We Said “I Do!”
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 ISES Cleveland hosted a “Mock Wedding” for over 60 guests in the event industry. Guests arrived at The Manor Centre Complex in Euclid, Ohio and selected a character to play during the mock wedding ceremony and reception complete with seated dinner and dancing. There was the Bride, Toula Portokalos and the Groom, Derek Zoolander plus many more that participated in the fun!
Thank you to our sponsors
- Cantan Fashions
- Socially Artistic – Events by Catan Fashions
- The Manor Centre Complex
- Three Rivers Entertainment
- L’Nique Linens
- Rock The House Entertainment
- Bella Sano Entertainment
- Kurt Shaffer Photographs
“The room looked great…the band was AMAZING” – Mock Wedding guest
Connections Made & Reinforced
Over 50 event professionals met at The RainForest at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Tuesday, October 10 for Speed Networking. Guests sampled tasty hors d’oeuvres provide by ARAMARK and had the opportunity to meet other individuals in the event industry during a quick meet and greet style. Connections and friends were made all to result in a great night…not to mention the animals on exhibit were also a part of the fun!
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Business Tips & Networking
The success of any event or meeting is dependent on every member of your team. That’s why over forty guests came to hear local event professionals in a panel discussion on Tuesday, September 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Guests engaged in networking, a hearty lunch and great insights from our panel.
Thanks To Our Presenters:
- Tony Strieter – Bella Sano Entertainment
- Matt Radicelli – Rock The House Entertainment
- Vince Iannaggi – L’Nique Specialty Linen
- Gitta Stonitsch – Marigold Catering
- Cal Elaban – Marriott Key Center
Additional Thanks To Our Sponsors:
Our outdoor themed event was brought indoors due to the weather. This is always something to consider when planning an event in Cleveland. Since we are the best in Cleveland’s event industry we were more than prepared! Event Source brought their umbrellas and decor inside to create an atmosphere of the outdoors inside the beautiful Airport Marriott Hotel. Outdoor cookout food like homemade chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, and fruit made for a perfect evening and end to the summer for friends and colleagues. Special Thanks To:
- Cleveland Airport Marriott – Venue & Cuisine
- Event Source – Rentals
- Rock The House Entertainment – Lighting
- Neil Leeson Decor Floral – Centerpieces
- Digital Photos by Dale – Photography
Check out the photos from the event from Digital Photos by Dale:
The New Board Plots 2012/2013
Once a year the new Cleveland ISES board comes together for an entire day to discuss the upcoming year. This is the first time this group came together formally and it’s a very important time for the chapter. The discussion is as varied as budget, upcoming events, membership, communication, and the overall goals for the chapter. The board would like to extend a special thanks to the Downtown Cleveland Marriott at Key Center for providing an exceptional lunch as well as being very gracious hosts. This year looks to be a record breaking year because of a combination of new blood and seasoned veterans.
Make sure you meet our new board in person this August at our Outdoor Cookout at the Airport Marriot Hotel. Register here.
Your 2012/2013 ISES Cleveland Board:
Officers (One Year Term)
- President - Laura Hoffman
- President-Elect - Scott Pickel
- VP/Membership – Vincent Iannaggi
- VP/Education and Programs - Shannon Harris
- VP/Communication - Nick Borelli
Directors (Two Year Term)
- John Bibbo
- Valarie Kirkbride
- Dale McDonald
- Rachel Yagel
Completing 2nd Year of Term
- Deborah Hermann (Past President)
- Matt Radicelli
- Rachel Fuller
- Mary Francis Ody
Cleveland’s East 4th Street Tour
This is what ISES Cleveland does better than anyone: Network and Have Fun!
On June 12th, friends and colleagues were able to visit some our your favorite spots on E. 4th Street in Cleveland, Ohio for the annual ISES Bar Crawl. Event Industry attendees were able to check out some of Cleveland’s coolest venues and a chance to hang out with Cleveland Event Professionals while they let their hair down.
