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1517 Events brings a fresh approach, unique perspective, and sense of style to every event. We believe in keeping things simple, strategic and beautiful so the true purpose of an event can be felt in every aspect. Through each and every step of creation we work hard to stay connected to the vision, purpose and goal of an event - so every detail is part of telling the story. 


Jessica Benjamin, Owner

Born into a social family, Jessica fell in love with hosting events at a young age and was always on hand to help "the chef".  After a decade of managing events for restaurants, corporate meetings and conferences all over the world, Jessica felt a strong desire to work more locally and for events with a more personal purpose. 


In 2010, Jessica started 1517 Events and has been producing local events in Boulder ever since. Each event we take on has served a larger purpose of connecting people and serving the local Boulder community. From restaurant openings and fundraisers, to farm dinners and community engagement, Jessica brings a fresh perspective and unbounded passion for our community to each event.


When she isn't working with clients, Jessica enjoys all of Boulder's delights with her husband and two small children. On the weekends they often enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking and exploring Colorado's many outdoor offerings. As a Colorado native and an University of Colorado alum, Jessica's heart belongs in Boulder and she looks forward to strengthening the community with each new project. 

Our Story
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