice and her husband went to her parents’ house, retrieved the dress, and dropped it off at the bride’s fiancé’s home. She tells the paper the bride wore the dress and texted her the next day to tell her the wedding went off without a hitch. “Candice is an extraordinary person,” her manager Vonnie Mayer tells The News Tribune. “She had something someone else needed, and she made it happen.”

Candice says she does not want the attention focused on her, and that she believes God made the situation possible. “God does awesome things, and this woman, whose wedding day might have been ruined, had her special day, after all,” she said.