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Testimonials

ADVERTISING & EVENT MARKETING CLIENTS (CORPORATE / BUSINESS)

"As always, HNS's broad network and great promotional skills ensured a vibrant grand opening event at our property, Union Wharf."

Jeff Kayce

“HNS provides upscale organizations with upscale results. They lend credibility & successful promotion to any event & know EVERYONE in the Baltimore/Washington area. I strongly suggest exploring their professional services.”

Eric Brotman

"HNS is a true marketing partner. Their president, Heidi cares about the people and organizations with which she works and takes the time to really understand their needs and goals before recommending a marketing strategy.  She is one of Baltimore's best event planners and has evolved her business to provide her clients with additional marketing services such as social media, community engagement and promotions."

Kristi Halford

“Thank you for all of your efforts in bringing a huge number of young professionals to the Club! And you helped to make it all run smoothly!”

Nancy Sloane

ADVERTISING & EVENT MARKETING CLIENTS (CULTURE)

"HNS, Thank you so much for all you did to promote Artscape & its After Party! You're awesome! You helped to connect thousands of people to new programming at Artscape. You were such a pleasure to work with and I hope we’ll be partnering with you soon on other events."

Emelda De Coteau

"HNS has been very supportive of our festival. We are very grateful to have them on board."

Marisa Cohen

"Thank you so much for being a promotional sponsor of our awards event. You're awesome!"

Lana Rae

"We really appreciate all the promotion for the Bootlegger's Bash! All of our advertising efforts led to a great crowd."

David Belev

"Heidi's of HNS's enthusiasm is contagious! She's a wonderful person to be around, a pleasure to work with and a big help in any event.Her   involvement in our event was very valuable. She has done an exceptional job with marketing and promotional aspects. Her expertise in promotion and social media marketing was instrumental in the success of our events. I would highly recommend HNS to anyone who is planning or promoting events. They always show a high level of professionalism and can be counted on to see a project through to the end."

Ella Pritsker

"We made over 17,000 people happy last April in Baltimore, and a large part was due to your help! We appreciate all you do for us."

Amanda Blanck

“HNS provides a distribution channel to promote our events.Their list is full of young upwardly mobile and fun professionals that enjoy getting out.   They've always been great to work with.”

Greg Nivens

"We've partnered with HNS to promote very successful museum events geared toward young professionals. They're a true marketing partner. They've cultivated a qualified audience of event-goers & developed effective marketing avenues to communicate with their audience. Their ability to network and create conversations via social media is uncanny."

Matt Fry

"Your support at HNS was very much appreciated. Thank you for helping to make it a successful event."

Phil Bryan

ADVERTISING, EVENT MARKETING, MEDIA SPONSORING, AND/OR PLANNING CLIENTS (NON-PROFITS)

"We are in appreciation to HNS for your outstanding support of the disaster relief fund, helping Hurricane victims to rebuild their lives."

Central Maryland Chapter

"This certificate of appreciation is presented to HNS with our heartfelt thanks for your generosity and support."

Arika Pevenstein

"HNS is one of the brightest of innovators in event coordination and marketing. Heidi's stamp of approval turns to gold when it comes to any gathering she touches in Baltimore! She is very down-to-earth, yet possesses a professional demeanor that is unmatched by most in her field. I would be proud to work with her on any of her endeavors. A+!"

Jenny Trust

"Thanks again for supporting our Rock & Roll Bash, Gala and golf tournament! Because of friends like you, we will continue to provide uplifting programs for critically ill children and their families. Looking Forward to working with you again!"

Casey Baynes

"Thank you for your generous donation. Thanks to your support, the bowling challenge was a huge success. Your "Night Out" silent auction item was a big hit!"

Terry Hickey

"Thank you for your involvement and commitment to the fellows and for helping us kick off our fundraising campaign! Your service and dedication to ECYP is received with deep gratitude."

Norman Parker, Jr.

