A Message from Joni
Thank you for checking out all that’s new and happening around our great city! My name is Joni Grana, Raleigh Happening’s Founder & Editor-in-Chief. I have been living in the beautiful city of Raleigh since 2010 enjoying all that our city has to offer. I truly do love and embrace that southern hospitality!
I was born and raised in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, PA and earned my degree in Business Management from Saint Joseph’s University (The hawk will never die!). My career began as the Marketing Liaison for an award-winning benefits broker in based in center city Philadelphia. I love the fast pace, creative freedom and most of all the work environment. In 2010, my heart led me to Raleigh, NC where my boyfriend was relocating for his career. I continued to work remotely for my company, enjoying a short commute to my office down the hall and being able to spend time with our furry four-legged ‘monster’ Kali – our adopted lab/hound/shepherd mix pup.
Working from home was great but I missed the ability to talk to people face-to-face on a daily basis and really be able to “connect”. Towards the Autumn of 2013 I made the decision to find something that incorporates my love for marketing and social media with the ability to give back to my local community and support growing businesses. Soon enough, I was introduced to the wonderful co-founders of Happenings Media through one of my brothers and I guess you can say the rest is history!
We are excited to bring you everything happening in Raleigh from events, dining, culture, entertainment and more. Raleigh isn’t just a city – its a lifestyle!
If you have any questions or would like to reach out to me at any time please feel free to email me. I love hearing your feedback!
Photo Credit: Grana Studios