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Winners of the TRENDS All Media Contest On February 23, TWG partnered with Association Trends to produce the 37th Annual “Salute to Association Excellence” Luncheon at the Capital Hilton in
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March 28, 2017

Venue Insights: Belmont Mansion

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“If architecture is frozen music, surely The Belmont Mansion is one of the greatest symphonies ever composed.” The Belmont Mansion is a historic mansion, and now an event venue space,
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June 10, 2016

Feeding the 5000

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On May 18, The Webster Group proudly assisted with a unique and important event – and helped the Feedback Global team “Feed the 5000” to raise awareness of the issue
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February 29, 2016

DC Central Kitchen – Capital Food Fight

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In partnership with DC Central Kitchen, TWG was once again honored to participate in the Capital Food Fight held on November 12, 2015, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International
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February 12, 2016

Venue Insights: Union Station

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Designed by world-famous architect and city planner Daniel Burnham, Washington D.C.’s Union Station is one of the city’s premier architectural and historical landmarks. First opened in 1908, Union Station was
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September 15, 2015

Venue Insights: Gotham Hall – New York

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Image Source Gotham Hall, a popular event venue in New York City, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Midtown. The building was constructed in the 1920’s as the headquarters
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September 3, 2015

Venue Insights: Mount Vernon

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Image Source Mount Vernon was the longtime plantation home and estate of President George Washington. The estate is located in Fairfax, County, VA, just 16 miles south of Washington, DC,
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Located between 12th and 14th Streets, NW, on Constitution Avenue, the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (Mellon) is located in the heart of the city, directly across the street from the
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August 21, 2015

Venue Insights: Nationals Park

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This summer, TWG was invited to Nationals Park for a tour of all of the event spaces the park has to offer. After the tour, the park’s events team invited
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The 5th street entrance of the National Building Museum. Credit: Photo by F.T. Eyre Image Source The National Building Museum (NBM), one of Washington, DC’s larger event spaces, is centrally
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August 4, 2015

Venue Insights: Newseum

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Image Source The Newseum is an ultra-modern museum and event venue located in the heart of Washington, DC on Pennsylvania Avenue close to the U.S. Capitol building. As a private
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July 28, 2015

Venue Insights: Dock 5

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Image Source The historic Union Market district is home to the fresh and unique, raw space event venue – Dock 5. Dock 5 offers over 12,000 square feet of event
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Image Source The Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square is a unique, historic venue located in the heart of Washington, DC. The building was first opened in 1903 and dedicated
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July 22, 2015

Design to Connect: DC EXCOMM 2015

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Maga Design Inc. hosted the first annual DC EXCOMM: Design to Connect Executive Communications and Visualization Conference at the CEB Waterview Conference Center, a modern, high-tech meeting space in Rosslyn.
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One and a half times bigger than the Empire State Building’s interior, and currently the largest structure in DC, The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB) has a
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This spring, The Webster Group (TWG) was honored to work with the American Gaming Association (AGA) to produce an open house to showcase their new office space, in the District’s
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March 10, 2015

TWG’s Five Favorite Articles of February 2015

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E.S. 2015: 5 Top Tech Trends the Event Industry Has Already Adopted Although self-driving cars have yet to replace valets at big gatherings, drones, robots, virtual reality, 3-D printing, and
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On February 6, TWG partnered with Association Trends to produce the 36th annual “Salute to Association Excellence” Luncheon at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The annual event honors the
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Over the holidays, I took time to reflect on the many blessings I have received since the foundation of my firm, The Webster Group (TWG) – blessings that have come
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Medal of Honor: The History, commissioned by the Medal of Honor Convention – Knoxville 2014 will premiere on the Pentagon Channel ® this 4th of July at 8 P.M. It
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Let’s all take the next 30 seconds to think back to the first day of your very first day of high school. Remember the feelings that were coursing through you:
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Lately, everyone’s topic du jour seems to be discussing the best practices of engaging with Millennials. From B2B to B2C companies, the question of, “How do I get this younger
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June 5, 2014

The French Countryside Comes to DC

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On April 5, more than 450 guests gathered at the Embassy of France for the annual fundraising event, A Vintage Affair, presented by Children’s National Health System, Board of Visitors
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On April 25th, Operation Smile hosted its seventh annual Grin Gala for 250 guests at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Funds raised at this event provide life-changing surgeries to children
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Events are changing. Every other article you read is about how social media and social communication are pushing the evolution of events and meetings. But what does that really mean?
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As the meetings and event industry continues to embrace time-saving technology such as check-in software and online ticketing systems, it’s easy to get lost in the amount of data each
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March 13, 2014

TWG Salutes Association Excellence

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Susan Neely, President & CEO of the American Beverage Association, is honored as the Association Executive of the Year at the AssociationTRENDS Salute to Excellence. Photo by Chuck Fazio Association
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February 18, 2014

The Benefits of Tweeting about Events

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Are you tweeting about your events? If not, you’re missing out on a great opportunity! Twitter boasts over 41 million monthly active users worldwide and it’s free to use. Still
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February 14, 2014

Event Ideas We LOVE!

