April-May 2018 Issue of Inside New Orleans

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Susan Zackin Ever dream of just showing up and being a guest at your own party?

Orleans area. Once we perfect the site here, we plan to expand to other cities.

Then call Susan Zackin. Zackin is the president and owner of Z Event Company

Online shoppers can research through various search parameters and then order

and the newly launched website, The Event Glossary. With over 30 years of

items and services, rent venue spaces and book hotel rooms (including hotel

experience, this former interior designer will create a beautiful and seamless

blocks) and transportation, conveniently, all on one site. Once shoppers have

affair for you whether it’s a wedding, intimate dinner party or corporate or social

finished planning their event, they checkout their cart and pay. It’s that easy,


one-stop shopping. The Event Glossary also has a virtual concierge to answer

A New Orleans native, Zackin has a sophisticated vision and has produced parties that range from elegant to outrageous. When asked what sets Z Event

questions and walk users through the process.” Noting another important feature of the website, Zackin says, “There is a

Company apart from the pack, she says, “We have tremendous depth in our

‘request for pricing’ option. We are adding new partners every day. Just tell us

artistic ability. Since I have lived and worked in South Florida and across

what you want, and we’ll come back to you with pricing. We are also always

America, I have many resources. I’ve mixed it up a little and brought a different

looking to list more vendors to continue to add to the website. The Z Event

flavor to events in New Orleans, with new entertainment from around the

Company and Event Glossary office also functions as a showroom where we

country, fresh aesthetics and different styles.”

showcase rentals.”

Five years ago, Zackin sold her event-planning business in Florida and

Zackin is clearly on the cutting edge of everything event related.

moved back home. But when she began researching venues and resources for Z Event Company, she became frustrated. “There are over 1,000 different venues alone in the greater New Orleans area. When I began making lists and spreadsheets of venues, vendors and suppliers, I realized there was a need for a website.” Not one to rest on her laurels, Zackin took on the monumental job and launched The Event Glossary last November. Zackin explains: “The Event Glossary is an online marketplace for everything event related for all types of events, weddings, nonprofits, social and corporate. The website provides access to sources for novices and professionals alike—for anyone who needs to entertain or to plan an event in the New

Z Event Company and The Event Glossary are located at 508 Metairie Rd. in Metairie. For Z Event Company, 504-510-5838, zeventco.com. For more information about listing your business on The Event Glossary, visit eventglossary.com or call 800-714-9050. April-May 2018 73

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