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April 2017 Dinner Meeting at the Morgan Run Club & Resort “Hospitality Legal Issues”

April 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hospitality Legal Issues with Mia Saling

“Hospitality Legal Issues – Are you protected?”

As successful wedding industry professionals, we are experienced and good at what we do yet we know our businesses require more than just our skill to survive. Our businesses require marketing expertise and industry relationships to grow, and good accounting/budgeting to make sure we continue to grow. And to make sure that our businesses are protected from both daily threats and catastrophic risks, we need good legal counsel. Yet when it comes to legal issues, we as small business owners often don’t minimize the daily threats and sometimes even increase the catastrophic risk by not seeking professional legal advice.

Instead of being one of those business owners, join us for this informative event presented by a lawyer who specializes in the hospitality industry and learn how to reduce the risks to your business. During this presentation Mia will:

  • Inform you of the latest legal info pertaining to Wedding Industry Business Owners.
  • Identify some business activities that affect risk including contracts and insurance.
  • Talk about how the new Cannabis law could impact your events.
  • And of course, take time to answer your legal questions.

As a bonus, for those that want their contract reviewed and discussed (anonymously of course), we are asking 3 of our ABCSD Members to send us their contract and Mia will use it as a real life example pointing out what’s correct and what could leave you open. If you are interested in this amazing, no cost opportunity, please contact Peggy Jewell at peggy@inn-entertainment.com.

About The Presenter

Mia Saling, Attorney

Classically trained chef and entrepreneur Mia Saling is an industry insider who brings unique perspective and direct experience to her practice of hospitality, business, and intellectual property law. She has been an active member of the culinary and hospitality community for more than 23 years, and was co-founder/chief event producer of a successful event production company based in San Diego County.

Hailing from California, Mia is well-versed in the conversation of food and beverage from a culinary, agricultural, consumer, and business perspective. She has worked with wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants, assisting them with their licensing, business, litigation, and trademark matters, and recently has worked with businesses in the cannabis industry.

Mia serves as an adjunct faculty member of Art Institute of California-San Diego, instructing in law, hospitality, and culinary classes. She has sat as an adjunct professor of San Diego University for Integrative Studies, instructing in law, event management and planning, and hotel operations. She is a regular volunteer for Collaboration Kitchen fundraisers, conducts seminars for hospitality professionals, and is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) through Voices For Children, which provides direct assistance to foster children in San Diego County. Her accomplishments are multi-dimensional, enriching the level of insight she brings to her clients.

Professional Development (4:30p – 5:30p)

The Professional Development Program provides you with the most current information and insight into the latest trends and business practices to support your wedding business. The informative classes are one hour prior the networking time at most of our meetings. These highly beneficial classes are provided at no charge to enhance your experience at San Diego ABC.

April’s Professional Development:
“Learn about Florals, Then Make the Event’s Centerpieces!”

Take a Peek Into the life of a Wedding & Event Professional with Atalanta Jackson of CAMELLIA WEDDING FLOWERS 

Knowing what other vendors go through in their business gives us a wider understanding and appreciation for what it takes to do their job. By learning more about each other, we gain empathy and learn how to work better together to create unforgettable events for our clients!

At the next ABC Professional Development Program meeting, you will have the opportunity to take a peek into the life of Atalanta Jackson who owns Camellia Wedding Flowers. She will inform you of the inner workings of a busy wedding florist, the current floral trends, and a few ways to create a great working relationship with the florist at your event. To spice it up, you will have the opportunity to work with others, hands on, and create the floral arrangements that will go on the tables at our event! So, bring your creativity and join our complimentary Professional Development Program.

ATALANTA JACKSON, Camellia Wedding Flowers 

Atalanta began working in flower shops when she was only 15. Today, over 20 years later, her business has grown to one of San Diego’s most successful and respected wedding and event floral companies. Camellia Wedding Flowers, named after her beautiful daughter, Camille is located blocks from the Ocean where Atalanta loves engaging with her clients, making them feel at ease with her warm and friendly smile and personality.

Her extensive knowledge and creativity is complimented by her easy-going ways and how attentive she is in listening to her client’s desires and executing them to perfection. You may have seen Atalanta at our last ABC event when she volunteered to go on stage and play the role of the vendor for the “initial consultation process”, which she impressed the audience with her confidence and grace.

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Venue: Morgan Run Club & Resort
  • Address: 5690 Cancha De Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
  • Start Time: 4:30pm – Professional Development, 5:30pm – Cocktails & Networking, 6:30pm – Dinner & Formal Program
  • End Time: 8:30pm
  • RSVP: Online Registration Closes Friday 4/14/17 @ 5pm Walk-in Rate Available
  • Parking: Easy, On-site

About The Venue

Morgan Run Club & Resort offers an enchanting destination for romantic Rancho Santa Fe weddings. This exclusive wedding venue, located minutes from Del Mar within the peaceful community of Rancho Santa Fe, provides an exquisite backdrop for your special day. From an intimate family affair to a large ballroom ceremony, the private events department at Morgan Run Club & Resort is dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience that is uniquely yours.

Learn more: http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Morgan-Run-Club-Resort


Thank you to these sponsoring vendors who are donating goods, services and/or their time towards the success of this meeting:

*This is a unique event as the Professional Development Session will include all of the attendees learning how to make a floral arrangement . . . which will then be used for the table centerpieces at the main event / dinner.

Online Registration

IMPORTANT NOTE: Online registration ends 2 business days prior to the event. This typically means the FRIDAY PRIOR to the event. Walk-in registrations *may* be available, but not guaranteed – especially for larger events. These walk-in registrations are typically $20 more than advanced registration.

Use the form below or Click Here to be taken directly to Eventbrite. 


April 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


San Diego ABC


Morgan Run Club & Resort
5690 Cancha de Golf
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 United States
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