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IMPACT Weddings won the Bride’s Choice Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 from WeddingWire!. This means we are in the top 5 percent of Wedding Pros nationwide: http://www.weddingwire.com/vendor-reviews

Ashley | Bride |Wedding

The Winery at Bull Run was nothing short of spectacular for my wedding! From the minute I emailed them, Paige responded right away and was very helpful throughout the process. Amanda and Eddie are absolutely INCREDIBLE and made the process of planning a wedding actually easy! The day of the wedding was amazing and Amanda and Eddie were on standby for whatever I needed. Thanks to them, everything went off even better then planned. The winery itself is gorgeous! I used the barrel room as we had a 55 person wedding – it was beautiful! You can’t beat the price for this winery. My husband and I looked from Rhode Island to Virginia – the minute we stepped foot onto the property, we were sold. Thanks to everyone at TWABR!!!!

Anastasyia | Bride | Wedding

When we were preparing for our wedding we realized that we needed a day of coordinator. We worked with Julie from Impact Collective. We shared our vision of how we wanted our wedding to look with Julie, and she was able to take it to a level that exceeded our expectations and hopes! When we arrived at the venue, all decorations, bride and groom rooms, and guest book table were set up to perfection. She was attentive and helpful during the rehearsal and the day of our wedding. She was accommodating to all needs, ours and our guests. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. At the end of the day she packed everything. Everything she did prior and on the day of made us feel relaxed and we were able to enjoy our day! Bringing her as a part of our team was the best decision we made. Thank you Impact, Eddie, and Julie for your recommendations, hard work, and dedication!

Morgana Somers | Bride | Destination Wedding

We had a destination wedding in Mexico and we cannot begin to express what a big help Eddie and his team at IMPACT were!. We could not have done it without them!. They helped us along with every detail from choosing the location, the menu, the flowers, making travel arrangements, negotiating and paying all involved vendors on our behalf and coached us through every step. Eddie was very responsive (he works way too hard!) and was especially helpful in coordinating with the local resort. This was a challenge as we had a destination wedding and the resort had a very ‘relaxed’ approach. Eddie made sure that we got the answers we needed right away and that we were satisfied every step of the way. Eddie and his wife Miranda travelled with US to Mexico for the wedding to ensure the venue was up to our standards and took care of all the little details. They were there any time we needed them and made it one of the least stressful days of my life! My husband and I were relaxing in the hot tub 2 hours before the wedding! How many couples can say they did that on their wedding day!!!. I could go on for hours but in short it was a blessing to work with Eddie and his team and they have become close friends throughout this experience. Highly Recommended!!

Emily | Bride | Wedding

I didn’t personally use IMPACT for my wedding, but I can tell you Eddie is an amazing guy to work with, and will quickly become a friend. If you have the budget for a wedding/event planner, go for it! Our wedding at TWABR was an amazing experience from start to finish. Our first visit we immediately felt the positive energy from Eddie, who we all were crazy about. He was able to joke around with and charm our whole group of 6 women. We had another winery tour scheduled that afternoon, but we cancelled because we just new Bull Run was the place! A huge selling point for us was this was the only winery we visited that didn’t require a minimum wine purchase to hold an event. You only pay for what you and your guests drink. You can set a limit on the bar tab if you want and don’t have to worry about paying for more wine than you may use. When the contract was signed, Natasha and Amanda took the reins and they were amazing through the whole planning process. They quickly answered every email I sent to them, and were on point for the final walk through. On the day of, Natasha oversaw but Amanda was my primary “handler” haha. Both ladies checked in with me several times throughout the day and kept things flowing smoothly. I was late to my own ceremony, but Amanda took it in stride, adjusted the rest of the day’s schedule accordingly, and kept the stress level low for me. I felt very taken care of. I highly recommend this venue, it is amazing that such a young winery has a team that is so well-oiled. Eddie even made sure to come down to the reception in the barrel room to say hi and give his congratulations. The event team is truly a dream!

Heather | Bride | Wedding

We didn’t hire Impact for our wedding but we did work with Eddie and Natasha and they were both very nice from the start. The Winery at Bull Run was our second stop on the wedding venue search, but we knew after sitting with Eddie on the porch with a glass of wine, that this was where and who we wanted to have our wedding day with! The actual day of the wedding was absolutely perfect weather and Natasha made the flow of events seem seamless. Everything was packed up and in the cars by the end of the night and I never worried about a thing. Eddie even came out onto the dance floor to share our special night. I highly recommend The Winery at Bull Run for an event.

Kristin | Bride | Wedding

While I didn’t specifically hire IMPACT Marketing & Events, I can speak for our experience working with Eddie.

Our wedding at TWABR was everything we were hoping it would be. After comparing some other venues in our area, we decided to go with The Winery because of Natasha and Eddie. Throughout the process, Natasha was super helpful and responsive. In the few days before the wedding and on the day of, Natasha was very attentive and made sure things were going as planned. I felt like we were able to enjoy the wedding more because the team at TWABR took responsibility for so much.

Our wedding ended up being about 60 people, so on the smaller side. The space here didn’t feel too big, which is what we were worried about with a lot of other venues. It fit our guests perfectly but I could also see how it could hold many more if needed.

Kara | Bride | Wedding

My wedding at the Winery at Bull Run was fabulous! We worked with Natasha as our event coordinator and she could not have been more helpful. We had planned to have the ceremony outside but with rain in the forecast Natasha helped us rent at tent and everything worked out perfect. She was quick to respond to all of our questions and worked seamlessly with our caterer to help create our wedding exactly as we had envisioned it. If you have never been to the winery I would suggest making a trip. The grounds are beautiful and the tasting room has just enough rustic appeal to showcase the Bull Run history.

