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02.05.2016
DMC,Hosts Global Alliance,Hosts Heroes,Nashville

Hosts Heroes: Robyn Bass of Maple Ridge Events

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ABOUT ROBYN BASS

Name: ROBYN BASS
Title: PRESIDENT
Company: MAPLE RIDGE EVENTS
Location: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – USA

Like many industry professionals, hospitality and DMC work is an industry that sort of “found” Robyn, and it has taken on an exciting life. Robyn moved to Nashville to originally pursue a career in music, but then she changed direction after 3 years once she realized  she enjoyed getting a paycheck! Robyn started out planning special events in restaurants and venues. Then she moved to managing multiple event managers in various venues, which helped her to make the natural progression into the DMC world. Today she is the President of Maple Ridge Events and running a rapidly growing team that is making its own unique mark on the Nashville DMC landscape.

IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE MAPLE RIDGE EVENTS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

“I would have to say INNOVATIVE. The Maple Ridge Events team takes the time to really listen to our client’s vision, their goals, and objectives. Then together we customize an event or program that is purely theirs, and only theirs. We are one of a kind…just like our clients!”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT NASHVILLE?

“I think one of my most favorite things about Nashville is…this is where music is made. This is where the songwriters live and where many songs are born. Being able to go to any corner bar, restaurant or venue and see “live” music is an amazing thing. A couple weeks ago we (Maple Ridge Events) had a client looking to book a DJ for her event. This is the kind of town where it is easier to find any combination of singers, songwriters, musicians, and performers than it is to find a DJ. Although, we can naturally also find you that requested DJ.  I love that we can incorporate all of the Nashville talent that we have at our fingertips, into almost every event we produce.”

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

“My hero is Lucille Ball. In fact, I Love Lucy! She was a woman of determination and never shied away from anything rare or unusual. Lucy had guts and made things happen. If she was scared of anything, we will never know.”

WHY SHE IS OUR HERO…

One thing HGA knows for sure is that Robyn and her talented team at Maple Ridge Events will make you feel at home in Nashville, and they will help take your program to the next level. Praised as the leader of the “2015 HGA DMC of The Year,” Robyn goes above and beyond for anyone she meets. She always offers to help when help is needed and is an active member of our HGA Advisory Board. Once you meet Robyn be it by email, phone, or in person, you can’t help but smile when you interact with her. She is a Hosts Hero through and through, and Hosts Global Alliance is honored to have her in our HGA Family.