|BRADENTON, FL, March 28, 2014 – Renaissance on 9th is pleased to announce that Laura McKeithen has joined the organization as Catering Sales Director. McKeithen is responsible for business development of Catering and Event Rental at Renaissance on 9th. She will be promoting the facility’s gourmet cuisine and elegant setting for corporate functions, weddings, quinceanera celebrations and all other types of special events.
McKeithen is a fifth generation Floridian and has been active in the Bradenton’s nonprofit and business community for more than 30 years. She has extensive experience in catering and special events, as well as management skills acquired through her time as a local small business owner.
Previously the Event and Creative Services Manager for Realize Bradenton, McKeithen made numerous contributions to help enliven downtown Bradenton. She worked to expand Realize Bradenton’s special events and establish their volunteer program. As a member of the City’s Event Revue Committee, she advised local groups on event planning to enhance the quality of events on the Riverwalk and in the downtown area.
“We are excited to have Laura as Catering Sales Director,” said Judi Bjork, General Manager of Renaissance on 9th. “She brings the right mix of experience, local connections, and enthusiasm to our Catering and Event Rental team.”
For additional information about Catering and Events at Renaissance on 9th, please call 941-749-0100 or visit www.renaissanceon9th.org.
About Renaissance on 9th
Renaissance on 9th is the Bradenton area’s premier meeting and event venue, offering elegant and full-service rental space for all types of gatherings, as well as award-winning catering. It features the Turner Ballroom, 9th Street Bistro, Generations Gift Shop, 2nd Generation Thrift Shop, and The Senior Enrichment Center – gathering place for the “fun and over 50” crowd in Manatee County. Owned and operated by Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, all proceeds from Renaissance on 9th go to benefit local services for seniors and the hungry. For information, visit www.renaissanceon9th.org or call 941-749-0100.