January Greater Rochester Professional Photographers Meeting

Happy New Year, GRPPsters!

2010 was an amazing year for all of the Greater Rochester Professional Photographers:

* Membership and meeting attendance is up (nearly 20%!) at meetings

* Participation is up, with a full Board of Officers for the first time in years

* We have many new Certified Professional Photographers due to our very successful CPP study groups… Pat Luke, Scott Crist, Heather McKay, Danielle Zielinski, Terri Parthum, and Paul Freeman all received their CPP designation with others soon to follow!

* PPSNYS convention was a huge hit, our section had the most attendance from all NY State Photographers and we nearly beat all of New Jersey’s attendance numbers.

* A useful, SEO based web site where potential customers can find a Rochester NY Photographer and Rochester area Photographers can learn and grow together.

We have forward momentum in an down economy and this is due to the hard work and dedication of our Board of Officers, GRPP members and our Sponsors (Top Flight, Booksmart Studio and Hahn Photographic). In my opinion, we are a closer knit group of Professionally active Photographers with optimism and business savvy in our view of the future.

GRPP’s January Meeting will be on January 12, 2011 at Booksmart Studio from 6-9 pm as usual.

We will induct incoming officers, discuss year ahead, reflect on 2010 and all of the amazing progress…. and more. This will be a round table format in order for each member to discuss where you improved, where you are headed, ask for guidance, show off new products or albums, etc.
* Please feel free to bring anything you wish to sell or trade… garage sale style!

* Please feel free to bring a new album, product or business item that you would like to show off!

* Please bring a list of questions or topics that you would like to discuss (up to 3 per person).

Networking & Print Critique is from 6-7
* bring a food or beverage to share if you would like to
* bring up to 3 professionally printed 8x10s for critique

GRPP meeting begins at 7

Meeting is open to current paid PPSNYS/GRPP members. Non-members are charged $30 at the door or may join GRPP.

It has been my pleasure being the Greater Rochester Professional Photographers’ 2010 President! I was blessed to have a team of current Officers and past Board members who got me where I wanted to go with GRPP. Also, a special thank you to D. Brent Walton, CPP, for helping me get the CPP study groups off the ground!

~Heather McKay

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