-"Heidi & HNS, Thank you for being a media sponsor for our Crabaret event. Your support has a significant impact on our programs. We raised$131,000 for victims of domestic violence! We very much appreciate that you have made the HOR a partner. We could not have done any of this without you."

Sandi Timmins

"Thank you for the support on the Laughter for Recovery event! We look forward to continuing to work with you!"

Jackie Hryncewich

"HNS, Thank you for your in-kind donation of advertising for our Flashback 5K at Goucher College. We are grateful for your exposure, which help support the JL initiatives that focus on developing women as positive change makers in the Baltimore community."

Lauren Kline

"On behalf of LLS, we extend our sincere thanks to HNS for your generous contribution. Your participation and support of our events and programs is genuinely appreciated and really makes a difference to patients and their families."

Jon Rosa, MD Chapter

"Heidi of HNS was nominated and selected by a review committee to join Living Classrooms/Baltimore Business Journal's Rising Stars Program based on her outstanding professional and personal achievements. She brings enthusiasm to the group and in everything she does. She has a talent for developing meaningful relationships and is well-liked by all her peers. Through hard work and dedication, Heidi has become a leader in her industry with a remarkable amount of achievement and success. Moreover, she is committed to bettering our community and helping others realize their potential. She is truly an inspiration and a Rising Star!"

"Thank you Heidi & HNS for all of your very important and generous support that is enabling Living Classrooms to improve lives and make for a better city each day! Media partners play a critical role in providing a vehicle for us to promote the event and communicate our mission. We at LC are grateful and look forward to working with you again on next year's Maritime Magic."

Thara Taylor & James Piper Bond

"We can't thank you enough for being emcees of our fashion show. Everyone had a wonderful time. Helene & Heidi did an incredible job!"

Ellen Falk

"I want to send my deep thanks to Helene & Heidi at HNS for your dedicated, creative work in planning our Annual Soiree for Play. It was a phenomenal night. Our major financial sponsors enjoyed themselves & our board was impressed. A few months ago, things seemed bleak. I was completely stuck for options this past August with no dedicated staff to plan the event and very little preparatory work completed. You jumped into action & worked tirelessly and cheerfully on a million-plus details, secured discounted vendor services, brought on food and drink sponsors, arranged for a talented graphic designer with quick turnaround and reached out to media sponsors. The transformation of the space was stunning. Your vision for the event came beautifully to life!

Randi Hogan

"Heidi of HNS is a wonderful person to work with; she is enthusiastic, engaging, professional and friendly, no matter what she is involved in. She makes things happen! She has a keen sense of the Baltimore area and often seeks out projects, non-profits and events that make a difference to her community. Heidi has done an exceptional job with marketing and promotions for Suited to Succeed over the years. Her expertise in promotion and social media marketing has been instrumental in the success of our events. She delivers what she promises and is always willing to help fellow business owners and non-profits like ours in whatever way she can. She works hard and gets the results you seek, and often goes beyond the call of duty. I would highly recommend Heidi to anyone who is planning or promoting events. I look forward to working with her on future events!"

Karyne Henry

"Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore party was an incredible success! Thank you for taking the time to promote the party."

Patricia Cronin

DINING & HOSPITALITY VENUE CLIENTS

-"Heidi at HNS is one of the most passionate, talented people that I know. From event planning and promotion to booking musical talent, she's your woman. She is always very professional and knows what's best for her clients. I highly recommend her and her company for all that she does."

Dave Seel

"A great experience! The network of fans and followers they've built is beyond impressive! Their ability to form partnerships and produce mutually beneficial events is refreshing. Their events aren’t just great for the client or great for them- they're great for Baltimore.”

Larry Noto

“I had been the General Manager of Havana Club for four years. One of my busiest days ever was a night that HNS promoted. We had nothing else that day, but their promotion & sales were through the roof. They're great to work with and you know if they say it, it happens.”

