BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Lora Weaver, Business Owner – Expo Producer, Happily Ever Expo

BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Lora Weaver, Business Owner – Expo Producer, Happily Ever Expo

What is your name?

Lora Weaver

What is your occupation?

Business Owner - Expo Producer

What is your business name?

How long have you been a Boston Business Women’s Member?

Less than a year

What is your instagram handle?

@happilyeverexpo

What is your linked in URL?

Were you born and raised in Boston? If not, what brought you here?

I was born south of Boston and grew up in Wrentham. I moved to the city after graduating college, it was a no brainer! I was nervous about city living for college but was ready to experience Boston in all it's beauty after that, and over ten years later, I still haven't left the area! I am only a ten minute ride to downtown!

Tell us more about your job or company and what led you to your career?

I have a unique background. I worked for ten years in events producing dance competitions. After that I worked as a matchmaker helping singles create their own love stories! While I was engaged, I noticed that a lot of the wedding expos available were outdated and did not fill my needs. Combining these three parts of my path, I came up with the idea of Happily Ever Expo to produce wedding expos for modern day engaged couples!

What would your clients say about you and your company?

They would say that Happily Ever Expo is fun and cutting edge! They would say that any interaction with Happily Ever Expo is personalized with the client in mind, always.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Look ahead, not backwards.

What is your secret weapon? An app, a tool, a organization method, anything?! (Can be a personal or professional life tool)

Business: Canva! I make everything on Canva it has been a huge time saver. Personal: Destination Simple, it is a book I found that gives an outline on how to simplify your every day life, ie. start off with a meditation, keep a gratitude journal, make a list of your top 3 to-dos each day. It just gives a good starting place to organize your daily life!

What is your most recent WIN? How are you slaying it in your career or business?

My most recent WINS are hosting an outdoor wedding expo during a worldwide pandemic! I was able to do this safely and still had engaged couples attend that were able to celebrate this monumental time in their live. Another WIN is that Happily Ever Expo is launching a mini magazine that will be sent digitally and by mail around Valentine's Day!

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Do your best. This is something that I sometimes have a hard time with as a business owner, I want to do everything to absolute perfection, but sometimes I need to just accept that it is getting the job done and that you are only human!

How do you enjoy your free time?

Yoga, reading, taking a bubble bath, and seeing friends and family when we aren't in quarantine!

What is something that not many people know about you?

My father grew up in Italy so I am a dual national with citizenship both here in the US and in Italy.

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