NASHVILLE, Tenn .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Evolution Event Solutions (EES), a strategic event management agency that delivers extraordinary events with real results, has announced a merger with Maple Ridge Events, a full-service destination management company (DMC) that will is known to create a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind company – one kind of experience.
The merger will bring together two successful Nashville-based agencies in the event management industry, both of which are run by renowned and influential women. Falon Veit Scott, Founder and CEO of EES, founded her company in July 2012 to provide the kind of service where every meeting and event, regardless of the way a company is approached, is delivered as an unparalleled experience.
Robyn Bass, Founder and CEO of Maple Ridge Events, opened her company’s doors in August 2012 as a platform to create a wide range of signature events, from curated tours to grand galas.
Although their paths to entrepreneurship differ, Scott and Bass have had similar successes with their companies.
In 2019, the Women Presidents’ Organization named EES its 12th annual ranking of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned / Leadership Companies ™. Last year, EES was named a finalist for Best in Business by the Nashville Business Journal (NBJ), and Scott was named one of the publication’s Women of Influence. EES was also included in Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the country.
In nine years, Bass transformed Maple Ridge Events into the DMC in Nashville. The company was named one of NBJ’s “Best Places to Work in Nashville” in 2019 and 2020, and Bass was also named one of the publication’s “Women of Influence” that same year. The company was also named “DMC of the Year” by Hosts ™ Global in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
“By working with Maple Ridge Events, we can offer comprehensive DMC services that complement our other businesses, such as our Business of Events consulting services and virtual event management,” said Scott. “This move will greatly benefit the current clients of both companies while creating a formidable Nashville agency with local and international event management capabilities.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic made it clear to me that it was time to pass on what I knew to others and what I had learned. That became my new focus and passion, ”said Bass. “I took care of my customers and found that EES expertise was the perfect solution for them. Falon and I have been on opposite sides of the mirror throughout our careers. This merger is less about business and more about our shared love for the events industry, the customers we serve, and our passion for doing business right. ”
About Evolution Event Solutions
Evolution Event Solutions (EES) was founded in 2012 and is a strategic, collaborative event management agency that delivers extraordinary events with real results. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, the agency applies its proactive approach to meeting planning, special event production, trade show management, and a global DMC division that serves corporations and nonprofits around the world. EES is a proud member of the National Council for Women’s Businesses, Meeting Professionals International and many other credible organizations. For more information, please visit evolutioneventsolutions.com or follow EES @evolutioneventsolutions on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About Maple Ridge Events
Maple Ridge Events is Nashville’s largest local, women-owned, accredited destination management company leading the meetings and events industry with award-winning, one-of-a-kind experiences created for guests and attendees. In 2019 and 2020, Maple Ridge Events was named “Best Place to Work in Nashville” by the Nashville Business Journal, and Robyn Bass, President / Owner / CEO, was named the Woman of Influence. For more information, visit mapleridgeevents.com and follow the agency on Facebook and Instagram @mapleridgeevents and on Twitter @MapleRidgeEvnts.