Kris speaks with Barb Mitchell and Laurie Parente, Founders of Occasional Notes. Barb and Laurie began as performing pianists and piano teachers. As good friends they teamed up and began playing at various events, especially weddings. They began developing a team of performers which has expanded over time and has allowed them to take a step away from performing themselves. Now, the pair puts a great of deal of care into coordinating everything necessary for having spectacular live music at your event. Occasional Notes also produces shows including Zoo Street, a musical children’s show, and Incognito Entertainment, which are surprise singing and dancing shows to liven up corporate events. Barb and Laurie discuss Event Core and reflect on what it’s like being a part of the valuable network of vendors who operate as a community without competition.