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Meet Annette Hoegner of Classic Touch Events in Inland Empire

Today we’d like to introduce you to Annette Hoegner.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I got started in events while working for a clothing company in Orange County in the year 2002. They didn’t have any employee appreciation events in place so I decided to organize them. Shortly after the company sold and I had to get another job. I just couldn’t find anything I liked doing more than event planning, and I knew I LOVED weddings! So after some soul searching and being blessed with my second child I decided to look into what it took to be a professional event planner. After taking an accreditation program and shadowing another event planner I launched Classic Touch Events in 2005. This is our 12th year in business and we are still going strong. I love what I do and am honored to be trusted to handle special events for my clients.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It was hard the first 5 years. It was basically a glorified hobby since I was breaking even at best. I had to pay my dues and learn the ins and outs of this business. I worked hard to network and create a strong reputation in the industry which has definitely paid off in the long run.

Classic Touch Events – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Classic touch Events is a special event planning company based in the Inland Empire.

We service clients in Riverside, Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. We also dabble in destination weddings. We do all types of events including weddings, corporate and social events of all types. I am proud of the fact that me and my team have always had positive feedback from our clients and when they are happy we are thrilled! What sets us apart is that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We get our job done without being dictators. I often hear from vendors how fun and easy we are to work with compared to others and we love that!

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I would say my proudest moment was when we hit the 10 year mark in business. Many people that started when we did are no longer around. My second proudest was last year being named the top event planner in Inland Empire Magazine in 2016.

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