FREE Event For Members
$10 for Non-Members
On June 18th, join friends and colleagues as we visit some our your favorite spots in Tremont for the annual ISES Bar Crawl. We’re starting at South Side (2207 W 11th St Cleveland, OH 44113) at 5:30PM and going from there.
Experience summer in Cleveland in a relaxed networking setting. You can’t find a better excuse to go out anywhere else!
Register today in order 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.
RSVP Until June 16th.
After June 16th, E-Mail ISESCle@Gmail.com
ISES Cleveland – Leading Our Industry
The International Special Events Society (ISES) has selected seven of its leading members to be International Brand Champions (IBC’s) to assist in the launch of the associations new Brand Strategy. ISES Cleveland Vice President of Communications, Nick Borelli, (of Rock The House) has been chosen to represent the Midwest region of the United States.
The Champions, chosen from the seven key membership regions within the US, Canada, EMEA and Australasia, will work with the ISES Marketing & Communications Team to support the roll out of the new strategy and message to the event associations 6,000 members around the world. The new ISES Brand Vision ‘The Principal Association Representing the Creative Events Professional, Globally’ will be formally launched at ISES Live, in Nassau, The Bahamas, in August.
Kathy Miller, ISES International President, said;
- “Our Brand Champions have been selected for their outstanding commitment to ISES in their regions and for their ability to be able to inspire our members and partners throughout the world as we begin to tell the next part of the ISES story and continue to evolve as the only truly global event association”.
Nick has this to say about his new position:
- “I’m excited to have a role in what has been an exciting transformation to ISES in the past year. I saw the seeds of this new branding while attending the 2012 Event World in Dallas and then was really impressed to see how they had grown at the ISES Leadership Retreat in Chicago earlier this year. The branding strategy that has been rolled out is both cutting edge and challenging. It’s challenging in that its challenges many’s interpretations of what it means to be part of the event industry. Previous definitions of our industry never pushed the envelope far enough until I read the new vision statement for ISES. We are creative people before we are anything else. Making our communications less formal and more creative is part of the job description of the Brand Champion that I find the most exciting. I hope to be a resource to all the Midwest chapters in their efforts to communicate to their members and beyond. We are ISES!”
You can read more about Nick’s announcement here on his blog.
May 2013 Event Recap
We asked “What’s Hot In Cleveland?” on May 23, 2013 and we got expert answers. It turns out, a LOT is hot in Cleveland in 2013. From the Casino, Hollywood movie filming, the Medical Mart, the new designs for Playhouse Square, and construction all over town…Cleveland is coming back in a big way. Our guest panelists were:
- Michael Mulhall, Director of Partnerships at Positively Cleveland
- Tony Prusak, Senior Director of Convention Sales at Global Center for Health Innovation / Cleveland Convention Center
- Cindi Szymanski, Manager of Brand Communications at Playhouse Square
We learned all kinds of new developments coming up for Cleveland that had everyone in attendance excited. The role of event industry professionals is and will be crucial to the success of our city and we’re ready to exceed expectations.
This event wouldn’t have been successful without our partners and sponsors:
For more photos from the event: http://isescleveland.com/portfolio/whats-hot-in-cleveland/
What’s new and exciting in Cleveland?
|Michael Mulhall||Director of Partnerships||Positively Cleveland|
|Tony Prusak||Senior Director of Convention Sales||Global Center for Health Innovation / Cleveland Convention Center|
|Cindi Szymanski||Manager of Brand Communications||Playhouse Square|
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FLORAL DESIGN, MANAGEMENT, & SUPPORT POSITIONS AVAILABLE SOON
West Akron-based, high-style floral design company known for creating unique and exciting weddings, events, and daily arrangements is expanding for the 2013 season and is now accepting resumes for the following positions to begin in April 2013:
Floral/Event Production & Retail Manager
Applicant must have experience in all aspects of floral design, from daily deliveries to bridal bouquets to centerpieces, as well as experience in the supervision, training, and development of a floral design staff. We are looking for a highly-organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated individual who can keep a staff on task on a daily basis to meet deadlines while maintaining a pleasant, team-oriented workplace. This person should also be strong in continually developing creative strategies to help keep the company moving forward and growing. This is a full-time, possibly salaried position. General computer skills and management experience are required.