Lesley | Bride | Wedding

I cannot say enough about TWABR. Natasha and Eddie are wonderful to work with. From the first time I met Natasha I knew that this was the perfect place to have our wedding. She is so friendly, responsive and completely understands and listens to everything you want. She also comes up with great suggestions. Our day was absolutely perfect and Natasha and Eddie were a huge reason for this. When our candles blew out because of the wind, Natasha was quick to find LED candles to throw in our hurricanes. When I was walking back down the aisle, I kicked off my heels because the grass was uneven and she grabbed my shoes and took them for me. She was there every step of the way for me and I cannot thank her enough. My vision came out beautifully and I have her, Eddie and the TWABR staff to thank for that. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a great value and personal service that cannot be topped. Also, to note, their wine is fantastic!! I still am getting compliments on how wonderful the venue was. If I would do it all over again, I would choose TWABR again in a heartbeat!!

Katherine | Bride | Wedding

The first time I visited The Winery at Bull Run, I knew it was the place I wanted to get married. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, the gorgeous scenery painted a romantic picture, perfect for a wedding. From the Ruins where the outside ceremony was held to the Barrel Room for the reception, The Winery at Bull Run was the perfect amount of simple elegance mixed with a homey, warm feeling. Not only was The Winery a perfect location, but The Winery’s staff, especially Natasha and Eddie, were always able to answer my many questions and ease my worries, leading up to the big day. On the wedding day, Natasha and Eddie helped to make the day go on without a hitch. It was very obvious that they loved their job. If I had to do it all over again, there is no doubt in my mind that I would still want to get married at The Winery at Bull Run. It doesn’t hurt that their wine is delicious too.

Virginia Lynn Lee | Bride | Wedding

Eddie’s full package wedding coordination was invaluable to our special day. We told him our vision, he listened, and delivered. Eddie found the perfect venue that suited our taste and character all at an affordable price. My husband and I both work full time jobs and have zero time for event planning. We completely put our trust in Eddie, and he did not disappoint. My husband and I still ask ourselves, “can you imagine what the day would have been like, WITHOUT Eddie?” Thankfully we didn’t have to experience that…it was an amazing event that our friends and family will be talking about for a long time.

Nermine Nahkla | Bride | Wedding

Eddie Fam and IMPACT Weddings were instrumental in helping my now husband Michael and I in resolving a number of vendor issues and services for our formal engagement ceremony and reception which took place in Washington DC, and our formal wedding in NY. Because of his contacts and connections in the industry, he helped us locate and sign services with vendors in DC that were within our budget, helped us address a couple of day-of organizational issues, and most importantly, provided us help and advice in dealing with a florist that canceled our contract 3 weeks before our wedding. His calmness and advice were instrumental in how we dealt with the problem (which I, like any other bride, thought was the end of the world!), dealt with the florist, and found a new florist. Thank you so much Eddie for your friendship and services!! Highly, highly recommended before any other!

Colleen Shane | Bride | Wedding

Eddie Fam and IMPACT Weddings were a tremendous help for my husband and me on our wedding day. My husband and I had planned and organized most of the vendors on our own, but then realized we do not want to be “in charge” on our wedding day, or put any of our guests in that position. So we decided to hire a day-of coordinator. That was one of the best decisions we made! Eddie not only helped us out on the day of, as soon as we hired him (about 2 months before the wedding), he responded quickly to emails regarding suggestions for additional vendors we still needed. He also met with us and all the vendors one month prior to the event to ensure everyone knew the other parties and could answer questions we or they had. Eddie also had great suggestions in the month leading up to the wedding – such as writing out a detailed timeline of the day, sending a “logistics” email to our guests a couple weeks before the event, etc. Personally, it was also good to for me to have this “homework” and someone who was expecting it to be “turned in”. On the day of our wedding, Eddie was at the ceremony site right on time and made sure everything looked great. When the ceremony was over, he zipped over to the reception, he was there to look into it so we could enjoy our day. I would definitely recommend Eddie Fam and IMPACT Weddings to anyone else who is looking for a coordinator for the day of their wedding. Eddie will go above and beyond to make sure your day goes off without a hitch!

Severin Hanoun | Groom | Wedding

My wife and I were married on May 15th, 2010 on a beautiful day (I take credit for the weather btw). Eddie Fam was instrumental in coordinating the day as well as making sure the entire day went smooth. He double checked with vendors days and weeks in advance to make sure they were all set and clear on our unique requests. He met with us and waited patiently for us and our families to make decisions, offering his own when needed (and they were needed!). The day of, Eddie was great in making sure my wife and I never bumped into each other before the ceremony, coordinated with both families, got us food and water before the reception (critical!), and basically was our wedding-day-insurance-policy. It was great working with him and I think others could benefit from his services.

Kenneth DiPasquale | Groom | Wedding

Eddie was extremely professional and on point with every aspect of our wedding. Various problems came up with service providers and Eddie handled them in a prompt manner. Some were handled so quickly that we didn’t even know about it until after our honeymoon. Based on the excellent wedding services that IMPACT provided us, I highly recommend them to plan your wedding!

Phillip Meawad | Groom | Wedding

IMPACT is an extremely responsive and professional firm. We worked with Eddie Fam, who was always responsive to our needs and very helpful throughout the wedding planning process. Eddie consistently went above and beyond, and always asked us if there were other ways he could help. Eddie is a fantastic event planner, and I would recommend IMPACT events to any bride planning a wedding, or to anyone planning an event of any kind.

