Martha Bear Dallis

Martha Bear Dallis founded Bear Dallis Associates in 1995 and launched Bear Dallis Financial Management, a division of BDA spearheaded by David B. Dallis, in 2009. Prior to that, she was Vice President Marketing at Dallis Bros. Coffee and Software Systems Engineer at Hewlett Packard. She holds BS in Computer Science from State University of New York, College of Technology and BS in Elementary Education from University of Minnesota, College of Education. Martha has held leadership roles as SOS Taste of the Nation NYC Chairman, AIWF NY Chapter Chairman, and Spoons Across America Vice President and Advisor. She has been an adjunct lecturer position for the Event Management course at New York City College of Technology, CUNY: Hospitality Management since 1999 and is a advisory member of the City Tech Foundation. Bear Dallis Associates is a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, she currently resides with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Our Team

Bear Dallis Associates’ team is built of specialists for your project or event. This allows us the flexibility to bring the right expertise to the task at hand.

Our creative partners create brand identities that will most effectively work across all media, and photographers capture the essence of the event with their images of people, venue and activities.

On the Ground
Our production team’s theatrical technical prowess can create any possible event scenario with ease.

Financial Management
David B. Dallis spearheads Bear Dallis Financial Management, a division of Bear Dallis Associates launched in 2009. David has over 25 years of business management with expertise in finance, accounting, tax and reports including non-profit organizations. He holds B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, M.B.A. Rensselaer Polytechnic University and M.S. Accountancy from Baruch College, CUNY: Zicklin School of Business. David holds a Tax Preparer Certificate of Registration with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Media Relations
Joyce Appelman is public relations professional with over 20 years of experience developing and implementing integrated marketing programs for Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations and small businesses. She holds a B.S. in Public Relations and Consumer Affair from Syracuse University: The Newhouse School of Communications.


We work together with your team to achieve our goals and objectives of each event and project.

Industry Partnerships
We develop and foster long-term relationships with clients, industry professionals, and industry affiliated educational institutions. We actively partner with like-minded non-profit organizations for our corporate and non-profit clients. Synergistic partnerships are beneficial to maximizing talent and financial resources.


  • benefactors
  • board members
  • celebrities
  • committee members
  • corporate management
  • elected officials
  • government officials
  • in-house staff
  • volunteers

Chefs, Children & Educators

  • educators
  • public school children
  • chefs
  • culinary students
  • Sous chefs
  • food & beverage managers
  • proprietors
  • sommeliers
  • winemakers
  • brewmasters
  • distillerymasters
  • farmers

Working with Bear Dallis Associates is always a seamless process.

Martha's team of event professionals allowed me to focus on the overall event. Their expertise behind-the-scenes enabled my guests to not only enjoy the experience of the event, but keep coming back year after year.

Maggie Lucien, special events director, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Creative Partners
  • Danny Bright Photography
  • L’Experiential Productions
  • Liliana
  • Lisa Pines Photography
  • Lynn Cole Design
  • Naturally Delicious Caterers
  • Office of Language and Beauty
  • Robert Dweck Design
  • Sam Potts, Inc. graphic design
  • Shadowbox Design Management
  • The Mardiney Group NYC