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Start or Grow Your Event Business Lunch Seminar

Are you interested in starting an event business?
Or, do you want your event business to grow?

Dave Edwards, CSEP will be sharing the lessons he's learned through hard knocks and the wealth of advice he has received from event mentors and other business owners. Dave started Dave Edwards Events Inc. in 2001, a full-service event planning and staffing company.  In 2005, Dave started, "The Producers" a group of 15 independent event planners who meet regularly and help each other with their businesses.  He has always shared his expertise to help other event businesses grow and succeed. 


Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEP will share her business experiences as well.  Ashleigh is a  Certified Special Event Professional and owner of posh productions, LLC, a strategic event planning company in Northern Virginia specializing in marketing events, fundraising galas and milestone celebrations.  Over the course of 8 years, she has successfully established, redefined and transitioned her small business, which is now poised for growth.


Network with other independent event planners
Lunch will be provided by Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
Tours will be given after the presentation
Lots of door prizes!

Free parking

Free admission to qualified independent event planners--no event vendors or guests, please.

You must own an event business or be taking steps to start one.


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  • Elizabeth K.

    It was great to meet everyone! I look forward to the next event.

    April 12, 2013

  • Na'ilah M.

    The Start or Grow Your Event Business Lunch Seminar was informative and engaging. Both speakers were excellent and shared a wealth of information with the participants.

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Susan A.

    It was a great networking and informative event.

    April 10, 2013

  • Jacque P.

    I truly enojyed meeting with everyone yesterday! I look forward to continued partnerships as well as continued growth. See you at the next event! Blessings!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In appreciation to those who attended yesterday's excellent Event held at the service oriented and lovely Hilton Dulles! Dave, our partnership since 2007, which began at another local Hilton saw a wonderful milestone yesterday! It was indeed a pleasure to reach out to Edward Mendoza, who, as DOSM of Hilton Dulles saw this terrific opportunity to partner with your company. Staff/Venue/Food/Beverage/Attendees & attention to detail from all parties resulted in another opportunity for sharing and growth for all who were present. Thanks to Ken Rochon, the Staff of the Hilton Dulles, to your attendees and YOU, my friend! To Flawless!

    2 · April 10, 2013

  • Dave E.

    Wonderful venue, tasty lunch, great tour, interesting seminar.

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The networking piece was extremely valuable. I made a couple very good contacts.

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • Dave E.

    Crab Cakes and Chicken Marsala!

    The Hilton Washington Dulles Airport will be treating us to a wonderful plated lunch tomorrow. And, your speakers, Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEP and I just won ISES Capitol Awards last night. If you haven't registered for the seminar, there are 10 slots left. Remember, that this event is for those who own or are starting an event planning business.

    April 8, 2013

  • Dave E.

    This event is for those who own or are starting an event planning business. Sorry, we can’t accommodate event vendor owners or guests because space is limited to 50 attendees.

    April 3, 2013

  • Elizabeth H.


    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad to assist in this partnership.

    March 6, 2013

  • Robin D.

    Wow, what a great idea! Thank you Dave

    March 6, 2013

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