It is always a pleasure not only working with Joan Roman of Uranium Productions but having the pleasure of spending some downtime with her. Joan first came to know about Market America when she won tickets to MAWC2011 after writing a guest blog for Market America. I was more than excited when she agreed to become a guest blogger for Conquer as her words always captivate me, and I am most certain it will do the same for you. Take a moment and enjoy her blog about Amanda’s recent surprise party around New York City!
Summertime is all about outdoor soirees. The invites for barbeques, pool parties, beach weekends, and concerts pour in by the droves. Despite this fact, when I saw a particular announcement in my gmail a few weeks ago… my heart started to flutter. It was official, Stephen and I would be attending Amanda Ridingers’ birthday party aboard The Utopia.
For starters, a Conquer Entertainment event hosted by Elsi Pacheco of Conquer and BB Galas is an affair NEVER to be missed. If you’re fortunate enough to get on the list…clear your calendar because you won’t regret it! Elsi’s unmatchable attention to detail creates a magical world filled with fun & entertainment and she hits a grand slam with Conquers events. From the 80’s themed candy bar (there was even mini pac man dispensers) to live music on the main deck by Olamide Faison, it felt like I had arrived into a mystical wonderland surrounded by the best life has to offer. Nevertheless, we all know it’s the people that make the party .
I first became aware of Market America through blogging (funny how life comes full circle). I won tickets to the 2011 Miami Conference and on a whim decided to see what this group of passionate entrepreneurs was all about. I described the experience in my first MA blog as “Finding Your Happy Shiny People” because well, that’s
exactly what it felt like. The highlight of my trip was getting introduced to the team behind Conquer Entertainment.
It was love at first sight. A company that empowers artists through their powerful unlabel system… we were a match made in entertainment heaven. Years later, we continue to work together and the experience has been nothing short of invigorating.
I had that nervous yet excited feeling on my way to the yacht. This dream was now a reality and I was about to live it. One familiar face after another boarded, all smiles and ready to celebrate their daughter, sister, friend, ceo…it was absolutely beautiful. The love and energy in the air that evening would have been enough to float us around The Hudson without ever leaving the pier. I couldn’t help but think to myself “Wow, not only is Amanda running a company that is revolutionizing the entertainment industry, she has kept her entire team together every step of the way.” THAT is what being a natural born leader and successful entrepreneur is all about.
From sunset to sunrise, we saluted her. The music was endless and the food fit for royalty. My personal favorite portion of the evening (besides the champagne, mini cupcakes, & 80’s candy goody bag of course) was when all of the artists serenaded Amanda with Happy Birthday on the main deck. That part brought tears to my eyes.
It was an honor to attend the #ARBDAYBASH celebration and even more so to be in the intimate presence of such collaborative greatness. Thanks to all
of you for giving me the kind of mid summer night when you enjoy what life is really all about… love & conquering the pursuit of happiness.
See you in North Carolina!
Onward & UPward, @JoRoHats of Uranium Productions #everybodygetUP
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For a full set of photos from Amanda’s Birthday Bash click here