Jenn Taylor | Bride | Wedding

IMPACT was very helpful for the day of coordination of our wedding. They were responsive and took care of an “an emergency” when we had some guests arrive that we were not expecting. They worked with the caterer to resolve this issue without any guests knowing about it. IMPACT was also great at managing our vendors. I would definitely recommend them for your wedding.

Matt Somers | Groom | Wedding

My wife and I had a destination wedding in Mexico that Eddie and his team worked with us on. They did a great job. It was a stress free experience and I had the most relaxed bride in the world. You cant ask for anything more than that! Great job IMPACT! We couldn’t have done it without you!!

Melissa Gibson | Florist | Sylvain Florist

If you are looking for a wedding coordinator – look no further! IMPACT is very professional, always on time, in total control of the wedding, and is fun to work with! As a wedding vendor, I was impressed with Eddie since he was really on top of everything during the wedding day, as well as before the wedding when he came with the clients to book my services. I would highly recommend IMPACT as an event planner!

Sean McColl | Groom | Wedding

Through Eddie Fam and IMPACT, we were able to book top notch services that made our wedding day extra special. Eddie took charge behind the scenes to ensure that everything ran smoothly so neither my bride and I nor our families had to worry about any of the logistics on our wedding day so we could just enjoy the celebration.

Andrew Larris | DJ | Entertainment Exchange

Eddie Fam is absolutely a pleasure to work with. As a vendor working with him on a wedding, I can say he really knows what he is doing, has great ideas and brings a lot to the table. The wedding was at the Mandarin Oriental and the team he put together was outstanding. I highly recommend Eddie!!

Sehreen Awan | Bride | Wedding

I had a great experience working with IMPACT. They made my day memorable and easy! Eddie Fam brought to the table poise, experience and humor.

Alex H | Engagement Party Client

Stated simply, Eddie is a bright and talented marketing professional, event planner, and promoter. He works tirelessly for causes with which he is associated. And, as an added bonus, he is a fun guy to spend time with, whether socially or professionally.

Shelby Burcham Karim | Bride | Destination Wedding

IMPACT Weddings played such a huge role in selecting the perfect location for our destination wedding! We were married at the beautiful ME Resort on April 20, 2012. We were so pleased with the Resort that was recommended to us by IMPACT. There are so many little details that go into planning a wedding and most brides need assistance in staying on track! IMPACT allowed my husband and I to make our vision come to life by providing us with all of the contacts and resources we would need! They worked with our busy schedules and always kept our wants and needs in mind while guiding us through the wedding planning process! Our day was perfect and we could not have done it without them! We will never forget our special day and how they helped make it possible!

Monica A | Bride | Destination Wedding

From the very beginning, Eddie was very thorough and very detailed oriented with his approach to getting us all the wedding info we needed. We were planning a destination wedding in Mexico so it was a bit frustrating with the language barrier and distance. Eddie and his team were on the phone countless hours gathering information for us and speaking with different vendors in order to get us the best of the best. Because of IMPACT’s experience in the destination wedding world, Eddie was able to get us an amazing resort, which guests are still raving about. He was also able to get us several other discounts with our vendors. He was very patient with us through this entire process and spent quite a bit of time refining our resort contract to ensure that we got everything we needed and more. Eddie did a great job with our walk through the day before our wedding and paid attention to every single detail that we might not have caught. The day of the wedding, Eddie was there for us when a few things went wrong and worked hard to make sure we got everything we needed and that everything went smoothly. It was a pleasure working with IMPACT Marketing and we would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to be comforted and feel at ease while planning their wedding!

Emily | Bride | Wedding

I didn’t personally use IMPACT for my wedding, but I can tell you Eddie is an amazing guy to work with, and will quickly become a friend. If you have the budget for a wedding/event planner, go for it! Our wedding at TWABR was an amazing experience from start to finish. Our first visit we immediately felt the positive energy from Eddie, who we all were crazy about. He was able to joke around with and charm our whole group of 6 women. We had another winery tour scheduled that afternoon, but we cancelled because we just new Bull Run was the place! A huge selling point for us was this was the only winery we visited that didn’t require a minimum wine purchase to hold an event. You only pay for what you and your guests drink. You can set a limit on the bar tab if you want and don’t have to worry about paying for more wine than you may use. When the contract was signed, Natasha and Amanda took the reins and they were amazing through the whole planning process. They quickly answered every email I sent to them, and were on point for the final walk through. On the day of, Natasha oversaw but Amanda was my primary “handler” haha. Both ladies checked in with me several times throughout the day and kept things flowing smoothly. I was late to my own ceremony, but Amanda took it in stride, adjusted the rest of the day’s schedule accordingly, and kept the stress level low for me. I felt very taken care of. I highly recommend this venue, it is amazing that such a young winery has a team that is so well-oiled. Eddie even made sure to come down to the reception in the barrel room to say hi and give his congratulations. The event team is truly a dream!

Adam | Groom | Wedding

Both Eddie and Natasha were great to work with. I have a crazy work schedule and they were able to meet with my wife and I at random times. IMPACT recommended a restaurant to us for our Rehearsal dinner, which worked out perfectly. Unfortunately it rained on our wedding day, but Eddie and Natasha had a great back-up plan ready. I would highly recommend IMPACT Weddings and happily do so!