Attendants ranged from first time attendants to long time ISES members and everyone networked together at this unique and casual opportunity. Make sure you and your company are seen by the event industry best by attending our events and joining ISES.
ISES Cleveland is THE networking group for Cleveland Event Professionals.
This event took place in May, 2012 at La Centre in Westlake. The most tech savvy event professionals presented a different type of advancing technology to the room. After the presentations, everyone visited for more one on one contact and networking opportunities. New ideas for business improvement sprung up throughout the evening.
Special Thanks To Our Panelists:
- Shannon Dolan of EventWorks, Inc - Topic: 3D Holographic Display Technology
- Andy Halko of Insivia - Topic: Augmented Reality
- Zane Gloer of Aable Rents - Topic: CAD Design
- Aaron Lucas of Quez Media - Topic: QR Codes
- Matt Radicelli of Rock The House Entertainment - Photo Repository
- Nick Borelli of Rock The House Entertainment - Topic: Social Media Roadmap
- Steve Tanruther of Rock The House Entertainment - Topic: HTML-Based Office Hub
- Jessica Smith of Rock The House Entertainment - Topic: Basecamp: Increase Productivity, Accountability & Save Time
- Rita Singh of Miraj International - Topic: E-Mail Direct Marketing
If you are interested in joining the premiere Cleveland Event Industry group, check out www.isescleveland.com for more information.
Collecting Business Cards and Smiles
March 13th at the Marriott Key Center was our Speed-Networking event.
In a world of Twitter followers and Facebook friends, sometimes you need to try something different to stand out from your competition and to make a name for yourself in the event industry. Face to face meetings are the most effective way to build and maintain long-lasting relationships. Everyone who attended had the opportunity to meet with dozens of the top event industry professionals in Cleveland. What greatly helped get everyone relaxed and in the mood to talk was our gracious host, The Marriott at Key Center. They provided some really impressive small plate dishes as well as the ultimate networking aide…a bar!
Relive the event or check out what you missed in either video or photo form.
All photos from Digital Photos by Dale.
Event Pros Dish It Out
ISES Cleveland creates the most unique networking experiences for event professionals in the region. This event was a once in a life time experience. Attendees had the opportunity to pair into teams of four to create dishes to compete against other teams all evening. Four courses were created by teams who laughed and worked together at our gracious host’s facility: The Chubby Cook. Scott, owner of The Chubby Cook, and his team mentored the groups as they prepared some really tasty dishes for the judges to try. Judges Dale McDonald (Digital Photogaphy by Dale), Scott Pickle (Everything Tented), and Nick Borelli (Rock The House Entertainment Group) had a tough time deciding the best dishes amongst a remarkable talented group of chefs. In short, this was a rare opportunity for Cleveland Event Professionals to determine who are the Iron Chefs and who is Chopped! Special thanks to Digital Photos by Dale for event photography as well as Rock The House Entertainment for putting together a event recap video. Thank You to our sponsors:
Please enjoy the photos in the gallery, below and the podcast of the Jewish Wedding Trends Event!
Thank you to our presenters:
Rabbi Steven Denker and Renee Higer, Executive Director, Temple Emanu El
Eileen Benson from Bridal Consulting by Eileen
and to our sponsors:
Lighting and Sound Design by Something New Entertainment
Learn more about Something New Entertainment in their Platinum Sponsor Spotlight.
Specialty Linens by L’Nique Specialty Linen Rental
Learn more about L’Nique in their Platinum Sponsor Spotlight.
Specialty Seating Design by Be Seated Chair Rental
Learn more about Be Seated in their Gold Sponsor Spotlight.
Floral Decor and Chuppah Design by Breathtakers Event Planners and Decorators
Podcast by Rock the House
Hosted at Temple Emanu El
Hightop Tables by Everything Tented
Photos by Digital Photography by Dale
Food provided by Around DownTown Catering