January 29

Pittsburgh Shrine Center Appoints Proven Veteran As Events Coordinator


Well-known and respected event planning veteran joins Pittsburgh Shrine Center to provide brides and businesses with perfect planning and event execution.

Cheswick, PA - The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is proud to announce the appointment of veteran events specialist, Paulette Zanotti, as our new Events Coordinator. Providing our event clients with industry-leading service is no small task, but it is our number one goal. Paulette shares our vision, and we are both privileged and delighted that she has joined our team as of December 2017.

“We are so pleased to have Paulette as our new event coordinator. Her friendly, engaging personality and knowledge and expertise in event planning will serve our clients well,” said Bill Branthoover, Board member and Syria Shrine Potentate.

"Paulette has been a Godsend to us. Her professionalism, and tenacity have been apparent from day one," said George Polnar, Board member and Syria Shrine Recorder.

“A few years ago, I helped assist the planning of my daughter’s wedding,” said Board member Don Green. “Because of that experience, I feel that our new event coordinator Paulette - with her enthusiasm and attention to detail - will make any bride very happy for their special day. “

Paulette Zanotti is a well-respected figure in the Pittsburgh special events scene. She carries with her a well-earned reputation and a proven track record of successful event planning. For more than 15 years Paulette has helped coordinate, promote, network, raise funds and develop partnerships for many local organizations. These include Family Services of PA, The Pittsburgh Social Exchange, Markowitz Communications, Stivers Staffing and Hair by Borga. Since August of 2016 she has owned and operated Paulette Zanotti Events, LLC.

“My experience allows me to know what decisions need to be made. Nothing falls through the cracks and there are no surprises,” says Ms. Zanotti. “The relationships I have with vendors allow me to select the best to meet your needs, personality, expectations and budget. Your event should be a celebration, not a job. My day of facilitation services allow you to spend time with your guests. You can feel confident that the event will succeed and be worry free. I provide you the opportunity to enjoy your event and celebration, not to worry and work your event! I keep my clients completely informed throughout the entire planning process and event. My goal is for you to be a happy and satisfied client.”

Paulette’s past clients have nothing but praise for her ability to provide incredible service for their events.

"Thank you so very much for all you did in planning our daughter and son’s rehearsal dinner and wedding day. You have a special gift for creating beauty, elegance and sophistication. With you in control, we could relax, dance and actually enjoy this wedding. The assurance of having all the fine details taken care of were priceless to us. Thank you again.” – The Loy Family

“You are truly amazing! Thank you isn’t enough for going way above and beyond making our wedding day so special. I could not have dreamed how nice it went and you were the woman behind the scenes making it all happen! Because of you, our day shined.” – Lori & Jonathan

“Thank you for a fabulous job yesterday!  You are a true professional and it was a huge help to have you on-site!” - PNC Mortgage, Corporate Training Meeting

Paulette is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a lifelong Pittsburgher. She is also a board member with the International Live Events Association. With the ILEA she has held leadership positions as Director of Programming, Director of Membership and has also served as VP of Membership.

In her new role with The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, Paulette will command every detail of events held at our venue. From new business development, to client inquiry, to planning and event coordination, through successful completion of each client's event, her experience and professionalism will make each one memorable.

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, you can reach Paulette at pzanotti@syriashriners.org or at 724-274-7000.

About The Pittsburgh Shrine Center
For nearly 25 years, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has served the Pittsburgh region's desire for a flexible, multi-use special event facility. The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has hosted over 500 weddings and an equal amount of corporate, social and civic events. Beyond its role as a hub of activities for Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center welcomes the public year-round as a venue for banquets, weddings, wedding and bridal showers, concerts, pageants, stage shows, trade shows, dinner theater, civic meetings and other business and social affairs. The Pittsburgh Shrine center also hosts its own seasonal events open to the public. Check out event announcements and further information at:

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