Central Florida West

Assoc of Bridal Consultants March Educational Luncheon (March 7th, 2017)

When:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Where:
Mixon's in the Grove
2525 27th Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-march-educational-luncheon-march-7th-2017-tickets-31876269781?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants
Central Florida West Local Networking Group



invites you to join us 
for our next networking meeting  

on Tuesday, March 7th, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

at

Mixon's Fruit Farm 

 2525 27th Street East

Bradenton, FL 34208


Educational Topic

#HashTags

What are they and why do we need them ?


 Speaker TB Annouced soon !

 

Thanks to this month's meeting sponsors:

 

 

 


 

 

If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com 

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

 

Event Agenda

Event Agenda
10:45am - 11:30am – Registration/Networking

11:30pm - Lunch/Annoucements

12:15pm- Educational Presentation

12:50pm - Door Prizes/Announcements

1:00pm - Event ends


Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos or other fantastic Sandals Properties, Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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Assoc of Bridal Consultants November Educational Luncheon (Nov 1st, 2016)

When:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Dunedin Golf Club
1050 Palm Blvd
Dunedin, FL 34698

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-november-educational-luncheon-nov-1st-2016-tickets-28728916964?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants
Central Florida West Local Networking Group

In partnership with The Knot 




invites you to join us 
for our next networking meeting  

on Tuesday, Novemeber 1st, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

at

Dunedin Golf Club 

Come check out this hidden secret location available for events! 

 1050 Palm Blvd 

Dunedin, FL 34698


 

"Getting To Yes - Closing the Deal with Millennial Couples".

Presented by Heather Dorsten of The Knot 

      



Thanks to this month's meeting sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com 

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

 

Event Agenda

Event Agenda
10:45am - 11:20am – Registration/Networking

11:30pm - Lunch/Annoucements

12:00pm- Educational Presentation

12:50pm - Door Prizes/Announcements

1:00pm - Event ends


Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos or other fantastic Sandals Properties, Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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Assoc of Bridal Consultants October Educational Luncheon (Oct 4th, 2016)

When:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Ulele
1810 N. Highland Ave.,
tampa, FL 33603

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-october-educational-luncheon-oct-4th-2016-tickets-27761227579?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants
Central Florida West Local Networking Group

In partnership with Perfect Wedding Guide

and


invites you to join us 
for our next networking meeting  

on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

at

 1810 North Highland Avenue

Tampa, FL 33603


Educational Topic will be a panel of select speakers discussing

 

How to protect your Company from Within

 

The panel of speakers will be sharing real life stories, tips and suggestions on how to prepare or safeguard your company 

Meet the Speakers 

 

         Michele Renee Zerda     

(Owner of Michele Renee the Studio)

 Carrie Wildes 

( Owner of Carrie Wildes Photography )

 

Tammy Waterman, MWP

( Master Wedding Planner at Special Moments Event Planning)

 

 

Thanks to this month's meeting sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com 

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

 

Event Agenda

Event Agenda
10:45am - 11:20am – Registration/Networking

11:30pm - Lunch/Annoucements

12:15pm- Educational Presentation

12:50pm - Door Prizes/Announcements

1:00pm - Event ends


Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos or other fantastic Sandals Properties, Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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Assoc of Bridal Consultants Sept 2016 Educational Luncheon (Sept 6th,)

When:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
The Underground Network
1925 E 2nd Ave
Tampa, FL 33602

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-sept-2016-educational-luncheon-sept-6th-tickets-27218485222?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants
Central Florida West Local Networking Group


invites you to join us 
for our next networking Luncheon

on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

at a very Unique Property that is now available for events

The Underground Network

1925 E 2nd Ave

Tampa, FL 33602

We will be exploring this truly amazing property and all that it has to offer in this community and Matt Lantz from the Underground will be educating us on ways to help and how to get involved with such a worthwhile community .

Street parking is best.  It is free along 2nd ave in front of the building/ The entrance is off of 2nd Ave.  A large sign on the brick that says "UNDERGROUND."  

Thanks to this month's meeting sponsors:


 

 

 

 

If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com 

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

 

Event Agenda

Event Agenda
10:45am - 11:15am– Registration and Networking

11:20am - Move to event space for Family style Lunch

11:30 am - Annoucements begin attendees begin eating plated salad

11:45am- Family style lunch service begins 

12:15pm - Educational and Informative Presentation by Matt Lantz- Underground Network

12:35pm- Walking tour of the entire facility with Matt Lantz 

12:50pm- Door prizes and Dessert - ( Nitro Ice Cream station)

1:00pm- Event ends- Thank you for coming=)


Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos or other fantastic Sandals Properties, Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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Assoc of Bridal Consultants Aug 2016 Educational Luncheon (Aug 2nd, 2016)

When:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Weedon Island Preserve- History Center
1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-aug-2016-educational-luncheon-aug-2nd-2016-tickets-26678481055?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants
Central Florida West Local Networking Group


invites you to join us 
for our next networking meeting  

"A Summer Soiree " 

on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

at

Weedon Island Preserve History Center 

1800 Weedon Drive NE

St. Petersburg, FL 33702

We will be exploring the History center while looking for the ABC "Pokemon style logos "labeled on fun summer food stations hidden on the different levels of the History Center - we will also be featuring a popsicle and Bubbly bar to keep you cooled off in the summer heat.

