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International Security Foundation Virtual Reception

1/28/2021

“The ISF has enjoyed a successful partnership with The Webster Group since 2015.  Their guidance and expertise has helped our annual fundraising dinner grow beyond any of our wildest dreams.  This past year, when everything changed because of COVID-19, The Webster Group helped us quickly pivot to planning and executing a successful virtual fundraising event. We are still getting wonderful feedback on our program and know that a large part of its success was because of The Webster Group’s guidance and creativity. We look forward to many years of working with The Webster Group.”

-Peggy O'Neil, Executive Director of the International Security Foundation

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Features

Client Spotlight: International Security Foundation

1/21/2021

Client Spotlight for the International Security Foundation (ISF)

The Webster Group has long had ties to the intelligence and security sector. We are privilegded to support the production of the International Security Foundation's annual gala. While this year's event was entirely virtual, it served as a emphatic reminder of just how important the work of ISF is. Read more below to see how.

 

Tell us about the role of the ISF.

We are an innovative nonprofit that was created to support the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security ...

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The Webster Group Nominated for 2 Prestigious EventsAIR Virtual Events Awards

12/18/2020

This week EventsAIR held its “Bring On 2021 - EventsAIR Global Customer Gathering” conference. During the final session, EventsAIR CEO Trevor Gardiner announced the 2020 virtual event award winners. The Webster Group was selected as finalist for two of these prestigious awards.

The Webster Group was 1 of 3 finalists in the category for 2020 “OnAIR Virtual Event of the Year” for the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum we produced in the summer using our in-house virtual platform, OnAIR. Additionally, The Webster Group’s Senior Director, Phil Hargis, was selected as 1 of 3 finalists for the category “2020 Virtual ...

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Client Spotlight: HealthyWomen

10/14/2020

Client Spotlight for HealthyWomen

As a Woman-Owned Small Business, The Webster Group takes special interest in partnering with woman-led organizations. This year we were honored to work with HealthyWomen to produce its annual event focused on women's health education and access. The Webster Group supported the complete transition of HealthyWomen's annual live event to a fully virtual event - more to come on the event details in the next post. We spoke with the HealthyWomen team about the organization and the important work they are focused on this year.

 

Describe the mission of HealthyWomen.

The mission behind HealthyWomen is ...

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Event Planning

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 ...

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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 ...

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We Are Here for You - Navigating COVID-19 Together

4/20/2020

As we move through this challenging time together, we maintain our commitment to support our clients and industry partners. We are focused on pursuing event outcomes that keep health and safety at the forefront of all decisions.

We are dedicated to helping our clients reimagine their upcoming events, determining the best navigation for each. And, it’s no surprise that ...

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TWG Brings Home Gold Stevie from American Business Awards

6/12/2019

The Webster Group was named the winner of a prestigious Gold Stevie® Award in the Art, Entertainment & Public - Live Event category at The 17th Annual American Business Awards® in New York City on June 11, 2018.

 

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are ...

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Party With A Purpose

4/1/2019

 

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 ...

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Having A Ball

2/11/2019

So Others Might Eat (SOME) held its annual Young Professionals’ Winter Ball on Friday, February 8 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and this year's celebration did not dissapoint. Over 800 young professionals gathered to raise money for SOME’s affordable housing programs for homeless and very low-income families. The event included catering by Occasions Caterers ...

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Photo credit: Aaron Webb

The Promise of Every New Year

Lynda Webster
1/14/2019

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 ...

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It Takes a Village!

8/1/2018

A heartfelt thank you to our outstanding event suppliers who helped create a wonderful evening for the HBS Club of Washington, DC's 3rd Annual Leaderhship Gala.  We realize that we are only as strong as our partnerships and are grateful to have the opportunity to work side by side with many of the best in our business.  Hats off ...

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TWG Visit to District Winery

TWG
7/11/2018

It’s been almost one year since District Winery opened its doors last August as DC’s first urban winery, and unsurprisingly, it has become a favorite of many locals and visitors. While the restaurant and tasting bar have drawn the attention of even DC’s most discerning foodies, the feature we love most about it is the full-service event ...

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Planning a CSR Activity Within Your Event?

Events Industry Council
6/22/2018

According to the 2015 SITE Index Benchmark Study, seven out of 10 incentive programs include at least one Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity. If you’re planning one for one of your events, the MAUDE Framework can help you to get started on planning one that will deliver value to the community, your participants, and your organization.

The framework looks ...

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No Surprise, Food Costs Are Rising: Tips to Manage F&B Costs

Allan Leibowitz, Skift
6/13/2018

Presenting a lackluster chicken breast or lukewarm chunk of salmon to attendees during an event is now a liability that event planners are looking to avoid. Food and beverage service has become integral to not just the event experience, but marketing success in the age of Instagram and Twitter.

As event professionals focus more attention on food and beverage, though ...

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