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Sip & Learn: Local Guidelines & Coalition Advocacy with CAPE

March 25, 2021
Guests: Julia Kendrick Conway: jakendrickconway@gmail.com and Eric Acu帽a-Bagshaw: eacuna@friartux.com

Advocacy update from the California Association of Private Events (CAPE), as we prepare for the return of face-to-face events.



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Contract Considerations

February 25, 2021 路 Mary Ellen Reihsen, DBS Law

We welcome an industry expert to share insights and guidance on contracts before and after COVID, as well as field your questions during a Q&A.

Mary Ellen Reihsen is a business attorney focusing on the legal needs of companies in the wedding and events industry.

www.WeddingsandEventsLawyer.com

You can contact Mary Ellen at mreihsen@lawdbs.com



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Why Is It So Hard? Reopening in the New Abnormal

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 路 Steve Adelman, Adelman Law Group PLLC and Event Safety Alliance discusses your legal obligations and reopening safely.

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide - Six Months Later




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Scaling Weddings & Events Amid Restrictions

March 9, 2021 路 Kristin Banta, Kristin Banta Events, Inc.
Industry expert and innovator,
Kristin Banta
to share strategies and insights as we work toward and through the weddings and events re-opening process.


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Master Series: Returning to Events: Strengthen Our Community





May 25, 2021 路 A local panel of events industry leaders discuss strengthening our community and ways we can help each other as we return to events. Madeleine Reid- ILEA Napa-Sonoma, Jamie Layoda, WCSEP, Kristen Seaholm - WIPA SF, Diana Cardenas - Silicon Valley NACE



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Master Series: Returning to Events: How We Can Help Our Event Partners?





April 22, 2021 路 A local panel of events industry professionals discuss new challenges and ways we can help each other as we return to events.

Links & Materials

Event Safety Alliance Updated Reopening Guide


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Selling Your Way to the New Norm in the Weddings & Events Industry

Guest Host: Alan Berg, CSP聽
October 21, 2020
The more things change鈥 the more they鈥檙e not remaining the same. Selling during a crisis is a delicate balance. Without sales your business can鈥檛 survive. How you handle marketing and selling now will determine your business鈥 future.




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Level Up Your LinkedIn Profile

October 12, 2021 路 Melita Balestieri, Nelson / Higher Growth Search聽

Key Takeaways:

  • Create an inviting profile that effectively markets you and/or your business
  • Choose proper keywords and place them effectively to show up in searches
  • Showcase your expertise
  • Manage your profile and account settings
  • Leverage endorsements, recommendations, status updates, and group memberships


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Level Up Your LinkedIn Profile



October 12, 2021 路 Melita Balestieri, Nelson / Higher Growth Search聽

Key Takeaways:

  • Create an inviting profile that effectively markets you and/or your business
  • Choose proper keywords and place them effectively to show up in searches
  • Showcase your expertise
  • Manage your profile and account settings
  • Leverage endorsements, recommendations, status updates, and group memberships


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Sip & Learn: Local Guidelines & Coalition Advocacy

September 16, 2020
Guest Hosts: Nancy Shaffer, Live Events Coalition and Alicia Falango, California Events Coalition


Thank you for leading the conversation and taking a deep dive with us into coalition advocacy.

Links and Materials
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ILEA NSC Master Series: Guidelines and Advocacy




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Master Series: Safe Events & Reopening - A Panel Discussion





November 18, 2020 路 A local panel of events industry professionals discuss safe practices and protocols they have incorporated for events within COVID restrictions, as well as those they will implement as in-person events return and continue to evolve with capacity allowances, etc.

Panelists:
Paradise Ridge Winery, Ashley Boyle 路Lovely Day Events, Lindsey Nickel 路Encore Events Rentals, Heather Nelson 路Carrie Aldous Luxury Makeup & Hair, Carrie Aldous 路Nor Cal Pro Sound, Alex Barajas 路 girl and the fig CATERS!, Andrea Koweek 路Pop Fiction, Dan Meblin

Links & Materials

Event Safety Alliance Updated Reopening Guide


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New Year! New Goals - A Vision Board Workshop

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 路 Heather Nelson and Betty Lok guides us through creating a 2021 Vision Board through creating a vision board. Betty Lok shares tips and awesome templates for a digital vision board, using Canva.聽聽




Set Some Goals or Categories

  1. Think about your categories. You can use this fillable worksheet to help get started too!

    Decide on Your Medium

    • Physical poster board
    • Digital board (Don鈥檛 have a Canva account yet? Follow this link to create your Canva account.)聽

    Gather Your Tools:

    Additional downloadable resources that you can upload into Canva or print out for Vision Board. There are inspiring quotes, category labels and a goal setting worksheet to help you get started!


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    New Year! New Goals - A Vision Board Workshop

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 路 Heather Nelson and Betty Lok guides us through creating a 2021 Vision Board through creating a vision board. Betty Lok shares tips and awesome templates for a digital vision board, using Canva.聽聽


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    Numbers Don't Lie - An Economist's Point of View

    February 16, 2021 路 Dr. Hiroyuki Ito, Economst
    In this essential session, we hear from an award- winning economist and author of nearly one hundred peer-reviewed articles and books on the subjects of macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international finance.



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    Personal Financial Wellness
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    Guest Host:聽Wrynn Valentine Reynoso, Financial Wellness Advocate,聽Redwood Credit Union

    Links & Materials:

    Presentation
    RCU Financial First Aid Worksheet


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    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Managing Life's Chaos

    Guest Host: Heather Nelson, Past President - ILEA Napa-Sonoma 路 Business Development Manager, Encore Events Rentals


    Integrating family, work, and general life while being home has its challenges. Heather Nelson shares some insights into how to manage life鈥檚 chaos during these unique and unprecedented times.


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    You Are Enough: A strengths-based approach to healthier resilience



    December 8, 2020 路聽Kate Pintor, 'The People Whisperer" joins us for an inspirational afternoon. You've seen the book, Strength Finders?聽 Hear what Kate has to say!聽



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    You Are Enough: A strengths-based approach to healthier resilience

    December 8, 2020 路 Kate Pintor, 'The People Whisperer" joins us for an inspirational afternoon. You've seen the book, Strength Finders?聽 Hear what Kate has to say!聽



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    2nd Annual GALA
    April 2019


    The 2019 GALA was hosted at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. The GALA featured live performers, a silent auction, and an amazing multi-course dinner in the iconic Barrel Room.

    Event Sponsors:

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    Educational Program
    August 2018

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    Guest speaker, Emily Sullivan, presented on "Client Boundaries - How to Set Them and Stick to Them."聽 Attendees also enjoyed amazing wines from Foley Family Wines and catered lunch from Chalk Hill Estate Winery.

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    Venue & Catering: Chalk Hill Estate Winery
    Entertainment: A&A Music Events
    Rentals & Linens: Encore Events Rentals

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    Networking Mixer
    September 2019


    The Networking Mixer at Tre Posti featured a Poke Bar, an interactive mozzarella station, and craft cocktails. Attendees were able to tour the outdoor event space, garden, and vineyards.

    Event Sponsors:聽

    Venue & Catering:聽Tre Posti Events & Catering
    Florals:聽Noggle Gardens

    Entertainment:聽DJ Jerry Schultz/Schultz Entertainment Experience


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