The Washington Business Journal profiles Waterford Receptions CEO, Keith Clark

For Keith Clark, the secret to his success is perseverance. It took him two tries and 17 years to amass the capital to start Waterford Receptions, now at two locations. Since then, he’s built a family-like work atmosphere. To that end, he started Fantasy Football leagues open to all his employees. The unexpected result of that endeavor: He became addicted to the game himself.” 

Click here to see the article online.

We are thrilled to see our CEO profiled in the Washington Business Journal. This article really showcases the passion he has for running Waterford Receptions, and his ability to successfully mix fun and respect to create positive experiences for his teams and guests.

Congratulations Keith!

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Success Down to a Tee: Waterford Hosts 4th Annual Golf Tournament for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Despite what started as a rainy day, Laurel Hill Golf Club was abuzz last Tuesday morning for Waterford Receptions’ 4th annual golf tournament. Community members, golf enthusiasts, and multiple PGA pros gathered for the charity event, which raised nearly $10,WR_MS golf tournament_1000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Everyone gathered around 7:30 a.m. to mingle, enjoy breakfast, and get in some last-minute practice on the driving range. The rain stopped just after 9:00 AM, enabling the players to get out on Laurel Hill’s nationally ranked course. Following the (thankfully) rain-free round, everyone enjoyed an awards luncheon catered by Waterford Receptions.

As a member of the board of the National MS Society, Waterford Receptions’ CEO Keith Clark organizes this annual event to support the tremendous cause of finding a cure for MS. Throughout the year, Keith and Waterford Receptions host and support various MS society events.

Congrats to the tournament winners – Harry Lee, Chris Lee, Jeff Weaver, and Curtis Rakosi – and thank you to all foursomes, individuals, sponsors, and donors for your contributions. Your participation and generosity is much appreciated.

Waterford Receptions was joined WR_MS golf tournament_2by Dominion Towing and Sysco Eastern Maryland as co-sponsors of the tournament.  Other valuable contributors were Focused Image, Hilton Springfield, Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, Julius Hobson, Jr., JR’s Stockyards Catering and Seasons 52 Restaurant at Tysons Corner.

Very special thanks to the following pros:WR_MS golf tournament_6

  • Joshua Tremblay, Head PGA Pro, Springfield Golf & Country Club
  • Jonathon Schoenfeld, Head PGA Pro, Stonewall Golf Club
  • Brian Choi, PGA Teaching Pro, Oakmarr Golf Center
  • Ben Hogan, PGA Teaching Pro, Springfield Golf & Country Club
  • Andy Bonn, PGA Teaching Pro, Trump National Golf Club
  • Chris Lebiedz, PGA Teaching Pro, Springfield Golf & Country Club
  • Gene Orrico, PGA Director of Golf, and the entire staff at Laurel Hill Golf Club for their generous assistance in setting up this event

We hope to see everyone again next year, along with even more players!

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. To learn more, make a donation or get involved in a local chapter, please visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org.

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Less than 2 weeks until the MS Golf Tournament!

Waterford’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament
 to benefit the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Tuesday, August 6th,  2013
Laurel Hill Golf Club, Lorton, VA

7:30 AM   Registration & breakfast  (provided by Waterford Receptions)
                     Warm up on the driving range and practice green
9:00 AM   Shotgun Start

 

2:00 PM   Luncheon (provided by Waterford Receptions) and Awards

$160 per golfer | $600 per foursome

 

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Tournament Details
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO GO!
Please get your foursome, individual registration or sponsorship in today, so that we may know how many golf pros we’ll need and how much food to order.  We need lots more golfers, folks!
Again, we thank Dominion Towing for becoming a co-sponsor and the Springfield Hilton for signing on as the beverage cart sponsor.  Joining them is focusedimage as the sponsor of the contests, Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram as the sponsor of two holes and Julius Hobson as the sponsor of one hole.  Many thanks also to generous donors Tom Schimmel, John Scarcella, Chuck Kahanov and Erik Hoffman.
Please consider spreading the word about this year’s event and helping recruit foursomes and sponsors.  The MS Society, along with many other charities, is having a very tough fundraising year.  Every dollar we can raise is doubly important.

You’ll have a fun morning of golf on a GREAT course, with continental breakfast before and Waterford’s Chef Mike Rogers’ delicious Chicken Picatta luncheon and fun awards afterwards.  Once again, we have invited a number of PGA teaching professionals to  play along with you and dispense FREE swing tipsright out on the course!  Your foursome is even allowed to count some of your pro’s shots as part of your score.  This has been a huge hit for our golfers; even the pros have a blast.

 

Very special thanks to the following pros:

 

Joshua Tremblay, Head PGA Pro, Springfield Golf & Country Club

Jonathon Schoenfeld, Head PGA Pro, Stonewall Golf Club

Brian Choi, PGA Teaching Pro, Oakmarr Golf Center

Ben Hogan, PGA Teaching Pro

Gene Orrico, PGA Director of Golf, and the entire staff at Laurel Hill for their generous assistance in setting up this event.

 

 

Sponsorships Available!
Click here to become a sponsor now.

 

 

Co-Sponsor           $2,000 (includes one foursome)
Dominion Towing – Thanks! (Room for more)
Beverage Cart       $600
Springfield Hilton – Thanks!
Longest Drive        $350
Closest to Pin        $350
Individual Hole       $350

About Multiple Sclerosis

 

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease.