Chad | Groom | Wedding

Eddie and Natasha did a wonderful job helping us to make sure we had the wedding of our dreams 🙂 The Winery at Bull Run was a perfect venue, and it just keeps getting better. We found Eddie and Natasha to be very responsive throughout the the whole process and they have a real laid back vibe that allows them to be flexible and puts you at ease. On they day of the event, they did everything they could to make things run smoothly.

Joshua | Groom | Wedding

Working with IMPACT was wonderful. Through all the stresses and concerns with our wedding, IMPACT was there. We enjoyed the personal touches made by both Eddie and Maria from the beginning to the final moments of our special day. While I recognized their value from the beginning, I truly found out how wonderful they were by hearing from other vendors how thorough and excellent our wedding planner was throughout the process. I would recommend IMPACT without hesitation to anyone looking to plan their event.

Mary Kate | Bride | Wedding

A wedding to remember 🙂 Eddie and his team were so great in helping plan this event and making the night terrific. Before the wedding I met with Natasha and she helped me plan all the seating, the timing, some decorating, and overall logistics. The night of the wedding was also wonderful, in that both Natasha and Eddie were very attentive to mine and everyone’s needs. I could tell they really wanted everyone to have a good time, and I think they ended up having a good time too! The only negative feedback I can give, is I wish they would have closed the winery to public just one hour early, so my guests could eat earlier. But in the grand scheme of things, the night was still wonderful and my husband and I, and our guests, will never forget it 🙂

Kendra | Bride | Wedding

We hired Eddie and IMPACT last year for our Nov 2011 wedding. From the day we booked him to the day of our wedding, Eddie was an amazing help. He recommended excellent vendors and venues to us and even helped us negotiate cost and book them. Eddie was always responsive over email, gave great advice and took a lot of stress off my plate. The day of our wedding, not only did Eddie set up all our decorations and coordinate all our vendors, he also MCed the entire wedding. The day went perfectly and we definitely have Eddie to thank for that. I couldn’t image how the day would have gone if we hadn’t booked IMPACT as our wedding coordinators!

SPLENDOR

Amy Grant – 6 Time Grammy Award Winning Artist

This is the greatest thing, just to get to share it with them, it makes the night more exciting.

Michael W. Smith – 3 Time Grammy Award Winning Artist

This is the important stuff, it will be life changing for me and for them.

Toby Mac – 6 time Grammy Award Winning Hip-Hop Artist

It’s great that some of the people from DC general got to come to my show and Meant 2 Live Foundation brought them here, and just hearing a little bit of their stories and seeing the look in their eyes…It lit them up a little bit which I love to see, It’s an honor to know believers that are in the trenches with the homeless, loving people well that’s what the gospels all about.

Natalie Grant – 4 time Dove Award Winning Singer/Songwriter

I think this is amazing, this ministry to me is exactly what I think Jesus would be doing. And I think that when you see it in action it’s a beautiful thing. Reaching to those who are so desperate for new life…It’s more than just bringing them to church. It’s loving them and treating them like brothers and sisters.

Charlotte Gambill – Author, Speaker and Pastor

That’s what this ministry does, it doesn’t just give them what they think they deserve or what they would expect it gives them way beyond what they expect…. So keep doing what your doing, it’s amazing.

Carol Auxier – Promoter of DC Concert Productions

Eddie has a huge heart for the people that are underprivileged and it is my honor to be apart of his organization and Splendor.

Jerry Woods- WGTS 91.9 FM Promotion Director and Morning Show Host

I think the homeless in the DC community and really all across the country are an overlooked community, and Jesus was here and he didn’t say there was any difference between how much money you had, there was no class to him, he hung out with people who he would normally hang out with, and I think this is what Jesus would be doing, That’s why I’m so excited about this, this takes the focus and goes – here are people that have been overlooked but they are precious to Jesus, you are a VIP and you matter and that’s where they’re at right now.

Blanca Vega – WGTS 91.9 FM Morning Show Host

As a mother of three I know what it is like to have someone love on your child, when you come to a parent right here in your community to come and say I care, I want to do something to help you to improve the quality of your life right here and right now, there’s nothing better than that and then you take that a step further and do that around to world with the kids in Zambia, you have my heart you have my support and I am so happy to be apart of it.

Patti Brown – Assistant Director/Employment Counselor at The Lamb Center

We are just so grateful at the Lamb Center for Splendor because you sought us out and you saw what we do and trying to be the hands and feet of Jesus for people who are hurting and who the world has given up on and you treated them to a night that they will never forget and you treated them like royalty, and our guests know when they are treated sincerely and with love and they can sense that right away with Splendor, we just are very grateful.

Dave Larrabee – Director of Operations at The Lamb Center

We’re really grateful for the Meant 2 Live Foundation and Eddie for all he’s doing, a lot of our guests who are going today for the Michael w. Smith and Amy Grant concert are really excited. It’s a chance they they don’t get, I mean this is a completely different world for them, to be able to go to this concert is just a wonderful blessing for them.

MARKETING CLIENTS

John Basta, Executive Director, Mission Life Center and Hope Clinic

Eddie is the most talented marketing/development director I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He has managed to direct and develop a project that is being run on the other side of the world. His passion drives him to go above and beyond the call of duty. He puts his heart, mind and energy into everything he does. You will never get less than 100% from him. He is a form of inspiration to everyone he works with.

Derek Irelan, Business Network International, Assistant Area Director

I have had the pleasure of networking extensively with Eddie in several different capacities over the last few years, and have found him to be someone with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Eddie is all about making connections, and using those connections to make clients satisfied. His events are top notch, and his ability to strategically leverage his network to market events is unique and powerful. If you need marketing done for your company or for an upcoming event, and would like someone to do it professionally, l would recommend Eddie and IMPACT Marketing and Events without reservation!

