Melissa Jakes

Event planner

Event planning
Morgan State University and Howard University
15 years

Melissa Jakes is the CEO and founder of Rescue Event Planning based in Washington DC. Her company helps nonprofits, small businesses, and entrepreneurs in scaling their operations through impactful virtual events. Melissa's expertise has attracted major corporate clients, including Cadillac, Amazon, and Northrop Grumman, who support non-profit initiatives. She has spoken at notable events like Facebook Boost and conducted workshops at universities and small businesses. Rescue Event Planning has been featured in various publications, podcasts, and recognized as the "Best Event Planner on East Coast" by Rent My Wedding Magazine.

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