Getting Your Business Connected and Protected:
Our June WPC meeting was held at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center. Chris Borja talked to us about how he can make "Justice for All" a reality and not just a slogan. Most small businesses can't afford to hire an attorney for many common issues like getting advice, having a contract reviewed, or even collecting on an outstanding debt. His company, LegalShield, provides the following services:
- The ability to talk to a lawyer on any personal or business legal matter without worrying about high hourly costs
- Access to legal advice, no matter how traumatic or trivial the issue, for one flat monthly fee
- Under the protection of LegalShield, you and your family can live your lives on your terms worry-free, every day, every night
Chris is also the founder of Become a Better Networker. This is a unique and impactful program that brings professionals together in a workshop with lessons taught through full-filled activities, rather than boring lectures. Chris helps professionals become the kind of person they'd love to meet and be connected with! He facilitated a networking scavenger hunt and reminded us that, done properly, networking builds relationships and leads to referrals!
Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador:
Our July meeting was held at Glenross Golf Club. Robbie Banks, with Experience Columbus, tested our Columbus knowledge with some fun trivia. She also talked to us about the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) program. The Columbus CTA program is the largest in the world. The objective of the program is to foster a destination-wide culture of quality service and a welcoming citizenry. Benefits of becoming a CTA include increased business, a valuable set of skills, improved knowledge of the Columbus region, and opportunities for career advancement.
For information about the program and its requirements, contact Robbie at email@example.com or visitjoinUScolumbus.com.
Robbie also informed us that she is an on-site make-up artist, specializing in airbrush foundation. If your brides are in need of a make-up artist, be sure to keep her in mind!
Thank you to our webmaster, Elle Reed with Brett Loves Elle Photography, who has created a new and refreshed website for WPC. We are still adding our members and tweaking a few things, but if you haven't had a chance to see the new site, check it out at www.weddingprofessionalsofcolumbus.com.
News, Job Openings, and Open Houses!
"You say goodbye and I say hello" - Laura Oetersfrom OSU's Fawcett Event Center is re-locating to Louisiana. We wish Laura the best of luck and welcome her replacement, Samantha Hall.
Congratulations are in order!!
Amanda Muschlitzwith Muschlitz Photography recently became engaged!
Jennifer Drew withSomething to Remember, Callie Rogers with All Occasions, and Lucretia Williamswith Distinct Event Planning are all expecting little ones!
Laura Moore with Forever Moore Weddings and Events just welcomed a baby girl! Congrats to all of you!!
Laura Catalogna has left Crowne Plaza and is now with Wasserstrom.
All Occasions is looking for a Sous Chef. Contact Callie Rogers at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
European Wax Center has 7 positions open for licensed aestheticians for their new location opening in Gahanna. Click here for more info.
Sidecar Global Catering and Red Brick Occasions are partnering up to give away a wedding reception for one lucky couple in 2015! Click here for more details!
July 19th - Derby Glam Bridal Event, 12 - 4pm at Irongate Equestrian Center, 12298 Croton Rd, Croton, OH 43013. Click here for more info!
July 26th - Open House, 11am - 2pm at Columbus Bride & Groom, 90 S High St, Dublin, OH 43017. Email or call 614-787-1840 to RSVP!
August 23rd - Columbus Bridal Spectacular, 11am - 4pm at Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd, Columbus, OH 43219. Click here for details!
*Continue to check the WPC website & Facebook page for more news and updates!
Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center for hosting our meeting and providing the yummy food
Chris Borja for talking to us about LegalShield and the importance of networking
Got Ya Covered for providing the linens
Glenross Golf Club for hosting our meeting
Robbie Banks for talking to us about the CTA program & Experience Columbus
Connie Duglin for providing the linens