Now I already know what you are saying....this is just another way to get money out of me when I don't have any for them to get!! Well hold up...let me tell you a little about the investment before you click off this blog. I am probably the poorest person I know....LITERALLY! But I wanted to advance my future career and do it by focusing on things I LOVE to do. I work 2 jobs, one full-time in the school system as a Health Technician and my part-time/as needed position at my former job with the Medical Examiner of Houston County. I was doing everything to make ends meet but said...I want to be known for my work and that means putting that work out there. I love planning Weddings and Events, there is never two in the same and each time you create something beautiful that Wows even myself sometimes. I searched online, because I knew as a woman, I had to have my paper in order to back up my certifications and degrees. That is important for people when they are looking for a planner, they want to know that you have worked hard to get to where you are.
"We are the oldest and largest organization exclusively serving wedding professionals, and we have been training wedding coordinators since 1955.
Our programs provide all the information you will need to get started and become successful in this business. Our courses and seminars are also periodically updated to reflect changes in our industry.
At ABC, you will learn from experienced professionals. "
At my first meeting, 2 hours up 75 to Atlanta, I was overwhelmed by the how wonderfully amazing these women and men were. Welcomed like they had known me for years, pampered by the different venue locations we visited, showered with information and contacts to immediately start using in my business. I started to have hope that maybe this is worth it. As I continued to explore their website, I admired the Code of Ethics that they stood by....
Standards of Membership
(You must agree to these in order to obtain membership.)
Code of Ethics:
For all levels, membership must be maintained in good standing. Lapses in membership are not credited to the time requirements for advancement.
|Gail Johnson pictured in the Center|
You are probably wondering WHY? am I posting this on my blog. If you are a Vendor or a Wedding Planner and want to become part of a family that will help advance you forward in your business...BOOM....you have found your new home. If you are a bride who is looking for a planner or a vendor who is guaranteed to be reputable and make your event a success and backed by an Association that has been around since 1955.....BOOM...you have found a new friend. If we cannot use each other to learn and grow then what possible purpose do we have....if you are looking out for yourself and to make money exclusively then this probably isn't for you. You have to have the passion to grow...the love of people....the want to do things impossible....the need of others for support!!
Check us out...contact me if you want more information...or check out the Association Website. I am the Membership Drive Chairperson for our Georgia Chapter and would love to add your name to the list as a possible prospect to our large family here at ABC!!