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
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.
Photo by Nathan Migal, Imagen Photography, Cleveland, Ohio.
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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.
Over the course of the hour, guests enjoyed a small sampling of the restaurant’s fresh fare (including sliced heirloom tomatoes with aioli on toast, sweet beet salad with goat cheese, sausage stuffed peppers skewered with tomatoes, corn pudding with scallops and more) as Executive Chef Ellis Cooley discussed the restaurant’s efforts to support the garden to table movement – not only by buying local as much as possible, but by actually growing vegetables in an impressively-sizeable garden right on-site at the hotel.
This past season, Chef Cooley oversaw the clearing of a large strip of overgrown weeds, brush, and grasses along the back of the Cleveland Airport Marriott’s parking lot. He replaced the useless vegetation with 40 cubic yards of topsoil (that translates to about 4 dump trucks full) and then started planting!
Though he deliberately chose plants well-suited to the area’s climate, he was unprepared for the success of the first year’s crop; nearly every seed planted has produced a plant, and the once-weedy patch is now overflowing with corn, squash, fennel, several types of peppers from mild to unbearably spicy, tomatoes, and more. The kitchen has its hands full with the habanero crop, and there is no shortage of fresh vegetables.
-Chef Ellis Cooley