The NJ wedding business community comes together for an educational seminar and networking event on January 9th to help industry members connect and increase marketing efforts.
In it’s 5th year, various New Jersey wedding companies have collaborated again to produce an educational and networking opportunity and support a new wedding facility. This NJ Wedding Vendor Network event will take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 (snow date – January 10th) at a brand new wedding and special events location called “Vegas NJ” at 1380 Sussex Turnpike in Randolph, NJ (Morris County), from 3-9pm.
Past networking events at various locations around the Garden State have attracted from 200-300 wedding businesses and entrepreneurs, and are always open to wedding planners, all types of vendors, suppliers, retailers and any other business that offers wedding related services to the bridal consumer, such as limousines, photography, videography, travel and honeymoons, bridal fashions, formal wear, entertainment, invitations, favors, wedding cakes, media or print and actively market to engaged couples in the Tri-State area…
Media sponsors of this event include: WedAlert (Dave Ciccolella), Wedding Zone (Joe Tortorello), Local Traffic Builder (Brian Lawrence), Contemporary Bride (Gary Paris / Matt Victoria), NJWedding.com (Erik Kent), AFWPI (Richard Markel) and SMI Bridal Expo (Bill Lippolis).
The Educational Seminar (from 3:30-5:30pm) includes sage advice on marketing your business with a KEYNOTE TOPIC entitled, “Meeting Today’s Challenges with New Innovations” and “ReBranding: Re-Invent Yourself” presented by Kenny Baroff, owner of Marketing Plus One, Event Magazine Publisher and Party Showcase Producer. Mr. Baroff has been a leader in the field of marketing strategies, developed many business ventures and assisted hundreds of clients throughout his career. As a former owner of a retail chain and mail order business Mr. Baroff is familiar with the tactical approach to helping a business thrive economically and successfully. His background in finance and marketing has also helped troubled businesses to get back on track. He has led seminars and written articles pertaining to marketing, search engine optimization, and business tactics. Mr. Baroff’s innovative and visionary trends have allowed him to be a leader in small business development.
During the Educational Seminar, there will also be a PANEL DISCUSSION on “Boosting Your Wedding Business” hosted by Brian Lawrence, with local Wedding Industry leaders, featuring an open mic Q&A session. Topics include social media, networking, marketing (print/internet/bridal shows), latest trends and more!
Following the seminar, attendees are invited into the Networking / B2B Mixer (from 6:00-9:00pm) where you can view various displays from sponsors and other members of the wedding business community. This event is your chance to mingle, eat, drink, discuss trends and make your business a success in 2013, 2014 and beyond. Please bring an ample supply of business cards for networking.
Participating vendors include all media sponsors above, plus various professionals and services like Ash Fine Cigars, Audience Pleasers, My Daughter’s Cakes, Waiters To Go, Bryan Madrid Photography, Cupa Cabana Coffee and Espresso Service, K & M Event Planning, RDR PR, Hallak Cleaners, Travel Limousine, Badge Tec, Celebrations Guide and MyBridesAPP.
Also, witness a special performance from Michael Jackson impersonator, MJXpressions, an award-winning MJ Tribute company based in Matawan, NJ. They have been seen on TLC’s Four Weddings, Bravo Tv’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, VH1′s Love and Hip Hop and MTV’s IGGY Awards, and will now make an appearance at the Vegas NJ Networking Event!
Admission is only $15.00 per person at the door (online pre-registration has ended), and you can attend BOTH the Educational Seminar and Networking / B2B Mixer! We look forward to seeing you there!
Are you on facebook? Check out the facebook invite and let us know you’re coming by writing on the “wall!” Using Twitter? TWEET with the hashtag #NJWVN to share your tweets with everyone! View photos and videos from past events, and for directions to Vegas NJ in Randolph, click here.