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    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Navigating Your Business
    During A Pandemic

    Growth is one of the pillars of Wedding Network Texas. We strive to bring you the best content each and every time.

    That's why we're bringing an expert this month!

    We've been fortunate enough to connect with Jeffery P. Taylor, MPHManagerEpidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, from Austin Public Health. He is excited to share this incredible information with us, and will answer your questions.

    With many current COVID guideline changes in Austin, this means it's the perfect time to learn how to successfully follow these guidelines for your business.  

    In this live meeting, you'll learn:

    • Austin Public Health's role and job duties in the area of COVID-19. Are there any helpful resources that Austin Public Health recommends?
    • Current outdoor & indoor COVID capacities for venues, restaurants and bars. 
    • Specific guidelines that pertain to the wedding industry and/or large gatherings
    • Estimate timeframe when venues will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity indoors. 
    • What COVID numbers/rates have to look like before we reach that point of "normal."
    • Required & recommended protocols venues, vendors, and guests should be following as weddings & events begin to pick back up.
    • The best way to handle those that are anti-mask wearing or not socially distancing. 
    • Repercussions or fines that are in place in Travis County at this point that wedding vendors should be aware of during large gatherings.
    • Austin Public Health's predictions for the 2021 year. 


    Jeffrey Taylor, MPH
    Epidemiology Manager, Austin Public Health

    Jeff Taylor earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He has been an infectious disease epidemiologist with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the City of Austin for over 37 years. He is currently a manager of the Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit of Austin Public Health. This Unit is responsible for infectious disease surveillance and rare disease or outbreak investigations within Travis County.

    While working at the Texas Department of State Health Services from 1981 through 2013, he served as the Manager or Director of various branches or groups involved in the surveillance of infectious diseases. During his career, he has directed numerous investigations of common source and community outbreaks involving tuberculosis, respiratory and zoonotic diseases and foodborne and waterborne diseases. He was the principal investigator for several grants and cooperative agreements funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was the secondary supervisor for seven CDC Epidemic Intelligence Officers (EIS) and assisted in the development of a public health internship program with the University of Texas at Austin.

    Jeff is the author on over 50 publications in peer-review journals on infectious disease topics including murine typhus, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, foodborne diseases, brucellosis and tuberculosis. His three most recent publications involve articles addressing the West Nile virus epidemic in Texas in 2012, a murine typhus cluster in Austin, and the burden of falls in persons aged 65 years or older in Travis County.


    Click here to register!
    • 5 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • 10401 Anderson Mill Rd. Suite 116, Austin, Texas 78750
    • 7
    Register

    Thursday
    November 5, 2020
    6pm - 7:30pm


    The WNT board decided to volunteer our time in the month of November to a non-profit association in the community. That association is Hope Austin. 

    Monica von Waaden Founder/Executive Director, Hope Austin, is excited to have Wedding Network Texas members and non-members volunteer at Hope Austin. 

    In our communications with Monica, she expressed, "HopeAustin is in it's 5th year of service to our local communities. It is our most heart felt endeavor to ensure food security to all Central Texas Students. This summer all through COVID we were able to work alongside several of our District Partners in in 2 short months provide of 11,000 meal kits to students in need that is 66,000 meals plus snacks and protein drink."

    We hope to make a difference by volunteering, and we need your help! We cannot do it alone. It's only an hour and a half of your time. This registration is for the following date:

    Thursday November 5, 2020
    6-7:30 pm
    10401 Anderson Mill Rd. Suite 116,
    Austin, Texas 78750

    If you aren't able to help at this location, consider giving a donation to Hope Austin. Click "Donate To Hope Austin" below to give by PayPal, use your Venmo, or send a check to their mailing address. 

    Donate To Hope Austin

    Venmo: @HopeAustin
    By Mail:
    Hope Austin
    13809 Research Blvd. Suite 810
    Austin, TX 78750

    (NOTE: Sunday, November 15, 2020, at 2:30 pm
    is another volunteer day option.
    Do not register here if you prefer this date.
    Search for Hope Austin Volunteer Opportunity,
    November 15 and register there)

    Volunteer Guidelines

    1. If you have been tested for Covid-19, or have had COVID, please ensure you follow all current guidelines for returning to work or other areas of social living, as per most recent guidelines issued by the CDC.

