Anthony Navarro has been working in the event world for as long as he can remember. From a young age he was working in his family’s restaurants planning weddings and events. After leaving the family establishments, he has worked in hotels, restaurants, and catering to allow him to eventually branch out on his own. With determination and hard work, he created the multi-award winning wedding & event planning company, Liven It Up Events, based in Chicago. Anthony has worked with over 200 couples in planning their wedding or civil union since the formation of his company. He has established credible relationships with both wedding professionals and small business owners in order to create his success. With the support of these professionals he decided to mobilize the community to stand up for marriage equality. “It’s important to use the relationships that you have to better the world, to make stance, to create change. That is what STAND UP is all about for me.”
Anthony is now in a position with STAND UP where he is recruiting members, seeking out sponsors, creating social media campaigns, and helping with the creative projects to continue the push for the movement to reach more viewers. Determined to help create change with the STAND UP members is top priority and continuing a the creation of a platform for business professionals who support marriage equality.