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August 2008 list of current opportunities.

Hope this finds you well. We have many opportunities for you and rather then send you an email with each of them I have included the links here. At Afwpi we help you to grow your business. Members get many benefits.  Want to know about opportunities sooner? Register for our newsletter and get other media opportunities. Membership Application.


Looking for travel agent secrets
Category: Travel Name: Terry Ward Email: My email Title: Freelance Writer Media Outlet/Publication: AOL Travel Specific Geographic Region? No Deadline: 5:00 PM EASTERN - August 30 Query: "I am writing a story for AOL Travel about travel agent confessions, and hoping to get the dirt from those in the biz about the best time to book to find the lowest airfares, hotel rates, cruise deals, etc. Basically, I'm looking to give readers tips on how to find the best travel deals, as well as provide them with an accurate idea of what they can expect booking on online travel sites. Please email me Here or via my website . You can also call me directly on 321.438.400


Wedding Scams. Professionals are being targeted! Fight back! Go here for some of the details.


WEDDING TRENDS
Looking for wedding experts - Reporters Name: Kori Ellis Email Media Outlet/Publication: Varied - Deadline: 6:00 PM CENTRAL - August 31 Query:"Looking for experts in the wedding industry to interview for information on the latest wedding trends and tips."


Discounts on Bridal Shows! Are you in Southern Ca? Here Come The Brides, The Elegant Bridal Experience is offering all AFWPi members a special discount of $100.00 savings on their booth price. Their remaining bridal shows for the balance of 2008 are
August 24th-Montebello;
Sept. 7th-Woodland Hills;
Oct. 19th-Pomona;
Nov. 2nd-Torrance.
Exact show information can be found on their web site at Website So don't delay! Call Micki Love directly at 877-930-2657 or at email her
To get this special you must be a current member of Afwpi. To get your application call Jen 800-242-4461 or Email Jen



Wedding Planners, we need teachers!
Are you available and in the below locations. We need individuals/companies that can fill wedding planning teaching positions in the following areas:
* Greenwood, SC * Bronx, NY * North Andover, MA * Akron, OH
Salary range is $15/hour – $45/hour based on experience. Feel free to pass on my info or email me if you happen to know of anyone. For additional details and to apply, email Chelsea's Email
Chelsea Tadena Recruiting Department Website


South Asian Weddings Deadline: 5:00 PM EASTERN - August 11
Name: Mamta Odhrani Email
Title: Editor Media Outlet/Publication: Online magazines Specific Geographic Region? No Query: "I am currently looking to write an article on South Asian Weddings in the US. If you have any experience on working with this growing niche market, please contact me. Specifically, I am looking for opinions on how South Asian weddings are different from Western weddings, what wedding planners, caterers photographers and entertainment professionals have to say when working with South Asians. This article will be targeted to the prospective South Asian bride who will use this information as a guideline for what to ask, not ask, and expect when working with these professionals. Interviews with these professionals will be set up during the week of August 18. "


Position Open - The Wedding Salon - is looking for an Account Executive for our luxury bridal shows. The shows take place in New York, Los Angeles and Miami.
They showcase the must-have products, services and trends for the sophisticated bride and groom. If you are passionate about weddings and have: + A bachelors degree + 2-3 years of sales experience in the wedding or luxury lifestyle industry + Great phone skills + Entrepreneurial Then please submit your resume to Allie For more information please go to Website

Please read this one.

An Open letter to All Airline Customers:

Our country is facing a possible sharp economic downturn because of skyrocketing oil and fuel prices, but by pulling together, we can all do something to help now.

For airlines, ultra-expensive fuel means thousands of lost jobs and severe reductions in air service to both large and small communities. To the broader economy, oil prices mean slower activity and widespread economic pain. This pain can be alleviated, and that is why we are taking the extraordinary step of writing this joint letter to our customers. Since high oil prices are partly a response to normal market forces, the nation needs to focus on increased energy supplies and conservation. However, there is another side to this story because normal market forces are being dangerously amplified by poorly regulated market speculation.