David Muegge

“HNS is definitely the top company for events & promotions in the Maryland and D.C. market. Through their contacts and marketing, they have helped us tap into an entirely new base of customers, not only for our special events, but for ongoing year round business. No one seems to have the attention of the young professional in the city they way they do."

Kenneth Petty

“Whether you’re a client or a consumer, HNS has you covered. It’s obvious from their extremely creative, professionally executed, and wildly successful events, that they only produce the best. Their heart is in their work, and it shows.”

Vincent Martinez

"HNS draws people to my venue. They’re passionate, dedicated and very committed. They’re extremely detailed, thorough, and care a great deal about their clients.”

Leonard Clarke

“I strongly recommend HNS. Loyalty, Boundless Energy, and Innovation. HNS treats your business as its own.”

“The response to the event HNS promoted at Get Down was incredible. People are talking like that Friday at was legendary. They really did a fantastic job, and I just wanted to say thanks again for pulling out all the stops.”

Bryan Burkert & Laura O’Neill

“I worked with HNS on the grand opening of a new club. They were extremely helpful in handling all the details that go into a special event featuring a national DJ. I also found them to be very organized & thorough in their follow up. I would highly recommend HNS for any special event that needs that extra-special touch and class.”

Tony D'Angelo Venue Manager

“HNS is the best money you can ever spend. Many thanks to Heidi & team for their help; they are the GAME changer. They were not only professional & competent, they rocked it! They helped me position my brand in a way I could not have done without them. I rarely deal with such a pro like Heidi and am fortunate to have had her on my side. I am hesitant to recommend her so highly because I would love to keep her for myself!  The secret is out, though. Heidi is the one you need for parties, promotions, or positioning of your brand.”

Jim Trujillo

EVENT GUESTS / SUBSCRIBERS

“HNS has consistently provided my guests and I with an unparalleled level of service and attention to detail. They've gone to great lengths to make sure we were taken care of and always left happy. Their events are always a great time and draw a beautiful, young, professional crowd.”

Justin Roudiez

“I’m a Baltimore-area stylist who attended one of your events this year. Not only did I enjoy the event but I met a few new clients who’ve since come to see me. Thank you for making this happen.”

Kristyn Wink

"I worked with HNS on different events. They are driven and know the Baltimore area better than anyone. Their leader's social skills are astonishing, and her professionalism makes her company the leading one in events coordination in the area."

Gaulthier Berret

"HNS never disappoints. If you hear that an event is endorsed by them, you know that you are in for a GREAT time. They're professional, charismatic and results oriented. If you hire HNS for your event planning, or marketing needs, know that you are getting the very best."

Portia Wood

"Heidi of HNS is a true professional. She takes the time to understand her client’s needs, and then provides solutions to reach the client’s target audience. Heidi is a veteran in the industry and her clients benefit from the relationships she has built over the years. Heidi is trustworthy, hardworking, and always follows through. You will not be disappointed."

Richard Yoskey

"Heidi of HNS is an amazing person. She does everything to the best of her capabilities. I have had the privilege of seeing her company grow exponentially. She genuinely cares about helping others, and in turn, that enhances her company."

Ideen Barimani

-"I am privileged to have known Heidi at HNS since 2007. Since then, I’ve watched her firm grow in stature, relied on her as her client for where to go and what to do in town, and saw her spin off another firm this year. I highly admire her impact and positive contribution to social causes, her entrepreneurship, and her leadership and prowess in Baltimore’s event planning and promotion industry. She has one of the best souls in this town, an influential leader, advocate for what’s right, and is admired and respected by many in the Baltimore business and social communities. As I raise my daughter to be a good person and contributor to society, and as I myself consider what excellence in entrepreneurship and community advocacy looks like, I hold up and present Heidi as our role model."

Christopher Cummings

Thank you for the best Saturday night at Red Maple. We have never had so much fun in Baltimore. All my friends really enjoyed the party!!!!!”

Agrim Karki

"We had a great time at your event! Such a unique concept.”

