Elevate Your Events
Elevate Your Brand


At Shumaker PDT, we transform ho-hum, ordinary events into extraordinary experiences through our exceptional, extraordinarily creative custom design and event production services. Our clients tell us that our attention to detail, unwavering professionalism, and passionate commitment to their success all set the ShuCrew apart – and we definitely agree. Let Shumaker PDT’s team of passionate and dedicated event design professionals elevate and transform your event plan into an extraordinary experience.  

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Event Design

Our process begins with an initial discovery call with you to help define the “why” behind your event, understand goals and objectives driving the event, and establish a roadmap for smooth, flawless execution.
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Full-service Production

We handle every aspect of event design and production: event flow and logistics, load-in, show call, and tear down. Our team is experienced, passionate, and dedicated to executing events at the highest level.
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Technical Expertise

We specialize in innovative event technology to create indelible memories for your event. Our innovative designs in illumination and sound provide unique and memorable settings for events of all sizes. From traditional elements to advanced technology, we are a one-stop-shop for all of your design and production needs.
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Experience The Shumaker Difference Firsthand

When you are ready to transform your vision into a reality, Shumaker will create a world-class event for you. 

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Every event we touch elevates brands, builds meaningful connections, and facilitates truly memorable experiences . Whatever we do, we do it in the spirit of excellence, integrity, and collaboration. Our goal – always – is to exceed even your wildest expectations. Since 2003, it’s been the Shumaker PDT way.


The successful execution of your event remains our highest priority. Our clients aren’t just customers. They’re partners, and we work hard to truly understand their brands. When you choose Shumaker PDT, you’re gaining a production team that lives and breathes event design.  Let us help you make sure your event is a catalyst for success, wows your guests, and meets your fundraising goals.

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We can transform any space into an event that will dazzle you and your guests. We strive to ensure your event is special – one that creates memories that your guests will talk about for years.

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We are there for you when you want to create an event that marks an important stage in your institution’s history or celebrates an achievement in your students’ lives. When you are ready to celebrate, we bring fresh concepts, innovation, and dynamic ideas.

We can create virtual and hybrid events with deeper engagement and unparalleled reach to drive and capture engagement across a larger, more connected audience.

  • Recruitment & Campus Visits
  • Alumni Engagement & Reunions
  • Fundraising
  • Higher and Continuing Education
  • Conferences & Symposiums
  • Research Events
  • Concerts & Sporting Events


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Corporate Events

We bring your brand to life!  Our priorities are a strong return on investment, positive (and measurable!) attendee experiences, and, as ever, a well-executed event (or series of events) with the professionalism you’ve come to expect from Shumaker PDT. 

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Community Events

Street fairs, outdoor festivals, rallies, and concerts bring people together around a common purpose. Through the use of lighting, staging, professional audio, and more, the Shumaker PDT produces large community events, strengthening ties between neighbors and various stakeholders. 


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Trusted Partners & Clients

Turning Ordinary Events Into Extraordinary Experiences

With every event we produce, we set the bar higher

Over the years we have produced complex events that involved secret service for heads of state, lighting, audio and video for national groups along with events for tens to tens of thousands.
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Our culture starts with teamwork that creates a quality, happy environment that translates to our clients.
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Fiscal responsibility is important to us and we aim to be transparent in how we set and manage our client’s budgets.
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Kudos from Clients

The event was simply magnificent – show stopping would be a good word to describe it. It felt intimate and exclusive and different in all the best ways. Well done! I was extremely proud to help host such a fantastic event. I can hardly express how grateful I am for all of the hard work you put into making it so memorable!

Kate Deringer Sallie

Chair, Cultural Enrichment Fund Partner, Pillar+Aught

Thanks to the Shumaker team, who again did a great job in helping to stage the event. Please give my thanks to your team that was on site. They were great!

Joe Swope

Manager, Media Relations and Special Projects, UGI Utilities, Inc.

Over the years we have worked with Shumaker for our event needs and found their work to be top notch. We appreciate their attention to detail and the creativity they bring to each event. Their partnership along with their friendly, courteous staff have made each event a success.

Tara Renault

Office of Donor Relations, Dickinson College

I wanted to take a few minutes to personally thank you for all you accomplished for our Press Conference yesterday. Everything was perfect! We could not have asked for anything more!

Christiane Delgado

Events Coordinator of Health, Latino Connection

Because of you, the venue looked absolutely amazing and people were wowed by the ring of bikes rotating above their heads. We appreciate everything that you do for us at the Common Wheel.

Adriana Atencio

The Common Wheel, Director of Outreach and Resources

A huge thank you for everything you did to make the Under The Big Top event the most spectacular event we’ve ever done! The feedback and praise from our donors and leadership has been unbelievable. You helped us create something magical and we’re so very grateful!

Jessica Ritchie

Vice President for Development, UPMC Pinnacle


You share your ideas, we plan, design, and transform them into unforgettable events. large and small. Our commitment is to turn your vision into an outstanding event experience.

Public Events
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Shumaker partnered with the Lancaster County Community Foundation and others to create a dynamic party event for over 2,000 people in the community around the theme of charity and giving.

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Latino Ball: A Festive Night in Rio de Janeiro

By adding decor, lighting, staging and beautiful backdrops, we transformed a generic ballroom into a festive night in Rio de Janeiro. More than 500 people enjoyed dinner and  dancing in this festive atmosphere.

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F&M Presidential Inauguration & Capital Campaign Launch

Shumaker PDT and Franklin and Marshall College joined to launch the largest capital campaign in F&M history and inaugurate a new president during a weekend of events attended by over 2,500 people.

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The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner is the single largest fundraiser for the organization. Attended by thousands of business leaders in the community, this gala dinner celebrates the Lancaster County business community’s achievements. Year after year, the Chamber turns to Shumaker PDT knowing our award-winning team will continually deliver a flawless execution in creating a buzz-worthy immersive experience for attendees.

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Public Events
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Celebrate Lancaster

Celebrate Lancaster is a summer event open to the public during the July 4th Independence Day weekend. Attended by thousands of guests the day is filled with music and good food and culminates in a fireworks display. See how Shumaker adds some sparkle to this festive community gathering.

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