Networking with Wedding Professionalsby Beverly Mason on 06/09/14
Networking online is great but nothing beats in person. That's why I look forward to attending NW Wed Pro Networking Events each month. They meet at a different wedding or event venue on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Portland Metro area with a focus on Clackamas County. Members AND non-members are welcome to attend. Portland's best caterers provide food for the event, dessert is often provided by some of the best cake and dessert companies around. There is almost always free wine. Guest speakers teach us everything we need to know to market our business effectively. It's also a great way to view each venue and meet it's coordinator or owner. With a wide variety of professionals attending each month, it offers opportunities to meet, network and partner up with photographers, caterers, florists, officiants, coordinators and planners, Cake and Cupcake companies, venues, DJ's, musicians, photo booth companies, rental companies.... you name it! For a list of upcoming events visit http://www.nwwpnetwork.com/Events.html . Current members are listed on the vendor site at http://www.nwwedpro.com/ .
Any wedding or event professional can attend the meetings. All that you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. It's that easy. Members pay $10 to attend and non-members pay $20 (membership is only $100 per year) NW Wed Pro's also have the funnest End of Year Holiday Party! No high ticket prices to attend either. Each member contributes in some way to the event with their services or bringing a door prize. For the last 2 years the Holiday Party was held at The Tumwater Room in Oregon City overlooking the beautiful Willamette Falls. It's been a huge success and lots of fun with great food and desserts, music, dancing, games, photo booth, décor and LOTS of great prizes. Must be a member to attend the Holiday Party though. So, if you want to build your business, collaborate with others, get your name out there and have fun too, then NW Wed Pro is for YOU.