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Association of Bridal Consultants - Southeastern Gulf Coast States: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida & Tennessee

ABC Southeast Regional Meeting: Jazz Up Your Business with Expanding Horizons: Building & Remodeling Bridal Business

Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM - Monday, February 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM (CST)

ABC Southeast Regional Meeting: Jazz Up Your Business...

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Sandals Certification
ABC members ONLY Saturday, Feb 25th 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-registration requested to ensure adequate materials. ABC membership or IATA verification required. Once this limited "free" class "sells out," waitlist will require attending Saturday and/or Sunday registration to bump to the top of waitlist.
Sold Out Ended Free $0.00
EARLY JAZZ DUO - $329: ABC Southeast Regional Meeting + Expanding Horizons: Building and Remodeling Bridal Business
ABC members Early pre-paid registration through February 4th for both days, (Sunday, February 26th & Monday February 27th) or check postmarked by February 4th mailed to: Deborah Simmons, MBC, 290 Commerce Park - Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Registration includes meeting materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks both days.
15 Tickets Ended $329.00 $0.00
EARLY ABC Member Southeast Regional Sunday Jazz Solo - $199
ABC members pre-paid registration through February 4th for Sunday, February 26th ONLY or check postmarked by February 4th mailed to: Deborah Simmons, MBC, 290 Commerce Park - Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Registration includes meeting materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks on Sunday.
12 Tickets Ended $199.00 $0.00
EARLY ABC Member Expanding Horizons: Building & Remodeling Bridal Business - $165
ABC members pre-paid registration through February 4th for Monday, February 27th ONLY or check postmarked by February 4th mailed to: Deborah Simmons, MBC, 290 Commerce Park - Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
13 Tickets Ended $165.00 $0.00
JAZZ DUO - $349: ABC Southeast Regional Meeting + Expanding Horizons: Building & Remodeling Bridal Business
All non-members/guests and ABC Members pre-paid registration after February 4th for both days, (Sunday, February 26th & Monday February 27th) or check received by Feb 22nd mailed to: Deborah Simmons, MBC, 290 Commerce Park - Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Registration includes meeting materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks both days.
23 Tickets Ended $349.00 $0.00
ALL Non-members and members after Feb 4th: Southeast Regional Sunday Jazz Solo
ABC members pre-paid registration for Sunday, February 26th ONLY or check postmarked by Feb 22nd mailed to: Deborah Simmons, MBC, 290 Commerce Park - Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Registration includes meeting materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks on Sunday.
9 Tickets Ended $220.00 $0.00
ALL Non-members and Members after February 4th: Expanding Horizons: Building and Remodeling Bridal Business Monday - $179
Non-members, guests and ABC members pre-paid registration after February 4th for Monday, February 27th ONLY. Checks must be mailed AND received by February 22nd to: Deborah Simmons, MBC, 290 Commerce Park - Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Registration includes meeting materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks on Monday.
15 Tickets Ended $179.00 $0.00
Walk-ins - Pay at the door - Space Available
Registrations after Feb 22nd, "pay at the door" and all walk-ins/onsite registrations. Credit cards will not be processed onsite. Space available - space not held or guaranteed. Both Days - $399 Sunday Southeast Regional Meeting - $220 Monday Building & Remodeling Bridal Business - $179
5 Tickets Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

You're invited to 
JAZZ UP YOUR BUSINESS 
at the Southeast Regional Meeting

 

Southeast Regional Meeting
Sunday, February 26th

Featuring Saundra HadleySaundra Hadley

Closing the Deal: GET REAL Sales Methods for Event Professionals

Are you closing enough sales? Get ready for a fast-paced, blunt and comprehensive session that will leave you with applicable sales techniques that you can start using immediately for positive changes in your day-to-day sales. Techniques from pre-qualifying, responding to inquiries,
getting
the prospective client to an initial consult, what you should avoid and more!

Additional planned breakout sessions include:

  • 5 Tips for Creating a Happy Work Environment at Home, Alene Gamel, MBC 
  • The Perfect Pair – Choosing the Right Clients, Gail Johnson, ABC
  • I Think I Can, Calandra Terry, MBC
  • Jazzing Up Your Business, Deborah Simmons, MBC
  • Spice Upped Packages and Pricing, Christine Terezakis, ABC 


with ABC Expanding Horizons:
Building and Remodeling Bridal Business

 Monday, February 27th 

Expanding Horizons: Building and Remodeling Bridal BusinessThis one-day seminar focuses on branding, specialization, other events, add-on sales, apprenticeships, hiring and firing, media relations, website enhancement, current software and technological advances, and ethical challenges that are encountered in an established, growing business.


