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WHITE Party {Founders Bio}


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Shannon Marie Lach: Owner of P E A R:

PEAR started growing in 2012 under the leadership of Owner and Principle Manager, Shannon Marie Lach. Lach has been creating and planning events since 2002 and has been hired for event consultation and planning throughout Western New York for businesses, non profits, universities, celebrities, business owners and many more!

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.

me sarahSarah McKinnon: Co-founder of WHITE Party, Black Tie Affair:

Sarah is a Buffalo native and recent Summa Cum Laude graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, with a bachelors degree in Advertising & Marketing Communications.  Sarah began as the creative content intern for PEAR and has recently become the co-founder of the WHITE Party, Black Tie Affair {a fashion fundraiser}.

Sarah’s idea’s in the WHITE Party can be traced back to her FIT roots as well as her extensive fashion show experience.  Prior to PEAR, Sarah was the senior intern at Victoria’s Secret Headquarters placed in the Brand Communication and Events department for Beauty, which included the 2012 Victoria’s Secret national Fashion Show.

Sarah hopes to continue her career in the public relations and events industry either in Chicago, New York City, or San Francisco. But until then, she is all ours at PEAR to continue planning with a purpose!