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
Serving Northeast Ohio and Beyond
Visit their website at http://www.SomethingNewEntertainment.com
Read their blog at http://blog.SomethingNewEntertainment.com
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Founded in 2000 as Atomic Entertainment.
Highly-personalized Entertainment and Lighting Design for Milestone Events throughout Northeast Ohio.
Specializing in Weddings, as well as Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, School Dances, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Fundraisers, and Corporate Events.
Services include: Disc Jockeys, Masters of Ceremonies, Lighting Design, Photobooths, Live Musicians, Sound Design, and More.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ISES Cleveland Announces New Board of Directors
Cleveland, Ohio, June 29, 2011: The Cleveland Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES Cleveland), Cleveland’s premier society for event professionals, announced its new board following the Annual Board Retreat on June 28, 2011. The board has a new President, President-Elect, Vice President of Communications, and two new Directors-at-Large, as well as two continuing Vice Presidents and four continuing Directors. The Immediate Past President will continue to serve in an advisory position.
“As a Founding Director of ISES Cleveland, I applaud the efforts of all involved over the past 4 years as they raised the bar of professionalism, created more networking opportunities and established positive working relationships with our colleagues in the special events industry,” said ISES Cleveland President, Deborah Smythe Hermann of Ghostlight Productions. “I look forward to continuing this legacy of success as President and working with this remarkable group of dedicated professionals on the 2011-2012 Board of Directors”
ISES Cleveland’s new Board of Directors is:
President, Deborah Smythe Hermann
Deb is the CEO and Chair Babe of Ghostlight Productions. Deb formerly served as the President-Elect.
President-Elect, Laura Cahill-Hoffman
Laura is the Coordinator of Community and Media Relations at Lake Health. Laura formerly served as the Vice President of Communications (2010-2011) and as a Director-at-Large (2008-2010). She served on the Education and Programs Committee (2008-2009) and the Communications Committee (2009-2011).
Immediate Past President, Matthew Radicelli
Matt is the Founder/Owner of Rock the House Entertainment Group. Matt formerly served as the President (2010-2011), as the President-Elect (2009-2010), as the Vice President of Membership (2008-2009), and as a Director-at-Large (2007-2008). He served on the Membership Committee (2007-2009) and on the Communications Committee (2009-2010).
Vice President of Education and Programs, Rachael Fuller
Rachael is the Special Event Facility Manager at the Cleveland Zoological Society. Rachel continues in her second year as the Vice President of Education and Programs. Rachael has served on the Education and Programs Committee for four years.
Vice President of Communication, Anna-Jeannine Herman
Anna-Jeannine is the Creative and Talent Director at Something New Entertainment. Anna-Jeannine formerly served as the Director of Communications (2011), and as a Communication Committee member (2010).
Vice President of Membership, Scott Pickel
Scott is the Owner of Everything Tented. Scott continues in his second year as the Vice President of Membership.
Director-at-Large, Barbara Felt
Barbara works in Destination Management Services for Positively Cleveland. Barbara continues in her second year as a Director-at-Large serving on the Membership Committee.
Director-at-Large, Shannon Harris, Cleveland Marriott
Shannon is the Catering Sales Manager at the Cleveland Marriott at Key Center. Shannon is serving in her first term as a Director-at-Large this year. Shannon continues to serve in her second year for the Education and Programs Committee.
Director-at-Large, Vincent Iannaggi
Vince is the Director of Business Development for L’Nique Specialty Linen Rental. Vince is serving in his first term as a Director-at-Large this year. Vince continues to serve on the Events Committee.
Director-at-Large, Candice Lopez
Candice works in Convention Services for Kalahari Resort. Candice continues in her third year as a Director-at-Large. Candice has served on the Education and Program Committee for four years.
Director-at-Large, Jim Lottig
Jim is a Sales Account Executive at Event Source. Jim continues in his third year as a Director-at-Large. Jim has served on the Membership Committee since 2007.
Director-at-Large, Mary Frances Ody, Cleveland Airport Marriott
Mary Frances is the Senior Events Manager at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. Mary Frances continues in her second year as a Director-at-Large serving on the Education and Programs Committee.
About ISES Cleveland: ISES Cleveland is a chapter of the International Special Events Society, a multi-national professional organization dedicated to educate event professionals of all diciplines and to foster creative excellence in the special events industry. The Mission of ISES is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries. ISES has more than 6,000 members and 40 chapters worldwide, including in Cleveland, Ohio. ISES produces the Eventworld convention, the Espirit Awards, and the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) certification program. For more information on ISES Cleveland’s board, or to learn about upcoming networking events and education opportunities, awards, and membership, please visit http://www.ISESCleveland.com.
Contact: VP of Communications, Anna-Jeannine Herman
Something New Entertainment
Earlier this month, ISES Cleveland Members and guests spent another productive lunch enjoying beautiful and delicious food provided by newly-inducted ISES Cleveland member Pamela Waterman and Duet Catering, as well as a thought-provoking presentation by local ActionCoach Wayne Bergman learning about how a great group of “raving fans” can catapult your business to new heights, why you should spend time cultivating your own garden of “raving fans,” and what steps you as a business owner can take to make your happy clients want to spread the word about your business.
The event was hosted by Scott Pickel and Everything Tented, who set up a tent within their warehouse to allow us all to enjoy the tent experience, despite the cold weather. Sound services were provided by Matt Radicelli and Rock the House Entertainment Group. Linens and tableware were provided by Event Source.
