EVENTS for our fellow Wedding/Event Pros!

Register for any of our Wedding/Event Pro specific events below.
Want more community learning & networking? Sign up for some of our Webinars For All as well. 

Venue-only Brainstorm Session
Where: Virtually via Zoom
When: Thursday, 8/20 from 1-2pm.

Details: This free virtual event is for NC + SC venues to brainstorm together challenges, situations and solutions they are facing due to COVID-19. The goal is for our community of venues to help each other through this crisis. CDJP owner Troy Adams will moderate the discussion to help cover everyone's questions. If you have specific questions, please send them to Troy@CarolinaDJPros.com so we make sure to cover. Thank you!

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Planner-only Brainstorm Session
Where: Virtually via Zoom
When: Thursday, 8/27 from 1-2pm.

Details: This free virtual event is for NC + SC planners to brainstorm together challenges, situations and solutions they are facing due to COVID-19. The goal is for our community of planners to help each other through this crisis. CDJP owner Troy Adams will moderate the discussion to help cover everyone's questions. If you have specific questions, please send them to Troy@CarolinaDJPros.com so we make sure to cover. Thank you!

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Wedding & Event Industry Brainstorm Session
Where: Virtually via Zoom
When: Thursday, 9/3 from 1-2pm.

Details: This free virtual event is for NC + SC wedding& event pros to brainstorm together challenges, situations and solutions they are facing due to COVID-19. The goal is for our community of pros to help each other through this crisis. CDJP owner Troy Adams will moderate the discussion to help cover everyone's questions. If you have specific questions, please send them to Troy@CarolinaDJPros.com so we make sure to cover. Thank you!

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Virtual Dance Party: For our Carolina Event Pro colleagues
Where: Virtually via Zoom
When: Friday, 8/21 from 7:30-9:00 for pros (9:30-11pm for all)
Cost: FREE
Details: 
We miss seeing our colleagues week-in and week-out, so we're throwing a virtual party FOR YOU! Come join us as we take your requests and mix music, all while you can see and chat with fellow event pros from across the Carolinas. And to make it a little extra fun, wear your most outrageous clubbing clothes! DJ Troy, DJ Jeff & DJ George will each play a 30-minute set of music for you and take your requests. So pop in and out whenever you want! Register via eventbrite and we'll send over the Zoom link. We can't wait to party (virtually) with you! 

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Not ready to stop at 9pm? Join our Open Party for All from 9:30-11pm!

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Lunch & Learn series: September
Topic: Sales Doesn't Have To Be Sleazy, with Cass Bradley
Where: Virtually via Zoom
When: Thursday, 9/3/20 from 12-1pm
Cost: FREE

Details: Cass Bradley is fearless. She's fiery. And she's accomplished. As the founder of BlueSky Photo Artists, the Live Loud Collective, and Bungalow 1325, Cass is hell-bent on both empowering others and being genuine. This talk will shatter myths and misguided advice to improve your approach, and results, with sales. Selling should be a win-win for both you and your clients. Come hear Cass share how having real discussions will lead to real sales improvements. 
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Lunch & Learn series: October
Topic: Make Your Life Dance, with Troy Adams
Where: The Peninsula Club...AND VIRTUALLY
When: Thursday, 10/1/20 from 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $14/person, $5 virtually
Caterer: The Peninsula Club
Details: In this talk that's both practical and motivational, we'll cover the "four moves" to build a successful...anything! Whether you're just getting started, looking to grow, or looking for more joy and balance...these four practices are essential to making your life (and business) dance. Using this approach, Troy took CDJP from a solo operation...to a team of 30, in 3 cities, in 5 years. Now he checks email 3x/week and has more time to build castles with his kids. Come find out the four "Power P's," that when implemented will surely change your life.
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Lunch & Learn series: November
Topic: Cover Your Assets, with a Lawyer/CPA/Financial Advisor/Insurance
Where: Whitehead Manor
When: Thursday, 11/5/20 from 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $14/person
Caterer: TBD
Details: As you begin looking ahead at 2021, have you properly covered your assets? Come to this panel discussion with a lawyer, accountant, financial advisor, and insurance agent as they discuss all the protections you should have in place for your business. You'll have the opportunity to submit questions ahead of time you'd like to cover. There will also be dedicated time for open discussion and questions. Don't miss this valuable information!
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Lunch & Learn series: December
Topic: Work/Life Balance, with Julie Staley
Where: Dove Meadows
When: Thursday, 12/3/20 from 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $14/person
Caterer: Flipside Catering
Details: As we head into the busy holiday season and prepare for a new year, this talk comes at a perfect time to remind us of what's really important. You can't escape the "hustle years," but there will come a time when one needs to decide the direction of their business and life. Julie has filled every leadership role from corporate sales, to stay at home Mom, to CEO of Old South Studios. Along the way, she learned ways to better balance professional pursuits with personal joy. She'll share the techniques and behaviors she learned for a better work/life balance in this uplifting talk. 
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Lunch & Learn series: January '20
Topic: "The DISC in DJ: Tools to Understanding People," with Troy Adams
Where: Separk Mansion
When: Thursday, 1/9/20 from 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $14/person
Caterer: Roots Catering
Details: All your prospects, clients & colleagues have the same personality, right? Surely we can agree the answer is no. So if the people you interact with all have different personalities, but assuming you only have one, how do you communicate with them all? You wouldn't only speak English to someone who only understands Spanish right? Understanding and adapting to different personalities is essential to succeed in business and life. Using the DISC assessment platform, Troy will help identify your style, recognize other styles, and communicate across all styles. 
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Lunch & Learn series: February '20
Topic: "What Did You Expect?" with Abby Henderson
Where: The Collector's Room, by Beau Monde
When: Thursday, 2/6/20 from 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $14/person
Caterer: Roots Catering
Details: This picture pretty much says it, but we'll make it even more clear: you can expect to have fun with Abby. But what exactly does that mean? What can your couples expect from you? Do they know what you expect of them? Setting clear expectations with clients, colleagues and team members is vital to success. So that YOU know what to expect...Abby will talk about why to set expectations, and doing so regarding boundaries, priorities and crisis management. We expect you there!
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Lunch & Learn series: March '20
Topic: Online Trends: How to stand out in 2020, with Samie & Ryan Roberts
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites, Southpark at Phillips Place
When: Thursday, 3/5/20 from 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $14/person
Caterer: Plate Perfect Catering


