We're Here for You
Since 1996, the Business Speakers Bureau has exceeded expectations by providing you with the Right Speaker, the Right Message and the Right Entertainer for your event.
For you, we go above and beyond booking alone, we assist you from the beginning of defining your needs to the final applause.
How We Work
We know your group is counting on you to deliver the right talent, & we will help you find them. Tell us about your group, your budget, and what you are looking for in your speaker or entertainment (include lots of detail). We will help you find the right speaker, the right message and the right entertainer for your event.
We will send you our recommendations based on the information you provide us about your group and desired speaker or entertainer. You will receive bios, videos, and client reviews to help you decide. Adding value to your attendees is as important to us as it is to you, so we will make as many recommendations as needed to find just the right talent.
You choose the talent and we will take care of the rest (contracts, travel and lodging, AV needs, etc.). We are here for you from the very beginning to the final applause. When we make you look good, we look good too.
DAVID PACE President
David Pace is President and founder of Business Speakers Bureau & Entertainment. The company was organized in 1995 when he realized there was a need in the market place for an agency to support companies, associations and organizations in finding and selecting high quality speaking professionals, business icons, celebrities and business quality entertainment for their special events.
David has a business background in Marketing, International Marketing, Promotion Management and Sales. He also believes in serving in his community and business associations and has been active on committees of various Chambers of Commerce, the International Association of Speakers Bureaus, the MI Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International, MI Festivals and Events Association and Professional Speakers Associations. He has also served on various boards including, Davenport University, the Board of Directors for the Southern Tier World Trade Association, Local Councils of the Boy Scouts of America, and has been active in ecclesiastical leadership for over 30 years.
Dawnese Openshaw Talent Agent, Speaker and Coach
Welcome Dawnese as our newest member to the Business Speakers Bureau. As a certified John Maxwell, Coach, Teacher, and Speaker, she has a unique perspective to offer our clients and our talent. She will assist David in marketing and matching clients with the Right Speaker who has the Right Message.
Dawnese began her professional career as a Junior High School English teacher, but quickly turned entrepreneur for more freedom and flexibility as she became a Mom. Starting, building and selling businesses (restaurant, retail, publications and direct sales) for over 20 years, she’s now turned her experience into opportunities to share with others.
In her “spare time”, you will find Dawnese teaching and mentoring youth, serving on community boards, planning fundraising events, or developing programs to support businesses, individuals, and families.
Donna Richardson Talent Agent
Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Donna grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. (She makes an amazing pecan pie). She was involved in a couple start-ups of her own and enjoys supporting other businesses, like the Business Speakers Bureau, in their growth.
Donna earned a degree in Health Promotion from Brigham Young University and has worn several hats in her professional experience. She’s done everything from coordinating UPS package delivery during the holidays to selling gourmet hot chocolate. Because of her vast
business experience, she has pretty well mastered customer service and will be a significant influence in the client experience. When she’s not working, you may find her serving in her church or community, volunteering at the school, teaching CPR, or hiking the gorgeous trails of Michigan with her family.
She is the proud mother of three beautiful children. Donna enjoys traveling the globe with her husband, meeting new people and seeing the best in everyone she meets. As Donna believes, “Adventure is the spice of life”. What adventure can she help you plan for today?