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Revealing 4 Must-Have Elements of Your Business Structure

Running a successful business can often feel like you're spending the bulk of your time working on client work, but smart wedding pros know that they must also commit to optimizing your business structure to keep clients happy. After all, a disorganized and chaotic backend is enough to alert clients to deeper problems and turn prospects away to your competitors.

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Leading Event Associations Partner with Aim to Increase Representation in Industry

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3 Things to Consider Before Starting the Hiring Process

2020 was a difficult year for countless reasons, but one of the hardest challenges for business owners was the decision to lay off employees due to a lack of live events and, consequently, a drop in revenue. As the light at the end of the tunnel becomes brighter, some wedding pros will need to consider rehiring a team to handle the heavy workload that awaits the industry on the other side.

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About WIPA 2021

New Members - April 2021


WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for April 2021. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

 

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Member News - April 2021

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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Establishing Expectations (The Right Way) With Your Fellow Vendors

Working in the wedding and events industry involves crossing paths with many different personalities. On one hand, you’ll find creative partners that seem to get you and your thought process instantly. On the other hand, you’ll also find those who you have to work a little harder to get on the same page. 

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March Video Message From SFBA President, Kristen Seaholm

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Hello everyone and happy March! Kristen Seaholm here, you’re San Francisco Bay Area WIPA President, serving the greater Northern California region. Happy to be back for another round of updates so let’s jump right in.

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WIPA Partners with Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation for Diversity + Inclusion Initiative

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New Members - March 2021

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for March 2021. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

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Member News - March 2021

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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Diversity + Inclusion (February Update)

This is our Diversity + Inclusion Committee and we are WIPA!

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First Gallery Focusing on Contemporary African Art Opens to Public

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February Video Message From SFBA President, Kristen Seaholm

February 2021 Newsletter President Video Transcript

Hello, Everyone! And welcome back for another round of What’s Up With WIPA and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, serving the greater Northern California region. I am your president, Kristen Seaholm, and we have a lot to cover this month, so let’s jump right in.

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Bridging The Racial Divide

You're invited to join your WIPA Atlanta Chapter members on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. as we host our first 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Series “Talk” (virtually).

Sponsored by The King Center in bringing people of diverse backgrounds together over dinner to talk about bridging the racial divide.

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Moving Beyond Racial Bias in the Wedding Industry

Revisiting: Moving Beyond Racial Bias in the Wedding Industry
A Recap from Bron Hansboro “Moving the Race Needle Forward”

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Member News - February 2021

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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New Members - February 2021

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for February 2021. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

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The True Value of Firm Boundaries & How to Draw Them

Ah, boundaries. It’s one of the stickier subjects in life, both in personal and professional aspects. While they’re absolutely necessary for preserving your sanity, it can be a difficult line to draw when you know it’s possible that it could disappoint others. 

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2020 Awards Of The Unexpected

The Awards of the Unexpected were announced to chapters on December 15, 2020 including the 2020 Pauline Parry Leadership Award. WIPA congratulates all the chapters for the fine work during a difficult year in 2020.

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