Kempton Ingersol

“I love your e-mails! It’s better than the City Paper. No digging for fun, hip stuff to do!”

Karla Chisholm

EVENT PARTNERS

“Thank you for inviting us to be part of the fashion event. We love to work with you!”

Lisa Ponzoli

"It was great partnering with you on the Rock and Soul event! You have so much positive energy. You could just feel the success that evening in the quality and caliber of the performances and the energy in the room."

Laura Alima

"Heidi at HNS has helped me professionally and personally by always giving her time and talents when called upon, even when called upon for community service to the city she loves. I would not turn to anyone else to help me promote or run logistics on an event that I was associated with. She is a real talent, and has a great heart!"

Billy Apostolou

"I have worked with Heidi of HNS in a myriad of capacities. What never ceases to amaze me is her willingness to jump in and give it her all. She loves what she does and it shows. If you want the total package than you want her."

Faith Deutschle

“HNS is one of the best event firms in the game right now. We love and enjoy working with them on each occasion.”

Ty Alexander

"Heidi of HNS is one of the most savvy businesswomen in Baltimore because she values relationships. She works hard to exceed expectations in the partnerships she builds. I always enjoy working with her at an event and know it will run seamlessly."

Monica Beeman

"Heidi of HNS is an extremely creative and forward thinking professional. Any event she has her name on is guaranteed to be of the utmost class and sophistication. I have always respected her for her ability to hustle on behalf of herself and her clients. "

Dayna Wilde

EVENT PLANNING CLIENTS

"I’m incredibly grateful for the hard work HNS put in to helping expand my event from a small get-together to a phenomenon! Their experience planning events made all the difference."

Errol Webber

“We never thought we could have created the unique experience that we wanted for our students. HNS proved us wrong! Helene and Heidi treated us with the highest level of professionalism and dedication, and accomplished wonders with our budget. Their friendliness, immediate follow-up, and flexibility make us look forward to working with them again."

Hana Odeh Bloomberg School of Public Health

"I received HNS's information from a friend. I was interested in planning a night out for about 50 friends for my birthday celebration. They spoke with me on the phone for almost an hour, getting to know me, and what I was hoping for. I knew they would take care of me. They suggested a new club opening with many perks, and assurance of an unforgettable night- and they were right! I will always remember that birthday as being well thought-out, well -executed, and a great time for all! The club opening was fantastic, and HNS was right there when I needed them throughout the event and followed up with me afterward. I received nothing but outstanding comments from those who attended."

Sara Amin

“Heidi & Helene were extremely professional and eager to help plan my event, secure transportation for my party, and make sure all of my guests were having a great time. I can't thank them enough for making it such an amazing success!”

Zachary Rowan

"Having worked with Heidi, I didn't have to worry about anything. She made me feel comfortable and that everything would happen like it was promised."

Jeff Tse

MEDIA PARTNERS

"HNS is very detailed-oriented and a great leader in the community. Heidi strives and always reaches all goals that are set in front of her. She is amazing to partner your business to grow and have the word of your event spread throughout Baltimore."

Hannah Pridget

"I have known Heidi at HNS for over a decade and watched as she has grown both as a person and professionally. Heidi's compassion and meticulous work ethic have allowed her to blossom into one of the most well known and highly sought after individuals for event production and marketing needs. I always know I can count on Heidi to consistently put out a top notch product and look forward to seeing her continued growth for years to come."

Adam Van Bavel

"HNS, Thank you so much for all of your help and support with our first wedding show! The Mix Event could not have been such an awesome success in the first year without the help of our sponsors like you."

Rochelle Matheson

"Heidi of HNS is a whirling dervish, spinning around Baltimore, connecting all the right people with all the right places, especially when it comes to special entertainment events. A leader and trendsetter since high school, she is a recognized commodity in Baltimore from her event planning, work as a publicist, to her writing and expertise in the social media landscape."