Twenty years ago, 21 percent of oil contracts were purchased by speculators who trade oil on paper with no intention of ever taking delivery. Today, oil speculators purchase 66 percent of all oil futures contracts, and that reflects just the transactions that are known. Speculators buy up large amounts of oil and then sell it to each other again and again. A barrel of oil may trade 20-plus times before it is delivered and used; the price goes up with each trade and consumers pick up the final tab. Some market experts estimate that current prices reflect as much as $30 to $60 per barrel in unnecessary speculative costs.

Over seventy years ago, Congress established regulations to control excessive, largely unchecked market speculation and manipulation. However, over the past two decades, these regulatory limits have been weakened or removed. We believe that restoring and enforcing these limits, along with several other modest measures, will provide more disclosure, transparency and sound market oversight. Together, these reforms will help cool the over-heated oil market and permit the economy to prosper.

The nation needs to pull together to reform the oil markets and solve this growing problem.

We need your help. Get more information and contact Congress by visiting StopOilSpeculationNow.com

Robert Fornaro Chairman, President and CEO AirTran Airways
Bill Ayer Chairman, President and CEO Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Gerard J. Arpey Chairman, President and CEO American Airlines, Inc.
Lawrence W. Kellner Chairman and CEO Continental Airlines, Inc.
Richard Anderson CEO Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Mark B. Dunkerley President and CEO Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
Dave Barger CEO JetBlue Airways Corporation
Timothy E. Hoeksema Chairman, President and CEO Midwest Airlines
Douglas M. Steenland President and CEO Northwest Airlines, Inc.
Gary Kelly Chairman and CEO Southwest Airlines Co.
Glenn F. Tilton Chairman President and CEO United Airlines, Inc.



Featured Conference

Wedding MBA

Membership has many privilages! As a member of Afwpi you will get a discount and bring an associate with you for FREE! Use this link For this special Membership is linked on the bottom. September 22-25, 2008 Phoenix. Come and learn all the marketing to make your business great. The featured speaker is Julia Markel. Bridal shows can be your most effective - and most difficult - form of marketing. There are many factors to participating in a bridal show, and there are key elements you can incorporate to make your bridal show experience more profitable. Using a straight-forward approach, Julia will cover the elements involved. She will take you through pre-show planning, designing a booth that attracts, how to qualify which brides you will spend time with, what actions at the show will best represent your business and steps to make follow-up easier. Also included are tools (such as a Bridal Show Planning Guide and a Goal Setting Worksheet) to help you incorporate what you learn from the seminar. For details on when this seminar will be presented Email Not a member yet? Join Now!



 We need assistance exhibiting in Bridal Shows: Wedding Website  (Paid Position)

I need reps in the following states:
California, Virginia, Georgia, Texas, Nevada, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee,South Carolina,Ohio,
 

Here is some information for you.  In big markets we usually pay $50 per show.  They also get .50 cents per bridal lead and another .25 cents to input.  We pay .32 cents a mile for travel expenses. We also pay for the starter kit. Contact Annie for the agreement contract and full compensation program.

Annie Esposito, Bridal Show Coordinator - WedAlert.com - bridalshowteam@wedalert.com
p. 201-705-1067 - Main Number 201-996-1980 - f. 201-996-1981 - annie@wedalert.com

 We need assistance exhibiting in Bridal Shows: Floral Company - Position: FiftyFlowers Bridal Show Representative  (Paid Position)

Traits: professional, personable, eager, self motivated, open to feedback.

Requirements: Will serve as a representative of FiftyFlowers during bridal show appearances. Talk with brides to describe our products and services. Must receive flowers prior to show date and properly care for them. Must set up booth and tear down booth in proper manner. Post show discussion to inform FiftyFlowers' staff of the show's success (all training, pre show coordination, and post show follow ups will be done primarily over the phone with Cassie).

Compensation: paid by the hour. This includes flower prep time, set up, show hours, and take down.  Main organizer will receive $30 per hour.  Additional helps will receive $20 per hour.  Any out of pocket expenses will also be reimbursed (such as approved materials, gas, parking, etc). Payment is processed upon receiving required paperwork and receipts.