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It’s February and love is in the air! In honor of Valentine’s Day, my colleagues at The Webster Group (TWG) have collaborated to share our love … event ideas we
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February 7, 2014

Milestone Celebrations are a Big Deal!

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What do First Lady Michelle Obama, Macintosh computers and former U. S. President George H. W. Bush have in common? They recently celebrated big milestones! Mrs. Obama celebrated 50 years
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January 31, 2014

Site Visit to the National Postal Museum

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Want to visit one of Washington, DC’s newest event venues right from your desk? Today we’re visiting the National Postal Museum! Actually, the special event professionals of The Webster Group
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January 23, 2014

Event Resolutions for the New Year!

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It’s a new year, an opportunity to reflect on the past and improve the future. Instead of limiting your resolutions to only lifestyle changes, why not resolve to improve your
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The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is calling on all Americans to nominate their personal hometown heroes for the 2013 Citizen Honors awards. But you’ll have to be quick about
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December 23, 2013

A Holiday Greeting from The Webster Group

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A special holiday greeting to express our sincere appreciation to our readers. We are deeply thankful and extend our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. Warmly,The Webster
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The Webster Group was pleased to once again work with the Lab School of Washington (LSW) to produce their 29th Annual Awards Gala at the National Building Museum, an exquisite
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November 26, 2013

The Webster Group Gives Thanks

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This holiday week, The Webster Group staff would like to share what we are thankful for with our readers. I am thankful for Americans who from very early ages are
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On a crisp November morning in Knoxville, Tennessee, the flag of the Medal of Honor convention was raised just under the American flag, a symbolic beginning to the role Knoxville
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On November 12, 2013, over 700 guests gathered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC for MD Anderson Cancer Center’s “A Conversation With a
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On November 7, 2013, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) welcomed over 500 guests including journalists, media professionals and industry supporters to the annual ICFJ Awards Dinner at the Ronald
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The Webster Group is working with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and its Foundation to seek out hometown heroes from across the nation for the Citizen Service Before Self
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On October 16, 2013, the Special Forces Charitable Trust welcomed guests including Ross Perot, FOX News Correspondent Allison Barrie, and retired Special Forces soldiers to the Four Seasons Hotel in
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On Friday, October 11, Points of Light (POL) hosted its annual Tribute Awards, a star-studded event to honor volunteerism and service at the Embassy of Italy. Despite the rainy weather,
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How do you celebrate someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, risking life to protect America’s freedom and received our nation’s highest military award? For four
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September 25, 2013

A Beautiful Day for Polo

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On Sunday, September 15, approximately 150 guests gathered at Virginia International Polo Club (VIPolo) in Upperville, Virginia for the National Sporting Library & Museum’s 2013 Benefit Polo Match & Luncheon,
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On September 10, 2013, Common Sense Media welcomed guests to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor innovative minds in entertainment, public policy and education technology
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September 6, 2013

RSVP Catering Fills TWG Staff Bellies

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On August 20, RSVP Catering in Fairfax, VA invited the entire TWG staff to their headquarters for a delicious tasting of some of their creative menu offerings. We began the
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August 29, 2013

TWG Staff Networks at ISES Event

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Summer break? What summer break? Many of us look forward to our commutes in August as the city gets a little quieter and rush hour traffic seems to lighten. Last
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On Thursday, August 15, Lynda Webster, Chairman of The Webster Group, spoke at a Planned Giving Symposium at the University of South Florida. Sponsored by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning,
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August 15, 2013

TWG Travels to Reno, NV with AMVETS

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From July 29-August 3, 2013, the AMVETS (American Veterans) organization convened in Reno, Nevada at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel & Casino for their 69th National Convention. The Webster Group spent
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July 26, 2013

More Than Party Planners

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On Saturday, July 20, 2013 Lea Hutchins, Director for The Webster Group, addressed a future generation of qualified event management professionals at George Washington University (GW). As the top student
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July 15, 2013

