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When you need to deliver a successful meeting, you need a partner who can deliver results. 
Whether in-person, virtual, or a hybrid, we have the knowledge and expertise to bring your vision to life.  

Providing professional meeting and event planning services

Bringing meetings to
life worldwide

Serving companies and
organizations for over 23 years

Partnering with you for
long-term success

Why choose The LaClare Group for your meetings and events?

Are you responsible for the meeting’s success, but lacking the time (or experience) to make it happen all by yourself?

Maybe you’re not a “details” person. No worries — you don’t have to be, because we are!

Our expertise is in planning and operating multi-day events. We handle it all, from finding the perfect location and negotiating contracts in your best interest to managing the online registration process and delivering a well-executed meeting, on budget.

While we work with clients from many different industries, we have a great deal of experience working with companies in the medical device and life science fields.

Clients tell us we’re a trusted extension of their team because we have their back (we do!) 

The bottom line: your success is our success.

That’s why most of our relationships are long-term. Our clients are happy with the results we deliver and want the same fantastic experience for their next event, and the one after that, and the one after that…


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Caytie Pohlen-LaClare
Founder and President

Caytie believes people are the heart of her business. She values the individuals on her team, her customers and vendor partners. Ultimately, all the planning and attention to detail is done to provide outstanding service and experiences to the people who attend each event. Caytie enjoys spending time outdoors (even in winter), improving her foreign language skills, and embarrassing her teenagers by breaking into dance.


We work with a variety of professionals in the meetings and events industry. Our partners and contractors have been with us for many years and add value to making your meeting or event a success.

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Jenna Grochow
Marketing and Media Specialist

Jenna is the Marketing and Media Specialist for The LaClare Group. With her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications: Creative Digital Media and Film Studies from Winona State University and work experience with email marketing, content creation, social media marketing, and virtual meetings, she has been a great addition to the team. Outside of The LaClare Group,  Jenna is a high-level martial artist who also enjoys dance, rollerblading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Sara Memmen
Senior Project Manager

Sara comes to The LaClare Group with an expertise in creating systems and processes for complex meetings and events. With a passion for bringing order to the chaos, she uses her love of spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel daily to manage the smallest details of an event. Sara takes pride in going above and beyond to deliver a seamless experience for clients. In her free time Sara can be found spending time with her husband and 2 small children, tending to her garden, or eagerly exploring the newest restaurants and breweries in town. 

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  • Experts in bringing your meetings and events to life (virtual, in-person, or hybrid)

  • Partners providing outstanding results

  • Professionals with industry training and experience

  • Project Managers who specialize in all aspects of planning and producing

  • Strategists who make sure your goals and objectives are met


Many companies say it; we actually live it every day. 


We are a committed, trusted partner providing you with professional meeting and event services. We bring honesty and our humble, midwestern work ethic to everything we do.

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We aren’t saving lives… but some of our clients are!


We strive to give your participants a seamless experience by providing simple online registration, accurate hotel reservations, healthy food, and distraction-free environments. Having these elements taken care of allows everyone to focus and learn!


Our purpose: Improving people’s lives through the meetings they attend.

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