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Meet Tamaka Stephens of TM Stephens Events Planning & Design in Downtown Chicago

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tamaka Stephens.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Tamaka. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Event planning is something I have always loved, I’ve had the pleasure of planning so many private engagement’s for friends and family, When I started planning affairs I never really thought of it as a career it was something I did for fun, and because I like things to be organized. Outside of planning events for family and friends, I volunteer for some nonprofit organizations assisting with planning some of their events. After working under so many different brands as a consultant, I just decided that I would go into business myself. At the time, I worked in corporate America and didn’t love what I was doing. As fate would have it, my mentor introduced me to a wonderful Event Planner and Publicist who was looking to add to her team. I took the leap of faith and I haven’t looked back since.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I can’s say that it hasn’t been rough, but hard no, not when you are doing something that you love you have to work at it and find what works for you. I’m very passionate about Event Planning. I have definitely had to work my way around, networking, and marketing. I put a lot of emphases on networking and marketing. I think it is essential to any business that wants to grow and be successful in the industry.

TM Stephens Events Planning & Design – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
My business is TM Stephens Events. We focus on creating Luxurious, Timeless, Events capturing the essence of the moment. I am an Event Planner and Wedding Planner I specialize specifically in the management and design of events and weddings. I love all things, events and weddings. We are specifically known for creating events that are memorable, rather its a wedding, event, private affair, Baby Shower, Bridal shower, Gala, Private Dinners, corporate events, concerts. We’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing companies and brands, as well as celebrity artist to produce an event that they will never forget. I would say what sets us apart from the rest is our clientele, and our network we aren’t one dimensional we are full scale.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I would definitely say my proudest moment of my career so far is the day that I decided to start my business. I can still feel the feeling of excitement and nerves, the thought of actually doing what I love and being successful at it. I put a lot of thought into my business before I left my corporate job. My start is my most proudest career moment!


  • All packages are catered to the client
  • Our Event Planning and Wedding Planning Packages start at $5000.00
  • We work with each client to build the package that is right for you

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