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Association of Bridal Consultants Education Department

Expanding Horizons: Building & Remodeling Bridal Business - Chattanooga, TN - with ABC Alabama-Tennessee Meeting

Association of Bridal Consultants - Education

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 4:00 PM (EST)

Chattanooga, TN

Expanding Horizons: Building & Remodeling Bridal Business -...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Saturday, 3/5 Alabama-Tennessee Meeting ONLY All Non-members and members 2/14 - 3/1 - $65
ABC Alabama -Tennessee Meeting ONLY Saturday, March 5th 9:00 a.m to 5:00 pm registration through 2/13. If not pre-paid online or by check postmarked by 3/1, $75" pay-at-the-door" pricing applies.
Ended $65.00 $0.00
BYOB - Bring Your Own Binder
Small group and one-on-one discussion and review of ABC points and your points portfolio with an ABC Master on Saturday evening, March 5th. Exact time to be determined based on interest/responses.
Ended $0.00 $0.00
Sunday 3/6 BRB Seminar ONLY All Non-members and members 2/14 - 3/1 - $179
Sunday, March 6th Expanding Horizons: Building and Remodeling Bridal Business 9:00am - 4:00 pm includes materials, lunch and breaks. If not paid online or by check received by 3/1, $189 pay at the door applies. Non-members must pre-pay.
Ended $179.00 $0.00
Sunday 3/6 BRB Seminar ONLY ABC Member "Pay at the Door" - $189
If you can't prepay online or by check, we'll hold you a place, but the is only for ABC members. ABC no-shows will be billed. Sorry - we've have too many pay-at-the-door registrations become "no shows - no pays." Non-members must pre-pay and space cannot be held without pre-payment. All "walk-ins" will be accomodated on a space is available basis at $199.
Ended $189.00 $0.00

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Event Details

This 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.  

For all other questions about the meeting or seminar, please contact Elise Enloe, Director of Education at EliseABCFL@aol.com or 407 977-9338.

 

Just Added!  Saturday, March 5th: ABC Alabama - ABC Tennessee Meeting: Keeping Your Planning Business on Track

  • Destination:  Paradise – Earn/Renew Your Certified Sandals Specialist Designation
  • I Think I Can, I Think I Can! – Calandra Terry, PBC, Alabama State Coordinator
  • Get on Board with Social Networking – Mary Alice Sublett, PBC
  • Catching the Wedding Train - Jane Skarosi, MBC/MWV
  • Pardon Me, Boy:  What is the Future of Wedding Planning?  Panel   

Saturday Night Special - BYOB (It's not What you Think) Bring Your Own Binder  small group discussion of ABC points and on-on-one binder review feedback with Jane Skarosi, ABC's only Master Bridal Consultant and Master Wedding Vendor to help you prepare for advancement with ABC.  FREE for ABC members.


 

Local Accommodations

We have a few rooms on hold for the Association of Bridal Consultants available for $99* queen double by calling the Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Hamilton Place (reservations) 423-308-4400 (*plus state and local taxes) - and requesting the Association of Bridal Consultants rate.  Click here  for the hotel fact sheet and amenities. Please make your reservations by February 4th, 2011.


 

Location - Directions

From Chattanooga  Lovell Field Airport:

Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Hamilton Place is approximately 5 miles from the airport. Take Highway 153 to Interstate 75 North. Take exit 5-Shallowford Road. Take left at light and right at second light. Hotel is on the left or call hotel 423 308-4400 for courtesy shuttle bus.

Driving:

From Knoxville: Follow I-75S to Exit 5/Shallowford Road. Take right onto Shallowford Road and next right onto Shallowford Village Drive. Hotel is on the left.

From Atlanta: Follow I-75N to Exit 5/Shallowford Road. Take left onto Shallowford Road. Take a right onto Shallowford Village Drive. Hotel is on the left.

From Nashville: Follow I-24E to I-75N. Take Exit 5/Shallowford Road. Take left onto Shallowford Road. Take a right onto Shallowford Village Drive. Hotel is on the left.


