Hear what our clients have to say about working with McLaughlin Garner Group


McLaughlin Garner Group has successfully coordinated the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen’s annual Race for the Cure in Metro Jackson and the Gulf Coast along with our yearly Pink Tie Party for the Cure for several years. Their enthusiasm, creativity and dedication to the cause is commendable.  They truly believe in working to eradicate breast cancer and it shows in the way they “think pink” in all they do for us!
— Catherine Young, Executive Director
Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen
I don't think we could do our conferences without the help of Shannon and Emily. Such professionals! I know that I can turn it over to McLaughlin Garner Group and everything will be done right and professionally.
Mary Swoope, Executive Director
Mississippi Economic Development Council
 Shannon and Emily have done great things for AIA Mississippi. Spirited and professional, with a Southern size dollop of charm.
John Anderson, President
American Institute of Architects, Mississippi
We have a medical practice and they take care of all our marketing needs. From print ads to open houses they take care of everything and work within the budget you set. Love this agency!
Susan Steckler, Administrator
Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery
Awesome event planners who stick with the budget. Even a small budget turns into a magnificent event in their hands! I'm not sure how they do it, but I'm very glad I found them!
Linda Ross Aldy, Executive Director
Mississippi Optometric Association
McLaughlin Garner Group brought fresh ideas to our 30th annual conference with over 600 attendees. Our exhibitors became their biggest fans and they can't wait to come back next year.  Shannon and Emily helped to make our 3-day conference a huge success by controlling costs, using innovative promotions, and making sure all the details were coveted down to the beautiful bows on the speaker gifts. They have become a priceless addition to our conference team.
Becky Hillhouse, President
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Educational Association 
The McLaughlin Garner Group is a delight to work with. Shannon and Emily have been of tremendous assistance in implementing details to make our Conference exceptional, and the fresh ideas and options they present for our consideration make the experience of working with them truly remarkable.
Jim Anderson, Managing Partner, Anderson Crawley & Burke, pllc
Steering Committee, Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association


Emily and I work together on behalf of a client and she is very responsive, has great ideas and is very organized. She and her partner Shannon are easy to work with and they can help with events, marketing/advertising strategies and more! I highly recommend MGG.
Libby Compton Garland
Mississippi Magazine
Planning an Event?  Need some marketing help? The small and sometimes minor details can be overlooked or even forgotten.  When that happens, those small things become GIANT problems. Emily & Shannon don’t miss the details. Together they are an amazing team and true professionals. They are always prepared and their attention to detail is remarkable. The pride they take in their work shows how much they care about their clients.
Steve Shafer
ASAP Printing
Emily Garner and Shannon McLaughin are what you would call a dream team. Put their experience, knowledge, and resourcefulness to work for you. You won't regret it!
Leigh Reeves, President
Snapshot Publishing
Shannon and Emily are such a joy to work with! I’ve had the pleasure to work with them on several events over the years and their creative minds come together to provide the ‘WOW’ factor every time. With the planning of conferences, conventions, meetings or just a cocktail party, leaving all the logistics to this team you can’t go wrong.
— Kimberly Haydu
Hilton Jackson
If we had to hand-select customers to work for, we would choose them. Their presence, their thoroughness, and their attention to detail is unprecedented. From a different view, if we were to hire two event planners to represent our company, they would be at the top of our list.
— Wendy Putt, Owner
Fresh Cut Floral & Catering


We are available for freelance consultant work across a wide range of industries, events, and projects. We look forward to the opportunity to present you with our creative concepts in greater detail, and to discuss how we can partner with you.

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