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Rising Stars: Meet Dana Session & Alyse Holt-Briggs of Detroit/metro Detroit

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dana Session & Alyse Holt-Briggs.  

Hi Dana & Alyse, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
We started off in high school, but college is when it really took off. We always like to host small social events for our friends and for our sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Once the pandemic hit, social gatherings were no more, and then they became the big thing once the restrictions were lifted. Most people were having private parties in event spaces and the decor just got better and better and better, and there we saw our niche. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It’s hasn’t been smooth but it has been worth it. Although we are no strangers to event decor and planning at this new level it is a bit different so it is on a bigger scale. We are learning more and more every day and applying what we may have learned from a mentor or a previous booking to help it all start to make sense. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
The Monarch Room LLC is a luxury event business. Our services include party rental supplies, event coordination, and event design. Weddings, birthdays, graduation parties all of the above. We have had the opportunity to decorate a birthday party with 60 + guests. We have had the honor of doing a wedding reception, and we have had the honor to have our champagne cart rented out for a graduation party. Our goal is to eventually secure a commercial storefront in the Metro Detroit area that we can utilize as an upscale social venue. 

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
The Monarch Room had had its soft opening, but we will be having our official launch July 30th 4p-8p to showcase our event coordination and decor abilities with picture-ready sets. This event is open to the public and will include food, live music, and networking opportunities. We have spaces for vendor tables and sponsorships, please contact us at themonarch.evt@gmail.com 

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