Educational Speaker will Be 

Danielle Calhoun

 


How to be a Vendor that Gives Back  

Danielle will be chatting on what it takes to be a #VendorthatGivesBack and using your wedding business to serve others. She will walk through the various ways to give back and how to align giving best with your personal passions, profession and skills and talents. 

 

 

Danielle Calhoun, wedding photography turned humanitarian, speaker and socially conscious wedding blogger, foundedBlack Sheep Bride in 2014. After traveling to several developing countries to photograph non-profits, orphanages, and social impact projects, she often came home conflicted about the wedding industry she was supported by. Black Sheep Bride was born to highlight the amazing people in the wedding world that use their love to serve others and the environment. With roughly 1.2 million socially conscious couples within the big pool of Millennials getting engaged, Black Sheep Bride couldn't have been launched at a more opportune time. In under 2 years, they have gained nearly 200 vendors across the nation, including many influential social enterprise brands, and 13+ followers on Instagram.

 

 

 . We are also encouraging everybody to bring school supplies or backpacks to the meeting to Donate to our charity of the Month


Thanks to this month's meeting sponsors:



 

 

 

 


 

If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com 

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

 

Event Agenda

Event Agenda
10:45am - 11:45am – Registration- Food stations open - we will be exploring the center looking for the ABC "Pokemon' stye logos throught out the History Center and enjoying the summer food style stations including a popsicle and bubby bar.

11:45 am - Annoucementsin auditorium 

12:00pm- Educational Presentation Begins in Auditorium

12:50pm - Door Prizes/Announcements

1:00pm - Event ends


Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos or other fantastic Sandals Properties, Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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Assoc of Bridal Consultants June 2016 Educational Luncheon (June 7th, 2016)

When:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Galleria - USF Embassy Suites
3705 Spectrum Blvd
tampa, FL 33612

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-june-2016-educational-luncheon-june-7th-2016-tickets-25402903769?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants
Central Florida West Local Networking Group

In partnership with Perfect Wedding Guide


invites you to join us 
for our next networking meeting  

on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

at

Galleria - USF  Embassy Suites

 3705 Spectrum Blvd

Tampa, FL 33612


Educational Speaker will Be 

Susan Southerland

 


 

Selling to Couples at Every Planning Phase

 

Do you want to increase your annual revenue? Would you love to fill in some empty days on your calendar at the last minute? You would be surprised how easily you can do that once you know the four planning phases that every couple goes through during the planning process.

 

 

 

In this seminar you will learn:

 

-The four phases and their importance in the sales process

 

-How to change your messages to appeal to couples during each phase

 

 For more than 20 years, business owner and consultant Susan Southerland has worked closely with today’s everyday consumers, learning the secrets to what makes them tick. Now, she’s sharing that knowledge with other companies and entrepreneurs through speaking engagements and one-on-one consulting.

 

 

Thanks to this month's meeting sponsors:



 

 

 

 

 

If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com 

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

 

Event Agenda

Event Agenda
10:45am - 11:15am – Registration/Networking

11:30pm - Lunch/Annoucements

12:00pm- Educational Presentation

12:50pm - Door Prizes/Announcements

1:00pm - Event ends


Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos or other fantastic Sandals Properties, Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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Assoc of Bridal Consultants May 2016 Lunch Meeting (May 3rd, 2016)

When:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Vino-N-Brew
9641 Gulf Blvd
Treasure Island , FL

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-may-2016-lunch-meeting-may-3rd-2016-tickets-24772851265?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 Join us for our May Luncheon

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants

Central Florida West Local Networking Group 

is excited to announce our next networking and educational luncheon

on Tuesday May 3rd, 2016


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

at

Vino-N-Brew

 9641 Gulf Blvd N. 

Treasure Island, Florida


Our educational topic will be:

 “Local Craft Beers and Wines”

presented by

Laurie Vang owner of Vino-N-Brew

 



 Join us for a more causal lunch with plenty of networking and socializing as we enjoy this great new local wine bar that has a event space for private events .Vino-N-Brew serving Keel & Curley wines and Two Henry's Brewing Co. craft beers. 20 taps, large bar, locally crafted wines and brews.

 


 If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

Tammy Waterman tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

 

 

Event Agenda
10:45am - 11:45am – Registration/Networking

11:45am- Welcome/Annoucements/Thanks you's

12:15pm - Lunch/Presentation

12:45pm - Door Prizes/Announcements

1:00pm - Event ends

 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos for $399, AIRFARE INCLUDED!! Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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Assoc of Bridal Consultants April 2016 Dinner Meeting (April 5th, 2016)

When:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Tampa Bay Watch
3000 Pinellas Bayway S,
Tierra Verde,, FL 33715

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-april-2016-dinner-meeting-april-5th-2016-tickets-22571331460?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants
Central Florida West Local Networking Group

In partnership with the ADJA


invites you to join us 
for our next networking meeting  

on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

at

Tampa Bay Watch

3000 Pinellas Bayway South

Tierra Verde, FL 33715


Educational Speakers and Topics



Rachel Arndt, Communications Coordinator, will discuss Tampa Bay Watch's habitat restoration and environmental educational programs. The organization was founded in 1993 and performs a variety of habitat restoration and protection activities throughout the year, utilizing thousands of volunteers to help the bay recover from its environmental problems.

