Reboot, Rebuild & Reconnect with your business in 2017




Reboot, Rebuild & Reconnect in 2017

Our ABC Inland Empire meeting took place in the prestigious community of Claremont California on May 23, 2017.

Claremont is known for its 140 acres of developed parks, tree-lined streets and its academically acclaimed Claremont Colleges. This community takes pride in its rich cultural, educational and architectural heritage, as well as its small-town atmosphere.


Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Thank you to our very wonder host the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.




The DoubleTree Claremont is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains between Southern California’s Inland Empire and the Los Angeles Basin on historic Route 66. The hotel is warm, inviting and a perfect venue for any event.



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The Association of Bridal Consultants






ABC IE invites wedding professionals to network on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. Our meetings range from educational meetings to wonderful celebrations of the latest trends at the best locations in the Inland Empire. Our goal is to make sure that our members connect with one another face to face and through great conversation.






Education is key


How to Reboot, Rebuild & Reconnect

ABC Inland Empire would like to thank our special guest speaker Gail Stansell. Gail Patrice Burks-Stansell focused our attention on how to Reboot, Rebuild & Reconnect with our businesses in 2017.



*You must have a VISION for your business

-Write your vision down so you have a visual picture and stay focused. See the vision before you even see the vision.


*You must be willing to move out of your comfort zone.

-make a list, target areas that make you uncomfortable and challenge yourself to move out of your comfort zone.


*Whose in your inner circle that pushes you, changes your complacency and wants to see you succeed?

About Gail:

Gail is an Author, Speaker, and Life Coach with a passion for empowering individuals to live life from a position of purpose and passion. Corporations, community organizations, churches, and educational institutions (from elementary to college) share how their lives were changed by Gail’s ability to encourage, motivate, and inspire change. Gail is the Director/Owner of Processed for Purpose. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Certification in Addiction Treatment Counseling, and she will graduate in June with her Masters.













We were thrilled with the turn out & want to thank all our sponsors who helped make this event possible. A special shout out to our amazing members who continue to support ABC-IE. See you at our next networking event!

Venue: Double Tree by Hilton

Desserts: Cucamonga Cakery @cucamongacakery

Dj: Entertainment Express @entertainmentexpressdjs

Florals: Carol’s Secret Garden @Carolssecretgardenupland

Linens: Elegant designs specialty Linens @elegantdesignsca

Guest Speaker: Gail Stansell



Planner: @erikaselegance

Photo Credit: @princessfallar




ABC-IE’s Wedding Workshop & All Member’s Meeting April 13, 2017



ABC Inland Empire was very proud of our first annual Wedding Workshop and All Member’s Meeting! The first part of the day began with our Wedding Workshop for event planners. Our ABC-IE members had the honor of learning from amazing individuals in the industry who educated us on the various resources available for use as planners. Our event took place on April 13, 2017 and was hosted by the wonderful Sheraton Fairplex in their ultra chic conference center.







Lisa Marie Blinn from L Marie Events gave us her expert advice about Increasing your Revenue with ABC Partnerships and Creating Productive Vendor Relationships. Lisa Marie a PWP with ABC, walked us through partnerships with sandals and hotels. She also shared how to be effective when creating incredible teams to work with and how to keep them on the right path to success.

Our next special guest Aisle Planner focused on the big picture and the importance of every last detail.

Aisle Planner’s tips will help change how you plan your events by providing business tools to “run

your business like a well-oiled machine “. They touched on how to use the Aisle Planner”s wedding

planning, design and collaboration tools to help your company streamline the process and keep your

business moving forward.

Our last special guest All Seated joined in to lend us their expert advice about the concept behind designing floor plans using a few simple tools. All Seated is a collaboration network for planning events, geared towards saving you time and make life simple. They are a team of entrepreneurs fusing technology, strategy, domain expertise and passion to disrupt the events industry.







Education is key! Our ABC-IE members started their morning off with our Wedding Workshop for event planners. Thrilled to have had on board guest speakers with a plethora of event planning knowledge. ABC-IE would like to say thank you to our guest speakers for an unforgettable educational experience.



Our evening All Members Meeting took place on the beautiful lawn with a picturesque view of the Sheraton Fairplex. Executive Chef Adam Haverland spoke about the amazing food they grow and the process of going from Farm to Table. He indulged us with a five-course dinner using local, sustainable ingredients handpicked from the hotel’s own five-acre organic farm. This was truly a treat!




