Wedding industry unites for Ukrainian humanitarian effort
TEANECK, NJ, August 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the owner of a leader in the wedding industry, Brian Lawrence has welcomed interns into its professional life. Not so long ago, Lawrence was reviewing the applications and came across one from Maryna Poberezhna of Ukraine who had applied just two days before the Russian invasion.
Lawrence wanted to help Poberezhna. But beyond his immediate needs, he wanted to do more. “I wanted to do something meaningful to help people in Ukraine and started a Facebook group“, Lawrence explained. “I invited other industry leaders to brainstorm together on humanitarian efforts.” website design and SEO company for the wedding industryLawrence has many contacts in United States.
Wedding Industry Leaders for a Better World is a who’s who of influencers with substantial ties to the business owners who are part of it. $57 billion Trade. And these owners work with couples who are among the 2.5 million weddings performed each year in the United States.
One of Lawrence’s best allies is a famous wedding industry speaker and leading expert Alan Berg. Join Berg is a well-known wedding industry podcaster Brandee Gaar and Richard Markelfounder of the International Association of Wedding Professionals.
Venues are usually the first stop for wedding planning and their owners and managers have deep roots in their local wedding communities. Both Ershad Zamania developer of virtual tours for the best wedding venues and Abed Elsamna and Hassan Mahmoudco-founders of wedding planning app VenueX, are key members of the Facebook group.
John Goolsbystate coordinator of the Association of Bridal Consultants in California, is also part of the group. Goolsby is also a well-known wedding industry speaker and videographer. And Jessica Lehry Bishop has a wide reach with wedding couples through her blog The Budget Savvy Bride.
Lawrence also tapped into her contacts in the wedding entertainment industry. Keith Kokoruz has extensive business-to-business contact with DJs and photo booth owners as The Marquee Lounge Producer. And Matthew Campbellowner of My Wedding Songs, is the creator of a website used by thousands of wedding couples and industry professionals.
The goal is for these industry influencers to spread the word about the relief effort to other wedding professionals. In turn, they can promote the cause to their customers. Wedding Industry Leaders for a Better World named Nova Ukraine for its online crowdfunding efforts. Plans are also underway to raise awareness and funds through marriage education conferences, trade shows and industry associations.
To learn more about Wedding Industry Leaders for a Better World, contact Lawrence at 201.244.5969 or email [email protected].
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