You may remember some of my emails from last year around this time which came to you from a conference in Nashville. The Association of Club Catering Professionals hosts their annual conference at the end of August. 2017 marks their 6th year. There could not be a more perfect spot for club catering and F&B professionals to expand their knowledge than in Napa, CA.
We stayed at the Silverado Resort & Spa. Once participants checked in, they interacted with the top vendors and creative partners in the industry, learning about new products and trends to help them plan extraordinary events in their clubs. After our opening session with motivational speaker Patrick Snow, we networked and renewed friendships at the welcome party. This was held in the in Silverado’s Grove, out under the trees. The party offered great ideas for utilizing tucked away spaces on the grounds and setting up intimate seating arrangements outdoors.
Did you all enjoy the Solar Eclipse today? In San Diego, we reached only 57% blockage and it was terrific. I made some viewers and brought the colander outside, which provided the best images of the eclipse. The shadows from the trees were pretty cool too. I looked for clubs in the path of totality and found it super difficult to find clubs sharing their eclipse party photos. In last week’s Tuesday Tips, we highlighted Sawgrass Country Club because the club’s social feeds have featured eclipse content for at least a week leading up to yesterday’s event. Below are a few other clubs who enjoyed the phenomenon.
The 2017 Webinar calendar includes both complimentary Mini Webs, and Educational Webinar sessions. Educational Webinars are designed to take a deep dive into a training topic, best practices and communication strategy. Mini-Webs are 30 minute, bite-size knowledge grabs and are always free. If you would like to suggest a webinar topic, please contact me!