Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mumtaz at the 2013 L.A. Elected Officials Reception

This past July, Mumtaz had the pleasure of putting together the 2013 Elected Officials Reception at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel with delicious food and great drinks, all at the beat of 80’s music. Certainly a soirée to remember with about 500 guests! 

Most business leaders of the Downtown LA area joined us for this event, where they got to meet the newly elected and re-elected Los Angeles City Officials. Between the attendees were California State Senators Kevin de Leon and Alex Padilla; California State Assembly Members Raul Bocanegra, Adrin Nazarian and Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr; L.A. County Board of Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky; LA City Attorney Mike Feuer and LA City Controller Ron Galperin.

It was a great opportunity to network, get to know our current elected officials and hear directly from them what innovative ideas are yet to take place in our beautiful city. Thank you to Ch2M Hill, Chase, Thomas Properties Group, Walmart, Arcadis, CaliforniaApartment Association, Comcast NBC Universal, Mayer Brown, Microsoft, Siemens and State Farm for sponsoring the event.  

Mumtaz would like to give special thanks to Red Carpet Systems, Kathy Faulk, Elaine Morales and Catherine Gibson from the Omni Hotel for helping make this event a great success.

Stay tuned for more Mumtaz news to come!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SEARCH Foundation - Event Peeps Supporting Each Other in Times of Crisis

The mission of SEARCH foundation is to support event professionals challenged with a catastrophe. If you missed it - check out their latest newsletter! Get involved and email us if you want to show your support. Our next big showcase event will be in Nashville at The Special Event Show January 2014.

Mumtaz Marketing & Events was proud of being part of the SEARCH Foundation 2013 fundraiser, where our own president Joella Hopkins is on the foundation board.  At the beginning of the year Mumtaz Marketing & Events was present at the Chicago Marriott Hotel, where SEARCH foundation gathered over 200 guests in what was an extremely successful event, raising $55,000 through ticket sales, auctions during the event and individual and corporate donations.  Definitely a night to remember that will have a major impact on the lives of the recipients who absolutely need it.  This event would not have been possible without the participation of Rentals Unlimited, Island Events and New York Water Taxi.  Thank you all and let’s gear up for the next SEARCH foundation event!!!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mumtaz Loves Joan! She's a Highly Recommend!

Joan Frances Moran is simply wonderful! With her positive energy, enchanting humor and wealth of life experience, she has set a new standard to what really means to be 69. The word retirement does not exist in her dictionary and we are thrilled about it!

Joan is a uniquely inspiring Keynote Speaker.  She takes personal fulfillment to a whole new level by empowering employees and business leaders everywhere she goes. She believes that living a life without having passions to pursue is not fun at all. Joan transmits her appetite for life to others helping them stretch the mind at any age and get rid of mental inertia. Her Keynote topics are aimed towards self-motivation, youth of mind and the possibilities of today, which is how she continues to transform the lives of so many.

Joan engages audiences effortlessly transferring dual wisdom of creativity and work/life balance during her presentations. Joan’s captivating personality along with two Masters, in Education and Theater, plus her over 25 years of experience in Theater allow her to engage with audiences in a distinctive way.

Joan offers an array of keynote presentation and workshops for business groups, associations and conferences that open up new strategies for transformative mindset changes. Find out more about Joan at You can also look her up at or follow her on Twitter @joanfmoran

She is a game changer in her industry; someone you would definitely love to meet!