Super Year, Super ISES! is off to a great start and we hope
you are as excited as we are about the next few months leading
up to Super Bowl 2012! This is an exciting time to be in
the events industry in Indianapolis, so we are working hard
to make sure we are bringing you pertinent information for
of you have noticed, we have changed our communication
a bit further this year. We updated our Facebook
page to a ‘fan’ page,
as well as climbed aboard the twitter
train, providing live
tweet feed from events. Our ISES blog, which you can link
to through our
website, will be a constant form of contact with our members.
We will be recapping each event, highlighting members & more.
Our goal is for ALL members to have a form of communication
that they are most comfortable with and will therefore stay
connected with us.
As you continue to plan your calendar of events for the
year, make sure you Save the Date for our upcoming ISES dates:
Celebration - Spirits Dinner
May 16, 2012
Trend Show - Flaunt
Your board has worked hard this year to bring some changes to
the schedule of events. We are really excited about the upcoming
year and want you to know we have listened to your ideas. Please
take time as the year goes on to let us know what you think so
far. We are here for you and want to make sure you are getting
everything you want and more with your ISES Membership.
Make it a ‘Super’ day!
Kate B. Berglund, your ISES VP of Communications
Education Conference - October 25, 2011
Indiana Landmarks Center
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
8:30 AM to 4 PM
FULL SCHEDULE HERE
$100 for full day, early bird
Oct 18 - price increases to $115
$75 for half day (morning to lunch OR lunch to afternoon)
Oct 18 - price increases to $85
$120 for full day, early bird
Oct 18 - price increases to $135
$90 for half day (morning to lunch OR lunch to afternoon)
Oct 18 - price increases to $100
$50 for full day, early bird
No half day available
To receive this discounted pricing, students are required to volunteer for
For volunteer information, please contact Rachel Dillow, email@example.com
Oct 18 - price increases to $65
must be received by 5 pm, Friday, October 21st.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must
be received no later than 5 pm, Friday, October
21st -- registration fees will not be refunded
for cancellations received after this time/date. No shows
will be charged the full registration amount.
Walk-in Policy: A $20 surcharge will be added
to the meeting fee for all walk-ins. Walk-in guests will NOT
be guaranteed a meal until all paid and registered ISES guests
have been seated. We ask that you please be seated at the designated
'walk-in' table for lunch. If seats become available at the other
tables, one of the ISES Board Members will make sure to escort
you to one of these seats. We appreciate your understanding.
Indiana is looking for any individual or company interested
in sponsoring a speaker for the Education Conference 2011.
The cost of Sponsorship is $500.00 and includes the following:
• Recognition in all printed materials
• Website advertisment of the conference
• 1/2 page ad in the ISES Indiana Directory
• Admission for one (1) to the 2011 Education Conference
• Booth space at the Education Conference
Contact Chris LaMar for details @ Chris.LaMar@LinenHero.com
Covers & Linens
Caterers of Distinction
Plaza Hotel at Historic Union Station
Rental & Staging
Event - Healthy Holiday Entertaining at the Conrad
November 18th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
trying to figure out what to do for your holiday entertaining?
Don’t miss Conrad Indianapolis’s,
Assistant General Manager, Gregg McQuillan as he talks
about menu ideas & places to shop for healthy holiday
ingredients. Followed by Executive Chef, Michelle Matiya
amazing marshmallow making demonstration. Attendees will
even have the opportunity to “make their own dessert” with
hands-on dipping and decorating of their own marshmallows.
Meet Michelle Matiya!
Chef Michelle Matiya brings her 20 years of experience
and passion for the culinary arts to the Conrad Indianapolis
where she serves as Executive Chef. Leading the culinary
and pastry teams in the execution of all events, she
demands excellence and expects nothing less.
are Chef Matiya’s preferred area of the
hospitality industry. They have given her the opportunity
to travel and work in many different states and live
in some of the most culinary trend setting cities in
the country. Before joining the Conrad family, Chef Matiya
opened and established the standards for the Mandarin
Oriental Miami which was awarded the rating of Five Star
and Five Diamond property. Prior to opening the Conrad
Indianapolis in 2006, she was the first Executive Sous
Chef at the Conrad Miami where she continued to create
and develop her own unique style, appreciation for fresh
quality products, and fusion of flavors. Southern, Tropical,
and Latin cuisine with a touch of Asian flair is where
she truly shines.
Chef Michelle, a native of Chicago, spent her childhood
weekends with her German-Bohemian grandmother preparing
Sunday supper, mixing bread dumplings, rolling out
and cutting sweet savory cookie dough topped with pureed
prunes, apricots, and poppy seeds. From these simple
kitchen lessons she learned cooking was fun, and rewarding.