Hala Youssef, Director of Federal and Medical Divisions at EarthWalk Communications

Eddie was a client of mine when he was launching his clothing line, iKY Clothing. Eddie was very professional and had a strong sense of what he was looking to achieve and what it might take to have his goals met. He did his homework in understanding the different demographics of different radio stations and types of media campaigns we could create. Eddie worked WITH me to create a marketing campaign that would meet all of his needs. He’s defines the word “partner” in not just handing the buck over to you, but will work with you to make sure that everyone is on the same page. The idea of working with Eddie again makes me smile, and I would highly recommend working with someone as genuine and focused as him.

Jan Tyler, CEO, Blacktie DC

Eddie Fam was literally one of the first people Blacktie-DC got to know. Eddie invited our visiting founder for drinks, and we all loved him right away! We were fascinated by Networking for Good, and believe Eddie to be on the avant guard of big changes in traditional philanthropy – people who begin their careers incorporating giving rather than waiting until the end of their careers. This is passion, hard to fake. Once we began working with Eddie to develop Blacktie-DC, we were impressed by his responsiveness, accessibility and attention to detail. Hire Eddie! You’ll get someone who will give more than 100%.

 

Ihab Marcus, Director of Client Services, 3 Cords Consulting

Eddie has a remarkable ability to remain organized and detailed during large and complex projects. Eddie always remains calm and focused on the objectives at hand while always being pleasant and professional. I’ve worked with Eddie on multiple projects and look forward to working with him through IMPACT for many upcoming events. I highly recommend Eddie and his services to friends and family!

Kirk Johnson, Area Director, Business Network International of Northern Virginia

Eddie Fam lives up to his business namesake – IMPACT. He is a team player serving as the BNI Northern Virginia Event Planning & Marketing Director with several successful events completed during the last 18 months. Eddie has delivered creatively stellar, promotional materials and negotiated top shelf venue bookings for our region’s 1000+ members. Some of Eddie’s refreshing, key characteristics include an efficiently effective work ethic, professionally positive attitude and excellent communication skills. This gent is the rising star of the Metro Washington DC Area Special Events and Conference Planners.

Howie Oren, Client

IMPACT Marketing is a heck of a firm and the hard work and dedication they give to their clients shows in the finished product. Keep up the great work.

Alan Stewart, Manager, Ferry Corsten and Duran Duran

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Eddie for over 10 years. I have found him to be extremely detail oriented, conscientious and able to deliver on difficult promises. His business acumen aside, he has become a trusted friend over the years. I recommend him without reservation.

Sam Schwartz, Owner of Business Network International of Northern Virginia

Eddie is a driven, focus individual, his creative ideas helped promote our events for BNI NOVA. He is timely and professional in his work and delivers results with passion. Always learning and developing looking for new ideas and opportunities. Eddie is a bright and talented marketing professional, event planner, and promoter. Eddie support for BNI was recently illustrated in a BNI Gala, that included a talent contest. It was so well produced by Eddie that it was a sold out.

Making an IMPACT one client at a time!

Dr. Sam Rowan, NOVA Pain & Rehab Center

Nova Pain and Rehab PLLC hired Eddie at the beginning of 2007. We had just opened a clinic in Chantilly, VA. Eddie was our Marketing Director and produced results immediately. His combination of professionalism, personality and out-of-the box thinking is hard to find. I would highly recommend Eddie for any marketing or event planning that your company may need.

Sam Said, IT Recruiter, CIR

Eddie is a person with great character. He is honest, trust worthy, reliable and a pleasure to work and deal with.

Harry Brooks, President, Search First Marketing

I have had to opportunity to discuss marketing strategies with Eddie on several occasions. On each occasion he has impressed me with his creativity and business acumen. As referral partners, I have heard first hand from many of Eddie’s clients about how they were impressed by his ability to over deliver on every project. I would wholeheartedly recommend Eddie for any event marketing effort.

Katie Ibrahim, Graduate, Georgetown University – The McDonough School of Business

Eddie always seems to be a step ahead of everything. He is very detail oriented and makes sure any task set before him is accomplished the best it can be. I’ve seen first hand Eddie’s ability to adjust seamlessly to unanticipated challenges and changes which is a must in this industry.

Kelly Downes, Select Event Rentals, Account Manager

Eddie and I have become fast friends over the past couple of months through ISES. He lead an amazing semniar about event marketing. His expertise in the field and knowledge from this first meeting, I knew I wanted to work with him in the future. We are now currently working on a few marketing concepts for the company I work for, Select Event Rentals. Eddie has been a key part of the excitment and cutting edge market segmentation that we want to be set apart from my competitors. If you need an event planner and someone to market your business….he is the person to do this for you! I am lucky to call Eddie my friend and industry peer, but also a key player in how we set ourselves apart of my competitors for 2012!

Joanne Johnson, Fiducial

How can you NOT want to work with Eddie Fam? He is completely knowledgeable, personable, organized, enthusiastic, driven, detailed, upbeat, professional, savvy, well-connected, diligent, charming, hard working, philanthropic, experienced, smart and Fun! Eddie “knows his stuff” . He listens to his clients and researches the market and its trends totally so as to give his clients the most up-to-date, smart and fairly priced events possible.

Alex Hanna, Engagement Party Client

Stated simply, Eddie is a bright and talented marketing professional, event planner, and promoter. He works tirelessly for causes with which he is associated. And, as an added bonus, he is a fun guy to spend time with, whether socially or professionally.

