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Davis begins job as event manager

Sep 22, 2017

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL

 

Earlier this week, Alisha Davis took over the position as event coordinator for the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

She will be assisting director Michelle Redlinger with the special events the chamber holds regularly, including ribbon cuttings, Alive After 5s, as well as the larger events like Oktober Madness, the tour of homes, and Summer Classic.

Davis was born and raised in Mount Pleasant.

She said her husband, Justin Davis, is from Washington. She attended the University of Iowa, where she graduated with a degree in Sociology.

After living in Iowa City for about eight years after college, the Davises decided to build a house in Washington to be closer to their families.

They have lived in Washington just over three years.

Davis said she has had a wide variety of jobs, including event planning in college.

She has also worked in vocations from bartending to human resources and health and benefits.

 

What brought you back to Washington?

We wanted to be closer to our families while we raise our family. We have a little one that is 1 and another one on the way in October, about a month. We will have to take him to trick-or-treat on the square. Michelle (Redlinger) said this is a family workplace and I can bring my son to things like that. That is one of the great things about doing this.

There are so many great things going on in Washington I didn’t know about. I’m finding out about all these great events going on and meeting all these great new people. That is what I like the most about this job.

 

What got you interested in event planning?

In college I worked at our country club in Mount Pleasant and I worked at the University Athletic Club. I worked at a bar in downtown Iowa City and we did a lot of event planning. I love to organize. I am very detail- oriented when it comes to planning. I just think it is so fun to do events.

 

What are some of your hobbies?

I love to decorate my home. Or home was on the Tour of Homes last year. That is one of my favorite things to do. I like doing house projects. I love to go to flea markets and finding deals. I love spending time with my son and my family. Me and my husband golf. That is kind of our hobbies.

 

Where do you see yourself in the future?

I think this is a job I will be at for a long time. I really like it so far and I think it is a great career choice.

 

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