Event Sales & Marketing Director

Emily Klassen

Emily Klassen leads the Marketing Team, including the Social Media Manager and the Events Manager, in developing the ARP brand through innovative marketing, building community relationships, and planning renowned events for a wide variety of groups and occasions.

Hailing from the Midwest, Emily’s innate hospitality is reflected in her personal approach to address each guests’ unique needs to produce an exceptional and memorable event. Her background in successful Project Management for multi-million dollar residential developments is apparent in her acute sense of organization, expertise in event planning and marketing, and calm, professional demeanor.

When ARP took over the management of Virtue Feed & Grain in 2013, Emily was working as the Office Manager & Large Party Coordinator. She was quickly moved into the role of Events Manager, where she grew the events business by 50% in the first year, and has since reached over $1 million. Emily now oversees all events for ARP’s seven locations, implementing high service standards, efficient steps of service, and attention to detail, starting from the first phone call until the last guest leaves.

An inquisitive researcher, Emily stays current on the latest trends and emerging opportunities and helps ARP to navigate the ever-changing world of restaurant marketing. By fostering partnerships forged in the field, Emily has expanded the company’s reach to grow the business while positioning ARP as a cornerstone in the community.