We had the good fortune of connecting with Ordessa Parham-Carron and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ordessa, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
OC Events (which is my name Ordessa Carron Events) was created due to my daughter Melinda wanting a paint themed birthday party. We started to research ideas on Pinterest and came upon an image of paint cans with balloons spilling from the ceiling. I searched for a balloon artist in my area to create this look and could not find anyone to offer the service.
So I began messing around with balloons to create this look. Three years after this party I finally created my business.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is my way of sharing joy in this world.
What sets me apart from others is each design is completely custom and designed for each individual client.
I’ve always been an artist but worked in the corporate world of Banking for 12 years. For my own joy I created art in my spare time. Until the pandemic happened and my balloons became more in demand for social distanced celebrations. I started to pick up in business and finally decided to leave the corporate world and dedicate my full attention to my art.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to shout out to my family. My entire family has been my biggest support system. I could not create or carry the confidence I have without them. They have created an environment that has allowed me to be my creative self and take the risk of being a small business owner. From my parents Melton and Cynthia, to my husband Jeffery and our children Melinda and Maddox. To my siblings Sharity, Carter, Gerald, and Melton Jr. My family is the core of this business. We cherish every moment of life and it deserves to have the biggest celebrations.
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