About us

Our Mission

Provide the best quality of service needed to produce a unique and successful event, and to become each client’s preferred provider for all their event planning needs.


Impact! Events was founded in 1996 by Kelley Kennedy, after working at Microsoft for ten years in a variety of roles. Her experience managing a variety of domestic and international events provides the knowledge needed to deliver the quality of events expected by our clients. 


Thank you Kelley and Impact! Events, for all your hard work with the Independence Day Celebration. We are thrilled to have the fireworks back in the Valley for the fourth of July, along with much more that you brought to this event. It is the second largest event where our community comes together to celebrate; more than 15,000 people gathered at Walla Walla Point Park. This event attracted many out of town visitors bringing in over $207,500 in hotel lodging that weekend. We look forward to your organization taking the lead and planning this event again next year." Frank Kuntz, Mayor, City of Wenatchee

I have had the pleasure to work with Kelley, and Impact Events, on numerous occasions.  She has provided coordination and event planning services for our organization and community-wide festivals I have been involved with.  I would highly recommend Kelley based on her professionalism, attention to detail, creativity, inspiration and being a wonderful person to work with." Alan Walker, Former Executive Director, United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties

The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Kelley Kennedy of Impact! Events.  I first hired Kelley to help us take our annual fundraising dinner to the next level. She helped us build on our event's strength, gave us the expertise to grow, and helped insure we are stayed true to our organization's culture. Impact Events! has earned the reputation of the “go-to” event planner in Wenatchee. When the community needed someone to help re-establish the Independence Day Celebration, Kelley was the person our community trusted to get the job done. Impact Events! managed every contract, organized programing on two stages, coordinated all of the vendors, and didn’t even flinch when we told her we wanted the Symphony to play live to our fireworks show! Kelley is a tremendous asset to our organization and our community.  Shiloh Burgess, Executive Director, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce