Angela Pantorno- Pineapples and Parties  

Angela Pantorno is the owner of Pineapples & Parties, a party planning company that offers a huge range of services including day-of coordination, fresh and silk florals, decoration rentals, full-service event planning holiday decoration, vendor and venue selection assistance and timeline/to-do list management, among other things! After earning her AAb and BS in Hospitality Management and working in the industry for several years, Angela wanted to branch out by creating her own business and brand. 

She loves her business because it allows her to be a part of the biggest moments in people’s lives, celebrating milestones with them and ensuring that the event she is putting together is everything they want. 

Her goal is to continue to grow her business over the next few years, tweaking her services and working as hard as she can to fit the needs of her clients! Angela truly values the opinion of her clients and followers because they offer solid advice and input in regards to her business and what she should be focusing on moving forward. 

Her proudest achievement to date has been starting her business at the age of 22. It took a huge leap of faith and courage, but she is beyond happy and hasn’t looked back since! Angela would encourage anyone, no matter how old or young, to go after their dreams. It is truly rewarding in the end! As far as the biggest challenge she has encountered, she has to admit that getting her name out there is probably #1. Once her brand became more established, the rest was a lot easier and the pieces fell into place. 

There are so many little things Angela has learned since starting Pineapples and Parties that she would love to share with up and coming business owners. The main one is that “slow and steady wins the race.” While occasionally you may experience overnight success, most of it will be smaller victories that add up over time and slowly become what you envision your business to be. It’s important not to get discouraged if things aren’t happening at the rate you’d hoped for! Another piece of advice she has is to network with other women to maintain encouragement when you are feeling discouraged or stuck in a rut. 

It takes time to achieve success and see your dreams come to fruition, so be patient and enjoy the ride. 

Angela loves the idea of empowering women and connecting with like-minded females. Having a platform like HerHub to meet other women in the community to share our passions with one another and the public is a HUGE perk! She believes that women business owners are some of the brightest, most uplifting and empowering people she has ever met. When women take the time to collaborate on things and encourage one another, we are truly unstoppable!

Likewise, being a part of the BNI chapter (COBRA at Fort Meigs) has allowed her to connect with so many business-minded individuals, not only in her chapter but in other chapters in the Greater Toledo area as well.  She loves meeting other people, getting to know their stories and how they got started in their field and where they are today! She’d like to give a special shout-out to OZA Day Spa in Perrysburg, a spa owned by two of the sweetest sisters who promote acceptance and beauty in all its forms. 
Mention HerHub when you book any SERVICE with Angela to receive a super fun gift!