WELCOME TO THE FAMILY TRIAD WPS!
What an amazing & spectacular meeting last night for the first The WPS Triad Chapter meeting. Thank you Triad photographers for welcoming The WPS into your community and we are thrilled that you have joined the family. A lot was discussed at the meeting regarding what to expect from your local chapter along with The WPS as a whole. We are here to serve you and help you grow as photographers and in turn you help us grow stronger united.
Here are some key questions which were asked by the group:Are the meetings free to attend?
Yes, all monthly meetings are free to attend to all levels of photographers. All photographers regardless of their photographic experience is welcomed and embraced. We all can learn from one another and make our community and businesses stronger.How many people / photographers attend WPS meetings?
That number varies depending on the discussion topic selected by the group. It can be anywhere from 15 to 60 photographers.What makes this different than other groups? We get together often so why do we need The WPS?
Content, content, content equals education and growth. The group is organized and delivers educational content monthly which can directly affect your business. Meet-ups are nice but gathering with a designated purpose to better your business is always better.Does it cost any money to be a member of The WPS?
At this time, no. However, a minimal membership fee will apply to help us offset costs in the near future. At this point we are kicking around an annual membership due of $20 to $25 to help keep The WPS machine moving.How many chapters are there at this time?
We have the Raleigh Chapter, Wilmington Chapter and now the Triad Chapter. There will be more chapters opening in different market areas due to the positive organic nature of our group.Who will be our Chapter leaders for The Traid?
At this time Jonathan & Renee McCardell tagged with the responsibility. However, they will need others to help organize and help with logistics for each meeting. The Traid WPS needs one or two more individuals who wish to truly give to the photographic community. Please contact them if you are interested in being a servant leader.How long have you, The WPS, been around?
The group started off with four photographers talking business in 2005. The WPS was officially organized in 2009 by a collection of Raleigh based wedding photographers.How many members are there?
At this time we have 947 members on Facebook and an equal amount who have joined us on the forum (where the good stuff is located).What does The WPS offer the member?
Well, first of all a positive community to bounce ideas around an amazing forum which generated over $75,000 in 2012 for wedding referrals, monthly educational meetings, contests (photographer of the year honors), forum chat room, educational information on The WPS blog, an annual convention / workshops in August to name a few. There are many other benefits but these are just the tip of the iceberg.
The above questions were a snippet of what was talked about during the meeting. Remember the Triad Chapter is YOUR group to make into something amazing just like we have in Wilmington and in Raleigh. Trust and character play a large factor when becoming member of this unique group. Welcome to the family Triad WPS!