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Steve Rothenberg, President


Before starting Talk of the Town, Steve earned a B.S. in Finance & Economics from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Development from The George Washington University. After graduation, he managed a casino rental company for several years , which in turn, led to opening his own business. Steve uses his education and entertainment background to guide the office and event staff with a fun, yet business approach.  Steve was appointed by Maryland Governor Hogan, to the Maryland Amusement Ride Safety Board, in 2016.  His involvement on the Board allows Talk of the Town to remain active and on top of all amusement ride safety issues and regulations - to ensure your event is set up and operated in a safe manner.



NAARSO (National Assocaiton of Amsuement Ride Saftey Officials) Level 1 Inspector

Commonwealth of Virginia, Amusement Device Inspector

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certified Safety Class II Inspector and is able to inspect any ride (inflatable, kiddie, mechanical, major) in the Commonwealth

The State of West Virginia Division of Labor Inspector of Amusement Rides/Attractions

Certified Food Safety Manager


Commerical Motor Vechicle Driver



He is extremely active in amusement ride safety issues and regulation

NAARSO (National Association of Amusement Ride Officials)

OABA (Outdoor Amusement Business Association)

Maryland State Showmens' Association

Past President of ARBA (Amusement Rental Business Association)

Leadership Montgomery ('12)

BNI (Business Networking International)

Rockville Chamber of Commerce

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerice

Potomac Chamber of Commerce

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce


From 2009-2011, Steve successfully spear-headed legislation in Maryland to change the composition of the State Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board to include a member of the Amusement Rental segment of the industry.  


Steve also strives to help customers plan exciting events that guests will feel the time and money they have spent were worthwhile and will talk about the event for months to come.

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Sharon Whitt, Account Manager

Sharon has been with Talk of the Town since its inception, helping Steve get the business "off the ground."   After working many years on a full-time basis, Sharon now works three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday),  assisting the sales team with marketing, sales, and representing our company at trade shows.



Karen Mulligan, Account Manager

Karen joined our company, in September, 2018, after many years of owning her own business and working as an office manager for a local construction company.  Karen hopes to use her organization and customer service skills to address clients' needs and make sure their events run smoothly and successfully.    

Email Karen:  karen@tottevents.com





Mike Dickhaut - Operations Manager & Photographer



Mike joined our company, in 2008, after graduating from the University of Maryland with a photography degree. Mike coordinates all of our uploading of customer logos and background choices, as well as setting up and running of events involving photography and/or electronics. 








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