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….

Our Team

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.

Julie Morey

Director of Operations

Julie joined The LaClare Group in 2019, adding over 20 years of management experience with meetings, tradeshows, exhibits, and knowledge of the medical device and pharma industry. She has planned and executed events and incentive trips all around the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Julie’s hobbies include cooking, gardening, quilting, traveling, and spending time with her family, which includes spoiling her 6 grandchildren.

Kaitlyn Pellinen

Meeting Project Manager

Kaitlyn’s Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from St. Cloud State University and interest in meeting planning is the perfect combination for her role at The LaClare Group. Maintaining client happiness and good client relationships is her passion. Outside of the office, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with friends and family, great books and movies, and traveling.

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 world champion martial artist who enjoys dance, rollerblading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Corporate event management company


  • 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.

LaClare Group a corporate event management company
people attending corporate event clapping


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.