Attendees will be able to:   

      Update and refresh a business plan.

      Discuss business growth and development opportunities.

      Select current event management tools and technology.

      Describe basic human resources management concepts.

      Review and revise a job description.

      Respond to customer complaints and ethical issues.

This seminar earns 2 points for education and professional development. To enable full participation for all attendees, seminar is limited to 25 participants.   


REGISTER for the weekend (Jazz Duo) and SAVE! 

Saturday:  February 25, 2012

                1:00 p.m. Registration

                2:00 p.m. Sandals Destination Wedding Certification (optional)

                6:00 p.m. Cocktails / Networking Mixer

Sunday:   February 26, 2012

                7:30 a.m.   Meet in the lobby   

                8:00 a.m.   Café Du Monde for delicious beignets and chicory coffee

               10:00 a.m.  Welcome / Opening with David Wood, ABC President

               10:25 - 11:15 a.m.  Jazzing up Your Business, Deborah Simmons, MBC


11:20 - 12:10 p.m. Spiced Upped Packages and Pricing, Christine Terezakis, ABC

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (no topic or speaker)
1:10 - 2:40 p.m.   Closing the Deal: Get Real Sales Methods for Event Professionals, Saundra Hadley
2:40 - 2:55 p.m.   Afternoon Break
2:55 - 3:45 p.m.  The Perfect Pair – Choosing the Right Clients, Gail Johnson, ABC
3:50 - 4:40 p.m.  Creating a Harmonious Home Work Environment, Alene Gamel, MBC
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.  I Think I Can, Calandra Terry, MBC

               5:30 p.m. End of Day

7:00 p.m. Optional  Dinner reservations

 

Monday:   Febrauary 27, 2012

               8:30 a.m. Breakfast

               9:00 a.m. Expanding Horizons: Building & Remodeling Bridal Business

               12:00 p.m. Lunch 

               1:00 p.m. Expanding Horizons: Building & Remodeling Bridal Business

               4:00 p.m. End of Day

 

Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans

Conveniently located at the corner of Bourbon and Canal Streets, the Astor Crowne Plaza promises New Orleans visitors a grand experience in "The Big Easy." The hotel's French Quarter location is within easy walking distance of world famous attractions and just a short drive from the New Orleans Airport.

Accommodations

Come to the "Big Easy" for the weekend!

The ABC room block at the Astor Crowne Plaza, located at the Gateway to the French Quarter where Canal Street meets Bourbon Street ABC is SOLD OUT, however Donna Brian, dloveinbloom@gmail.com, has held an additional room or two in her name for ABC later registrations and has suggestions for other nearby accommodations:

Additional Hotels:

Holiday Inn 124 Royal Street 504-529-7211
Bourbon Orleans 727 Orleans 504-523-2222
Royal Sonesta 300 Bourbon Street 504-586-0300
Hitlon 2 Poydras 504- 561-0500
New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal Street 504-581-1000
  

Optional Saturday Night Dinner

If you wish to join us for dinner, meet Donna Brian in the Astor Crowne lobby of the hotel at 6:45 p.m. Wear your walking shoes too! Saturday Night reservations are made for 7:30 at Mulate's, The Original Cajun Restaurant. Enjoy authentic Cajun food and live traditional Cajun music and dancing presented in an authentic Cajun dancehall. Mulate's is a place where Cajuns come to celebrate their heritage and the world comes to join them in their celebration.
 

Optional Sunday Night DinnerMargaritaville

If you wish to join us for dinner, meet Donna Brian in the Astor Crowne lobby of the hotel at 6:45 p.m. Wear your walking shoes too! Sunday Night reservations are made for 7:30 at Margaritaville New Orleans and nightcaps afterwards at the famous Pat O'Briens.
 
Optional Monday Dinner
 The true flavor of Gulf Coast tradition is all about family, warmth and exceptional seafood. Landry's Seafood strives to bring all of those things together in each and every location, providing a fun-filled dining experience that will make you want to drop your anchor and never leave. So sit back, relax and take part in the Landry's Seafood experience. You'll do enough tasting, laughing and living for an entire lifetime.
 
Additional Dining Suggestions: 
 
Pat O'Brien's
718 St. Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-4823, (800) 597-4823
www.patobriens.com
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual

Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Sandwiches
Description: If you're a tourist, you are required to visit Pat O's, order at least one high-velocity Hurricane and listen to the piano-players. It's the law.
 
Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-5433
www.arnaudsrestaurant.com
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)

Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Creole
Description: Leader of the culinary old guard since 1918. Dinner & Dixieland at world-famous Arnaud's with legendary Creole cuisine and music in the Jazz Room every night from 6:30. Sunday Brunch & Jazz. Fine cigars, cognacs, ports in Arnaud's Bar. Mardi Gras museum. Lunch Sunday-Friday 504-523-5433 13 private dining rooms for special occasions.
 
Brennan's
417 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-9711
www.brennansneworleans.com
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)

Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Seafood, Creole, Louisiana
Description: Located in the heart of the historic French Quarter within walking distance of most major hotels and attractions, Brennan's sets itself apart from an array of fine restaurants in New Orleans. "Breakfast at Brennan's" is a tradition for local New Orleanians and visitors from around the world, while dinner recenly received the highest rating from the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper, 5 beans out of 5. Since 1983, Brennan's Restaurant's 35,000 bottle wine cellar has received the Wine Spectator Grand Award for one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world. 
Other restaurant recommendations listed below:
 
Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-8221
www.commanderspalace.com
Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)

Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Contemporary, Creole, Louisiana
Description: New Orleans Magazine 1996 Chef of the Year. New Orleans Magazine 1995 Favorite Overall Restaurant. GQ's Golden Dish Award for Eggs Sardou. Located in the historic Garden District. You can walk through the kitchen to the bar and patio. Rated five stars. Original Jazz brunch, patio dining - Commander's Palace - that's what living in New Orleans is all about!
 
Court Of Two Sisters Restaurant
613 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-7261
www.courtoftwosisters.com
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)

Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental, French, Creole
Description: Experience the ambiance of the largest historical dining courtyard in the French Quarter with flowering plants and flowing fountains. Listen to the strolling live jazz trio during the daily brunch buffet, serving Eggs Benedict, omelets and a feast of local specialties or enjoy a romantic five star creole dinner surrounded by softly glittering glass lights.
 
House Of Blues
225 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70054 [Map It]
(504) 529-2583
www.hob.com
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual

Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Bar/Pub Food
Description: New Orleans' premiere restaurant and live music venue. Located in the French Quarter, the club has hosted world class musicians from Fats Domino to Eric Clapton. Sunday morning the House rocks with a rousing Gospel Brunch.
 

Getting There - Directions:

Take I-10 East bound to I-10 New Orleans Business District, continue for approximately 2 miles to the St Charles Avenue Exit. As you exit, stay in the left hand lane and at the first traffic light, take a left onto Carondelet Street. Stay on Carondelet until you reach Canal Street. Take a right onto Canal Street (the hotel is on your left as you make this turn) and get into the left lane. Make the first u-turn available on Canal Street and circle back to the hotel on the corner of Bourbon and Canal Street (739 Canal Street) to experience one of the best hotels in the French Quarter.

Parking

Valet parking is available at $31.60 per day inclusive. There is no self-parking.

Arriving at Louis Armstrong International Airport( MSY)

  • Distance: 16.0 MI/25.75 KM SOUTH EAST to Hotel. Take I-10 East Bound-Exit New Orleans CBD to St Charles/Carondelot Exit, left on to Carondelot to Canal Street. As you exit, stay in the left hand lane and at the first traffic light, take a left onto Carondelet Street. Stay on Carondelet until you reach Canal Street. Take a right onto Canal Street (the hotel is on your left as you make this turn) and get into the left lane. Make the first u-turn available on Canal Street and circle back to the hotel on the corner of Bourbon and Canal Street (739 Canal Street) to experience one of the best hotels in the French Quarter!
  • Shared van shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotel for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip) with up to three bags per person. Click here   to reserve your Airport Shuttle or call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.

Arriving by Train

  • Amtrak New Orleans (NOL) Union Passenger Terminal  
    1001 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Distance: 3.0 MI/4.83 KM WEST to Hotel
  • Taxi Charge (one way): $10.00  

Payment and Cancellations
Cancellations more than 10 days before seminar may be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations/no-shows less than 10 days before the seminar cannot be refunded as we have ordered materials and given a guaranteed attendance. 

If paying by check, check must be postmarked by early registration cutoff to be received prior to the seminar.  Check should be made to Deborah Simmons, MBC, ABC-Mississippi, 290 Commerce Park - Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157  No-shows will be invoiced.

What's Nearby

Looking for things to do in New Orleans? Most visitors to New Orleans have some common stops on their agendas: Bourbon Street, The Aquarium of the Americas, great New Orleans jazz clubs, unique shopping venues, and, of course, the greatest eateries in the world. Click here for area attractions.

 

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739 Canal St @ Bourbon
New Orleans, 70130

Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM - Monday, February 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM (CST)


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