Thank you to our members who joined us for ABC-IE’s Wedding Workshop & All Members Meeting at the beautiful Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center. We were thrilled with the turn out & want to thank all our sponsors who helped make this event possible.









Our Amazing Sponsors

Sheraton Fairplex: @sheratonfairplex…/


L Marie Events: @l.marieevents


Aisle Planner: @aisleplanner


All Seated: @allseated


Wedding Workshop Photographer

BYC Photography: @bycphotography


All Members Meeting Photographer:

Chloe Atnip Photography: @chloeatnipphoto


Digital Engagement Dj: @dijitaldave


Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Beth:




Setting Goals and Connecting in 2017

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Most of us set goals at the beginning of the year, but how many times do you get the chance to bounce those ideas, strategies, and goals off of your peers? During our first meeting of 2017 we were able to connect with one another, share our triumphs, successes, and challenges, and to build a community of support among us. We gathered on the evening of January 24th, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Ontario Airport located in the western part of the Inland Empire. We were excited to hear from our members and connect them together based upon like goals.  Whether your focus was on social media/blogging techniques or finding it hard to balance work life & home life, there was a place for everyone to fit in and connect.

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Setting Goals and Connecting in 2017

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Decadent Delectable Hors D’oeuvres

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Building relationships with clients and peers in the wedding industry is key.  Connecting with like minded individuals, who have the same goals as you is a great form of encouragement when branding and growing your business.

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Our Mantra for the year “It’s About Community”

ABC Inland Empire would like to thank everyone who joined us at our first meeting of 2017.  We hope you laughed, learned and set goals for 2017 during our first meeting.  And a super special thank you to all of our participating vendors who helped turn this event into an evening to remember.


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Our Participating Sponsors

Planner: Erika’s Elegance Weddings & Events

Venue: Embassy Suites Ontario Airport

DJ: Extreme DJ Service

Photographer: Arcega Photography

Desserts: One Sweet Party

Florist/Linens: Liliann’s Designs

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Our Committee

Courtney Urquiza, Co-Director – InStyle Event Company

Erika Bowers, Co-Director – Erika’s Elegance Weddings & Events

Mike Carroll, Ambassador Chair – C Squared Events

Falynn Thompson, Social Media Marketer – Flawless Wedding & Events



September 2015: End of Summer Affair

Well our crew in the IE definitely knows how to end the summer!  We had a blast dancing the night away at our last meeting of the year. We got an early start on celebrating and ending 2015! A huge thank you to all of the vendors who sponsored our event. The evening was spent at the Radisson – Ontario Airport.  Travis and his team was so gracious and hosted a wonderful party.

Thanks to Racquel’s Linens for provided such beautiful linens.  The colors were so vibrant and definitely made the room come to life.  And Flawless Flowers did an amazing job with the florals.  The arrangements complemented the color scheme so well and the mix of antique gold vases that Falynn added as an accent gave the decor an elegant touch.  She sure does have an eye for style and helped Erika’s Elegance Weddings and Events bring the event to life.

I think that all the guest would agree that one of the biggest highlights of the night was the Margarita Bar provided by Night Owl Productions.  The beautiful canisters and the vibrant colors were very pretty, but the mix of drinks was the icing on the cake.  Katie mixed drinks from mango & lime to cucumber surprise, which was definitely my favorite.  Did I say it was an absolute hit!!! Our dessert bar was provided by Mix Bake Decorate.  Ashley’s desserts were amazing and my mouth waters just thinking about that night.

And the guys from Heart Sound Entertainment had the crowd up on their feet all night long.  We had an awesome time at the last event of the year dancing the night away.   One awesome feature from their services is being able to type in your song request on the IPAD and hitting the dance floor minutes later.  How cool is that!  And our photographer Brian LaBrada Photography captured everything perfectly through his creative eye.

A huge thanks to all of the vendors who sponsored our end of summer bash last night and thank you to all who attended! As all of you know, these meetings cannot happen without your support to those who donate their time and services to make sure our meetings are a great success. See you at the next one!


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Thanks to our sponsors:

Planner: Erika’s Elegance Weddings & Events
Venue: Radisson Ontario Airport
Florals: Flawless Flowers
DJ : Heart Sound Entertainment
Linens: Raquel’s Specialty Linens
Desserts: Mix Bake Decorate
Bar: Night Owl Productions
Photos: Brian LaBrada Photography