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5 Reasons to Join an Industry Association in 2021

The catering industry is forunate to have a plethora of industry associations at their fingertips: Internatonal Caterers of America (ICA,) the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE,) the Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA,) and so many more that offer networking, education, and growth opportunities. Each provides a unique set of membership benefits, but they all share one thing in common: they help caterers grow their careers and discover new ways to help their companies grow. Additionally, they provide a network of support during good times and bad, particularly in associations with local chapters. 

In a year that left many feeling alone, association membership is a port in the storm, a safe haven to call home while you figure things out. Check out this article from Special Events "5 Reasons to Join an Industry Association in 2021" to learn why joining an association should be on yoru to-do list for 2021. 



Lead photo courtesy Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering & Events

Jennifer Taylor

Founder and Owner, Taylor'd Events Group

Jennifer Taylor is the founder and owner of Taylor’d Event Group, an event planning company that serves local and destination clients in Washington State and Maui, Hawaii. She is also the principal of Jen Taylor Consulting, a consulting firm that works with creative businesses of all sizes to implement streamlined work flows and organized systems to find more time and space for business growth and personal development.