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Crafting Memories Peace by Piece

After more than two decades of living a successful career in the hospitality industry, entrepreneur Terri Hammond still works hard every day with the same zeal and enthusiasm. “My first job was as a waitress in a small diner when I was 17 years old,” Terri said. “Then my first hotel job was as a hostess, banquet server, bartender, and then a catering sales manager. I was hooked! I enjoy meeting new people daily.”

Terri moved from Detroit to Corpus Christi in 1993. After working for a private country club as the catering director, she went to work for Omni Hotels, first in catering senior sales, then in hotel room sales. In 2008, she was promoted and moved to Omni Mandalay in Irving. 

“Moving from Michigan to Texas was a low point, not knowing anyone, but I am not a quitter,” Terri said. “I started getting involved in the chamber and volunteering and soon made many great friends and business alliances along the way.

“Being outgoing and a people person, I just had to remind myself what my mother taught me — go after it, hard work always pays off as a positive result.”

Terri started working with HPN Global in January 2012 as an independent meeting planner and site selection manager. She has  assisted many companies, associations, and government groups in placing their training and conferences worldwide. She also built a small business called Partners Meetings and Events Matter!

Success in any career demands excellent listening skills, flexibility, honesty, and patience, which Terri has built up over the years. Assisting people is her passion, and she’s a pro at it. Many of her clients are now good friends.

Terri has started her own wedding and event management business, The Perfect Piece. The tagline Crafting Memories Peace by Piece speaks the truth that marriages are all about solving the puzzle. Terri has over two decades in curating local, out-of-state, and destination weddings. She can streamline the planning process, saving both time and money while ensuring every detail is meticulously attended to. She enjoys the intricate task of assembling all elements necessary to bring your perfect event to life with the peace of mind you deserve. “I love to hear how couples meet — my first question to them is, please tell me how your love story began.

“I met my first destination couple from a corporate event I had organized for their construction company. We became very close, and she asked me if I would assist her in planning her second wedding.” The couple got married in Cabo, Mexico. “It was magical,” Terri shared. “I was there, and it was a privilege to have seen them on one of the happiest days of their lives. We are still very good friends.” 

“I assisted a couple with their parents’ surprise 25th anniversary party and recently assisted them again with their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary party. Seeing the smiles and photos of those events was very rewarding. These stories motivate me every day.”

Along with her work at HPN Global and The Perfect Piece, Terri’s active community involvements prove her impact and influence. She has been giving back to the community through organizations like Dynamic Women’s Alliance, North Tarrant County Chamber, Meals on Wheels, Mid Cities Food Bank, and others.

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