Supplier Spotlight: DEVLINHAIR


Have you ever attended a boring event or conference?

Of course, you have. We all have.

After attending one too many flops, Dorothy Devlin and Barbara Hair launched their business, DEVLINHAIR, with a simple conviction: that they could produce meetings and events better than anyone else in the business.

Nearly thirty years later, they stand by that belief — and have a track record of success to bolster their case.

With a primary focus on the strategic planning and execution of corporate meetings and events, DEVLINHAIR has worked with dozens of the leading companies in the U.S., including IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Unilever, and Verizon.

With a 98 percent repeat business rate and an average client relationship of 7 to 10 years, DEVLINHAIR’s clients clearly have been impressed.

Supplier Connection

In 2011, as part of the first generation of small businesses to register, DEVLINHAIR joined Supplier Connection.

After being among the early adopters, DEVLINHAIR stayed active on the platform and their persistent paid off, as they currently are in the final stages of securing a preferred vendor contract with one of Supplier Connection’s corporate buyers.

Although they can’t reveal the details of the contract until the ink is dry, DEVLINHAIR is confident that the new contract will provide them with increased revenue and enhanced exposure. It also may lead them to hire more staff.

DEVLINHAIR is optimistic that contacts recently made during the inaugural Supplier Connection Growth Summit will pay dividends as well.

According to Julie Jackson, chief operating officer, “As an experiential complement to the Supplier Connection web-based platform, the Supplier Connection Growth Summit was an invaluable way to meet procurement professionals and take advantage of the matchmaking.”

Earning praise for an event from some of the foremost experts on the production of innovative and well-staged events is no small feat.

Of course, with a motto like “Be Fearless,” DEVLINHAIR is not in the business of small feats.

Don’t believe us? Check out their case studies. You definitely won’t be bored.