Emily Bednar

Sales Manager

Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Work Experience
  • Sales Manager
    The Downbeat Hotel
    Jun. 2014 to Feb. 2016 (1 year and 8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Provided project management and business development for the renovation, re- branding, and opening of a 12 room boutique hotel and conference center Collaborated with the owners and board members to create and drive the design concept
    -Managed the planning and execution of corporate events including; contract negotiations, hotel rooming lists, day of production, overseeing staff, acting as main client contact for events, and billing submissions of event reports
    -Increased hotel revenue: with outside sales calls, B2B sales, building client relations, cold calling, online advertising, and direct marketing
    -Created a marketing plan and evaluated strategies to enhance revenue effectively

  • Owner
    Emmy Images
    May. 2009 to Sep. 2013 (4 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Owned a successful wedding photography business for discerning brides in Boston
    -Provided: photography, client relations, photography sales, day of coordination
    -Collaborated with clients after their event to deliver custom finished products
    -Marketed the business via social media, local print advertising, Google Adwords,
    and online platforms geared towards the target audience

  • Administrative Assistant
    Walnut Street Center, Inc.
    Apr. 2012 to Aug. 2013 (1 year and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Assistant to the Director of Human Resources at a Human Services company; responsible for conducting application screening, checking references, scheduling interviews and verifying employment for potential employees
    -Assisted the Marketing Director in planning company events and fundraisers
    -Created and updated a new company website under the direction of the Marketing Director
    -Scheduled and tracked over 15 mandatory trainings for the company’s 300 plus employees offered on a monthly basis Managed all aspects of the front office and acted as the first point of contact for clients, and their families
    -First point of contact for the CEO and COO

  • Office Manager
    The Pohly Company
    Feb. 2010 to May. 2010 (2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Acted as the assistant to the CFO at the Pohly Company, a Publishing and Marketing Company Coordinated client meetings and provided organizational support for company events
    -Managed all aspects of the front office: answered mainline phones, screened calls, and greeted clients Managed travel bookings and itineraries for all employees
    -Participated in the creation of the operations budget and managed operations expenses
    -Supported the accounting department, invoiced clients using Quickbooks, and performed credit checks on potential advertisers.
    -Assisted the marketing department with direct mailings
    -Drafted correspondence and monitored the companies new client inbox
    -Assisted the CEO and CFO on a variety of market research projects as needed

  • Photography
    New England School of Photography
    Jan. 2008 to Present

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    Commercial Photography Degree • GPA: 3.1


Menu development

Conflict Resolution

Customer service

Event Management / Organization

Floral Arrangement


Business Management

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Web Maintenance


Swedish Intermediate
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