Jon Ziegler, Tampa Bay Watch Community Room Coordinator.  Tying into the Tampa Bay Watch mission, Jon will discuss some simple tips and suggestions to help educate couples on how to create an elegant Eco-Friendly and Green Wedding.   

To Keep with the Eco-Friendly Theme we encourage people to carpool to the event

Thanks to this month's meeting sponsors:

 


 

 


A1 Foliage Rentals

 

 

 

If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com 

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

 

Event Agenda

5:45pm- registration opens

6:00pm- Event begins with networking/appetizers/ scavenger hunt

6:45pm- Networking/Trivia/scavenger hunt ends - attendees take seats

7:00pm- annoucements- Sponsor Thank you 's 

7:15pm- Plated Dinner begins

7:45pm- Educational presentation begins

8:30pm- Dessert served Tableside - Q & A 

8:45pm- Final annoucements- Door prize drawings 

9:00pm- event ends 


Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos for $399, AIRFARE INCLUDED!! Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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Assoc of Bridal Consultants March 2016 Meeting (March 1st, 2016)

When:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Where:
A La Carte Shrine Pavilion
4050 Dana Shores Drive
Tampa, FL 33634

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-march-2016-meeting-march-1st-2016-tickets-21720543731?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 Join us for our March Luncheon

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants

Central Florida West Local Networking Group

in partnership with 

 The KNot

is excited to announce our next networking and educational luncheon

on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

at

A La Carte Shrine Pavilion 

4050 Dana Shores Drive

Tampa, Florida


Our topic will be:

To-be-weds not Responding?

5 Surefire Communication Tactics to Try Now

presented by

Tom Chelednik- Regional Sales Director of  The Knot

 

Stumped about why your messages to couples seem to go into a black hole?  Are your initial discussions hitting a brick wall?  Do you understand Millennial communication expectations?   Learn effective ways to improve your communication with couples across email, text and social media to facilitate sales and drive new business.

Deliverables:

·      Millennial Generation insights & statistics

·      Communication expectations of Millennials

·      5 no-fail ways to communicate and drive a new sale

·      3 email improvements to make today

    

  

Thanks so much to our wonderful meeting sponsors 

 

 

Delectables Catering



 If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

Tammy Waterman tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

 

 

Event Agenda
10:45am - 11:15am – Registration/Networking

11:30pm - Lunch/Annoucements

12:00pm- Educational Presentation

12:50pm - Door Prizes/Announcements

1:00pm - Event ends

 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos for $399, AIRFARE INCLUDED!! Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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Assoc of Bridal Consultants February 2016 Meeting (Feb 2nd, 2016)

When:
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Where:
Brooker Creek Preserve
3940 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL

Hosted By:
ABC Central Florida West

abcflw@yahoo.com 
(For quicker response, please email one of the co-directors directly.)

Co-Directors

 Tammy Waterman :: Special Moments :: 727-343-0800
tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Michele Whitaker : Delectables Catering - 727-781-1200

admin@delectablescatering.com 

 



Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/assoc-of-bridal-consultants-february-2016-meeting-feb-2nd-2016-tickets-20893978452?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

 Join us for our February Luncheon

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants

Central Florida West Local Networking Group

Iin partnership with 

Perfect Wedding Guide Wedding and Event Professionals

is excited to announce our next networking and educational luncheon

on Tuesday February 2nd, 2016


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

at

Brooker Creek Preserve

3940 Keystone Road

Tarpon  Springs, Florida


Our topic will be:

 “Hiring Superior Performers”

presented by

Lisa Huetteman of  Black Diamond Associates

 

Are your employees your greatest asset or a liability?

 

Employee turnover is not only frustrating, it is time consuming and expensive.  As business owners and good stewards of your company’s financial resources, it is imperative that you get a return on investment in your greatest expenditure – your payroll dollars. 

If your employees are more of a expense than an asset, you must attend this session.  Lisa Huetteman will give you 5 tips for recruiting, screening, identifying, hiring and developing superior performers.    

  

Thanks so much to our wonderful meeting sponsors 

 

 

Delectables Catering



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 If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, please contact one of us directly:

Michele Whitaker: admin@delectablescatering.com

Tammy Waterman tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

 

 

Event Agenda
10:45am - 11:15am – Registration/Networking

11:30pm - Lunch/Presentation

12:45pm - Door Prizes/Announcements

1:00pm - Event ends

 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos for $399, AIRFARE INCLUDED!! Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing."


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our merry meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West brings this event to you.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit
http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


Read the rest of this entry »