Andrew Roby, also known as the “Event Storyteller,” is a proud Army Vet and founder of Andrew Roby Events. Andrew Roby is one of the many black business owners and entrepreneurs who plan to make a difference in the wedding and event industry, but also to shed light on how to further create action toward diversity and inclusion for black business owners.
About Andrew Roby Events.
Armed with a solid team of five, Andrew Roby Events have made events magical over the last 10 years to over 1000 clients. The awarding-winning black-owned business has been celebrated on multiple renowned wedding publishing groups and magazines. Andrew Roby Events Represents Diversity and Inclusion Engrained in Their Services.
The wedding and event planning company prides itself toward providing a no-stress, meticulously attentive, and royally treated service to all their clients. Andrew Roby Events states,
“Whether it’s a conference, an LGBT wedding, or a charitable fundraiser, we pride ourselves on building experiences that are surrounded by the love we have for you. We believe that you are our family, and we want to give you the royal treatment with custom made services to fit your needs.”
How Andrew Roby Events Pivots During COVID-19.
How are Andrew Roby Events shifting during COVID-19? The wedding and event planning company welcomed Micro-Weddings, or how they like to brand it, DC Micro-Weddings. The DC Micro-Weddings is a mini version of a full-scale wedding, being a blend of an elopement and intimate wedding combined. Strategically allowing 5-50 guests, lovebirds can now still have their 2020 wedding with elegance.
More Than Just a Wedding and Event Planning Company.
Andrew Roby joined a panel lead by EventMB, with fellow black event industry leaders discussing the lack of representation in the event industry and the needed action for change.
Andrew Roby stated his opinion toward the call to action needed requiring:
Roby further quotes,
“We need to get organizations to cross the line, sit in meetings with black organizations on their terms, on their platforms, and find out what they can do to be an ally. Ask themselves, ‘What can I do to be a partner?’ I’m so sick of hearing people say, ‘Well if you want to see change, you need to do the changes on my terms.’ That’s very unfair.”
Robey seek the reform that many black business owners are also driven toward, being represented within the global business categories by declaring beauty, diversity, and inclusion for their business.