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Elizabeth Sherry, Michelle Tverberg, Matt Sherry
Founders & Program Coordinator
TCWEP Elizabeth Sherry, Matt Sherry, Michelle Tverberg
Founders & Program Coordinator

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Elizabeth Sherry
Elizabeth Sherry, program coordinator TCWEP
Matthew Sherry
Matthew Sherry, co-founder TCWEP

Suggested Interview Questions / Topics

  • What makes the way you network with TCWEP actually work?
  • In your over 10 years of professional networking, what have you learned that others should know?
  • What are some stories or struggles from your networking events and how did you work through them?
  • What are your personal networking tips?
  • When you first began this networking group, how glamorous was it?
  • When did you notice the most growth or change in your group.  That moment when you realized that you have something here…
  • How has networking impacted your business?

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Our Story

In 2009, three of us joined together as event industry professionals to fill a void we felt in the wedding and event industry in the greater Minneapolis-St.Paul area. As the effects of the last recession rippled through the event industry, Matthew Sherry and Michelle Tverberg, (two of the three founding members still with TCWEP), gathered a few other event industry pros together to with an idea to provide a win-win solution for the advancement of passionate event professionals.

A successful networking model is the core of who we are.

We knew that creating a collaborative organization where we could meet new people, showcase local venues and talents, and receive education from industry partners, while collaborating with our competition would enrich the event industry both collectively and individually.

Our first face-to-face networking model started with a handful of wedding and event industry pros who understood the value of word-of-mouth referrals, sharing resources and building friendships. We have now grown to a database of over 2,096 professionals who support the event industry in the greater Twin Cities and surrounding areas in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

TCWEP Founders & Coordinator

TCWEP is spearheaded today by founding members Michelle Tverberg, Matthew Sherry and Program and Volunteer Coordinator, Elizabeth Sherry. All three of us are active professionals serving the wedding, corporate and special event industries.

Michelle Tverberg, Founder, has been with TCWEP since its inception. She has an administrative/management background. Michelle owns and has operated Delight Photography since 2002. Learn more

Matthew Sherry, Founder, has been DJ’ing and MC’ing for about 20 years. His family founded his business, Complete Weddings + Events, in 1989 and now Matthew is owner of the family-run company. Learn more

Elizabeth Sherry, Program and Volunteer Coordinator, started attending TCWEP meetings in early 2010.  Elizabeth works at Minnesota Chamber of Commerce as their Development and Engagement Manager. Learn more