The Promise of Every New Year

Photo credit: Aaron Webb

As most of us do to some degree, I’ve reflected on the past year and contemplated the next. Looking back, I’m extraordinarily proud of the work our Webster Group has done to support our very diverse clients, each of which does extraordinary work. We are proud to play a role in their many successes.

I share this exciting summary of the work we have done in conjunction with our corporate, government, association and nonprofit clients alike; together we have planned and produced galas, conferences, workshops, and trade missions, and had the opportunity to work in Canada, India, South Africa, and Senegal!   

We now look ahead to another year, our 24th, in which we will proudly support the work of a wide range clients. We truly appreciate each of our clients for all they do daily--changing lives for the better, and we are immensely grateful to be included in such work.

 

2018 Highlights

Last year we again were privileged to produce the Opening Ceremony for Washington, DC’s iconic National Cherry Blossom Festival. The event kicks off an entire year of exciting events that bring millions of tourists (and their dollars!) to the area annually.

Another 2018 highlight was the Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention, the nearly week-long annual gathering of recipients who, for their bravery on the battlefield, have received our country’s highest military honor.

For two plus years we worked with the convention CEO, Robert Monahan, to design and later produce a week of very special events-which included a private reception hosted by President Trump at the White House, a formal gala for 700 at the US Naval Academy and a Town Hall Forum, moderated by Chris Wallace with 4,000 midshipmen in attendance.

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Client Spotlight: National Consumers League

7/23/2020

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.

 

Client Spotlight for the National Consumers League

The National Consumers League has been a valued client of TWG since 2017. We ...

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Time to Get CSEP Certified!

Rob Brown, CSEP
6/25/2020

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
5/25/2020

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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Time to Get CMP Certified!

Phil Hargis, CGMP
4/23/2020

I have been with The Webster Group for over six years. Throughout my time here, TWG leadership has always put an emphasis on industry networking, training, and certifications. As a busy event company, finding time to participate in these activities does not always come easy. Finding the right balance between client work and personal schedules requires diligence and unwavering dedication.

At TWG, one of my roles is to manage government clients and events. So, for me to have industry certifications is extra important. When I first started at The Webster Group, I immediately earned my Certified Government Meeting Planner (CGMP ...

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