Free! Free! Free!
Please join us Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Anatomy Nightclub | Ultralounge (1299 W. 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113) for our signature membership event.
FREE food, FREE networking and FREE prizes!
Anyone that Joins ISES at the January membership drive will receive a six month membership, an ISES “Value Pack”, and free application processing (a $50 value) for the discounted rate of just $199.00! The “Value Pack” includes; $200 off of products or services from great companies like Rock the House, Event Source, and Everything Tented. This $600 value will more than pay for your membership fee.
When joining ISES not only do you get the benefit of a local source for networking and education, but you get great discounts with companies like FedEx, Budget Truck Rental, Alamo and many others. ISES also gives opportunities such as leadership, exposure, events, local and regional relationships, team work, committee involvement, and professional development.
Bon Appetit is proud to provide complimentary food for the evening and Anatomy will have a cash bar available as you enjoy networking with top event professionals. Rock The House will also be doing just that, as we enjoy the full “club” experience at Anatomy. Valet parking will be provided by MVP Valet at a cost of $7. Last, but not least, we have accumulated several great door prizes such as; an overnight stay at the Cleveland Airport Marriott and Cavaliers tickets!
Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by visiting CVENT.
The Cleveland Chapter of the International Special Event Society is hosting a technology showcase on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Presenters are needed to demonstrate steps towards capturing sales using the latest trends in mobile technology, web based software, online collaboration tools, content and strategic meeting management systems, and ROI measurements. This event is open to meeting and event professionals looking to broaden their knowledge and learn new tools to capture, wow, and retain clients.
Presenters must be willing to share and demonstrate their knowledge, service, and/or product to attendees through a visual aid and a question and answer scenario. There are no fees associated with being a presenters.
If you or your company is interested and feel you have something valuable to share, please contact Candice Lopez of Kalahari Resorts at CLopez@kalahariresorts.com by January 7, 2011.
Update: Due to the severe weather and traffic conditions, the Board of Directors is regretful to announce that this event has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you healthy and safe on another day!
We will continue our membership drive efforts throughout this month — please stay tuned for more details!
Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Anatomy Nightclub | Ultralounge located at 1299 West 9th Street in Cleveland for our annual membership drive. We’ll enjoy free food, entertainment by Rock the House, prizes, networking, and more! This event is FREE and open to non-members. If you’re not already a member of ISES, come see the benefits to joining ISES and network with event professionals from the Cleveland area. If you’re already a member, why not bring a guest with you tomorrow night and show them how great the ISES Cleveland chapter is!
In addition to the special prorated value for joining ISES at the event, we’ll be giving away some great raffle prizes just for showing up like Cavs tickets, a night at the Cleveland Airport Marriot with breakfast for 2, and more! Plus, new members will receive a special “welcome pack” with money-saving offers from several ISES Member companies, including $200 worth of products and services from Rock the House, Event Source, and Everything Tented — that $600 will more than pay you back for your membership investment! Can’t come tomorrow night, but still want to take advantage of that great prorated membership investment? No problem! Join during the month of December and get your six month membership for just $199 instead of the yearly $399. Plus, as a special incentive, we’ll also waive the $50 application fee.
Please contact Scott Pickel, Everything Tented, at 216-429-0991 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you are able to attend or if you have any other questions about joining ISES. See you soon! Please click here to RSVP
Photo by Nathan Migal, Imagen Photography, Cleveland, Ohio.
Click to view the entire Member Spotlight Series.
Anna-Jeannine Herman, Creative Director and Talent Manager for Something New Entertainment (and sub-brand Atomic Entertainment), has over 10 years experience in the theatre and design industries, both on- and off-stage, as an actor, an acting and vocal coach, a wardrobe technician, a stitcher, a draper, a costume/hair/makeup designer, a teacher, a graphic artist and branding strategist, a vocalist, and a brass player (mainly horn and trumpet). Anna-Jeannine is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee is frequently found complaining about the necessity of socks here in Northeast Ohio.
After Bachelor’s studies in Theatre, Design, and Communication, Anna-Jeannine completed graduate work in Costume Design, where she met future husband and business partner, Justin Herman, a lighting and sound technician and designer with a small DJ company called Atomic Entertainment.
In addition to her administrative and artistic work for Something New Entertainment, Anna-Jeannine remains active in the field and in the community as a DJ/MC and lighting designer and in volunteer efforts for a number of causes close to her heart, including AIDS and Breast Cancer awareness and research, the arts, and the fair and equitable treatment of all people through including organizations as the Northern Ohio Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NOBCCF), the Humility of Mary Life Opportunity Services (H.M. Life), the Community AIDS Network and Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI). She also maintains the ISES Cleveland blog and help manage social media presence as part of the Communications Committee.
Anna-Jeannine enjoys cooking, entertaining, writing, singing, blogging, getting dressed up and having her photograph taken, making crafts out of unlikely materials, talking about other people’s weddings and she is well-known for of her chronic Facebook addiction. She can keep a secret, loves pink, is a natural redhead, and can guarantee that you will win fair and square if you challenge her to a game of bowling or golf.
Anna-Jeannine lives in Akron with her husband, Justin, and two tiny beagles, Prince Rusticus “Rusty” McFreckleson, and Princess Tigerlily “Lily” McFreckleson. Become a friend or fan on Facebook or follow her on Twitter. You can also find Something New Entertainment on Facebook or Twitter and Atomic Entertainment on Facebook.