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Top Ways to Recycle Wedding Items

There are plenty of ways to have an eco-friendly wedding, but what about all of the items that you have when the big day is over?!  For those gently used or leftover (and unused) wedding items, it can be beneficial for you as a new bride/groom and new couples that are following in your path.

Try Facebook Marketplace

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Photo by Blake Newman on Pexels.com

 

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YOUR Recession Proof Plan!

At MDM Associates, we understand how challenging times like this can be. We would like offer assistance to you and your guests. We would like to offer your guests to be our guests. We offer one-on-one assistance to our guests to ensure that their high level of quality is met. So you can rest assured that your guests will be pleased.

Have a client that you can not accommodate – yet you want to maintain
that relationship? What better way that to lead them to someone who
CAN find them accommodations! At MDM Associates – we work for you!

The Referral Partner program is designed to reward individuals who promote MDM Associates to their colleagues and peers. Partners providing MDM Associates with a qualified lead that result in at least
one confirmed reservation will receive a referral fee of 50% of the commission of the actualized room revenue.

Follow this easy step to become a member of our lucrative Referral
Program and begin submitting referrals:

Provide information about the organization and contact person we
should contact about MDM Associates. A professional account representative will follow up with your referral, introduce them to MDM Associates and take care of the rest. Your referral fee will be paid when the group departs the hotel, and payment is received from the chosen hotel.

In order to qualify for compensation under the Referral Partner program, the lead must be a prospective client of whom MDM Associates is not aware and must close within 120 days after the lead is submitted. If a lead is submitted that MDM Associates was previously pursuing, we will communicate this to you to determine eligibility of the referral. All referrals must be submitted through email or written confirmation must be sent from MDM Associates confirming acknowledgement that the lead is being. accepted as a referral. Please send all leads to leads@mdmassociates.net

If you are a hotelier and are not able to accept the payment but want to help your clients find space – please refer them to us! WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Kim – Relationship Specialist
MDM Associates
http://www.mdmassociates.net
202-271-1804 mobile
Our goal is to help you save your company time and money associated
with planning and paying for meetings.
THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAILS!

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How to have a successful event from start to finish!

Step 1—

Know what you have to work with before planning. Remember, family, friends, faculty and staff members, students, and community groups are all resources.

 Step 2—Assess needs and interests

  • Who will attend?
  • What are their interests?
  • What are your goals?
  • What needs are you trying to meet?

Step 3—Brainstorm ideas

Think of every type of event that might fulfill the goals. Don’t evaluate ideas at this point, just list all suggestions. Once this is done, review each idea and assess it for feasibility.  Rate it on a scale of 1-5

 Step 4—Develop a time line

Make a list of everything that needs to be done to plan the event.

  • Sometimes it’s easier to work backward from the date of the event to the present.
  • Make a schedule that shows when each task needs to be completed.

Step 5—Reserve space

Reserve your space as early as possible.

Step 6—Develop a budget

Most likely you have a set amount of money available to spend on the event, or ticket sales may need to cover all the costs.

  • List all associated costs and allocate the available funds.
  • You may have to contact various vendors for cost estimates associated with their services.

 Step 7—The paper chase

Complete all the necessary paperwork including:

  • vendor services
  • room reservations
  • forms
  • permits

 Step 8—The people chase

Contact all the persons necessary for a successful event (many must have advance notice to schedule these individuals to work)

  • Performers
  • Speakers
  • Volunteers
  • Police

 

Step 9—Details

Complete and confirm all details pertaining to the event.

 

Step 10—The Event

HAVE FUN!!

 

Step 11—Evaluate

Write a brief synopsis of the event

  • participant and planner comments
  • attendance
  • suggestions for future events
  • final costs

 Step 12—Start planning the next event!

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How to have a successful even from beginning to end

ImageStep 1—

Know what you have to work with before planning. Remember, family, friends, faculty and staff members, students, and community groups are all resources.

