We had the good fortune of connecting with Angie Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angie, how do you think about risk?
I’m all about calculated risks. I’m a planner at heart so it’s difficult for me to jump into something without giving it a lot of thought beforehand. Risk-taking was the catalyst for starting Heavenly Days Events. My husband and I planned for three years to hike the Appalachian Trail. It was risky for us to quit our jobs and leave our home with renters in our 30’s, but it was the best decision we’ve ever made. After being away without an income for six months we returned to Steamboat looking to settle again. I was on the usual job hunt and found out about an opportunity to be an event planner for the Steamboat Marathon. Taking on a project as logistically challenging as the Marathon was right up my alley and helped me to start my own business as a special event and wedding planner.
What should our readers know about your business?
Heavenly Days Events is a special events and wedding planning company based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We produce some of our town’s largest and most visible community events as well as small, intimate gatherings. The ultimate goal with most events is to have fun, and that is really where we thrive. We focus on every tiny detail during the planning process so that when it’s time to party our clients can relax knowing that everything is taken care of.
We are most proud of our ability to adapt and overcome obstacles. Steamboat has had a 4th of July parade every year for the past 118 years. We have had the honor of planning the parade for the past three years, and have had to get very creative in order to keep the streak alive over the last two. In 2020, due to COVID restrictions, we had to completely rethink the event and turned the parade into a drive-through that snaked its way from one side of town to the other, visiting different neighborhoods along the way. This year after spending weeks organizing the parade as it is usually done, we had to make drastic changes at 5 am the morning of the event to move the route in order to accommodate a traffic detour from an i-70 closure in Glenwood Springs. While we could do without the added stress, challenges like these are what we love most about event planning.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had a friend visiting Steamboat Springs for a week, I would probably recommend that we spend half of the time backpacking in the wilderness nearby. I would plan an itinerary that includes high alpine lakes, and views for days. Once returning to town, I would take my friend to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs for a soak, and spend the rest of the visit dining in restaurants overlooking the river, visiting breweries, and taking short day hikes close to town.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The one person who has been by my side through it all, is my husband, JD. We met in high school and have been together ever since. He has challenged me and helped me to grow into the person I am today. JD encouraged me to start Heavenly Days Events and has spent many nights and weekends working by my side. When things got tough for the event industry in 2020, he encouraged me to stay the course and helped me to further grow the business even when things felt grim.
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