Details: Samie & Ryan have their stuff together. Not only do they run a successful planning company in Something Perfect Weddings & Events, but they also founded Bustld, which takes a personalized approach to pair clients and vendors. So they're the perfect pair to talk about how to stand out online in 2020. From websites to social media, we're sure to "like" or "heart" this talk!


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Recreate the Hits Vendor Video Shoot
Where: Big Chill
When: Sunday, 3/1, 4-8pm
Cost: Free!
Details: Our yearly video where we "recreate" the previous year's biggest songs in our own fun way. No dancing skills required. Come join in the video ... or enjoy a drink and laugh at everyone else! Either way, we promise a fun afternoon!
Videos from Past Years

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Lunch & Learn series: April '20
Topic: "Time for a Change: Life-changing approaches & apps" with Troy Adams
Where: Providence Cotton Mill
When: Thursday, 4/2/20 from 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $14/person
Caterer: The Smoke Pit
Details: In this day and age, we're all busy. But is your busy by design? Do you let your schedule run you instead of you running it? Or do you put together a plan, only to find others send you on a distraction detour? Overburdened schedules, others' agendas, and poor planning all result in less success and more burnout. In a talk Troy shares nationally, he'll cover approaches & apps to take control of your time and deter distractions. Guests will walk away with practical ways to increase efficiency, success and joy as well. 

CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Lunch & Learn series: May '20
Topic: "Love Languages in the Workplace," with Erin Dennis
Where: Holiday Inn Charlotte Center-City
When: Thursday, 5/7/20 from 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $14/person
Caterer: Holiday Inn Charlotte Center-City
Details: We consider Erin an expert in connecting with people. She's been recognized nationally on multiple occasions for her contributions to the event industry. She also speaks nationally on networking and building better relationships. Citing information from the best-selling books on love languages, Erin will share ways to better connect with both colleagues, clients and staff. Bring your boss or your team, as this is sure to be a can't miss talk for all!
CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Monthly Lunch & Learn: June '20
Topic: Panel Discussion with Past Brides & Grooms
Where: Pine Island CC
When: Thursday, 6/4/20 from 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $14/person
Caterer: Pine Island CC
Details: In this panel discussion, we've gathered together past clients that have worked with us and other industry pros. This will be an opportunity to ask them just about anything! We'll talk about things they found of value, things they'd do differently, and what influenced their decisions. You'll have the opportunity to submit questions ahead of time you'd like to cover. There will also be dedicated time for open discussion and questions. Don't miss this valuable insight!
CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Lunch & Learn series: July
Topic: Powering through a Pandemic, with Troy Adams
Where: Virtually via Zoom
When: Thursday, 7/23 from 11:45am-1pm
Cost: FREE
Caterer: n/a
Details: How do you build a business that stands the test of time? Whether it’s a global pandemic, recession, new competitor, or market change – there’s always something that could disrupt your business. So how do you protect, and grow, something that lasts? You can build a business that lasts over time, through the acronym TIME. Troy will cover the 4 areas of focus that will strengthen your business, reduce stress, and position you for growth on the other side of this pandemic and any other crisis you may face.

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Lunch & Learn series: August
Topic: From Glimmer to Shimmer, with David Klingel
Where: Virtually via Zoom
When: Thursday,8/6 from 11:45am-1pm
Cost: FREE
Caterer: n/a
Details: David is a rockstar in this industry. He's worked in several different aspects in this industry, from catering to venue management to design. He manages the Brawley Estate in Charlotte and also owns Event Professor, where he manages large events, non-profit fundraising, and consults other businesses. With this talk, he serves as a consultant to all of us, and walks through key elements of transforming your business from one that glimmers, to one that shimmers.
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