 Step 2—Assess needs and interests

  • Who will attend?
  • What are their interests?
  • What are your goals?
  • What needs are you trying to meet?

Step 3—Brainstorm ideas

Think of every type of event that might fulfill the goals. Don’t evaluate ideas at this point, just list all suggestions. Once this is done, review each idea and assess it for feasibility.  Rate it on a scale of 1-5

 Step 4—Develop a time line

Make a list of everything that needs to be done to plan the event.

  • Sometimes it’s easier to work backward from the date of the event to the present.
  • Make a schedule that shows when each task needs to be completed.

Step 5—Reserve space

Reserve your space as early as possible.

Step 6—Develop a budget

Most likely you have a set amount of money available to spend on the event, or ticket sales may need to cover all the costs.

  • List all associated costs and allocate the available funds.
  • You may have to contact various vendors for cost estimates associated with their services.

 Step 7—The paper chase

Complete all the necessary paperwork including:

  • vendor services
  • room reservations
  • forms
  • permits

 Step 8—The people chase

Contact all the persons necessary for a successful event (many must have advance notice to schedule these individuals to work)

  • Performers
  • Speakers
  • Volunteers
  • Police

 

Step 9—Details

Complete and confirm all details pertaining to the event.

 

Step 10—The Event

HAVE FUN!!

 

Step 11—Evaluate

Write a brief synopsis of the event

  • participant and planner comments
  • attendance
  • suggestions for future events
  • final costs

 Step 12—Start planning the next event!

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Dream Girls Project Reloaded

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When I was in high school in DC, the one for the Arts in NW, the term “dream girl” was a double edged sword. If you were a coke bottle dream you usually were the subject of dirty fantasies. The play Dream Girls was the epitome of the right girl, wrong time, who becomes the slighted girl ultimately getting the upper hand. Beauty, power and brains: every man’s dream.
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SHAOLIN JAZZ – DREAM GIRLS has managed to capture that same raw, gritty power and keep it so sexy and sensual. It is everything that a woman is! Now imagine all of that with a touch of New York, that real soul, HIP HOP. City streets, DJ booths, and records, and I’m talking vinyl, not synths and studio tricks!

SHAOLIN JAZZ-DREAM GIRLS is just that! It’s official, it’s the the stuff dreams are made of…..DREAM GIRLS – SHAOLIN JAZZ-DREAM GIRLS, to be exact!

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Sex meets streets, dreams meet reality, SHAOLIN JAZZ-DREAM GIRLS.

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Dequan’s Orthopaedic Bicycle Fund-Raiser Bake Sale

MDM is proud to support this remarkable young man in his journey!

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Dequan was able to ride a bicycle for the first time at the age of 11 and he has been pedaling ever since. The current bike Dequan has was given as a loaner until his new bicycle was approved by his insurance. The insurance has denied the purchase twice but Dequan and his family are determined for him to have it. The bike is for orthopedic & recreation use and is used daily for his physical therapy.

Please support us so that we can help his wish come true.

To place your order call:
240-876-9568
(Pre-Orders Suggested for Guarantee)

Dinner Menu – $12
Fried Fish or Fried Chicken
Sweet Potatoes or Potato Salad
Mac n Cheese
Collard Greens
Corn Bread

Dessert Menu – $2
Cupcakes
Cake Slices
Banana Pudding

Drinks – $1
Homemade Sweet Tea, Lemonade, Soda, and Water

*Dequan and Family thank you in advance for your support*

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HELP YOU HELP ME

How do you help a client, who doesn’t know what they need help with? The first thing you do it listen – somewhere in their conversation is a challenge…one that they may not even know is a challenge. It could be something as small as not knowing what style shoes to wear – or which silverware to use with which course…. in the words of Judge Judy, you have to have your on at all times!

MDM is an expert at listening and HEARING the hidden messages in our clients words….we make the connection and put it all together for you…at MDM Associates – The Difference Is In The Details!