Party With A Purpose

 

This spring, The Webster Group was honored to serve as the executive producer for one of DC’s premier charity events, Chance for Life. At its core, Chance for Life is a celebratory event of life, hope, and opportunity – committed to raising funds for pediatric cancer research. This year, the event raised 2.1M!

The all-day-and-night event at the MGM National Harbor starts with a poker tournament with over 700 amateur players – including some surprise guest players from our beloved Washington Capitals! Prizes are awarded for the top 20 winners, with a Grand Prize of a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker Tournament in Las Vegas. The event featured a full day of a top-shelf open bar, sprawling buffet food, cigar lounges, one of the region’s largest silent auctions, celebrity appearances, and loads of energy to bring the fight directly to childhood cancer. 

As the sun goes down, the party kicked up. Guests entered the MGM theatre for the Chance for Life Taste Experience, hailed as one of the best events in DC. Over 2,000 attendees experience the best food and drink offerings from DC’s top chefs and mixologists. DJ Neekola kept the energy on tempo as everything from floral covered stilt-walkers to champagne aerialists entertained attendees.

The night continued with more dynamic entertainment and more chances to support cancer research. Guests danced the night away with an incredible line up of live performances and acrobatics, all of which were capped off by an exciting, surprise performance from Robin Thicke. Take a peek at the highlight reel for a glimpse of all the fun!

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The Webster Group Goes Virtual - Again!

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Early this month, The Webster Group produced a high-level, 5-day international, virtual event program for the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). The USISPF 3rd Annual Leadership Summit program featured speaker roles from the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, U.S. Vice President Michael Pence, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, and C-suite executives from the U.S. and India, including Ajay Banga, President & CEO, Mastercard, Jim Umpleby, CEO, Caterpillar, and Punit Renjen, CEO, Deloitte Global, to name a few. A full list of all show participants is available here on the event website.

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Client Spotlight: National Consumers League

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As we reflect on The Webster Group’s 25 years of events, we are grateful that the work we do emphasizes the missions of so many remarkable organizations. Our new Client Spotlight series brings you stories and in-depth information from our clients, in their own words, about the work they champion. The Webster Group was founded because we saw a need to provide high quality event planning and management services to the non-profit industry here in Washington, D.C. We are proud to continue offering innovative solutions for events across the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors around the world.

 

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Time to Get CSEP Certified!

Rob Brown, CSEP
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Best practice is a term used a lot in the events industry but what constitutes best practices can differ greatly from organization to organization. The event planning industry allows for a great deal of creativity from our planners and produces while at the same time requiring us to figure out new and complicated challenges on a daily basis. This is half of the fun for us! But it also allows for event planners to become set in their ways of what works for them. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; experience matters in our industry and we should value ...

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Memorial Day: Meaning & Memories

The Webster Group
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This Memorial Day, The Webster Group team took time to reflect on what the day means to each of us. While we all have different traditions and memories associated with the day, the consistent thread is appreciation for those that have served our country and the importance of connecting with family and friends.

Sentiments from some of our team members are shared below.

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