WPC Education | October

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October 2017 NEWSLETTER & EDUCATION

 

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Save The Date!

November WPC Meeting:

Buckeye Bourbon House at the Residence Inn Downtown Columbus

Tuesday, November 14th from 6:30 - 8:30pm

Members: Free

Non-members: $10 for first time attendees

Non-members: $25 for returning attendees

 RSVP by November 9th

HERE


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Annual Membership Mixer and Bridal Open House

 

This month was our annual membership mixer and wedding social.  We were hosted by Heritage Golf Club.  We enjoyed great networking (many new faces!), good music, yummy food, and fun prizes! 

Congratulations to Jennifer Gohring with The Barn at Heather Glen who won the free one year WPC membership!


Board Member Election

  

Would you like a free one year membership?  Would you like to make a difference by serving on the WPC board for 2018?  It's that time again for board elections.  Below are the open positions: 

Vice President

Programs Chair

Social Media Chair

Membership Chair

Webmaster

Secretary

 

Send us an email for position descriptions and to get on the ballot.  Voting will take place at the November meeting and winners will be announced at the December holiday party

NOT A MEMBER OF WPC?  CLICK HERE FOR REASONS TO JOIN!  


Wedding News, Job Openings, and Events!

 

The Wedding Professionals of Columbus has a co-op advertising opportunity available to all our members. We have the opportunity to have a full page, full color ad for one full year in The Knot Magazine. Price would be a one time fee of $110-140 for 20-25 participants. Email or call 614-610-4694 for more information.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 22nd-23rd - Empowered Planner Society Conference at Hilton Downtown.  For more info, visit www.empoweredplanners.com/epc.

 

November 12th - The Wedding Experience at the Crowne Plaza Dublin.  For more info, contact Columbus Bride & Groom at info@columbusbg.com.

 

December 10th - Columbus Bridal Extraordinaire, 12-4pm at The Vault.  For more info, visit www.beautifullydesignedweddingplanning.org.

 

January 7th - Multi-Cultural Wedding Show at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris.  For more info, contact B3 Event Management at 614-745-5555 or info@b3event.com.

 

WPC Members: Do you want free promotion for your business?  

If your answer is YES, email our WPC webmaster, Liz Kemmerer, for more info!

 

*Continue to check the WPC website & Facebook page for more news, events, & updates!**

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THE WPC FACEBOOK PAGE:

WPC members can list your own wedding related events on our Facebook page!!  Click on the tab that says WPC & Social Events and add them to the calendar


 A SPECIAL THANK YOU!

 

Lindsey Niederlander and the team at Heritage Golf Club for hosting us and providing the yummy food & beverages

Randy Laipply with Connie Duglin for the linens

Cory Cowger with Party Pleasers for the great music

 

 

WPC Education | September

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September 2017 NEWSLETTER & EDUCATION


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Financial Wellness

This month's meeting was hosted by Wedgewood Country Club.  Our speaker was Stephanie Wagner with Principal Financial.  Stephanie talked to us about keys to financial wellness and gave some tips about financial planning for the present and for the future. 


 1. Improve your personal cash flow.

  • Build a better budget
  • 96% of people spend first and save later; 4% save first!
  • It is recommended that you have at least 6 months worth of income saved for an emergency fund
  • Know the impact of interest
  • Use debt wisely - it should be no more than 36% of your income

2. Protect what's important to you.

  • Property, health, income, loved ones, identity
  • Protect your legacy - inventory your insurance
  • Plan your estate

3. Secure your retirement

  • Get your savings to work for you

"A goal without a plan is just a wish!"


Welcome New Members

  Sarah Humphreys with Elated Light Photography

Destiny Walters with Station 67

 

Welcome Renewing Members

 Randi Mackintosh with Nurtur the Salon

Nicole Porter with The Fawcett Center

 


Wedding News, Job Openings, and Events!

 

The Wedding Professionals of Columbus has a co-op advertising opportunity available to all our members. We have the opportunity to have a full page, full color ad for one full year in The Knot Magazine. Price would be a one time fee of $110-140 for 20-25 participants. Email or call 614-610-4694 for more information.

 

A Catered Event is seeking two chefs.  For more information, contact Bob Himes at bobh@acateredevent.biz.

Made from Scratch is looking for an Operations Manager.  Contact Lauren Lawson at llawson@cosi.org, if interested.

 

The Boat House is looking for a Director of Catering.

The Grand Event Center is searching for an Events Manager.

Dave & Busters is seeking a Special Events Assistant. 

Jorgensen Farms is seeking two Event Coordinators.

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

September 30th - 5K for K9s, 8am-12pm at Alum Creek State Park Beach.  All proceeds go to the Franklin County Animal Shelter. For more info contact Christy Townsend at christy@thepapervow.com.

 

October 1st - Weddingopolis bridal show (Claiborne Productions) at the Marriott NW hotel, 11am-4pm. 

 

October 2nd-4th - Wedding MBA in Las Vegas. There are several people from Columbus attending.  Contact Julie Albaugh if you are interested in receiving discounted conference registration.  There is still time!! 

 

October 5th (rain date is October 12th) - Witches Night Out sponsored by A Catered Event at Leeds Farm, 6-830pm. Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

 

October 17th - WPC Annual Membership Mixer and Bridal Open House at Heritage Golf Club, 6-9pm.  WPC Members can get a booth for just $35!!! Click Here to reserve your spot.  Space is limited!!!

 

October 22nd-23rd - Empowered Planner Society Conference at Hilton Downtown.  For more info, visit www.empoweredplanners.com/epc.

