August 27, 2019

Location:  Fig & Olive • 934 Palmer Alley, Northwest • Washington, DC 20001

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: August 22nd  Late Fee: extra $10 after August 22nd, 5pm.

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Staying in Business | Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 6PM-9PM | Fig and Olive | Washington, DC

$45.00

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Staying in Business | Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 6PM-9PM | Fig and Olive | Washington, DC

$55.00

STAYING IN BUSINESS: 40 YEARS TO LIFE

What you will learn:

  • Starting a business from scratch
  • Growing the business
  • Adapting the business to new technology for Millennials, Gen-exers and Y’ers
  • Staying on Top

Guest Speaker:

Ray Bialek – Bialek’s Music

Raymond Bialek is the President and Founder of Bialek’s Music Ltd. in Rockville, Maryland.  After getting fired from his first two industry jobs in 1975 and 1978 he began his own booking/talent agency eying to take the world by storm.  After 40 years and over 70,000 events later he could not be more grateful to his bosses that fired him and the fuel they gave him. Even after 40 years Raymond Bialek remains an active member of the DMV events community and continues to fearlessly pilot his business from his office on Hungerford Drive.

Bialek’s Music has been the life of the party for 40 years in the Washington Metropolitan area. From bands to DJ’s to soloists to ensembles to specialty groups, they’ve got what it takes to make your event the talk of the town. It’s almost as much fun choosing your entertainment as it is booking it. Stop by their Rockville location and they’ll show you a wealth of talent not often found in one place. You can view their entertainment online, or they’ll arrange for a live presentation. Just rest assured, whether it’s a wedding, a Bar Mitzvah, or your own private theme party, they’ll help you set just the right tone. Strings, Brass, Rock, Bach, Mariachi, Motown, R&B or Alternative … they’ve got it all! If you’re looking for another name or type of entertainment, just ask. They’ll get it … from Caricatures to clowns, or even Jewish Folk.

“Rock N’ Roll Raymond” from the band ‘Confection’ in 1977

Notable accomplishments include:

Bialek’s Music books over 2,000 Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s and corporate functions per year. In addition, it has affiliations with 20 other agencies from the east coast to the mid-west.

  • Washingtonian Magazine #1 Talent Agency for 21 years in a row
  • ISES DC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
  • Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award 2009-2019
  • The Knot Best Of Weddings Award 2006-2019
  • DC NACE  Service award 2018.
  • Past President of International Special Events Society, 2000-2001
  • Past President of ILEA, 1999-2000
  • Confection 1969-1996
  • Drummer in Heel & Soul band 1967-1968

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