The 2017 Association of Club Catering Professionals National Conference is now an incredible memory! We want to thank each and every one of our amazing attendees for inspiring us each and every day to produce a conference that will inspire and thrill you in return. We appreciate and are so very grateful for your attendance and engagement at the conference. A very heart-felt thank you!! The conference would be nothing without our fabulous members and attendees – YOU make it amazing and the remarkable experience that it is.
We are now actively planning the 2018 National Conference when we return to Napa Valley, CA! #BackToBackNapa! Save the dates of August 19-21, 2018! We are so excited to be able to put 100% different and exciting experiences in front of you for 2018 from what you experienced in 2017. There is just so much to do and see in Napa and as I mentioned, after this next year, the conference will "outgrow" all of the resorts and meeting space in Napa and Sonoma, so we most probably will not be able to take the big conference there again (unless someone builds new event space!) A full agenda will be available soon and will not only include education at our host venue, but also wine experiences and education in other wineries and locations in Napa. It is not to be missed!
Custom Map Snack Bags
I love it that you all notice all the details! For the snack bags that you received as you boarded the buses for our tour around Napa, I had a custom map created of all of our stops in Napa Valley, including Silverado Resort and Spa, Sterling Vineyards, The Culinary Institute of America, Beringer Winery and all of our wine sponsors - Mira Winery, Ca'Momi, Honig Winery, St. Clair Brown Winery and Brewery and Mumm Napa. This is a very fun way to showcase the local points of interest around your club for event booking gifts, new member gifts, etc. There are many different artists who do this, each with a different style. I used Betsy Beier of Wanderlust Designer. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
We love you! "Sticks and Stones" at the Welcome Party was SO much fun! DJ + Drummer = PARTY! And you ROCKED the Gala!
Thank you to John Goolsby for being our official videographer since year 1! If you have not had John to your club to create a video history, what are you waiting for??
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Thank you, Dorian, for capturing amazing moments
Entertainment at the Tuesday Night Gala
I have had so many questions about the "Wine Wall", lighted stilt walkers and living tables at the Gala! All of it was compliments of PJ Fuerstman at Pzazz Entertainment. She can go nationwide and has SO many themes and great ideas! Email: email@example.com
A VERY special thank you to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors!
Creative Coverings Linen - AMAZING! We saw so many of their gorgeous new linens this year!
Hensley Event Rentals - Wow! Your event rentals are truly special.
Bright Event Rentals - Innovation! Your rentals are so unique and custom.
Treasury Wine Estates - Stunning! The tour, tasting and lunch at Sterling Vineyards was a showstopper!
Entegra Procurement Services - Tasty! Thank you for providing all the amazing snacks we had in those Custom Map Snack Bags!
Hoffmaster - Delightful! The custom wine napkins in our swag bags and the napkins at ALL of our events including the ones with the photographs - phenomenal!
Insane Impact - Insane! We didn't get to see them in action because of a last minute illness, but they will be sending you information shortly. They provide large (even gigantic) screens for events - all the way up to the size you see at PGA golf events!
CMAA Educational Credits – ACCP is allied with the CMAA and other organizations also accept our education toward your educational credits. Remember to put the 2018 National Conference in your budgets now!
Now, the mission belongs to all of us – to grow the association and our presence in the club industry. We encourage you to keep networking with each other, reach out to other club catering professionals in your surrounding area and encourage them to join the ACCP. If they join, please let them know to mention you as the referral. For 2 referrals that become members, women will receive the beautiful crown necklace and men will receive a handsome crown tie tack.
Once again, thank you for being part of a very special experience. If something fun, surprising or inspiring happens at your club as a result of something you heard, learned or experienced at the conference, please share your stories and successes with us!
See you in Napa in 2018, if not sooner! Cheers!
All the best,
Lynne LaFond DeLuca
Association of Club Catering Professionals (ACCP)