Think About It: Industry Ethics | When a Resort Cuts Out Its Entire Preferred Vendor List with No Notice | Event Industry Leader Kate Patay Responds
When local and national wedding event supply partners were suddenly noticing they were no longer receiving inquiries or bookings from a leading world-class resort, they began to wonder what was going on. Turns out, the resort brought in a new Director of Catering from outside the area who had his/her own Preferred Vendor List and completely did away with the resort's current Preferred Vendor List, which contained vendors who have worked hard for years maintaining an impeccable reputation, sending the resort business and being active members of the events community. In fact, many of the vendors who were on the original list and had serviced high -end celebrity events were also removed. In an attempt to understand what was going on, multiple reach-outs to the Director of Catering and Executive Team at the resort took place. To date, not one courtesy response has been given to any of the inquiring vendors.
We asked Kate Patay, CPCE, Executive Director of Creative Coverings Linen Rental and
|Kate Patay, CPCE|
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