Spectacular events don’t just happen…. you need a professional!
Here’s what people are saying!
Jan makes our lives so much easier! As a small nonprofit without a large staff, she takes on all the challenging details of putting on an event, lessening the stress and work load of our staff significantly. She keeps us organized and always has a positive, “it can be done” attitude. She is extremely detail oriented, has extensive experience in fundraising for nonprofits, and is always easy to work with. Her talent, experience, leadership, and dedication are invaluable to us. Jan continues to increase our bottom line and keeps us sustainable so we can maintain the services we provide to our always increasing service numbers to the children with cancer and their families that we serve. Thank you Jan!!
~ Kathy Gingery, Founder & CEO, Shining Stars Foundation
The best decision I’ve made in the five years I’ve been at CNI was to hire Jan to run the logistics of our events! What a difference she has made to this organization, to the development team, and to me personally! She handles ALL details in a professional, timely, organized fashion – she never seems flustered. She genuinely loves what she does and it shows with every event she runs! Lastly, she has a wonderful sense of humor and down-to-earth manner that make her a wonderful teammate!
~ Tami Lack, Executive Director, Colorado Neurological Institute
I want to personally thank you for all the hard work and passion you have brought to our organization and our yearly gala. Your creativity, your charisma, and your connections have helped make our events more successful year after year. The bottom line is YOU ROCK. Thank you my friend!
~ Wayne Connell, Founder, The Invisible Disabilities Association
Jan was instrumental in the success of the Dancing for the Youth at Goodwill Gala, which was Goodwill Industries of Denver’s first-ever evening gala. Jan’s energy, expertise and organization around event planning helped us raise over $200,000 for Goodwill’s programs with over 600 people in the room. It would not have been as successful of an evening without Jan’s consultation. I recommend her highly!
~ Mike Pritchard, Vice President, Business Development Goodwill Industries of Denver
The Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association contracted with JTB Events, Inc. on our inaugural golf tournament in 2010. To say that Jan was a part of the reason that we had a successful tournament would be an understatement. The leadership and expertise that she brought to that event lead us to contract with Jan on our organization’s largest event and fundraiser later in the same year. Once again, we were NOT disappointed as we had our most successful walk in 14 years, thanks to Jan’s help.
~ Mac Macsovits, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association
Working with JTB Events has been a very positive experience for our nonprofit agency on both the revenue and volunteer cultivation perspectives. You can expect the most professional conduct and expertise, as well as a ‘can do’ attitude.
~ Scotti Hutton, National Director, Field Development & Operations, Huntington’s Disease Society of America
Macy’s loves working with Jan… Professional, Creative, Resourceful, Self Motivated… and she can produce an event at any budget level! We call her first everytime!
~ Patrick Smith, Macy’s Special Events Director Nortwest Region
Having Jan on board whenever I chair an event is knowing that the event will be a success. Her follow through is so detail oriented, allowing nothing to slip through the cracks. That’s what makes an event a “Best Party of The Year” that people will always remember. She is truly amazing, and to top it off, a blast to work with.
~ Jamie Angelich, Chairperson and Philanthropist
I have known Jan for close to 10 years, and have worked with her on a variety of events and projects. My daughter, Monica, served on Teen Board under Jan’s direction. In every instance, Jan exemplified amazing decorum and an extremely positive demeanor. Her vibrant attitude and professionalism made it easy and refreshing to work with her. She will be an asset to any organization seeking her assistance.
~ Frances W. Owens, Former first lady of Colorado
Jan epitomizes excellence in the fine art of planning and orchestrating Special Events and Public Relations. Mood swings, temper tantrums and ugly dispositions are not a part of Jan’s makeup, but creativity, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, attention to detail, flawless work ethic, upbeat, cheerful & pleasing personality and taking any event to the next level is what Jan is all about. In my book “JTB Events” really stands for Just The Best Events.
~ Ed Smith – Former Macy’s Vice President – Public Relations, Special Events, Community Affairs & Visitor Services
Jan is a pure pleasure to work with. Always on top of her game; she is thorough, creative and passionate about her work and the mission of the charity. Jan’s experience and expertise in event planning and public relations will be an added benefit to any event large or small.
~ Carrie Nolan, President, Colorado Chapter, Multiple Sclerosis Society
Epicurean Culinary Group has worked with Jan over the past 10 years on a variety of events, including the Macy’s Launch party in Colorado with high profile guests and several store openings. Her attention to detail and passion for what she does makes her a pleasure to work with. She is a professional dedicated to making each and every event – a memorable one! We look forward to many more happy events to come.
~ Larry DiPasquale, CEO & Managing Partner, Epicurean Culinary Group
Jan is meticulous in her approach to events. As a result, from start to finish Jan thinks of and follows through with every event detail. It also helps that Jan is delightful and fun to work with. Regardless of size or scope of event, I would hire Jan in a heartbeat to organize it and know that everything will be completed with style and grace.
~ Tim Schuetz, Director of Development, Colorado AIDS Project
Jan was the most pragmatic and meticulous individual that we have worked with, both on a Business and Humanitarian level. She exemplified what is “right” within her industry and gave us clarity not only with our Mission but also our vision. She certainly delivers with her professionalism and loyalty. I would recommend that you sit down with her and watch the wheels in motion!
~ Michael Ditchfield, Partner Jing Restaurant; co-founder Sixteenth of May Foundation
Jan’s become one of my favorite people to work with. On big or small events, I can be sure that her expertise will make my life easier as she’s always on top of every detail involved with her events. She is by far one of the nicest, hardest working women I’ve ever met, and it’s safe to say she can make any event spectacular, and stress free!
~ Paula Newberry-Arnold, Co-Owner of Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florist
From my standpoint, you were the ideal event planner, a true combination of style and substance. Your skills as an event planner and public relations manager were the top of the chart.
~ Linda Kuykendall, Former Macy’s Senior Regional Manager
I have personally worked with Jan over five years doing many charity events of all types. She is always organized, flexible and positive and can accommodate events of all sizes. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Jan and would recommend her for any of your event needs.
~ Carol Kay, Stylist and Booking Agent, Maximum Talent
We have been working with Jan Blankennagel for over 20 years. It is always a pleasure working with Jan, she is meticulous about her events from simple things like what chair to use, colors of linens to designing the stages. Jan is VERY creative AND hardworking. We always look forward to working with Jan as she makes all of her events EXTRAORDINARY!
~ Karen Keelen-Cain, President Chair Rental