Press & Testimonials

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Screen Shot 2013-01-02 at 10.55.41 PMClick here to read “Celebrating Success with Lisa McGowan and Damian Mogilka”
from the Chicago Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International

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Social Media and The Changing Face of Event Planning” from Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine


“Congratulations!  You are fabulous.  Who else could have put together a first-time conference, with the number of breakouts, room turns, VIPs, meals, breaks, committees and planning meetings, but you?”
— Walt Disney World Swan Resort

“I wanted to take this opportunity to formally thank you and your staff for the excellent job you did coordinating logistics for the U.S. Women’s Open!  Your expertise and professionalism were key to the enormous success of the event.  We have received numerous communique from our customers expressing their gratitude for the wonderful experience.”
— Abbott HealthSystems Division

“A Wondrous Affair is wonderful!  The staff is very professional, creative and organized.  Once I give details of an event, A Wondrous Affair does the work and makes me look good!”

“Lisa, you are an absolute joy to work with.  Your organizational skills, creative spirit, patience and management acumen compliment your charm and energy.  The results of the Annual Meeting make us very proud and I feel privileged to have A Wondrous Affair running this important event.”
— Evanston Chamber of Commerce

“Maya and I want to personally thank you for your expertise in making our event so incredibly beautiful.  Your professionalism and attention to all the details made the event seamless.  We are still on a cloud!”
— Maya Romanoff

“The party last night was wonderful.  Everything from the food, the service to the attention to all the detail went way above my expectations.  The emails and phone calls from clients have been overwhelming this morning about how great the party was.”
— Cotter Consulting

“…Your planner was great!  We’ve dealt with A TON of planners and most of them are pretty miserable and just stress everyone out.  Lisa was awesome!”    — The Band “16 Candles”