Let our Team of Professionals and Consultants help in creating your next event. Our Team has over 60-years combined experience to make this a seamless process and deliver a successful event.

RFP Submittal…Putting together a good RFP holds the key for Event Producers to reach their targeted host cities. An RFP needs to look professional, detailed and above all make sure all your needs are covered.

Site Evaluation… Selecting and negotiating with Venue owners is extremely important to make sure everything is covered in your contract especially if you are planning on multi-years at the same venue.

Establishing Partnerships… Working with your local Sports Commissions/CVB’s is critical when looking at a new Venue location. You need to establish these partnerships early on to make sure the area you have chosen meets all the criteria for hosting your event.

Grant Monies… Every area has funding available to assist you. It may come from the State, County, or the local Sports Commission/CVB to help offset the costs of the event. We can assist you with the Grant Application process so you maximize the total monies you are eligible for based on the size of your event.



Altitude Event Consulting is a sport event solutions-based company with over 30 years of event development and management experience, that excels in problem solving and providing solutions. Altitude Event Consulting possesses the resources and knowledge to assist Rights Holders/Event organizers, CVB’s and Sports Commissions.

Altitude Event Consulting has extensive event expertise from the bid process to reconciliation, business and event re-organization, budgeting, event review and assessment, event revenue development, venue assessments and other aspects in the event industry. They have the resources and knowledge to help event organizers, event rights holders, CVB’s and Sports Commissions with all aspects related in creating positive and successful events.

Mike Chandler’s (CEO) event career began as a volunteer back in 1987. In 1991 Chandler was hired by the Florida Region with USA Volleyball to place the US Junior Olympics in a convention center (‘Under One Roof’) using 24 Sport Court floors. The Championships held 291 teams, boys & girls combined at the Tampa Bay Convention Center.  Working with the junior and adult events from 1991 to 1998 lead to a full-time position with USA Volleyball National Office. For 13 years Chandler led all operations for the USA National Team tours, International Tournaments, and the USAV National Championship events.



JON SCHMIDER founder of the Huddle Up Group is a top leader in the Sports Travel Industry offering a wide range of services including planning and executing events. Jon and his Team of Professionals have worked with several NGBs and Events Rights Holders…USA BMX; USA Volleyball; USA Badminton just to name a few.

Consulting Services

As an accomplished professional with more the 27 years of industry experience, Karen Collins has the skills and training to be a perfect fit for anyone needing assistance when creating a new event.

Venue Listing Services