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.
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