Payment - Cancellations

Not comfortable with online payments? Register and select "Payment by Check" during the checkout process. Checks can be made out to ABC-Education and mailed to:

Elise Enloe, MBC, ABC Education Department, 660 Neile Ct., Oviedo, FL 32765

Cancellations more than 10 days before seminar may be transferred to another ABC seminar or refunded less a $30 administrative fee.  Cancellations/no-shows less than 10 days before the seminar cannot be refunded. If paying by check, check must be received 5 days prior to the seminar. No-shows will be invoiced. If you can't prepay online or by check, we'll hold you a place, but the is only for ABC members. Unpaid ABC no-shows will be billed. Sorry - we've have too many pay-at-the-door registrations become "no shows - no pays." Non-members must pre-pay and space cannot be held without pre-payment. All non-reserved "walk-ins" will be accomodated on a space is available basis at $199.  

Additional questions:  E-mail ELISEABCFL@aol.com 


What's Nearby

Within one mile, you can find over 100 restaurants and Tennessee's largest shopping mall, Hamilton Place Mall. Spend the weekend to enjoy a scenic drive to area sites: Lookout Mountain (10 miles), Ruby Falls (14 miles), Rock City (16 miles), and the Tennessee Aquarium. 


 

Have questions about Expanding Horizons: Building & Remodeling Bridal Business - Chattanooga, TN - with ABC Alabama-Tennessee Meeting? Contact Association of Bridal Consultants - Education
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When & Where



Hilton Garden Inn - Hamilton Place
2343 Shallowford Village Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 4:00 PM (EST)


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Association of Bridal Consultants - Education

The Association of Bridal Consultants has been the professional organization for the wedding industry since 1981 and has over 4,500 members in 26 countries on six continents. The Association of Bridal Consultants is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members.
For additional information about the Association, visit www.BridalAssn.com or phone 860-355-7000.
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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 2:49 PM

Sunday, March 6th


Time

Topic

8:30– 9:00 am

Coffee/Registration

9:00 – 9:30 am

Introductions

Icebreaker Activity

9:30 – 9:45 am

Business Plan Refresher/Review

9:45 – 10:00 am

Business Growth Opportunities

10:00 – 10:15 am

Break

10:15 – 11:00 am

Tools and Technology (software, websites, blogs, what’s next?)

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Event Management Efficiency

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Just-in-time Human Resource Management

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Letting Go: The Art of Delegation

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Apprentices and Apprenticeships

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Ethical Challenges and Dealing with Complaints

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Business Skills: Professional Development

Education/Associations/Networking/ Certifications/
Accreditations

3:45 – 4:00pm

Wrap Up, Q&A and Evaluation

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 2:39 PM

Saturday, March 5th Agenda

Getting Your Business on Track for 2011 & Beyond

8:30-9:00 a.m.                  ALL Aboard! Arrivals & Networking

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.     Destination:  Paradise – Earn Your Certified Sandals Specialist Designation – Sandals Staff

12:00-1:00 p.m. Please Proceed to the Dining Car

1:00-2:00 p.m.                 Get on Board with Social Networking – Mary Alice Sublett, PBC™

2:00-:2:45 p.m.                Catch the Wedding Train – Jane Skarosi, MBC™, MWV™

2:45-3:00 p.m.                 Break

3:00-3:45 p.m.                 Pardon Me, Boy!  What is the Future of Wedding Planning? - Panel   

3:45-4:45 p.m.                 I Think I Can, I Think I Can! – Calandra Terry, PBC™, AL State Coordinator 

4:45-5:00 p.m.                 Departures (at the station)

 

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 10:31 AM

Our mailing was delayed by a few days due to weather - so early registration has been extended. Don't miss the Chattanooga "Early Express!"

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 10:00 AM

Just Added!  Saturday, March 5th: ABC Alabama - ABC Tennessee Meeting: Keeping Your Planning Business on Track

  • Destination:  Paradise – Earn/Renew Your Certified Sandals Specialist Designation
  • I Think I Can, I Think I Can! – Calandra Terry, PBC, Alabama State Coordinator
  • Get on Board with Social Networking – Mary Alice Sublett, PBC
  • Catching the Wedding Train - Jane Skarosi, MBC/MWV
  • Pardon Me, Boy:  What is the Future of Wedding Planning?  Panel   

Register for both the ABC-AL-TN meeting AND ABC Expanding Horizons: Building & Remodeling Bridal Business for $199 through February 13th. Now you can earn 3 points in Education and Professional Development (1 point for 3/5 State meeting and 2 points for Expanding Horizons and still one more (in Leadership for CSS certification)  for a total of 4 points  in just ONE weekend.

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