Dara Bunjon

"I have known and worked with HNS on events for many years. Heidi is a true professional and has established herself in Baltimore as a leader in event planning and social media. In addition, she gives back to the community through her many volunteer efforts. Heidi excels in leadership, community service and mentoring. When I work with Heidi on an event, I can count on her to always come through, and I know that the event will always be a success."

Diane Macklin

"Heidi at HNS is the 'great connector.' She has an amazing way of always being able to find the right person that can better your business. The warmth and enthusiasm that she displays every time you interact with her is contagious. If you need something done, she will handle it without a hitch."

Tyler Kelly

“HNS knows this city and its clientele inside and out. What differentiates them is their creative thinking and all-out passion they bring to a project."

Robert Carpenter

"Thank you for all of your help spreading the word on your newsletter and Facebook. Your word of mouth will help us take off!"

Autumn Spontak

"HNS is an idea box filled with creativity and wonderful concepts. They make things happen and have an energy that is positively infectious. I highly recommend them for anything event, production or networking related! They're hard-working, professional and very savvy when it comes to events.”

"HNS is a pure pleasure to work with. They always deliver what they promise and are always willing to help fellow business owners in whatever way they can. They work hard and get the results you seek, and often go beyond the call of duty. I would absolutely recommend HNS for your event planning needs!"

Monyka Berrocosa & Shayna Hardesty

“I had a great experience working with HNS. I brought Heidi and Helene on-board for a project late in the planning process. They hit the ground running and made an immediate impact. Their energy was only matched by their ability to drive results. They were able to secure prime public relations placements in print, blogs, through social media and on key television shows that were appropriate for our client. I was very impressed with them and am looking forward to doing more."

David Melnick

"Heidi at HNS is a dynamic professional who has enhanced the business and entertainment climate of Baltimore exponentially. She is a driven and motivated woman who makes great things happen and promotes business and charitable causes relentlessly. I encourage anyone that has the opportunity to work or partner with Heidi to do so, as whatever the endeavor is, it will be a smashing success."

Christine Richardson

"HNS has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to event planning, coordinating, marketing and logistics. Whenever you hear about a great event, be sure to know they were involved in one way or the other. Just having them involved in any way, you know they will stand by their word and yours."

Torbin Green

"HNS is a force in the Baltimore entertainment scene. Heidi is kind, fun, and knows how to make great stuff happen. I love working with her, and hope we can work together for years to come."

Brooke Hall-Allen

SCHOOLS

"Thank you for taking the time to come and meet with our group. We really appreciate all of the insight you shared and the stories you told. They will help us greatly in college."

Leap Group

"Thank you for joining our panel for career day. We loved seeing you back on campus. It was a great success!"

"Thank you so much for speaking at our RPCS diversity conference this year. The open, honest, and sincere manner in which you spoke to us, urging us to expand our social horizons, outlined an issue that we all need to address. I deeply appreciate you sharing stories with us regarding the complacency that many of us acknowledge, but do not change."

Missie Mack & Gretchen Catlin, Class of 2012

SOCIAL MEDIA CLIENTS

"Pleasure working with HNS. They go above and beyond for clients."

Frank Serruto

"I have been working with HNS for 10 months. Heidi’s energy and competence have made it a very professional and supportive relationship. She has given me numerous marketing and PR ideas and introduced me to a many people of influence in Baltimore. I would recommend her to you if you have any needs in the entertaining or networking areas of your business. You will be delighted with her performance, personality and effectiveness."

Kim Quinn

SPONSORS (SPIRITS)

“I would highly recommend HNS to anyone who's in need of expertise in marketing, brand building, and networking. Their knowledge of the market and innovative methods of showcasing clients brings fast and tangible successful results.”

Shazz Lewis

"Heidi at HNS is a true professional. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Baltimore scene and knows it inside and out. All of her events come off without a hitch. She is a wonder to work with."

Morgan Moses-Allen

“Our company has partnered with HNS for several amazing events! They have always shown professionalism, enthusiasm, and ensured that their events are flawless. They go above and beyond their duties to make their events successes.”

