Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Northwest has the BEST wedding professionals!
Hello NW Wed Pro’s!
April is nearly here. Unfortunately we don’t have a venue yet for our next meeting. If you’d like to host it please contact me.
Let’s recap the March meeting. it was fantastic!
March 10th the NWWP met at Weatherford’s Grand Lodge in Oregon City. They offered us the Fireplace room for our private event. We had a great turnout. After registering, guests were able to visit with each other and get to know the other wedding professionals. We had a LOT of first time visitors to the meeting.
Then the buffet opened. Weatherfords prepared us a beautiful spread with salad, quiche, chicken skewers and pasta alfredo. It was wonderful. Our featured vendor this month was White Rose Bakery. Debra provided us with a delicious almond apricot cake for dessert.
The meeting was started with an explanation of the NW Wed pro and NWWP group. (networking, referrals, shared knowledge, team playing)
The Multi Network Holiday Gala was announced. All of the region’s major networking groups in the Wedding, Event, Catering & Hospitality industry will be having one big joint Event this winter. Tickets will be available soon to members of these organizations.
A check for $203 was presented to Clackamas Women’s Services Charity. They were the recipient of the Bridal Fair fundraiser.
More discussion about next year’s NW Wed pro Bridal Fair. Many of the guests announced the bookings that they got from the Bridal Fair Feb 6-7 at Willamette Valley Country club.
The educational portion of the meeting was about tracking your website traffic and seeing what brought every hit. Keywords and links were discussed, as was content. (This week I received an email from a guest that implemented the simple points we discussed and it increased her website hits from FOUR to EIGHTY!)
The advantages of writing reviews and recommendations for other businesses was discussed.
A door prize drawing was held and the winner received a beautiful Silver, crystal embellished photo frame.
All guests were introduced around the room then it was networking time again. Many great connections came out of this meeting. Looking forward to the next meeting.
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Hope to see you all in April!
The Radiant Touch Weddings