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The Three R's to Success

Wonderful presentation by Abla Doku,  the visionary behind The A, a multi-faceted boutique event design, planning and staffing firm located in the Tysons corridor in Virginia. She outlined 'Door busting arsenals for upward business mobility'. With tips on how to tap into the digital economy, build strategic partnerships and resolve to success. It was a great discussion.

Special thanks to the Sheraton Tysons Hotel ( 8661 Leesburg Pike Tysons Corner, Virginia). They hosted us in the Shenandoah room; one of their 27 beautiful rooms. Perfect for a small rehearsal dinner. They also have the largest ballroom (over 10,000 square feet) in the DC Metro Area. The food was great and the support staff were excellent. Great wedding location for the DC Metro area.

Join us for our next networking event - April 25, 2017, at the Westin Alexandria. 
President's Letter

Amanda Smith


2017 is an election year. As the board wraps up the second year of the required two-year commitment, we are looking at better ways to communicate with the membership. Our mission is to provide support, assistance and educational opportunities. The 2017 board hopes this will go beyond the monthly meetings. Our closed group page is the perfect forum to ask other professionals. Stop by and let other AWP Members know what great things you are doing in the wedding profession.

The board is made up of seven positions, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Programs Chairperson, Sites Chairperson and Membership Chairperson. Candidacy filing will begin July 5th. Interested in serving the association?

It has been a pleasure to serve on the board and I look forward to seeing 2017 out. There are many more monthly educational opportunities and venues to visit. The board and I look forward to having you there with us. 

All the Best.

Amanda Smith

President – The Association of Wedding Professionals





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