New Director of Events Announced at Balducci Vineyards

Hoffmann Creative Agency Naples FL

The momentum continues with the Hoffmann Family of Companies vision to revitalize the charm and history of Augusta, Missouri and make it into a destination rivaling the nation’s most prestigious wine regions. Karen Nye has joined the Hoffmann Family of Companies as Director of Events at Balducci Vineyards. Karen has called Augusta her home for the last 20 years and brings 10 years of experience as an event coordinator at Balducci Vineyards. She has orchestrated a variety of events in Augusta, Defiance and Hermann including weddings, rehearsal dinners and festivals, as well as corporate and fundraising events.

In addition to event planning, Karen has also explored alternate career paths within the retail and sales industries, but always found herself continually being drawn back to events. Karen is married to Dustin and they have three daughters. Her daughter MacKenzie, 28, also shares a history with Balducci Vineyards, working at the winery through high school as well as her initial years of college. Parker and Paige, both 22, have wonderful childhood memories getting off the bus stop from elementary school at Balducci Vineyards and exploring the beautiful property Karen enjoys cooking, biking and walking the Katy Trail, stain glass projects and drinking a glass of Augusta wine while watching sunsets on her front porch. Karen remains involved with the youth in her community and is celebrating her 10th year as a Young Life Leader serving students from Washington and Borgia High School.

Karen is excited Mr. Hoffmann sees Augusta as a “hidden gem.” She looks forward to joining the Hoffmann Family of Companies team and playing an integral role in the vision to restore the beauty and history of Augusta for others to experience.

To date, the Hoffmanns have purchased Balducci Vineyards, Knoernschild Vineyards, land parcels off US Highway 94 and nine properties in downtown Augusta, MO with additional acquisitions to be announced.  Restoration of the Historical Augusta Wine building has already begun as well as the arrival of two Vintage Trolleys and multiple classic Chevy trucks staged throughout town and at Balducci Vineyards.  Plans are also underway to make improvements to the cities playground, install a public restroom facility downtown, offer Winery Trolley Tours, Steam Boat Tours and the building of a luxury hotel in the area.





The Hoffmanns have been accredited with the revitalization of the downtown areas of Naples, FL, Winnetka, IL, and Avon, CO being the largest private commercial real estate owners in each town. Overall, they have a combined national and worldwide portfolio of over 200 locations.

Hoffmann Family of Companies owns national corporations including:

DHR International/Jobplex/ Elevate Partners in Chicago and Orange Line Oil in Pomona, California as well as other businesses around the globe including: 5 Star Valet, Ambassador,  Adelheidi’s Gelato, Basecamp Executive Suites, Balducci Vineyards, Chrysalis/Water2Wine Cuirses & Commissary, Coral Cay Adventure Golf, Everglades Excursions, The Florida Everblades hockey team, Global Jetcare, Globalworks Events & Destination Management, Hertz Arena (Arena, Events & Planning, Food & Beverage, Pro-Shop & Merchandising, Recreational Rinks) Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate, Hoffmann Creative Agency, Hoffmann Executive Suites, Hoffmann Leasing Corporation, Hoffmann Sanitizing Services, The Java Butler, Kaleidoscope Floral & Home, Kirkland Event & Destination Services, Knoernschild Vineyards, La Crosse Queen, Lark & Willow Events, Marco Island Princess, Marco Island Water Sports, Minneapolis Queen, Miss Naples Catamaran, Mitch’s Cookies, Molly’s Trolleys, Naples Beach Water Sports, Naples Princess Cruises, Naples Transportation & Tours, Naples Trolley Tours, OspreyME, Palm Beach Tours & Transportation, Peregrine Capital, Port O Call Marina (Marina, Boat Rentals & Gift Shop), Red/Blue Line Insurance, Regency Watersports, Retail Dynamics Incorporated, Segway of Naples, Signcraft Signs & Things, Stan’s Coffee & Food Service, Sunmaster of Naples, Inc., Tacos & Tequila Cantina, Texas Bragg Trailers, Tier Electric, Volunteer Princess, Williams Bay, West Star, World Wide Farms.

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Hoffmann Creative Agency

Chris Armstrong

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