Shannon Marie Lach: Owner/Principal Planner:
PEAR started growing in 2012 under the leadership of Owner and Principle Planner, Shannon Marie Lach. Lach has been creating and planning events since 2002.
Lach has been hired for event consultation and planning throughout Western New York for businesses, non profits, universities, celebrities, business owners and many more! She has held positions that have allowed her to work with many well known names; Hilary Clinton, OAR, Dashboard Confessionals, Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies, Gretchen Wilson, Deanna Carter, Dustin Diamond, John Corbett, Jason Aldean, Who’s Lines is it Anyway, Nobel Prize Winners, PAETEC, University of Rochester, Apple, Entercom and many more.
She an extensive knowledge of planning corporate events including Sales Meetings, Holiday Parties, Employee Recognition, Tradeshows and Grand Openings.
Lach has also planned over 35 weddings as of 2014, and assisted in the design/decor of over 500 weddings to date. She has lived in Sienna, Italy for a period of time that has allowed her to expand her design and concept pallet.
Currently, Lach is writing a book “How to Start and Run an Event and Meeting Planning Business”.
Once Shannon entered the event industry full-time, she soon realized she also had a passion for teaching and mentoring. From there the idea of PEAR was planted. With the continued support of dedicated partnerships, PEAR grew into the ripe, collaborative event enterprise it is today.
PEAR accepts 6 interns every season
Spring: January – May
Application deadline: November 1
Summer: May – August
Application deadline: April 1
Fall: August – January
Application deadline: June 1
Our Recent Interns: How we LOVE them!