J-Leigh Events Guest on Zero to Ten Podcast Hygge Charlotte

November 19, 2021

J-Leigh Events Guest on Zero to Ten Podcast Hygge Charlotte

There are some events we can never plan - like a global pandemic. As event planners who thrive on bringing people together for memorable moments, 2020 impacted J-Leigh events by eliminating months of work. When the cancellations started rolling in, we asked ourselves: what are we going to do? If you listen to other podcasts for event planners, they likely discuss the positive outlook for recovery in the events industry. But, getting to this point wasn’t easy. Here’s a quick recap from a recent Zero to Ten Podcast with Hygge Charlotte, where I share my personal and professional story as an event planner in a pandemic.

Hygge Charlotte: Podcasts for Event Planners

During the podcast, I followed up with Garrett, owner of Hygge Charlotte, on how the pandemic impacted my business almost two years later. At the beginning of the pandemic, events started canceling back in March 2020, leading to a large amount of lost revenue. I think I went 5 or 6 months without one physical event. You might think, “well, what about virtual?” For our clients, a Zoom event is not as attractive or lucrative. So, virtual events were not an immediate solution to retain business. Luckily, things picked back up - starting with working with Camp North End and the City of Charlotte to support local businesses. 


As a team, we readied ourselves with COVID-19 backup plans and creative methods for socially distanced events as things ramped up towards the end of the year. Of course, the pandemic continues throwing surprises our way, like the Delta variant, and being an event planner means having a conversation with vendors about pandemic policies and protections early in the process. But, truthfully, COVID-19 affects not only business but life as a mother and entrepreneur. 


For other event planners, mothers, and business owners going through the new challenges of the pandemic, here’s my advice: there is hope for everything and ask for support. 


Check out the Hygge Charlotte recap and listen to the full podcast here. You can also listen to the audio on Apple Podcasts here.

hygge podcast zero to ten jleigh




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

How to Create a Summer Carnival
How to Create a Summer Carnival

May 20, 2022

Summer carnivals bring entertainment, games, and food together for one thing only - fun! The secret to creating a summer carnival is the perfect blend of location, great food, things to do, and ensuring attendees have a safe experience. Don’t be afraid to add your flair and culture to the classic extravaganza. J. Leigh Events shares the four golden-ticket must-haves for your summer event.

Continue Reading

CLT Summer preview: a list of fun events this summer
CLT Summer preview: a list of fun events this summer

May 06, 2022

Summertime is coming through the Carolina clouds in a little over a month. So, it’s time to start looking forward to trips, festivals, activities, and events for the entire family! 

Continue Reading

How to Plan the Perfect Networking Event for Women
How to Plan the Perfect Networking Event for Women

March 15, 2022

When planning a networking event for women, you want to consider these three things: theme, time of day, and social media sharing. Paying extra attention to these elements will show the ladies a little TLC.

Continue Reading