What our clients are saying...

“Awesome job! So great to actually be able to have an event for our employees and enjoy it without having to worry about all of the details. WOW took care of everything from start to finish. Will be doing future events with WOW!”

Tammy S., Employee Appreciation Event

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OUR STORY

Our concept began 25 years ago when Joanne Salomone became "The Cotton Candy Lady". From the beginning, service and excellence were the foundation for each event. Today The WOW! Factor of Atlanta specializes in event planning and catering for corporate events, company picnics, tenant appreciations, and large private parties for 100 to 5000 or more guests in the Metro Atlanta area. But, we go beyond event planning. We are your events partner with a focus on the most successful event possible and providing superior customer service throughout the entire process, proposal through post-event.

THE WOW! DIFFERENCE:

  • Custom created events for your needs and budget

  • Full event planning and management

  • Professional set-up and clean-up

  • Excellent customer service

  • Attention to detail

  • Courteous and experienced staff

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WHAT WE DO:

  • Events for more than 100 people including:

    • Tenant Appreciation Events

    • Employee Appreciation Events

    • Customer Appreciation Events

    • School and University Events

    • Church and Congregation Events

  • Events with fun and dynamic themes complete with decor

 

OUR OWNERS

Joanne Salomone

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Founder and COO

 

In 1991 the founder, Joanne, started her company, The Cotton Candy Lady, providing cotton candy at school carnivals and events on weekends. She soon expanded to other fun foods, and in 2000, John and Joanne joined forces to create the current business model of The WOW! Factor of Atlanta. Her attention to detail and master multitasking skills allowed her to help the company grow from a 2 person operation to where it is today. In her spare time Joanne likes to be outdoors; going to festivals and flea markets are a favorite as well as attending events for adults with special needs with her son Bryan.

 

Favorite Event Theme: Carnival

 

John Salomone

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New Business, Commercial Accounts, Sales Director

 

 

Co-owner John is an award-winning salesman with companies such as Curtis1000 and National Office Supply. John is responsible for opening up new business and managing our commercial accounts. He enjoys getting to know our customers and developing a business relationship with them. He is a graduate of Shorter University. While at Shorter University, John played centerfield for their baseball team. John still enjoys many sports to stay active and in shape.

 

Favorite Event Theme: Sports

 

OUR OFFICE TEAM

Jacci Holmberg

Account Executive - Properties

Years with WOW!: 10

Favorite Theme: Beach

Favorite Game: Mechanical Shark

Betsy Weisbeck

Office Admin | Event Manager

Years with WOW!: 9

Favorite Theme: Tailgate

Favorite Game: Trivia

Kara Hayes

Account Executive - Companies

Years with WOW!: 1

Favorite Theme: Halloween

Favorite Game: Green Screen

Mindy Thaler

Michael Stinson

Years with WOW!: 6 months

Favorite Theme: Luau

Favorite Game: Yard Pong

Office Manager

Years with WOW!: 5

Favorite Theme: 50's

Favorite Game: Add It Up

Carissa Cosgrove

Event Coordinator

Years with WOW!: 6

Favorite Theme: Western

Favorite Game: Giant Jenga

Britney Turner

Event Planner

Years with WOW!: 2 months

Favorite Theme: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Favorite Game: Checkers

Suzanne Chace

Marketing Coordinator

Years with WOW!: 1

Favorite Theme: Beach

Favorite Game: Yard Pong

Stephanie Oliver

Event Planner

Years with WOW!: 3

Favorite Theme: 50s/Sockhop

Favorite Game: Connect Four

OUR EVENT MANAGEMENT TEAM

Cathie Collins

Event Manager

Years with WOW!: 6

Favorite Theme: Construction

Favorite Game: Jenga

Eniko Steele

Event Manager

Years with WOW!: 3

Favorite Theme: Luau

Favorite Game: Connect Four

PJ Beer

Event Manager

Years with WOW!: 10

Favorite Theme: Game Day

Favorite Game: All the DJ Games

OUR WAREHOUSE TEAM

Ryan Marionneaux

Driver / Warehouse

Years with WOW!: 6 months

Favorite Theme: Luau

Favorite Game: Yard Pong

Chris McIntyre

Driver / Warehouse

Years with WOW!: 4

Favorite Theme: Graffiti

Favorite Game: Cornhole

Jason Frohock

Driver / Warehouse

Years with WOW!: 6 months

Favorite Theme: 70's/TBT

Favorite Game: Can Jam