Jim Mitchell, Member, Business Network International

Eddie is a remarkable marketer with great skills to reach out for clients. He accomplishes much reaching out for clients and contributing his time to Business Networks International (BNI). His support for BNI was recently illustrated in a BNI Gala, that included a talent contest. It was so well produced by Eddie that it entranced a large audience. Beyond this, Eddie danced in a group competing in the Gala talent competition. Go with Eddie Fam!!!

Eric Davis, CEO of Sans Serif Graphics

For over 15 years Eddie Fam has proven himself as a hard worker in business. He has always been a master at networking, extending his reach and impacting all of those around him in a memorable and positive way. His contacts span the globe. I have known Eddie for quite a long time and his focus has always remained steadfast. His focus is on others. His devotion to the many philanthropies and his love for his many friends and family has helped him understand human nature. Many overlook this talent, the ability to read others and predict their interests, but in marketing, it is essential.

Mena Yousef, Owner and Social Media Strategist, Go Feed It

Eddie is a world-class event promoter and entrepreneur. His passion for his work is contagious which helps motivate the people around him. It has been a real pleasure working with Eddie. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an industry veteran that knows how to get the job done and done well.

Andrew Weyrich, Chief Marketing Officer, Hailcab

I have known Eddie Fam for over 12 years. We were both marketing majors at George Mason University and shared the same passion for the discipline of marketing. I had the privilege of working with Eddie in the American Marketing Association when he was President and immediately recognized his leadership and drive. Even at a young college age, Eddie was a great communicator, a very hard worker who knows how to relate to and motivate people, and most importantly he would think outside of the box, and he led us to many accolades and achievements within the AMA nationally. Lastly, on a personal level, Eddie is a great guy and more importantly, a man of great faith and that comes through in how, even with being a very busy business man, he still finds time to give back and serve his church as well as his involvement in mission trips to Africa and his work with Coptic Orphans.

Vanessa Young, LBB concierge

IMPACT Collective is such an amazing group. They are an extremely valuable resource to those in the event industry providing access to new venues as well as networking opportunities.

Virginia Perry, VP Consulting

IMPACT Collective’s FAM Trip this past weekend was AMAZING! The venue was spectacular, service impeccable and the friends I made on the trip will be lifetime! Thank you so much to Eddie and Paige for an incredible unforgettable weekend! Networking events will never be the same again…..

Katie Mac, Rose Gold Events

I had a wonderful experience with Impact during their fam trip to Rosemont Manor. Paige was wonderful to work with and she was professional, organized, and very helpful. The trip was great, I learned a lot about Rosemont Manor and was able to network with fabulous event professionals and enjoy a night of Rosemont Manor’s hospitality. Looking forward to their future events!

Brock Boyd, President, CMI

Eddie knows the marketing/events game as well as any and he is a true professional. I would happily recommend him.

Greg Shuster, Creative Designer, Angry Platypus

Eddie Fam is a driven marketer and event planner, by far the best I have ever had a chance to work with. His ability to manage anything from a fashion to a trade show is unparalleled. Eddie surpassed his role at iKY Clothing multiple times and has a sincere passion for what he does. I confidently recommend Mr. Fam for any marketing or event planning need.

Sally Attia, Sr. Consulting Services Manager, Surrex Solutions Corporation

I have known Eddie since 1990 and it is easy to say he is one of the most driven, tenacious professionals I have had the pleasure of working with. He has a positive attitude and gets the job done with creative out-of-the-box ideas. He would be an asset to any organization.

David Fritz, Cort Furniture

I wanted to express my gratitude and highest accolades for the invaluable part that Eddie played in the success of our VIP Lounge 22 Launch Party. The marketing of our event that IMPACT provided was exceptional. I am very thankful for a partner of Eddie’s caliber and the touch of class that he brought to our event!

Sam Schwartz, Owner of Business Network International of Northern Virginia

Eddie is a driven, focus individual, his creative ideas helped promote our events for BNI NOVA. He is timely and professional in his work and delivers results with passion. Always learning and developing looking for new ideas and opportunities. Eddie is a bright and talented marketing professional, event planner, and promoter. Eddie support for BNI was recently illustrated in a BNI Gala, that included a talent contest. It was so well produced by Eddie that it was a sold out.

David Kassir, Manna Capital Management, Onwer and Financial Advisor

I have known Eddie for approximately 10 years and am constantly impressed with the level of detail and attention with each and everyone of his events. I know people who have come up to me and stated they hadn’t realized that Eddie and IMPACT have operated at such a high level in terms of the size and scope of their events. I look forward to having IMPACT create the impact in my lines of business in the years to come!

Aleeya Alimmudin, Walmart and Sam’s Club, Project Manager

Eddie did a great job with coordinating the Sam’s Club Networking Receptions in 10 different cities which attracted top level college students to meet with our Corporate HR Department and nationwide recruiters.

Rick Gambhir, Photographer and Member of Business Network International

Working with Eddie and his team at IMPACT is always something I look forward to. Having now worked three events with IMPACT (1 Gala, 1 party and 1 wedding) I can attest to their professionalism and expertise in planning, coordinating and executing events. I distinctly remember on one occasion at a Gala with 400+ guests where something went awry, Eddie calmly and quickly handled the situation without issue, which is a real asset as an event coordinator. In fact, having a great event coordinator like Eddie is a real asset to me as a photographer because I know that things will run smoothly without surprises. Good communication, great customer relations and a smiling and pleasant attitude are qualities that Eddie and IMPACT have in spades.