 

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives.

 

Please join us (and invite your friends!) for a great time benefitting a great cause.

How to Register

MANY thanks in advance for your support.

Keith Clark

President/CEO

Waterford Receptions

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One Month Until the 4th Annual MS Society Golf Tournament

Waterford’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament
 to benefit the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Tuesday, August 6th,  2013
Laurel Hill Golf Club, Lorton, VA
7:30 AM   Registration & breakfast  (provided by Waterford Receptions)
                     Warm up on the driving range and practice green
9:00 AM   Shotgun Start
2:00 PM   Luncheon (provided by Waterford Receptions) and Awards
$160 per golfer | $600 per foursome

 

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Tournament Details
LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO!
Foursomes are forming and companies and individuals are signing up for sponsorships.  We thank Dominion Towing for becoming a co-sponsor and the Springfield Hilton for once again signing on as the beverage cart sponsor along with their usual award-winning foursome!
Please consider spreading the word about this year’s event and helping recruit foursomes and sponsors.  The MS Society, along with many other charities, is having a very tough fundraising year.  Every dollar we can raise is doubly important.

You’ll have a fun morning of golf on a GREAT course, with continental breakfast before and Waterford’s Chef Mike Rogers’ delicious Chicken Picatta luncheon and fun awards afterwards.  Once again, we have invited a number of PGA teaching professionals to  play along with you and dispense FREE swing tipsright out on the course!  Your foursome is even allowed to count some of your pro’s shots as part of your score.  This has been a huge hit for our golfers; even the pros have a blast.

Very special thanks to the following pros:

Joshua Tremblay, Head PGA Pro, Springfield Golf & Country Club

Jonathon Schoenfeld, Head PGA Pro, Stonewall Golf Club

Brian Choi, PGA Teaching Pro, Oakmarr Golf Center

Ben Hogan, PGA Teaching Pro

Gene Orrico, PGA Director of Golf, and the entire staff at Laurel Hill for their generous assistance in setting up this event.

 
Sponsorships Available!
Click here to become a sponsor now.
Co-Sponsor           $2,000 (includes one foursome)
Dominion Towing – Thanks! (Room for more)
Beverage Cart       $600
Springfield Hilton – Thanks!
Longest Drive        $350
Closest to Pin        $350
Individual Hole       $350

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives.

Please join us (and invite your friends!) for a great time benefitting a great cause.

How to Register

MANY thanks in advance for your support.

Keith Clark

President/CEO

Waterford Receptions

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Waterford Receptions Fuels Bike MS Cyclists with Delicious Dinner

This past weekend, Waterford Receptions supported one of the largest organized charity bicycling event series in the United States, Bike MS.

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As a sponsor of the Bike MS event, Waterford Receptions donated dinner on Saturday, June 8 for the National Harbor event participants. Waterford Receptions Chef, Michael Rogers, and his culinary team prepared a tremendous, carb-loaded menu, including penne pasta , south west chicken bake with rice, and chicken cordon bleu with noodles – along with a fresh garden salad.Bike MS_image 2

 

Hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Bike MS event began as one bike race in Minnesota in 1981. Since then, it has grown into a two-day event that includes a series of 100 extraordinary cycling events across the county. More than 110,000 cyclists participate and since its inception, Bike MS cyclists have raised more than $1 billion for research, programs and services for people living with MS.Bike MS_image 1

The Washington, DC Bike MS event took place at National Harbor, June 8-9. The event, named Ride the Riverside, took bikers along the Potomac River and through scenic state parks and historic sites, highlighting the beauty of the DC metro area.

This is a cause Waterford Receptions CEO and President, Keith Clark, takes to heart as he also serves on the board of the Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Favorite Pins of the Week

We’re back this week to share the latest wedding finds on Pinterest. If you haven’t already discovered it, Pinterest is a fantastic resource to use in planning your wedding or gathering inspiration.

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Bridesmaids gifts are one of the most difficult details to decide upon. Most brides want to get all of the girls the same gift, with some special meaning, but with different personalities, this is almost impossible to do. Try these gorgeous “thank you for helping me tie the knot” bracelets from Tiffany. Very classy.

Here’s a less expensive ($17) but equally as thoughtful and pretty version from Etsy.

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These calligraphy initial necklaces are another sweet, totally personalized idea that your girls are guaranteed to love.

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These are by Lala Design Studio on Etsy.

Here’s one last idea, also from Lala Design Studio:

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What are you thinking of getting your bridesmaids? Any fun, different ideas?

Happy planning!

-Steph

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Favorite Pins of the Week

If you haven’t discovered Pinterest, it is an incredible wedding planning resource. Check out Waterford’s Pinterest page for lots of great wedding ideas, all in one place. From dresses to flowers to food and decor, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a round up of our favorite pins of the week:

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This gorgeous dress by Marchesa. Loving the off the shoulder look, like in this lace beauty below…

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This is a wedding cake made out of cake pops! AND it’s hombre! Perfection.

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We can’t forget about the guy’s fashion. This is a great look for spring/summer. The yellow is so fun!

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Repinned from fabyoubliss.

Those are our pins of the week. Have you found Pinterest to be a helpful tool? What are you inspired by this week?

Happy Planning,
Stephanie

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