Inland Empire Association of Bridal Consultants
2010 Schedule of Events
January 26 6:00-9:00 PM.
Combined ABC/ NACE Meeting
A Lighthearted Classic Approach to Creating Beautiful Weddings and Special Events
Special Guest Speaker Kevin Covey of Kevin Covey Wedding & Event Coordination.
Kevin is a celebrity event planner and has been featured on "Whose Wedding Is it
Anyway?" "Married Away" and "Platinum Weddings". He is also the National
Spokesperson for beverage brand Kahlua and Gourmet Magazine.
Kevin is a gifted speaker and is always entertaining
**PLEASE NOTE: Country Club Attire is required( Wearing Jeans and Cell
Phone use is not premited)
Venue: Victoria Club
Members $35 Non-Members $45
March 23 6:00-9:00 PM.
Master Bridal Consultant Frank Andonoplas was the keynote speaker
and highlight at last year's ABC International Convention, receiving a standing ovation
for his outstanding, inspirational and humorous presentations. Owner of
Frank Event Design in Chicago, he has been featured in numerous books
and periodicals including Brides, Modern Bride and all five editions of The
Complete Idiot's Guide to a a Perfect Wedding and was named as one of the
Top Ten Wedding Consultants in the Country by Association of Bridal Consultants
Frank is flying in from Chicago just for this program.
Venue: Mission Inn
Members $35.00 Non Members $45.00
May 25 Dinner Meeting
Wedding Wisdom with Mary Dann of Mary Dann Wedding & Party Coordinators.
Mary is a renown event planner, convention speaker and author. She holds a Masters
Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Intern. Mary will be premiering her new book "Wedding Wisdom". Mary is a contributing
writer for "Inside Weddings" magazine and on-air talent for the nationally syndicated
television show "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway".
Venue: Wilson Creek Winery
Members $35.00 None Members $45.00
July 27 Networking/Dinner /Workshop
The Internet Demystified- Geek Speak for the Wedding Professional
What Exactly is the Internet and how to make it work for you?
All the traditional methods of marketing have been turned inside out
and now everything is new. Connecting with potential client using Social
Media and getting ranked on Google is what's it's all about.
Local internet marketing consultant an Inland Empire ABC Director John
Goolsby will explain step by step how search engines work and how to
harness the power to drive clients to your web site. Learn how John is able
to get over 100,000 hits a month. You will leave the program with an under-
standing of how you can utilize web sites, facebook and AdWords to work for
If you would like a free evaluation of your website and agree to share the results
with seminar attendees, submit your website to John@GoffatherFilms.com
by July 20th.
Vellano Country Club
2441 Velano Club Dr.
Chino Hills, CA. 91709-6630
September 28 - Networking /Educational/Dinner
"The Perfect Reception"
Peter Merry author of "The Best Wedding Reception Ever"
Peter Merry has been helping couples create fun and entertaining
wedding receptions since 1992. He has presented seminars on wedding
entertainment performance techniques, wedding marketing, sales and
consultation skills to wedding professionals in over 60 cities. He has been
the featured speaker at many conventions including ABC, ISES, NACE,
WMBA, AFWPI and WEVA
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel
601 West McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA. 91768
When & Where
ABC Inland Empire
If you have any questions please reach out to your ABC-I.E Co-Directors
Erika Bowers: 626.430.6099