Richie Frieman, CEO/President, PensEyeView.com

What Eddie has done with iKY is not only phenomenal but also inspiring. As a fellow entrepreneur, watching iKY grow and develop from Eddie’s lead, is something to truly admire. He’s got the drive and determination to take iKY to the next level and I’m excited to see it.

Diana Stagnato, Booking Agent, The Moore Music Group

Eddie Fam is a pleasure to work with in every way. His company iKY Clothing, has high quality products that are unique and special. Eddie is professional, dependable, and has great marketing skills. He is also wonderful to work with as a band manager.

Jason Kim, Fashion Designer, iKY Clothing

Eddie Fam is awesome to work with. We worked on a clothing line together called iKY Clothing. His creative directions and marketing strategies are innovative and clear. He is highly energetic and gets things done on time. He listens well and finds the solutions to a problem. I would like to work with him again soon. He encourages other and is a true leader. He definitely love challenges and does what he says.

Tony Hackett, Marymount University

Eddie is an extremely hard working individual and is very driven in the way he runs IMPACT. IMPACT’s events always have an incredible turn out and that is all thanks to Eddie and his talent for marketing and event planning. The Networking For Good events are a perfect example of how well Eddie can plan and execute a successful event. If you are ever in need of an event planner or someone to market your company, then Eddie Fam is the guy for you!

 

NON-PROFIT

Sarah Miller, Founder and President of We Believe Foundation

In October 2011, I recently had the pleasure of working with Eddie Fam and his “dream team” at IMPACT Marketing and Events to produce an unprecedented event that required him to wear many hats. A Night of Pink Hope combined art, fashion and awareness on such a personal level that those who attended his collaboration found themselves profoundly affected and in turn committed themselves to our foundation in significant ways. One could say that Mr. Fam’s biggest asset is his vast pool of resources or maybe his credibility within the Washington DC/Virginia community or perhaps his calm multi-tasking ability, all of which he certainly possesses, however I would say his strongest asset is his genuine heart. He has the ability to see your mission, partner with you in your vision and create the tools to make it happen. If you have a BIG vision, Mr. Fam will create it! I look forward to working with Mr. Fam and his “Dream Team” in the future.

Mark Guirgis, Vice President, PRIMUS Telecommunications Group

Eddie Fam is one of the most organized, efficient and focused persons I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Eddie and I collaborated on many non-profit projects and, each time, he demonstrated a level of professionalism, creativity and teamwork that ensured the success of the project. A unique characteristic of Eddie is that he is not limited by the task at hand, but rather, envisions how the success of it is related to or may impact other larger project. Eddie is a professional that any creative, marketing or public relations team should have.

Simon Zimmer, Executive Director, Aguayuda

We at Aguayuda had our first event with Networking for Good at Paolo’s Ristorante in Reston, Virginia. It was a wonderful success. 122 people came to the networking event, which provided Aguayuda with a great platform to share our mission with a new audience. We met many fascinating people who are interested in supporting us in many areas including fundraising and graphic design. Thanks to Networking for Good’s unique networking events, this evening provided the attendance with an opportunity to meet new people while supporting a worthy charity. The event was a big success because Networking for Good organized everything including generous sponsors, a suitable venue, delicious food, free massages, prizes, and a sound system. Through their publicity via social media channels and supporters the event was well visited by professionals with interest in philanthropy. Thank you Networking for Good for a super networking event!

 

Chica Bom Bom, Bruna Carincotte

Eddie is an extraordinary professional, very dedicated and committed to each detail, he transforms every event that he conducts, in a huge success. I have participated on Networking for Good events, which is Eddie’s creation, and his efforts and passion for this innovative event model has brought a success for non-profit organizations and its professionals.

Jan Tyler, CEO, Blacktie DC

Eddie Fam was literally one of the first people Blacktie-DC got to know. Eddie invited our visiting founder for drinks, and we all loved him right away! We were fascinated by Networking for Good, and believe Eddie to be on the avant guard of big changes in traditional philanthropy – people who begin their careers incorporating giving rather than waiting until the end of their careers. This is passion, hard to fake. Once we began working with Eddie to develop Blacktie-DC, we were impressed by his responsiveness, accessibility and attention to detail. Hire Eddie! You’ll get someone who will give more than 100%.

Jason Howell, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Congressional Candidate

Throughout his career Eddie has sacrificed his own success for the success of the mission or cause he champions. I have worked with Eddie on for profit opportunities and observed his charity work–he is tireless. If you can articulate your mission, Eddie will help you distill, refine and achieve it.

Jan Forman, Business Owner, The Jeans Whisperer

Eddie arranged a trunk show with a great band and many interesting people that I hope to do further business with. The proceeds went to support a charity in Zambia. I am looking forward to the next event!

Jamie Forhan, Photographer

Eddie helped organize and present the “Night of Pink Hope” for the We Believe Foundation. I’ve attended hundreds of charity fashion shows but Night of Pink Hope was in a class by itself. It was simply the best. 1st class in every way. Eddie played a major role in the event. I can recommend him without reservation and look forward to working with him again in the future.

 

OTHER EVENTS / GENERAL

Lea Carter, Member, Business Network International

Eddie was responsible for planning and promoting a gala for BNI that was a huge success. The event was sold out and very well managed. Everyone that I spoke with had a great time and already looking forward to the encore next year. Well done!

Susan Brooks, Event Planner

I brought Eddie on as a partner to help with the logistics and planning of the NVBIA Great American Living Awards. He handled all aspects of the planning, logistics, client meetings, partnership, etc. with professionalism, efficiency and dedication to getting the job done. He was a pleasure to work with and I will definitely partner with him for future events.

