Celebrations By Samara featured story in issue of Houston's Jewish Herald Voices Magazine
"Mom'trepreneur path as meant to be,"article written by Michael C. Duke

Celebrations By Samara Listed in Houston Business Journal as 40 Under 40 Honorable Mention

“Dos and Don’ts for a Fabulous Valentine’s Day,” article featured in Ciao Bella! Magazine

Check out page 8 for ”Dos and Don’ts for a Fabulous Valentine’s Day” in Ciao Bella Magazine’s February Issue.

“How to Celebrate Your Birthday in Style,” article featured in Ciao Bella! Magazine
Ciao Bella Magazine! January Issue
Celebrate Your Birthday in Style!  Read article with tips to a fun birthday, on page 16.  Written by Samara Hurley
Can also check out scenes from our magazine launch party on page 32


Celebrations By Samara featured as Holiday Event Expert in Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle Newspaper / Online Celebrations By Samara featured as event expert for the holiday season.  Check out the online version here “Survive and enjoy holiday social obligations with tips from the experts”

“5 Steps to Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining,” article featured in Ciao Bella! Magazine
Ciao Bella Magazine November Issue
Page 21 Article “5 Steps to Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

Ranked #11 Largest Houston-Based Event Planning Company, Houston Business Journal
Check out page 154 in the Houston Business Journal’s Book of Lists. Celebrations By Samara was ranked 11th Largest Houston-Based Independent Meeting & Event Planners since 2012.
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EPISODE SUMMARY

Samara and Jack cover their 20+ year relationship from Empire Force Events, spending the day together on September 11th in NYC to moving 12 times in as many years, reinventing herself and keeping her business relevant. Samara is now making roots in Scottsdale, Arizona and Celebrations by Samara has never been in better shape and neither has Samara.

Over 2 decades in the making, Celebrations by Samara, LLC is a culmination of more than twenty years of event production industry experience and an ultimate goal to put the host back in the party. Samara started her professional career as an Event Planner in New York City designing and coordinating all aspects of large scale, complex corporate events for an award-winning event production company. A few years later, Samara left the lights and glamor of the big city for the more nomadic life as a “Navy Wife” but her love of party planning and coordination remained strong. Never content with the status quo, Samara quickly jumped back to her passion coordinating and executing several major Navy events and formal galas for the Submarine community, as well as building a team, training, presenting and throwing Pampered Chef parties. 

Topics: UMD College of Journalism - Public Relations (PRSSA), Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP, Jaclyn Bernstein and Rob Hulsmeyer - Empire Force Events, Navy Wife, 9/11, The Pampered Chef, Firecracker, Go-getter, community organizer who brings people together, Cosmo Cool Concepts, "does not know a stranger" because will talk to anyone and get to know anyone, Trust/Loyalty, Kappa Delta Sorority, Philanthropy - chair fundraising events wherever move, whether for kids’ schools, helping hands programs (i.e., room parent, volunteer at religious places of worship), community non-profits or an International fundraising Campaign - be known and introduce self to everyone at events and wear a name badge; business signature in emails, Surround self with positive, inspirational, generous people, Be a joiner in industry:  ILEA, NACE, MPI, Sorority - Kappa Delta, and Event Social Media Groups.

Ciao Bella! Magazine  featuring Samara Hurley as cover story

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