September 2, 2009

Destination... Success

Don't miss this great informative meeting!

Destination Weddings, Managing & Marketing Your Business
Sunday, September 13, 2009 from 9 AM - 4 PM


Please RSVP asap - http://septemberstatemeeting.eventbrite.com/

Destination Weddings
Lisa Light, wedding planner and CEO of Destination Bride, is a dynamic speaker and planner who has a lot to say about destination weddings, the fastest growing trend in the 125 billion dollar American Wedding Industry. She has build a prestigious wedding planning company, Destination Bride, and the $1 internet site dedicated to destination weddings, http://www.destinationbride.com/ Lisa has written a book on destination weddings: Destination Bride: A complete Guide to Planning Your Wedding Anywhere in the World. Lisa will be speaking to all wedding vendors and planners about How to Plan a Destination Wedding and How to Enter into the Destination Wedding Market.

Sandals
Joan Rodriquez from Sandals/Beaches Resorts is going to go through and tell us how we can earn 12% in sponsor fees by booking our clients honeymoon and/or destination wedding travel. She is going to explain how this program is just one of the many benefits of being an ABC member!

Who's Hiding In Your Address Book?
Mary Kurek’s system for organizing an ideal network has transformed thousands of business owners into "business celebrities," and launched a unique networking club endorsed and produced by Chambers of Commerce. Her articles have appeared in NC business journals and Board of Realtors® magazines nationwide.

Internet Marketing
Eric Hause is publisher of the Coastal Carolina Bride suite of magazines and web sites. Raised in eastern North Carolina, he has been involved in the region's travel and tourism industry for over 25 years. He also publishes Crystal Coast Bride Magazine & web site, Grand Strand Bride Magazine & web site, WilmingtonNCBride.com, and the upcoming PlantationBride.com & HiltonHeadBride.com. He is also a partner in Panache Events, LLC, which produces wedding showcases on North Carolina's Outer Banks and Crystal Coast.

Linen Trends
Jodi Solomon of Connie Duglin Linens will be showing us some of the newest linen trends in the industry. She has also graciously donated all of the linens displayed at the event!

Hotel Rooms/Overnight Stays
We do have a block of hotel rooms at a discounted rate at the Quality Inn, Havelock, NC. Just call them at 252-444-1111 and mention the Association of Bridal Consultants for a discounted rate.

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