They Had Us at Mango

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Recently, members of The Webster Group staff attended a tasting and open house hosted by RSVP Catering in Fairfax, Virginia. Though it was one of the worst traffic days of
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From June 9-17, 2013, The Webster Group coordinated the USTDA-sponsored Magallanes Region Coal Gasification Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). These RTMs are visits to the United States by foreign delegations fundamentally
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On the night of June 8, 2013, guests that were gliding through the Washington Hilton in a beautiful gown or tuxedo had to pay special attention not to step on
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On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) welcomed 464 guests to The Ritz-Carlton for an elegant military black-tie gala. In total, $866,000 was raised
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On May 17-18, 2013, The American Red Cross Tiffany Circle Summit Commenced for its 7th year of events across Washington, DC. Now in our fourth year of planning this whirlwind
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On Thursday, May 16, 2013, The Webster Group proudly produced the Jacob’s Cure Dream Big Gala at Pier Sixty in New York City, which raised over $600,000 to help fund
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The Webster Group is proud to have successfully produced 13 events in one week. With adrenaline running high, the office bustling with activity and the TWG staff working in overdrive,
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This week, The Webster Group team has not 1, not 2…. but 12 events. As you can imagine, the staff is “caffeine-fueled” and the days in the office are quite
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On April 21, 2013, over 400 guests gathered on a beautiful spring day at The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) in Middleburg, VA to celebrate the life and works
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On April 8, 2013, The Webster Group was proud to be a part of a historic day surrounding the unanimous passing of Joint Resolution 45 in the Tennessee State Senate
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Between producing the National Cherry Blossom Opening Ceremony, the AMVET’s Silver Helmet Awards Banquet and running registration for a Fashion show and movie premiere (more on these later!), TWG is
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There is no doubt that every year Washingtonians and tourists alike anxiously await the greatest springtime celebration: the blossoming of D.C.’s famous cherry trees. The blooming period lasts less than
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Over the years, The Webster Group has worked with and helped a number of nonprofit organizations. We have provided services to some of the largest high-profile national organizations and advised
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With the help of the media, especially reality TV and the onslaught of movies glamorizing the event planning world, it’s easy to skew the real reality of what our job
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Recently the renovated space at Morton’s in Georgetown was revealed. Located just off Wisconsin Avenue on Prospect Street, Morton’s Steakhouse is ideally situated for busy Washingtonians to stop in. The
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March 1, 2013

Challenge Accepted: AFP Photo-a-Day

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It is well known that TWG is competitive, not just in our industry but as individuals. We like to think it comes with the territory of what we do. Just
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February 22, 2013

HOW TO SURVIVE SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK

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Let me start by saying I am a shameless newbie to the Social Media Week, Washington, DC (SMWWDC) scene. It was all too easy to get caught up in the
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PART II: DÉCOR AND DESIGN For those who missed last week’s post (tsk tsk) we took a look at one of DC’s newest venues, Powerhouse. “It’s literally a blank palette
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PART I: Food and Venue This week, we went to the opening of the new space Powerhouse (3255 Grace Street, NW) – in the southern part of Georgetown, where those
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Photo Courtesy of Daniel Swartz Wheeewww, what a weekend for TWG! Now that we’re back in the office after some much needed rest, it’s time we take a look back
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January 17, 2013

The Code: Dress To Impress This Weekend

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Whether you are the social butterfly bouncing from ball to ball this weekend, or a newbie just stepping into your first inaugural season, Washington, DC is buzzing with excitement over
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January 9, 2013

Ticketing Trouble: Lessons Learned

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Whether it is a small gathering or a grand gala, thousands are eager to score tickets to Washington, DC’s finest inaugural events. And with the inauguration less than two weeks
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January 4, 2013

New Year, New Openings

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With the close of 2012, our very own Desiree Adams, TWG Director of Production and self proclaimed “bon vivant,” took a moment to look back on her favorite restaurant openings
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November 1, 2012

Celebrities Support Surviving Grace

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TWG takes pride in the important work of all our clientele, especially the nonprofit groups like USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network, an organization dedicated to stopping Alzheimer’s disease by 2020. Many months ago,
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Ginger, an Associate Director at TWG has worked with a long and extensive list of high profile clients, to include (but not limited to): Susan G. Komen for the Cure,
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As event planning and production professionals, it is understood that working some weekends is an absolute necessity in this industry. Fortunately for TWG, working events such as last week’s polo
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As event planners, fundraising and development leaders in the nonprofit world, TWG understands the joys and frustrations of trying to mobilize resources for an organization. Just as businesses sell their
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August 1, 2012

VACATION: THE TWG WAY

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With summer well under way and our spring events behind us, TWG staff has been able to sneak in some fun in the sun. Jennifer and a friend scuba diving
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As we unloaded our supply boxes, hung up our radios and cleaned out our work bags from event season (yikes), we happened to stumble across a memento from this year’s
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Since December 2011, The Webster Group has been privileged to assist George and Trish Vradenburg in their crusade to end Alzheimer’s disease by planning fundraisers, friend-raisers and inaugural events for
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Earlier this month, more than 500 people joined the Teach For America (TFA) movement by attending the 2nd Annual Teach For America D.C. Region Gala: Leadership Changing Lives at the
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During The Webster Group’s recent drive to produce three unbelievable galas in one week, I was able to steal some precious time to speak with The Webster Group’s Vice President
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This week, the TWG team pulled off three, separate galas, back-to-back, Monday through Wednesday. First up – Green Door’s Remarkable Journeys gala. Green Door is a nonprofit , community-based mental
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TWG is back from the Big Apple with a big smile and a successful gala under our belt. What a fabulous way to kick-off our gala event season! Jacob’s Cure“The
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Welcome! My name is Lynda Webster, and I am an event planning, fundraising, animal-loving, fly fishing, tennis playing, proud Washingtonian. Originally a child of the Midwest, I’ve lived all over
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