Special D Events

Special D Events


Sarah Elliott joins the staff at Special D Events as Meeting & Events Coordinator.


Lindsay Krause has been promoted to Director of Meetings and Events and Isabella Pizzo has been promoted to Meeting & Events Coordinator within the SDE family. Congrats Lindsay and Isabella!


Special D Events welcomes Shannon Nelson as our newest Meeting and Event Manager.


Welcome Samantha Flowers, our newest Meeting and Event Manager.


Jennifer Riggs joins the staff at Special D Events as the new Administrative Assistant.


Meeting & Event Manager Hannah Wong in the news/offers tips for keeping meeting participants engaged.


Special D Events named a finalist in the 2018 Best Meeting Planning Company by Michigan Meeting + Events magazine.


Proud sponsor of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroit Policy Conference.


Kelly Dickinson in the news/offers tips on how to handle the unexpected.


Proud to sign on as sponsor for Alternatives for Girls’ 2018 Role Model Dinner.


Welcome our new Meeting & Events intern, Christopher Holman.


Welcome Matt Rossi, Special D Events’ Business Development Manager.


Welcome Shanthi Sivanandham, our newest Meeting and Event Manager.


Meeting and Event Manager Hannah Wong receives her CMP! Yay Hannah!


Lindsay Krause in the news.


Carol Galle receives the Lynne Shivers Leadership Award


President and CEO Carol Galle featured in blog, “Best Practices for Project Management.”


Happy 25th Anniversary Special D Events!


Special D Events named a finalist in the 2017 Best Meeting Planning Company by Michigan Meeting + Events magazine


Lindsay Krause in the news/discusses how to ensure guest satisfaction by accommodating their dietary restrictions.


Lindsay Krause featured in Crisis Communications blog.


Special D Events is a finalist again this year for Best Meeting Planning Company by Michigan Meeting + Events magazine.


Welcome to our newest staff member Andrea Hanson. Andrea will be helping us with Meeting & Event planning and our Sales and Marketing!


Special D Events is proud to announce that the company has received a MarCom Gold Award for its logo redesign.

MarCom Awards is an international creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, creative agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. The MarCom competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world with approximately 6,000 entries per year.


Welcome to our newest staff member Natalie Shankin. We know she will make a great Office Assistant and addition to our amazing team!


Special D Events staff are now DXF Certified Detroit‬Ambassadors!


Listen to our CEO Carol Wolfe Galle speaking to MichiganBusinesNetwork.com about our services & numerous ways attendees can give back to your community. http://ow.ly/P02wj


Special D Events welcomes Hannah Wong as our newest Meeting and Event Assistant.


Our CEO, Carol Galle, was quoted in Sales & Marketing Management Magazine! To see the full article, follow the link http://ow.ly/Lj1P4


Special D Events is a finalist again this year for Best Meeting Planning Company by Michigan Meeting + Events magazine. We were the only Metro Detroit nominee!


Maria Geller joins the staff at Special D Events as a Meeting and Event Manager.


We’re growing; we’re moving! Special D Events is happy to announce we are now located at 535 Woodward Heights, Ferndale, MI 48220.


The leaves are falling, the season is changing, and so is Special D Events! We are pleased to reveal the rebranding of Special D Events through our new logo and website. We are excited about our fresh new look, and hope you enjoy the updated free resources on our website. We value your input, so comments and feedback are most welcome. Here’s a little more information about our fresh, new look.Why this logo? •  It’s a stylistic representation of 4 “D” shaped chairs and is meant to convey meetings / gatherings / collaboration. •  It represents our 4 core lines of business (meetings, special events, trade shows and corporate anniversaries). Why these colors? •  The green and blue bridge the gap from our old to new logo. •  Orange and gray were added because they are current/contemporary. •  The orange also reflects an element of fun and creativity. •  The green also supports Special D Event’s people/profit/planet mission and desired reputation for environmentally-friendly events.


Michigan Meetings + Events magazine asked Michigan’s top planners where they find inspiration. Special D Events very own Carol Galle was chosen to provide her thoughts. Read all about her insight and source of inspiration here.


Our very resourceful Meetings Assistant, Kelly Woo, was quoted in Biz Bash, with her advice on what she always packs in her event emergency kits! Check out the article for her advice.


Kathryn Kowalski joins the staff at Special D Events as an Event Planner. Join us in welcoming Kathryn!


Special D Events is a finalist once again for Michigan Meetings + Events’ 2014 Readers’ Choice Best Event Planning Company. Congratulations to the team!


Kayla Johns, a recent graduate of Central Michigan University, joins the staff at Special D Events as Meetings Assistant.


Karen Carlton joins the staff at Special D Events as the new Operations Manager.


Holly Pangrcic joins Special D Events as Administrative Manager and Kim Tassie joins as Marketing and Communications Manager.



Special D Events President Carol Galle is named to the 2013 Michigan Meeting Planner Hall of Fame by Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine


Kelly Woo joins the staff as Meetings Assistant


Alix Chapie has been promoted to Meeting & Events Planner within the SDE family.


Erin Fontana joins the staff at Special D Events as Meeting & Events Manager.


Special D Events President Carol Galle is presenting “Seven Cool Event Technologies on the Cheap” today with Karl Siegert of MVP Collaborative at the University Event Planners Annual Education Conference.


Special D Events is celebrating its 20th anniversary! We are creating an historical archive. If you have photos of the SDE staff at our events you would like to share, please email them to administrator@specialdevents.com. Thanks!


Hour Detroit magazine covered our latest Alternative for Girls event.  Check out the photos here>>


SDE President Carol Galle was quoted in a recent article in Crain’s Detroit Business pertaining to the ongoing renovation of Cobo Hall.


Molly Hawkins was interviewed by the Clawson Patch, discussing the key to throwing a great Super Bowl Party. Read the article here>>