 

November 12th - The Wedding Experience at the Crowne Plaza Dublin.  For more info, contact Columbus Bride & Groom at info@columbusbg.com.

 

December 10th - Columbus Bridal Extraordinaire, 12-4pm at The Vault.  For more info, visit www.beautifullydesignedweddingplanning.org.

 

 

WPC Members: Do you want free promotion for your business?  

If your answer is YES, email our WPC webmaster, Liz Kemmerer, for more info!

 

*Continue to check the WPC website & Facebook page for more news, events, & updates!**

 

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THE WPC FACEBOOK PAGE:

WPC members can list your own wedding related events on our Facebook page!!  Click on the tab that says WPC & Social Events and add them to the calendar. 


A SPECIAL THANK YOU!

 

Stephanie Wagner with Principal Financial for the great and useful tips on financial planning

Kathryn Scheiferstein and the team at Wedgewood Country Club for hosting us and providing the yummy food & beverages

Randy Laipply with Connie Duglin for the linens

Cory Cowger with Party Pleasers for the great music inside the ballroom

Steve Banks for providing the beautiful piano music in the foyer

A Little Pizazz for the photo booth

Blissful Blooms for the centerpieces

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Creating Centers of Influence

This month's meeting was hosted by The Ballroom at Oakhurst where we were treated to a delicious meal.  Our speaker was Heather Waits with Bloomtastic Florist and Profitable Weddings (a company geared to helping wedding pros turn their passion into a profitable business).  Heather talked to us about how to build an army of people who promote you. 

  • Referrals are the #1 way to grow your business.
  • Centers of influence are people that can bring business your way via sales or leads.
  • Centers of influence can be found at networking events (both for the wedding industry as well as general networking events for business).
  • Align yourself with professionals that attract brides at the same level or a step above where you are currently.
  • Three to five, quality, manageable centers of influence is a good a number to start with.
  • When creating centers of influence, invite him/her to lunch so you can learn about their business to refer your clients.  They will reciprocate by asking about your business so they can refer their clients to you.
  • Creating centers of influence doesn't happen overnight.  A relationship must be formed and can take a week, a month, or maybe a year.
  • Stay in touch! Send gifts is not required, but it's appreciated.
  • Be genuine & stay positive.
  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!

NOT A MEMBER OF WPC?  CLICK HERE FOR REASONS TO JOIN!  JOIN BEFORE OCTOBER FOR A $35 BOOTH AT OUR ANNUAL BRIDAL OPEN HOUSE!

CLICK HERE 


Welcome New Members

  Corey Cowger with Party Pleasers

 

Welcome Renewing Members

 Amrta Kenner with Prema Designs

Cindy Spurell with Uptowne Flowers

Laura Ebel with Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown

Chris Apfelstadt with Light Up Columbus

Lisa Nelson with Just for the Occasion


Wedding News, Job Openings, and Events!

 

The Wedding Professionals of Columbus has co-op advertising opportunities available to all our members. We are looking to do the fall editions of Columbus Wedding and 614 Magazines. It would cost $165 for 25 advertisers for both publications. Email us or call 614-610-4694 for more details.

 

Columbus Bride & Groom is looking for wedding day assistants and sales managers.  If interested, contact Jamie Rapavy at info@columbusbg.com.

 

A Catered Event is seeking two chefs.  For more information, contact Bob Himes at bobh@acateredevent.biz.

 

The Boat House is looking for a Director of Catering.

The Grand Event Center is searching for an Events Manager.

Dave & Busters is seeking a Special Events Assistant. 

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

August 13th - Columbus Weddings Boutique, 12-4pm at Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center

 

August 18-19th - Perfect Weddings is hosting a Bel Aire Bridal Accessory Trunk Show.  All brides receive 20% off all Bel Aire accessories.  For more information, contact Liz Kemmerer at perfectweddingsbridal@gmail.com.

 

September 10th - Savvy Bridal Resale Market, 11am-2pm at Crowne Plaza Dublin.  For more info, contact Columbus Bride & Groom at info@columbusbg.com.

 

September 30th - 5K for K9s, 8am-12pm at Alum Creek State Park Beach.  For more info contact Christy Townsend at christy@thepapervow.com.

 

October 10th- from 6-9pm is the WPC Annual Membership Mixer and Bridal Open House at Tartan Fields.  Members make sure to get your $35 booth reserved today!!!  Space is limited!!  

EMAIL HERE

 

 October 22nd-23rd - Empowered Planner Society Conference at Hilton Downtown.  For more info, visit www.empoweredplanners.com/epc.

 

November 12th - The Wedding Experience.  For more info, contact Columbus Bride & Groom at info@columbusbg.com.

 

December 10th - Columbus Bridal Extraordinaire, 12-4pm at The Vault.  For more info, visit www.beautifullydesignedweddingplanning.org.

 

 

WPC Members: Do you want free promotion for your business?  

If your answer is YES, email our WPC webmaster, Liz Kemmerer, for more info!

 

*Continue to check the WPC website & Facebook page for more news, events, & updates!**

 

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THE WPC FACEBOOK PAGE:

WPC members can list your own wedding related events on our Facebook page!!  Click on the tab that says WPC & Social Events and add them to the calendar. 


A SPECIAL THANK YOU!

 Heather Waits for the great and useful tips on growing business relationships

Destiny Walters and the team at The Ballroom at Oakhurst for hosting us and providing the yummy food & beverages

Randy Laipply with Connie Duglin for the linens

Josh Staley Productions for the great music