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Melissa Migliaro

Ready to Celebrate!

By | Conference Center, Consulting, Event Center | No Comments

Our client, Sigmas Conference & Event Center, is celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary on Saturday, June 23rd. Sigmas is a one-of-a-kind venue that offers unsurpassed amenities for your next event that are sure to result in satisfaction for you and your guests. We’ve hosted several events of our own at the building and have always been pleased with their staff and the experience. These days, it’s always nice to know you will have exceptional customer service for your guests, in addition to a warm atmosphere. Other amenities of this space include:
* Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
* Unique, retreat-like, distraction-free environment to facilitate productivity for business meetings, trainings and team-building events
* Warm and welcoming atmosphere for banquets and social events
* Plenty of free parking and easy access from all areas in Western Pennsylvania

Mark your schedule for Saturday – June 23rd between 6-9p.m. for their Anniversary Celebration and come see for yourself why we love working with this team. Bring a guest (or two!) and join us for an amazing evening. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by our caterer (Post Office Catering Group), complimentary wine/beer/non-alcoholic drinks, and a special unveiling of exciting changes we’ve made! We can’t wait to celebrate with you! Guests will also have the chance to experience our 10-year journey, and be entered in a drawing to win an unforgettable grand-prize!

There is NO cost to attend this celebration, but please RSVP by June 20th!
RSVP here!

Success through a Donut!

By | Community Engagement, Non-profit, Sponsors | No Comments

On Saturday, June 16th, our client will celebrate their 7th Annual 5K Event. The Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation is a 501c3 that provides awareness programs and fundraising events to help educate others about melanoma and the dangers of tanning. New this year, we were able to connect them with Duck Donuts Pittsburgh which offers a give-back program called “Quack Gives Back”. Each month, Duck Donuts selects an organization to highlight and then gives a portion of that month’s sales back to the foundation. Ironically, June 1st is also National Donut Day. What a delicious & perfect way to kick-off the month, all for a great cause.

We are happy to provide sweet success through a donut for this organization as they continue to lead the way with educating people about the dangers of sun exposure and provide amazing support those those who have lost loved ones to melanoma. There was clear potential in connecting these two entities that share a similar mission and we found that sweet spot. Stop in to Duck Donuts Pittsburgh at any time on June 1st and help us support the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation.

For more information on the Foundation and 5K Event, visit: http://melanomapgh.org/
For more information on how we can help your charity, contact us at: connect@migliaroconsulting.com

Consider the 3rd Party

By | Community Engagement, Community Relations | No Comments

Sometimes in negotiating a deal, you might be more successful when hiring a 3rd party to do the work. We at Migliaro Conuslting are often times hired to serve that role in a variety of settings. Our client’s needs range from securing sponsors to increasing event attendance to day-of logistics. to increasing attendance at certain events.  We use a variety of services to get the job done, such as:

  • Community Relationships
  • Content Writing
  • Marketing Collateral and much more!

Being the 3rd party allows us to see both sides of the fence and approach potential leads while keeping our client’s best interests in mind. We know that when both sides are receiving benefits, then the connection is a true success. There is always a sense of ease when we approach someone as the 3rd party, rather than the direct person asking for money or a partnership.

Our goal at Migliaro Consulting is always to thoroughly research our clients needs and interests, as well as the potential partner or sponsor. We dedicate that time on the back-end to help ensure a positive end result. If you are looking to learn more about having us serve as your 3rd party, give us a call today and we’d be happy to chat.

Why Emails Matter

By | Communication, Time Management | No Comments

We’ve heard it before and we hear it all the time – “I get so many emails I don’t know what to do with them”. We understand, but welcome to 2018! Who doesn’t get too many emails? Unfortunately, that’s no excuse not to return those emails or organize them properly. In today’s world, most relationships survive and thrive based on email communications. People are too busy to meet in person and forget even trying organize a phone call!

We always prefer in-person or a phone call over sending emails, but the reality is that many businesses run on just emails alone. Our job at Migliaro Consulting & Event Specialists is to help our clients manage those emails and ensure that nothing falls through the cracks as they grow their relationships and business. We know that sustaining relationships is the best source of marketing and we aim to make sure that happens on a regular basis.

Next time you feel overwhelmed, consider taking a few extra steps at the beginning of your week to get organized with your inbox.

  • Create a “priority” folder and make it a habit of starting & ending each day OR work-week by checking those emails.
  • Set reminders for yourself so you know when you need to send a follow-up email OR nudge someone to return your last communication.
  • Create a few generic email templates that you can easily customize, cut & paste to send a quick response to someone.

Relationships matter and emails matter. The next time you become overwhelmed with your inbox, consider these easy tools to help get you back on track.

Workplace Wellness Outside the Workplace

By | Workplace wellness | No Comments

Does your company have an existing workplace wellness program? What does it look like? Wellness days, biometric screenings, lunch & learn workshops? Have you ever  considered hosting a workplace wellness event outside the workplace? Yes that’s right, companies are doing this all across the country and it’s yielding positive results.

Consider a previous client of ours that hosted a “Beat the Boss” competition where they participated in a local 5K event and aimed to beat their boss of their particular division. The company paid the registration fee for each employee that wished to participate in the event. Not only did this create some positive workplace morale, but we found that employees were also encouraging their family members to join them on event day. Talk about a trickle effect. We got them moving, thinking healthy and supporting a great cause. Some other ideas to consider for outside the workplace include:

  • Geocaching or Kayaking
  • Volunteer/City Clean-up Day
  • Local Bike Ride or 5K Walk/Run

This idea is easy to orchestrate and we do it all the time. We’ve built relationships with many local organizations so we can make it easy for the you to connect. The next time you are considering a workplace wellness event, consider thinking outside the workplace itself. Give us a call and let us do the work for you!