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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Selling Your Way to the New Norm in the Weddings & Events Industry

Guest Host: Alan Berg, CSP 

The more things change… the more they’re not remaining the same. Selling during a crisis is a delicate balance. Without sales your business can’t survive. How you handle marketing and selling now will determine your business’ future.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Why Is It So Hard? Reopening in the New Abnormal

Guest Host: Steve Adelman, Adelman Law Group PLLC and Event Safety Alliance

Your legal obligations and reopening safely.

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide - Six Months Later

ILEA_Event-168.jpgGarden Vally Ranch · Holly D Photography

ILEA_Event-169.jpgGarden Vally Ranch · Holly D Photography


Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020

Master Series: Safe Events & Reopening - A Panel Discussion

A local panel of events industry professionals discuss safe practices and protocols they have incorporated for events within COVID restrictions, as well as those they will implement as in-person events return and continue to evolve with capacity allowances, etc.


  1. Venue: Paradise Ridge Winery, Ashley Boyle
  2. Planner: Lovely Day Events, Lindsey Nickel
  3. Rentals: Encore Events Rentals, Heather Nelson
  4. Beauty: Carrie Aldous Luxury Makeup & Hair, Carrie Aldous
  5. DJ/Photobooth: Nor Cal Pro Sound, Alex Barajas
  6. Catering: girl and the fig CATERS!, Andrea Koweek 
  7. Entertainment: Pop Fiction, Dan Meblin

Links & Materials

Event Safety Alliance Updated Reopening Guide


Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020

Sip & Learn:  Local Guidelines & Coalition Advocacy

Guest Hosts: Nancy Shaffer, Live Events Coalition and Alicia Falango, California Events Coalition

Thank you for leading the conversation and taking a deep dive with us into coalition advocacy.

Links and Materials
Empty Events Video
ILEA NSC Master Series: Guidelines and Advocacy


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Managing Life's Chaos

Guest Host: Heather Nelson, Past President - ILEA Napa-Sonoma · Business Development Manager, Encore Events Rentals

Integrating family, work, and general life while being home has its challenges. Heather Nelson shares some insights into how to manage life’s chaos during these unique and unprecedented times.



Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Personal Financial Wellness

Guest Host: Wrynn Valentine Reynoso, Financial Wellness Advocate, Redwood Credit Union

Links & Materials
RCU Financial First Aid Worksheet

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Garden Vally Ranch · Holly D Photography


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Finding Normalcy in an Abnormal Time 

Guest Host: Shane Saenz, PsyD, CMPC, Professional Psychologist and Mental Skills Consultant

Amid sheltering-in-place, creating new routines to integrate family, work and general life can be stressful. We’re looking forward to Shane’s tips and insights.

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2nd Annual GALA
April 2019

The 2019 GALA was hosted at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. The GALA featured live performers, a silent auction, and an amazing multi-course dinner in the iconic Barrel Room.

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Educational Program
August 2018


Guest speaker, Emily Sullivan, presented on "Client Boundaries - How to Set Them and Stick to Them."  Attendees also enjoyed amazing wines from Foley Family Wines and catered lunch from Chalk Hill Estate Winery. 

Event Sponsors: 

Venue & Catering: Chalk Hill Estate Winery
Entertainment: A&A Music Events 
Rentals & Linens: Encore Events Rentals 


Networking Mixer
September 2019

The Networking Mixer at Tre Posti featured a Poke Bar, an interactive mozzarella station, and craft cocktails. Attendees were able to tour the outdoor event space, garden, and vineyards.

Event Sponsors: 

Venue & Catering: Tre Posti Events & Catering
Florals: Noggle Gardens

Entertainment: DJ Jerry Schultz/Schultz Entertainment Experience


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