Client Testimonials

“Ruth Ballin has been a tremendous asset to the Ojai Visitors Bureau. Her expertise, comittment to the job and the energy of her associates gave value beyond their contracted services. Ruth and her team worked very well with the OVB Advisory Committee, making time to give in depth explanations and guidance to neophyte members. I recommend her firm highly.”

Scott Eicher
Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce
Ojai Visitors Bureau

“I have worked with Ruth both as a non-profit participating in the Dancing with Our Community Stars Festival (part of the Oxnard Salsa Festival) and as the non-profit coordinator/partner of the event. Ruth’s attention to detail, her passion for what she does, and her extraordinary vision, have made the Salsa Festival a hugely successful event. I would not hesitate to give Ruth the highest of recommendations.”

Bonnie Weigel
FOOD Share

“Ruth Ballin is powerhouse and simply amazing. She goes to bat for every client, making sure everything she produces for them is done right, even down to the last and smallest detail. She is highly creative and thinks deeply about strategy and getting results. Ruth inspires me to be better every day I work with her.”

Kellie Searle-Meehan
Searle Creative Group

“Ruth served as the event planner for the VC Housing Conference for several years. She is organized, personable and always on top to things. She works well with our committee and keeps us on track. Our conferences have received high marks for coordination and logistics due to Ruth’s work. I highly recommend her.”

Bill Buratto
Ventura County Economic Development Association

“At the Ventura Music Festival, I worked closely with Ruth in marketing and promoting sales of tickets to a world-class classical and jazz music event staged annually. Her attention to detail, knowledge of good marketing practices and savvy media buying and public relations skills helped to raise awareness of and attendance at the Festival significantly.

Ruth was a pleasure to work with and always delivered on-time, on budget and with a pleasant and courteous manner. She also is a very creative person who inspires others to get creative too!”

Jim Luttjohann
Ventura Music Festival

“Ruth is one of the best people I have ever worked with. No task can daunt her in her enthusiasm or ability to tackle any type of project.”

Gary Blum
Oxnard Downtowners

“I have known Ruth and worked with her in different capacities this past two decades. I was on the board of the Downtown Oxnard Merchant Association when we hired Ruth to lead our Salsa Festival annual event. More recently I’ve worked with her as a board member of the Ventura County Housing Conference Organizing Committee. On my recommendation and reference the board hired her to help lead the organizing efforts. In each case Ruth performed superbly beyond our expectations, helped surpass our goals, all with good humor yet with highly professional attitude.”

Dao Doan
Oxnard Downtowners
Ventura County Housing Conference