She attributes her success to hard work, drive, dedication,
and many mentors who rewarded her efforts with their
time, knowledge, and experience. She is devoted to
developing the next generation of culinary hopefuls
and sharing the career she loves.
Drive at the Indiana State Museum
us for an evening of creativity on Thursday, December
8th, 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 for 2011! 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
Melissa Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is November 30th, 5:00 p.m
don’t forget it is also our ISES MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
- Position yourself for success…
the International Special Events Society in December and SAVE!
Membership Drive Special: $199 for Membership and the $50.00
application fee is waived.
a part of this organization is an investment in both yourself
and your industry. In today’s
demanding world, pleasing clients and companies has become more
in ISES will entitle you to member benefits and Internet access
to ISES resources that non-members don't get.
• Chapter Membership
• Professional Development and Education
• Subscription to Special Events Magazine
• Unlimited use of ISES' Online, Downloadable Membership Directory
• A listing on ISES' website and website content dedicated to the
consumer to find you!
• Special Member Discounts and Access to Affinity Programs
in giving back this year? Please bring a new, unwrapped toy
to this month’s event and all donations will be given
to Toys for Tots.
you missed the last few events, don’t worry go to
http://isesindiana.com/ISESblog.htm to read meeting recaps!
Now is the perfect time to expand
your role in ISES. There are opportunities for all levels of
experience and commitment.
Education Conference Committee - Assist in planning the annual
one day Education Conference scheduled for October. Event
Chair: Melissa Mattingly, Phone: (317) 684-2581, email@example.com
Fundraising Committee - Assist with planning fundraising
events such as Aspire and Flaunt. Director
at Large: Melissa Perry, Phone: (317) 243-1039, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Committee - Assist the VP of Membership with enhancing
and developing the ISES Indiana membership. VP
of Membership: Bryna O'Neill, Phone: (317) 234-1022, email@example.com
PACE Awards Committee - Assist in planning the annual PACE Awards.
Indiana’s premiere awards ceremony for event professionals. Directors
at Large: Renee
Miner, Phone: (317) 917-9999, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Kaylin Dedinsky, Phone: (317) 439-0099, email@example.com
Programs/Education Committee - Assist in coordinating the monthly
meetings with the VP of Programs/Education: Sarah
Hines, (317) 632-8687, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Events Professional
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
new CSEP website has been developed and includes an online
to the CSEP application process and fee
structure have been implemented based on candidate feedback
and in an ongoing effort to simplify candidates’ exam processes
and procedures. Check it out! http://isesew.vtcus.com/CSEP/index.aspx
miss one-on-one information at this months education conference
Style, and Sophistication; the 2012 PACE Awards have been
scheduled! Celebrate your highest achievements from the
past year with industry friends and family. New entry categories
have been added and a fresh easy submission process has been
laid out. The call for entries will launch following the Education
Conference with detailed information outlining both the awards
and their procedures.
to attend our upcoming PACE workshop where you will find a “how
along with past winners helping you get a jump start on your
entries! This year promises to bring
the recognition your work deserves and an evening like no other!
Stay tuned for more details concerning PACE and the PACE
The 2012 PACE Awards
will be held Friday April 13th at D’Amore,
Events of Indianapolis. A VIP cocktail hour will preceed the
awards ceremony where those who enter can mingle with a who’s
who list of Indianapolis ‘s movers and shakers. Following
the Oscar style ceremony a chic reception will kick off with
high style and class. This is not to be missed!
Awards 2011 Spotlight – And the winner is…
was nominated for 3 Esprit Awards this year. Gene Huddleson
for his part in Best Team Effort Under $75,000 for the
D'Amore Opening "High
in the Sky", Monica Richard for Best Wedding over $200,000 for "Monet's
Canvas" and Best Wedding under $75,000 for "Extra, Extra!"
Extra!" was the very intimate wedding for well under 100
guests taking place on a Monday afternoon at Union Station's
anniversary date last September which won the International
judging panel's award for the Esprit. The inspriration and
theming of the trainstation, the "period-piece" filmlike
setting Detail+Design created and the emotional atmosphere
likely is what made this wedding an award winner. Amber wanted
the train station’s luggage, train cars and historical
importance to play a role. Everything from the fashion to the
menu was to be considered when designing and planning this
wedding. Even the postage needed to be thought of with great
program for the wedding likely is what first sparked the guests’ collective
imaginations. Happy to be passengers on this ride, guests were
swept away to a bygone era. As they entered the train station,
newspaper boys, including Monica's son Kyle and Kari Strolberg's
son, Trevor, hailed “Extra! Extra! Amber and Jared are
getting married” as they “sold” custom newspapers.
