2011 - March 23, 2011
the ISES Event Fashion Show
Join us for an evening of creativity on Wednesday, March 23rd
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Mingle and network with event professionals, while catching a glimpse of the
latest in event fashion as it comes down the runway.
See new products, styles, colors, and trends that will give you new inspiration
Show what you have that's new!
Have a new trend or products that you want to showcase?
For more information or to be a showcasing vendor, please contact Mike at email@example.com
Showcasing Deadline is March 11, 5:00 p.m
Party Time Rentals
7250 N. Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis IN, 46240
If you registered for the original date
(Feb 2), your registration will be transferred and applied
to this new date.
16, 2011 -
Monthly Luncheon with Brett Culp
are a Story!
February's meeting with Brett Culp at Prairie View Golf Club was a hit with
all who attended! Attendees left feeling inspired and challenged in articulating
their story and how that relates to their work and life. Thank you to Brett,
all our sponsors, and everyone who came out!
VP of Communications
McKinney-Seet is a Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP),
one of only five in the State
with over 11 years experience planning and executing events. She
is currently the social Event Manager at the new JW Marriott Indianapolis
which has over 104,000 square feet of meeting space with the largest
ballroom in the Midwest. Jennifer got her start in the industry
working at the Indianapolis Zoo planning events such as Zoobilation,
the state’s largest and most successful black-tie fundraiser,
from 1999-2006. Since then she has had positions working in off-premise
catering sales with Thomas Caterers of Distinction, has owned and
operated her own business, and worked for the #1 undergraduate
engineering college in the country, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
She has won numerous awards for her contributions to the events
industry, including YWCA Professional Business Woman of the Year.
She is a Rotarian and serves on planning committees for events
such as Lemonade Day and the ICVA Rose Awards. Jennifer has been
a member of ISES since 2000 and is the current VP of Communications.
She has been a member of Board, serving in a number of different
capacities on and off again, since 2003. She is married to Rob
Seet, lives in Greenwood, and has three children, Corey (10), Connor
(7), and Caitlin (2).
- Meredith Moynahan
Moynahan (Soon to be Fleming)
What is your title and position at your current company?
I am Co-owner and one of the floral designers at Posh Petals
What does your company do? How is it different than others
Posh Petals provides FRESH FLOWERS for any occasion or
event. We specialize in weddings, events, corporate, sympathy,
and any other holiday such as Valentine’s Day and
Mother’s Day. We have 10 hard working employees to
help make all the magic happen?
Our look is different because we specialize in the “low
and lush” look. Every arrangement is custom made.
We try and give the designers the freedom to have fun when
picking the flowers out of the cooler when designing. We
love to play Pandora in the background to help inspire
us. I think Indianapolis was ready for the style of the
East and West coasts.
What lead you in into the event industry?
While attending college I got a job at a local flower shop.
I quickly made my way up to a designer and met my business
partner, Erika White, along the way. I have a passion for
design, color, and hard work.
Why did you decide to join ISES?
I decided to join ISES so I could get Posh Petals name
out into the industry. I wanted to meet fun people
same line of work so we could network. ISES combines
all the right people to create a fabulous event or wedding.
What is your most memorable event? Why?
I told a mother of the bride that she could bring her chuppa
to the shop before the wedding and we would deliver,
set-it up, and decorate with flowers. As we were setting
it up we realized the mom forgot to bring the bolts that
held the chuppa together. Frantically, I drove the Posh
Petals van (running red lights) to the nearest hardware
store. I yelled at the young hot male employee “I
have a floral emergency” and stole him from his
customer. We got the bolts and the flowers on the chuppa
in the nick of time.
What’s one thing most people don’t
know about you?
I come from a huge extended family, I like to travel, I
would like to have kids, and I am getting married May 21st,
2011 to Michael Fleming.
If you were not in the event industry, what would be your
I would be a high school art teacher or any job that requires
me to drive a golf cart ; )
9998 N. Michigan
Road Carmel IN 46032
1017 W. Main Street Carmel IN 46032
P.O. Box 2765 Indianapolis IN 46206-2765
7118 Lantern Road Indianapolis IN 46256
P.O. Box 502524 Indianapolis IN
The Wedding Studio
823 1/2 E. Westfield Boulevard
Indianapolis IN 46220
Mill Top Banquet & Conference Center announces its Grand
Opening! April 7, 5:30-7:30 pm.
All ISES Members are invited.
Lee Johnson, Operations Manager
Mill Top Banquet & Conference Center
802 Mulberry Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
C : : (317) 645-8992
P : : (317) 219-3450
E : : Lee@milltop-indy.com
News! What's about to happen downtown has never
been done before. According to WISH TV, for the first time
in 117 years, the statue (“Victory”) that sits
on top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument is coming down.
Construction to repair the damage that was caused by the recent
ice storm is scheduled to start in late March or early April.
There will be a couple of days when traffic will be restricted
as they move in cranes to do some scaffolding work.
members, this will affect events planned on the circle and
photo opportunities, especially for weddings. It is unclear
from the reporting how long the scaffolding will be in place
but officials have confirmed that no work will be done in
the month of May and they hope to have construction complete
November in time for the Circle of Lights.
there something you would like to announce, brag about, or
just let everyone know? If so, email it to Jennifer McKinney-Seet,
CSEP, VP of Communications, and we will be happy to include
it in the next Newsletter. firstname.lastname@example.org
an ISES Member
Benefits Flyer to see all the great ways that
ISES can help support you and your business.
If you have any business promotions or special offers you want
to promote to other ISES members, send your information to email@example.com to place in the next ISES Indiana Newsletter. Take advantage
of this FREE ADVERTISING BENEFIT for ISES Indiana members and
other members gain because they will find out about great deals
that save them and their clients money!
Special Events Professional
is Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)?
The CSEP designation is the hallmark of professional achievement
in the special events industry. It is earned through education,
performance, experience, and service to the industry, and reflects
a commitment to professional conduct and ethics.
The CSEP designation is awarded by the International Special
Events Society (ISES) and its Certification Committee. ISES is
the only international umbrella organization representing professionals
in all disciplines of the special events industry. Education
and a commitment to professionalism are cornerstones of ISES.
Why Should I Be Certified?
The special events industry has experienced phenomenal growth
over the past several years and is changing at an even faster
pace. Today, special events are more challenging and require
a level of professionalism equal to none. Become a recipient
of the CSEP designation and set yourself apart from the competition.
Interested in the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)?
Go to www.ises.com for more information.
Now is the perfect time to expand your
role in ISES. There are opportunities for
all levels of experience and commitment.
Assist in planning the annual one day Education Conference scheduled
for November of 2011.
Event Chair: Tonya Shadoan, (317) 716-7643, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist with planning fundraising events such as Aspire and Flaunt.
Director at Large: Mike King, (317) 423-3590, email@example.com
Assist the VP of Membership with enhancing and developing the ISES Indiana
VP of Membership: Vanessa Chavez, (317) 917-9999, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist in planning the annual PACE Awards. Indiana’s premiere awards
ceremony for event professionals.
Director at Large: Leah McFarland, (317) 985-8992, Leah@eventfullplanning.net
Assist in coordinating the monthly meetings with the VP of Programs/Education
VP of Programs/Education: Sarah Hines, (317) 632-8687, email@example.com
Monthly Meeting - April 20, 2011
Banquet and Conference Center
Event Trends – Best Practices
and Unforgettable Occasions
Presented by Rick Turner
- May 4, 2011
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