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Adrian Cavlan joins Monterey Bay Wedding & Event Professionals’ Board Of Directors

There is a great new organization that has sprung up this last year in the Monterey Bay Area called Monterey Bay Wedding & Event Professionals that is making quite a mark here in the Monterey Bay wedding & event industry.
MBWEP

This organization is dedicated to top-level professionalism and making sure that people have a trusted source to find these service providers. Each new member is hand-picked and sponsored by an MBWEP board member and then must go through a rigorous certification process and interview. It is not easy, and not for everyone.

Here, from the MBWEP website, are some of the highlights of the requirements & code of ethics:

– Hire and train the most professional staff available
– Treat each client fairly and honestly, providing all contracted services in a timely manner
– Use honest and factual advertising
– Have a personal sense of obligation to each individual client
– Do whatever necessary to make sure that the event is a success
– Operate a business that is a credit to the organization and the community
– Do not offer or accept monetary compensation (kickbacks) for referrals or recommendations
– Must have a physical business address in Monterey or Santa Cruz counties
– Must be a licensed, insured business
– Must have been in business for at least two (2) years at the time of application.
– Provide written contract to all clients

I am proud to have been elected to serve on the MBWEP Board Of Directors as the Programs Manager, which means that I am responsible for procuring speakers for our continuing education series, among other things. Having been a speaker on a national level as a DJ/MC company owner, I feel like I have a good understanding of how this kind of operation is supposed to work and am excited to be in a position to bring new knowledge and perspectives to our group.

If you are a local event professional and feel like you can step up and meet this group’s criteria, we invite you to learn more about how you can be part of our organization. Visit our website at mbwep.com for more information!

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6/6/08: 49ers Family Day!

Fun for all!

Fun for all!

A short post here: this event is awesome and it’s FREE! You get to come down to Bill Walsh Field at Candlestick Park (now, people, that is football heritage in a name!) and meet the players and the cheerleaders and play on the field and tour the “inside” areas of the stadium. It is a football fanatic’s dream!

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Come on down and hang out with us this year!

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May 21,2008: The Red Cross honors local heroes

As a former member of the Board Of Directors at the Santa Cruz County chapter of the American Red Cross, I am still in contact with many friends I made while there.

One of those is a dynamic woman named Joyce Anderson, who used to be a TV news woman in our area and still produces the program “Inside Santa Cruz” for local television broadcast.

Ironically and completely un-relatedly, she and I found ourselves being “introduced” to one and other years later as the Producer (her) and Music Director (me) of a local bridal show’s fashion show! You can imagine the laugh we had when I realized who that Joyce was and she who this Adrian was!

Anyway, we ended up doing another fashion show together as well and still enjoy working together very much on all things fashion and Red Cross, where she ascended to the Board Chair.

These photos are from the Heroes Breakfast, where local community members are honored for acts of heroism and bravery within the last calendar year. You can only imagine the list of incredible stories I have been privileged to hear and be inspired by! I and Sound In Motion are only too happy to provide all the P.A. equipment and music for this event on a volunteer basis each year : )

Here are a couple of photos for you:

First, our MC, local television personality and former news anchor Romney Dunbar with Joyce Anderson –

Romney Dunbar & Joyce Anderson, both of whom I served on the Board with.

Romney Dunbar & Joyce Anderson, both of whom I served on the Board with.

The Heroes display –

The Heroes display - awesome!

The Heroes display - awesome!

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