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Event Planners Association™ Launches DC Metro Chapter On April 23rd

Event Planners Association™ introduces DC Metro Chapter April 23rd at lunchtime tasting & networking event with guest speaker, celebrity event planner, popular business coach & author of “But Are You Making Any Money?,” Marley Majcher

 
PRLog - Apr. 17, 2012 - LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- Washington, DC -- Event Planners Association™ (EPA), (http://www.EventPlannersAssociation.com), today announced it is expanding its national reach by launching the EPA DC Metro Chapter.  The EPA DC Metro Chapter will offer membership opportunities and benefits to special event, corporate, meeting and wedding professionals, as well as professionals from the inflatable games and amusement rental industry and suppliers and vendors to these industries.

The EPA DC Metro Chapter’s inaugural launch event, “Spring in DC,” will be held at the breathtaking reception and conference facility,  Top of the Town (http://www.topofthetown.net), on Monday, April 23rd  from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Through 10-foot wide windows, this 3,000 square foot facility offers the best panoramic views of the Nation’s Monuments.  It is fully equipped with a reception room, as well as a large outdoor terrace—it’s a great place to meet in Washington, DC—and it’s where the EPA DC Metro Chapter is debuting.

The EPA DC Metro Chapter’s “Spring in DC” launch event activities include:
•   Top-line overview of the Event Planners Association by Kim Sullivan, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the EPA National Headquarters along with the introduction of the EPA’s DC Metro Chapter’s president, Tammy Shapiro, owner of Talk of the Town Gourmet Gifts and More… (http://www.TalkoftheTownGifts.com)
•   Guest speaker and rock-star party planner to A-list celebrities, aka “The Party Goddess”, Marley Majcher (http://www.MarleyMajcher.com), speaking about real-life, “don’t make the same mistakes I’ve made” tips from her book, “But Are You Making Any Money?.” Her business pointers will set the audience on fire by cutting out no-nonsense busy work to focus on and achieve business profitability. Marley Majcher will conduct a Q&A immediately following
•   Exquisite tastings and samplings from select restaurateurs, gourmet food caterers, chocolatiers, candy and providers of sweet delights
•   And, information from product suppliers including the favorites to the latest in fresh new offerings and ideas for planners and event industry professionals

EPA’s National Headquarters’ senior vice president & CMO, Kim Sullivan, said, “2012 is the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift to Washington DC of 3,000 cherry trees. This year the EPA is making history by launching the EPA DC Metro Chapter.  The EPA is the place where event planners and professionals can leverage the best from the past, while connecting with today's best and brightest and tapping into new ideas, tips and secrets which surely will make for the future’s best! We are thrilled to have Tammy Shapiro, president and owner of Talk of the Town Gourmet Gifts and More, as president of the EPA DC Metro Chapter. She is an award-winning gift basket supplier, caterer extraordinaire and long-time DC-area resident – she’s perfect to lead the DC Metro Chapter. And we hope to see you at the launch!”

With the mid-day launch event just around the corner, meeting and party planners can immediately register by going online to http://conta.cc/DCMetroLaunch. Early registration is $10.00 per individual and is advised as an overwhelming response is anticipated. Registration at the door is $15 per person.  On Monday, April 23rd  registration begins at 10:45 a.m. Top of the Town is located at 1400 N. 14th St. Arlington, VA 22209.  

Annual Executive membership in the Event Planners Association is $249 and provides foundational marketing, legal, insurance and business directional support to event professionals. The EPA is a source to help grow and refine business processes while promoting integrity and profitability.

Kim Sullivan, continued, “There’s no better place to be than DC in the spring and on April 23rd the EPA launch is here! All corporate events, special events and wedding professionals along with suppliers to these industries should be here with us! And, bring lots of business cards to exchange – you won’t want to miss the talk of the town at the Top of the Town!”  

Media Contact:
Kim Sullivan
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
EVENT PLANNERS ASSOCIATION (EPA)
Toll free: 866-380-3372
Email at ksullivan@EventPlannersAssociation.com

DC Metro Chapter Contact:
Tammy Shapiro
Talk of the Town, President
703-981-6946

Event Planners Association:
The Event Planners Association is the national trade association for professionals in the event and amusement industries, which includes professional meeting planners, event and wedding planners, inflatable games and amusement rental companies, florists, caterers, DJ’s, entertainers, venues and more. The EPA provides a unique support system for independent business owners as members benefit from the EPA’s in-house law firm, in-house insurance agency, marketing specialists, professional certifications, local networking opportunities, continuing education, affinity programs and regulatory support. Our mission is to provide the foundational elements of a successful business and facilitate the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.

Editor’s Note:
Bios and pictures of Kim Sullivan, Marley Majcher and Tammy Shapiro can be found at http://www.EventPlannersAssociation.com, http://www.MarleyMajcher.com, and http://www.TalkoftheTownGifts.com respectively, and all can be found on social networking sites.

Additional Event Planners Association Chapters in Miami, FL, Pittsburg, PA and Cleveland, OH will be launching soon. Watch for upcoming news about each new EPA Chapter’s launch event.

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The Event Planners Association is the national trade association for professionals in event & amusement industries which include professional meeting, event & wedding planners, inflatable games & rental companies, caterers, DJ’s, venues & many more.

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