Areas needed to cover include: Throughout California, Houston, Seattle & St Louis. For additional information please contact Cassie
J  Cassie, Operations Manager
Marketing Associate - http://FiftyFlowers.com - Office: 949-200-7184 EST - Cell: 330-219-9321 EST - Email  cassie@fiftyflowers.com


Destination Wedding Professionals - We are developing fam trips for brides. Visit this page for information: http://afwpi.com/fams.html  We are registering brides now. We need consultants and hotels that want to be involved anywhere in the world! Email me if you are a member (will become a member) and know a hotel that wants to "Play". Email  Include your location. Membership application.  So far over 118 brides have registered without any promotion!

Wedding Consultants be listed & linked on our pages. Please view the pages at Consultants Assistance If you are interested in being linked to a powerful website (we have a Google PR of 5) with an average of 500,000 pages viewed per month this is the place to be. As a member your listings are on top, to be considered, I need you to agree to answer any brides first 2 questions at no charge. You must have a web site and you must agree to return a link to our web site. If interested, please email me.

We need assistance exhibiting in Bridal Shows throughout the us: Wedding Solutions.

I would like to introduce you to the Wedding Solutions Regional Director program.  As you probably know, Wedding Solutions Publishing Inc. is the largest and most respected publishing company of wedding books in America.  For the last 15 years, we have helped millions of brides and grooms plan their perfect wedding through our 30 best selling wedding books. And WeddingSolutions.com is one of the top three most popular wedding planning websites.

 We are now creating a network of professional wedding consultants that will become WeddingSolutions.com Regional Directors.  These consultants will represent WeddingSolutions.com at bridal shows, wedding mixers, and perhaps at upcoming wedding planning seminars in their area.

 These professionals will be endorsed and promoted by Wedding Solutions.com as consultants who meet or exceed their clients’ expectations and who offer excellent standards of service and professionalism.

 We are currently seeking for a top wedding consultant in your area.    As a WeddingSolutions.com Regional Director you will receive the following benefits:

a)  You will be able to represent yourself as the WeddingSolutions.com Regional Director in your area.  This will give added credibility to your already successful business.

b)  You will be able to represent WeddingSolutions.com at all bridal shows in your area and receive the leads from all the brides who enter to win a free wedding planning gift offered at our booth during the show.

c)  If allowed by the show producer, you will be able to affix your business card on the back of Wedding Solutions fliers that you distribute to brides during the show.  Enclosed is a copy of the flier that you would be handing out at bridal shows.  Please note that this flier has a space for you to attach your business card.

d)  You will receive a free advertising at WeddingSolutions.com   (a $1,200 value)

e)  You will also receive free leads of Wedding Solutions registered brides within a 60-mile radius of your address (a $600 value)

f)  You will be asked to complete a free online wedding planning certification course that will identify you as a WeddingSolutions.com Certified Wedding Planning Specialist.  ($900 value). 

g)  One of the biggest benefits of this program is that you will be able to sell Wedding Solutions best selling wedding planning books to bridal stores in your area.  Once you sell our books to a bridal store in your area, you will receive a 15% commission on all the books purchased by that bridal store for as long as you remain a Wedding Solutions regional director. 

For example, a book that retails for $30.00, you will sell it to the bridal store at $15.00 and you will get $2.25 commission.  If the bridal store orders 200 books in a year, you would make $450 per year for one single store, just for presenting our books once to that store.  Imagine what you can make if you sell our books to 20 or 30 bridals stores in your area.  You will also be able to sell our books at bridal shows in your area.  Click here to see a copy of our best selling wedding planning books. 

As a WeddingSolutions.com Regional Directors, your responsibilities will be as follows:

a)      Represent WeddingSolutions.com at all Bridal Shows in your area and to pay $100.00 to $200 per show to cover the cost of producing the wedding gift and fliers that will be given away during the show as well as the cost of shipping all booth materials to your location and back to us. 

b)      Sell and promote Wedding Solutions wedding planning books at local bridal stores in your area. 

Please call me after you have reviewed this information so I can answer any questions that you may have and to see if you qualify for this program.  We will only be accepting one regional director per major city.  So please contact me at your earliest convenience to assure that you will be considered for this program.

 Regards,
Tim Heredia 

WeddingSolutions.com - 7290 Navajo Road; Suite 207 - San Diego, CA 92119 -  619-589-1919 x 112 Email:tim@weddingsolutions.com


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