The newspaper included each of the family, bridal party, vendors
and guests in the photos, articles and advertisements. The
bakery ad highlighted the cake vendor, (ISES Member Classic
Cakes) the lady clothier of course was the bridal gown store
and the stationery store advertised was the newpaper company
(ISES Member, L'Evento). As guests were waiting for the ceremony,
they were on benches reading the paper pointing out the photos
asking “could these stories be real?” In actuality,
every word of the newspaper was true! Sadly, even the obituary
page was true. During the planning of the wedding, Amber’s
mother unexpectedly died so Amber wrote the obituary as a touching
tribute to her mother’s life.
palette for the wedding was inspired by the architecture of
the space. Soft crème paired with autumnal
tones complimented the venue. The art deco nature influenced
the font chosen and designer’s vision. The décor
was also inspired by the oversized movie projected on one side
of the dance floor. Classic movie scenes including “The
Great Gatsby” and “Casablanca” played as
guests dined and danced in the historic train station filled
with props including steamer trunks and vintage luggage.
event was a tribute to the time period's grace, the elegance
of the era and the stately grandeur of the location while at
the same time an intimate evening for the family. In her entry
Monica also pointed out the work of the entire team and how
important it was that 9 members of the vendor team were ISES
members (at the time of the event.) This truly was an emotional
labor of love created through the work of several ISES members
including Union Station, Jim Cerone, Party Time Rental, Card
Ink, L'Evento Event Boutique, Stage Tech, Classic Cake, Indy
Photobooth, and of course, planning and decor both through
Detail+Design made this event the winner for Monica Richard,
MBC Detail+Design - "Best Wedding Under $75,000."
Andrew Scalini, Detail+Design and Jim Cerone
Members & Anniversaries
A special Thank you to all of our new members the past few months!
We are so excited to have you as part of the organization.
Pat Cummings – Centerplate
Kelly Dodds – NCAA
Rachael Durbin – Student
Kelly Kees – Centerplate
Katharine Luerssen – Student
Kristen Melwid – Student
Kim Stephenson – Kiwanis International
Stephanie Lipscomb – BMG Event Productions
Sunny Moon – Great DJ Entertainment
Kimberly Schilling – Creative Works Theme Factory
Meaghan Sigman – Student
Beth Alexander – Butler University
Carol Howard – Indianapolis Zoological Society
Megan Johnston – Student
Kerry Madderom – Student
Did you know,
ISES was founded in 1987? The
Indiana chapter converted to ISES in 1998. ISES
has grown to involve over 4,000 members active nearly 40
chapters throughout the world. Our local chapter
has now over 100 members! We would
like to recognize those who have helped us grow over the years.
Milestone member anniversaries:
22 years - Thomas Simpson - American Tent & Awning Co., Inc.
16 Years – Mike Wiggins – A Classic Party Rental
14 Years – Monica Richard, MBC – Detail & Design
13 Years – Sarah Bean - Eiteljorg Museum
12 Years – L. Gene Huddleson – Detail & Design
11 Years – Kelly Early, CSEP – Thomas Caterers of
11 Years – Vincent Early, CSEP - Thomas Caterers of Distinction
11 Years – Jennifer Mckinney- Seet, CSEP – JW Marriott
11 Years – Leslie Swathwood – City Flavors
11 Years - Kari Strolberg, CSEP – Eventful Marketing Solutions,
10 Years – Lee Johnson - Mill Top Banquet & Conference
10 Years – Jen McKaig – Crowne Plaza At Union Station
• Sarah Hines, from Accent on Indianapolis
was recently highlighted as a “Rising Star” in the
August/September Event Solutions Magazine!
• In August, Snappening’s website launched a new
Corporate Premium Subscription. This new pricing model will allow
the employees of Indianapolis-based companies to utilize Snappening’s
service under one membership. Snappening offers the most complete
listing of Indianapolis event venues (1,600+) and professional
event planners (80+) available. And its unique ability to request
bids on your event makes planning company events and meetings
a breeze – saving employees time and employers money.
• Accent on
Indianapolis also added a new Program Manager, Kimberly Vicary.
Phone 317.632.8687 | Cell 317.476.4033 | Fax
Kimberly grew up near
Chicago in Elmhurst, Illinois and decided to venture to Muncie
to study Athletic Training at Ball State
University. After her very first class, she knew it wasn’t
for her and started taking a few courses in the Hospitality and
Food Management major, where she chose all event planning electives.
She volunteered for ISES Flaunt in May 2010, and became a student
member of ISES shortly after. She went to as many ISES meetings
as her class schedule would allow. Right away she saw there was
so much to be learned from ISES than could be taught in a classroom.
• Have you heard about one of Indianapolis’s newest
event spaces? The Crane Bay! Want to learn more…visit their
website or following them on facebook.