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Most ideas start from observations. Ours was a simple one:
Why don't we celebrate for social impact?
We are not your average event planners —
Firefly supports and celebrates movements for social justice. We've also made it simple to add a fundraising element to any event, public or private. We love hosting events and working with non-profits to advance their mission through special events, by bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, and our guests to help build initiatives and address real problems.
CEO Emer Olivarez helped launch the first-ever Women's Entrepreneurship Day in 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. Prior to that, Olivarez assisted in planning events for Citibabes SoHo children's birthday parties and book launches at venues all around Manhattan, whose past clients include the following A-listers:
Firefly does everything from weddings, corporate events, charity fundraisers, to hosting our very own Firefly Events. Firefly creates florals, luxurious design décor, comprehensive installations, event styling, and coordination. We can maximize any budget and transform spaces into unbelievably stunning visions. We pride ourselves on exquisite presentation and providing a true white-glove service. Our specialty is creating dreamy environments to create the perfect atmosphere for your guests and impress your out-of-towners.
Firefly handles all party logistics so you can relax and actually enjoy your event. In addition to traditional event planning services, we also offer the most creative solutions in the area: digital marketing strategy, original content and graphic art, social media outreach, fundraising, non-profit event planning, and more. Available days and weekends, we want to ensure your questions or concerns are handled promptly to provide you peace of mind.
We hope you are as excited as we are to celebrate and create memories with you. Let the festivities begin.
Emer Olivarez wanted to find a way to generate money and impact for non-profit organizations, locally and nationally, and found special events to be the right tool to advance their missions.
Olivarez graduated from the prestigious NYU studying Media, Culture, & Communication; minor in Spanish, and worked with various companies doing events: Womens Entrepreneurship Day (an affiliate of The United Nations), Citibabes childrens birthday parties and book launches at venues all around NYC. Past clients and A-listers include: Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Tisch (Chairman of the NY Giants football team), Elisabeth Holder (USA Co-President of Ladurée). Olivarez is excited to bring her creative vision, strong digital media background, and to introduce NYC-like events to her hometown.
CEO & Event Planner
Everything Ingrid touches turns to gold. With an astounding portfolio in interior design and custom-made home products, her work now extends to event design.
Ingrid is the owner of Ingrids Window Treatments, since 2007, and is located in Cape Coral just minutes from the Firefly Office. Once a florist, and currently a singer for weddings and funerals, as well as the Choir Director at St. Andrews Church, Ingrid makes a perfect addition to the Firefly Team.
Visit her gorgeous site
to view her work (website design and photography by FIREFLY, of course.)
Event Planner & Interior Designer
Clancy Riehm is Firefly's primary graphic designer. An illustration student at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Riehm produces many of Firefly's graphics for events, private jobs for Firefly's clients, as well as created the Firefly logo. Contrary to popular belief, Riehm is not Emer Olivarez's twin. In fact, they are in no way related.
Visit her site: clancyriehm.com
to view her portfolio.
Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Tisch (Chairman of the NY Giants football team), Elisabeth Holder (USA Co-President of Ladurée).