After her hubby Craig ‘took away her allowance’, Jessica Ann Tyson found a way to take her need for extra cash and marry it with her passion. Instead of being the life of the party, she became THE party planner. In 2003 this wife and mother founded Events by Jessica Ann and became a successful entrepreneur who wears a huge sincere smile as she gives her time, finances, and business services. 55% of her event planning firm services non-profits organizations.
Most noted, over the past six years, she has been able to take on a more philanthropic role by providing more than $30,000.00 in scholarships for high school and college students through one of her signature events: The Legacy Ball. Clients and sponsors of events produced by Jessica Ann in West Michigan, Washington DC, and aboard appreciate and admire the owner’s solid rapport and reputation of excellence and integrity. Jessica Ann has received much recognition and many awards for achievements as an active volunteer servicing her community as well.
Grand Rapids Business Journal 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan 2012
Nu Theta Alpha Kappa Alpha ‘Remarkable Women’ Award 2012
Latina Wings Hispanic Community Service Engagement Award 2012
Grand Rapids Business Journal 40 Under 40 Business Leader 2011 & 2012
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Nominee: Minority Business of the Year 2008
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Nominee: Small Business of the Year 2007
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Awarded: Business of the Year 2006
Black Women’s Round Table Go Ahead Baby Award: 2003