    2. Must not have traveled anywhere outside the Austin metroplex within the last 14 days.

    3. Must check temperature 24 hours prior to volunteering and within an hour of volunteering. A Fever is anything above 99.6.

    4. Must be amenable to have temperature checked upon entry to HopeAustin facility, if asked.

    5. Must stay home if showing ANY symptoms of being ill. (Ex. Cough, sore throat, stomach issues, gastrointestinal issues including vomiting and diarrhea, shortness of breath, tightness in chest, fever, loss of taste smell)

    6. Must NOT be the primary caregiver for anyone over 65 who is immunocompromised.

    7. Must use sanitizer upon entering facility.

    8. Must bring mask to volunteer and wear the mask for the duration of the volunteer activity.***

    9. Social Distancing practices will be implemented and followed. 10. All volunteers must be aware that even with precautions being put in place, congregating with others may pose a risk to themselves and any individual (healthy and immune-compromised) with whom they are around.

    Hope Austin Mission Statement
    Eliminating Childhood Hunger, One Meal and One Child at a Time
    www.hope4austin.org 



Past events

13 Oct 2020 October Virtual Happy Hour Open Forum
30 Sep 2020 Inclusivity In The Wedding Industry
8 Sep 2020 September Virtual Happy Hour
26 Aug 2020 Pam Owens
11 Aug 2020 August Virtual Happy Hour
29 Jul 2020 5 Principles To A High-Converting Website
15 Jul 2020 The Future of Financing your Wedding Business
14 Jul 2020 July Virtual Happy Hour
24 Jun 2020 Brand Creation and Marketing | Audry Hegwood
9 Jun 2020 June Virtual Happy Hour
27 May 2020 [COMPLIMENTARY] A Planner's Perspective
13 May 2020 Sky Streety
12 May 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
29 Apr 2020 [COMPLIMENTARY TICKET] Wedding Vendor Contracts: Covid-19 Edition
14 Apr 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
8 Apr 2020 [COMPLIMENTARY TICKET] Strategic Branding Through COVID-19
1 Apr 2020 [COMPLIMENTARY TICKET] Coronavirus and Cancellations
25 Mar 2020 [COMPLIMENTARY TICKET] Event Insurance
18 Feb 2020 WNT Happy Hour
12 Nov 2019 WNT November Happy Hour
8 Oct 2019 WNT Happy Hour
25 Sep 2019 Wedding Vendor Contracts
28 Aug 2019 WNT Social Media Series - Instagram
21 Aug 2019 WNT Tour At The Hotel Van Zandt
31 Jul 2019 Industry Professional's Guide To Organizing
9 Jul 2019 WNT Happy Hour
19 Jun 2019 Same-Sex Weddings
11 Jun 2019 Happy Hour
15 May 2019 Amanda McPherson
7 May 2019 WNT Happy Hour
17 Apr 2019 Liz Liebeskind from Red Velvet Events
9 Apr 2019 #CONNECTwithWNT @ Nicolaza's
21 Mar 2019 #EDUCATEwithWNT "WNT Wine Tour"
12 Mar 2019 #CONNECTwithWNT - Lakeway
27 Feb 2019 #GROWwithWNT "Discover Your Design"
20 Feb 2019 #EDUCATEwithWNT - "Putting It All Together"
12 Feb 2019 #CONNECTwithWNT - Networking Event
30 Jan 2019 #GROWwithWNT - Time Management
8 Jan 2019 WNT Membership Drive & Mixer


WNT President

Kryzta Celeste Rodriguez-Gomez is the Founder and Owner of Kryzta Events, LLC and the 2020 WNT President. 

She holds a Business Administration Associates Degree and a Multidisciplinary Studies Degree in the core areas of business, humanities, and communication. 


Learn More about Kryzta


wnt Vice President

Kathryn (or Kat) Eyers is the Founder and Owner of Unwrapped & Uncorked Events and the 2020 WNT Vice-President.

She is a die-hard Michigan State Spartan alumni where she received her Bachelor's Degree in the hospitality business.


Learn More about Kat


Alex Ramirez and Hailey Winemiller | Photo by Carhart Photography
Lisa Wolniewitz and Kat Eyers | Photo by Carhart Photography
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