Announcing the formation of RNB Event Consultants, an Events Management and Public Relations Firm
Monmouth Junction, NJ – February 27, 2008 – Remi Baruwa, Nimma Ovwori, and Bola Fakinlede of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey announce the formation of RNB Events Consultants (www.rnbspecialevents.com), an events management and public relations firm. The name RNB was created by taking the first letters from the name of the three founders of the company.
As working adults, Remi, Nimma, and Bola, dreamed of striking it out on their own and becoming their own bosses and masters of their fate. As the women became better friends, they discussed the idea of combining their efforts to form a powerful events management and public relations company. “We had 15 years combined experience as events coordinators,” recalls Remi, “so the idea of three young Nigerian women forming an alliance in the hospitality field was obvious.”
In 2004, as the three women were making plans to forge a powerful unity, the women each had a fortunate diversion of becoming pregnant with their first child. Becoming mothers put the women’s dream on the backburner. “We knew that as much as we wanted to be business-women, we needed to take the time to concentrate on being mothers,” Nimma explains, “we felt that continuing with our business plans at such a critical time would have compromised our ability to excel either as mothers or business-women.” A year into motherhood, as the women began to grow comfortable with their role as mothers, and thoughts of reviving the dream became a viable option, each of the women became pregnant with their second child.
Four years later and six children combined, the trio believes the time is finally right. When asked whether the current threats of economic recession present any concerns, Bola contends that “There will always be one reason or another to keep you from pursuing and achieving your dreams. We believe now is our time. Thriving in a recession will just take some creativity and as mothers we have to be creative to make ends meet. As mothers we make the impossible happen everyday, so tackling this business, even amidst a possible recession, is something we believe we’ve been prepared for.”
Nimma, Bola, and Remi are seasoned Events and PR professionals, with experience in various aspects of the hospitality industry. They’ve worked with boutique events management and PR firms, mid sized non-profit organizations, and large Pharmaceutical companies. As they embark on this journey of the American Dream, they hope to combine their experiences to make their company a robust and comprehensive events management and PR firm. RNB’s range of operations will be partnering up with non-profit organizations, providing cost effective wedding coordination and corporate events, and even providing international events consultations.
They conclude, "We are mothers and indeed have a lot on our plates. However, we are more compelled now than ever to make RNB a success. Young mothers tend to get counted out when it comes to business and entrepreneurship, but we want to dispel the notion that being great mothers and great business women have to be mutually exclusive.”