Jennifer Holm

TALENT ACQUISITION CLIENTS

"When it came time to find a musician to perform at our events, HNS was the first place I contacted. They've many great connections within Baltimore's music scene. Both of the artists they sent us were true gems! Definitely looking forward to working with them for many future events.”

Anna McCoy

"I've had the pleasure of working with Heidi at HNS on one event or another over the past four years and I have to say, each experience is more fun than the last! Not only have we worked together on collaborative events, but when I’ve had events of my own, she's put me in contact with some of the best musical talents in the city at the drop of a hat. A true professional with an A+ attitude. Doesn't get any better than that!"

Elsa Medhin

TALENT (DJ’S)

"HNS puts the professional in fun. Their ambition over the years has made them a figurehead in the nightlife/event- planning corridor of the Mid-Atlantic region. They have an extremely personable approach and don't skimp on details. Their events are always top-notch and you can always expect them to tackle an event of any size. They always have something new up their sleeve and their professional curiosity keeps them in the game.”

"HNS is the best marketing company to reach young professionals in the metro area. They have consistently delivered quality patrons to so many events and parties over the years. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a hip and upscale audience to attend your next event."

TALENT (LIVE MUSIC)

"HNS runs a musical showcase called, 'Rock and Soul' for Baltimore talents (amongst many other events).  I've had the privilege to be at two of the showcases so far. As a musician, I really appreciate how easy they make the event for us. They provide sound and a tech for the event, run sound checks, and do a great job promoting the event for us. The shows are always filled with a listening audience and there is always an array of different talents. You never know who you will see- a solo acoustic artist, a band, an R&B performer, or all the above. It's always a great mixture of talents, and no two shows are the same. Aside from the great shows, they are always friendly, professional, quick to respond if any of the bands have any questions, and of course at every show cheering us on. I have very much enjoyed working with HNS in the past, and I look forward to working with them again in the near future."

VENDOR REFERRALS

"HNS is great at promoting events and people. Everyone knows who Heidi is. She is also very philanthropic and she is always willing to promote non-profits. Her events are always top notch."

Gina Ramsey

"Heidi at HNS has a keen sense of the Baltimore area and always seeks out the trendiest parties and events to host. Her ability to support and be active in community projects and events makes her a joy to work with."

Nikki Scott

"Thank you for your involvement with Luxury Home Show at Turf Valley. It was great working with you both. I'm impressed with the growth and scope of your company. I've seen it progress over the years, and I think that the presentation of HNS events in your email blasts, as well as the attention to detail and the multiple layers of promotion built into these endorsements gives you that much more leverage in this market. As one who's been in the event planning/promotion business for 16 years, I recognize the hard work, thought, and dedication you put into your company. Keep up the good work!"

Stacy Pesacov

"Heidi is amazing at her work. She not only can promote, but she can connect people at a personal level and help others through her great personality and knowledge of the business."

Sara Elizabeth

"I've known Heidi of HNS for over 15 years. She's always been reliable and friendly. Whenever I'm in Baltimore, she always gives me the best nightlife service! Hands down, the best in town!"

Seth Whalen

"My experience with HNS has been nothing but pure joy and fun in the events we have worked on together! Her team is a great compliment to our team!"

Ralph Rizzo

"Heidi of HNS is an extraordinary human being. Having this quality gives her a serious advantage in business. She is a loyal, honest, trustworthy individual that always delivers, exceeding expectations. I have worked with her on many projects over the years and upon completion, I always look forward to our next. She is of great value to anything she commits to!"

Vincent Sharps

“HNS is very professional, friendly, and delivers on what they promise.”

Lg Concannon

"HNS is one of the premiere event production companies in the Baltimore area. -I own an event company, myself, and I am always impressed when I attend one of Heidi's productions. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and high-energy ambiance is one-of-a-kind. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a dynamite event. You won't be disappointed. "

Sonjay Decaires