Richard Lukens, Area Director, Business Network International

Eddie organized several projects for us. He negotiated very favorable rates, found excellent locations, and managed the process well. His latest event, the BNI NOVA Gala/BNI Idol was successful. It was attended by more than 240 people. We are still receiving compliments about the program. Eddie performs well under pressure. He is driven to make your event a success.

Rick Gambhir, Photographer and Member of Business Network International

Working with Eddie and his team at IMPACT is always something I look forward to. Having now worked three events with IMPACT (1 Gala, 1 party and 1 wedding) I can attest to their professionalism and expertise in planning, coordinating and executing events. I distinctly remember on one occasion at a Gala with 400+ guests where something went awry, Eddie calmly and quickly handled the situation without issue, which is a real asset as an event coordinator. In fact, having a great event coordinator like Eddie is a real asset to me as a photographer because I know that things will run smoothly without surprises. Good communication, great customer relations and a smiling and pleasant attitude are qualities that Eddie and IMPACT have in spades.

Aleeya Alimmudin, Walmart and Sam’s Club, Project Managerv

Eddie did a great job with coordinating the Sam’s Club Networking Receptions in 10 different cities which attracted top level college students to meet with our Corporate HR Department and nationwide recruiters.

Kristin Holland, Director, Webster Group

Thank you so much for all of your help and support during our conference. You are always such a delight to work with and it makes all the difference to have competent people on whom we can depend! We have only heard positive feedback – from the client to Secretary Principle – and know you were an integral part of today’s success.

Donnie Gray, Photographer

I’ve have the pleasure to work with Eddie on several occasions, and I think Eddie is a remarkable event planner. His genuine personality, attention to detail, personable nature and follow through skills put him at the top of the game. He is a true professional and gentleman with the skills to make your event very special. When you work with, or hire, Eddie and IMPACT, you can feel assured and relaxed that your needs are meet with enthusiasm and professionalism.

Andrew Mitry, Director of Information Technology, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church/Little Flock Christian School

Eddie is a driven, innovative marketer, whose creative ideas helped catapult events and programs at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church on to the national scene. He is timely and professional in his work and delivers results with passion.

John Fainter, Vice President of Development, Cypress Equities and Village at Leesburg

Eddie is very personable and a very creative thinker. His company did a great job for a large public event held at our mixed-used development, Village at Leesburg.

Stephanie Jojokian, Washington Redskins Cheerleaders and Capitol Movement Project

We were very pleased with IMPACT’s event coordination for Capitol Movement Project’s annual winter fundraiser.

 

Eileen Caroscio, Member, Business Network International

If you want a fun entertaining event, Eddie Fam is the guy to do it all for you. I attended this year’s really fun BNI Yearly Gala event coordinated by IMPACT. A delicious dinner was followed by an distribution of awards and then a really fun talent show just like on American Idol. Lots of great talent and laughs. Really great event with dancing afterwards. Go to Eddie to make it happen for you!

Candace Tuohey, Director of Sales, Intelligent Office

I’ve been to several of the events Eddie had planned and managed with IMPACT I’m always very impressed by them and I always have a blast. The work he’s been doing with BNI’s 1 to 49 events is amazing. These events are heavily attended and looked forward to by everyone involved with BNI. I would highly recommend Eddie and IMPACT to anyone who is looking to plan an event whether large or small. I have full confidence in him and his abilities.

Greater Good Enterprises, Natasha Smith, President

Eddie is phenomenal – not only in planning events but connecting the right people with the right companies and right causes. I introduced him to a client of mine that wanted to “start” her bakery business as a part-time venture. She enjoyed it but didn’t know if it would be profitable for her. He got her involved in a major entertainment showcase which led to her first big orders (4 of them), and now she is slated to help with another event at the Four Seasons. She is close to reaching her sales goal – which means working her dream full-time. The plus for me are all the connections to other businesses that need advertising specialties; a huge bump in my business network!

Karen McKinney, Owner, Baskets N’ Bags

Eddie did a fabulous job as the event planner for the BNI mixer in July. What a hot event! A great networking party and delicious food. For the attendees the event was flawless. We got to eat, drink and make terrific business connections. Glad to hear that he is the Event Planner for the next BNI Mixer on October 29th. It’s bound to be another outstanding networking event.

Tony Hackett, Marymount University

Eddie is an extremely hard working individual and is very driven in the way he runs IMPACT. IMPACT’s events always have an incredible turn out and that is all thanks to Eddie and his talent for marketing and event planning. The Networking For Good events are a perfect example of how well Eddie can plan and execute a successful event. If you are ever in need of an event planner or someone to market your company, then Eddie Fam is the guy for you!

David Kassir, Owner, Manna Capital Management

Eddie is absolutely phenominal when it comes to event planning. He’s successfully managed to create lasting impressions for all of our clients as a result of the successful events Eddie had put together for us. Would Highly recommend to anyone whose looking to put on a High Powered event.

Danielle Feder, Business Network International Member

Eddie sponsored a HUGE Business Networking International Gala. It was so popular they had to add more tables! We had a great time and enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Eddie!

Rob Chevez, Owner, Caza Properties

There is no one else I would rather have do my event planning. I’ve known Eddie for many years, and his ability to throw amazing events is second to none. I would highly recommend his services to anyone I know.

Amber-Therese Foster, Booking Agent, Last Call Entertainment

Eddie is amazing to work with! He is dynamic, detail-oriented, extremely personable, and well-respected in our community. I always look forward to any opportunity to work with him.

 

 


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