Full-time position for the assisting of owner and two upper-level managers. Must be a great multi-tasker and communicator, be flexible and adaptable, and enjoy working in a fast-pace, ever-changing creative yet structured environment. Must possess excellent customer service skills and a positive, outgoing, “can-do” attitude. Strong computer skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as Apple computers are needed. Good writing skills and some marketing experience are needed as well. Responsible for overseeing building maintenance and a small housekeeping staff.
We will have openings for two to four full- and part-time floral designers. Individuals must be highly creative, highly organized, energetic, and detail-oriented, with strong customer service skills and the ability to work well alone and within a large group. Knowledge and experience in wedding and event design and installation, as well as in retail (daily deliveries, etc.) are required. Experience in high-style contemporary and classic design is desired. General computer skills are required.
Please send an email informing us of what position you are interested in and your resume to Neil Leeson - firstname.lastname@example.org .
- ISES Midwest Retreat / Leadership Summit – What’s new with ISES
- Education Sessions – Worth it or not in the future? How to take notes. Favorite Sessions.
- Events – TSE Starts Here/Opening Night/ The Wedding Event / SEARCH Foundation Event / The GALA Awards
- Trade Show Floor – What was exciting?
- Networking – Networking tips, anecdotes, etc.
You Want In On This
Many of the ISES Cleveland Board members spent January 14th in Chicago before The Special Event learning ways to make our ISES Chapters even better. We asked attendees to say, in their own words, why you should join ISES. Here’s what they had to say:
The event industry is always evolving. ISES gives you the opportunity to stay on top of the trends and stay connected. -Rachel Fuller
Have several elevator speeches so that you can choose the right one that makes sense for the person you’re talking to.- Shannon Harris
ISES is a two way commitment that results in the speed of trust. Everyone is so willing to share, and everyone comes with an open minds Their preverbal “guard is down”, allowing the sharing ideas to happen faster, and more freely. – Matt Radicelli
Everyone should belong to a professional organization. ISES is the perfect choice for any event pro! Everyone working together to promote this amazing industry within each of our communities. Building lasting relationships to help us grow, personally and professionally! - Vince Iannaggi
ISES is a great organization to expand your business network, promote creative thinking, and serve as a mechanism to help build trust and teamwork with other piers in the event industry. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and through a cooperative effort, everyone benefits. Not only will your strengths help other ISES members but ISES is the perfect organization to work on your weaknesses. ISES embraces the sharing of knowledge and through active participation personal and professional growth is sure to follow. - Dale McDonald
ISES is one of the only event industry organizations that is truly global. In this day and age of uber-connectivity, having those global resources are becoming more and more prevalent and important” – Shannon Harris
ISES membership is the best way to grow your business through strength of diversity of ideas . - Deb Smythe Hermann
Becoming a committee or board member is a great way to hone your leadership skills. -Scott Pickel
ISES’s commitment to continuing the organizations position to remain relevant in the global market is amazingly valuable. Wherever your events career may take you logistically, there are ISES members to collaborate with – either in person or or via the ISES Community. - Maureen Patterson
ISES embraces ALL aspects of the creative event industry which makes us standout from other professional societies. - Laura Hoffman
Remember the Cool Kids Table at School? They were the best looking, the funniest, and had the best sneakers. ISES Cleveland is inviting you to the cool kids table. Hang with the most creative, passionate, and committed professionals in the event industry. Also, our sneakers are pretty cool too. – Nick Borelli
Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments and showcase the level of professionalism in our industry! You won’t want to miss the 2nd Annual ISES Ohio WOW! Awards. It’s going to be one amazing night…it’s not called WOW! for nothin’!
ISES Ohio WOW! Awards
April 19, 2013
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum – Cleveland, Ohio
What a great way to start off the New Year! Join us for a FREE networking event! Rub shoulders with other event industry leaders and learn more about the benefits of being an ISES Cleveland member.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115