Have you been looking for an opportunity to brush up on your Yiddish? ISES Cleveland’s “Jewish Wedding Trends” event is the perfect opportunity! We’ll be discussing and learning about the traditions and festivities that surround a Jewish wedding, including the Tisch, Badeken, Hora — everything you’ve ever wanted to know about hosting a Jewish wedding.
**Light refreshments and cash bar.
When: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Temple Emanu El, 4545 Brainard Road, Orange Village, Ohio 44022
Please RSVP on CVENT by Monday, November 7, 2011 for special Advanced Registration pricing.
$20 for members
$25 associate members
$35 associate members
Thank you to our presenters:
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
Food provided by Around DownTown Catering
For more information:
About this event, please contact:
Vice President of Programs and Education, Rachael Fuller
of the Cleveland Zoological Society.
For general information and media inquiries, please contact:
Vice President of Communications, Anna-Jeannine Herman
of Something New Entertainment.
ISES Members — don’t forget: the new membership year has already begun, so your membership may have officially lapsed last week, but ISES Cleveland will be offering a 1 month grace period for renewals!
Renew by 7/31/2011 and SAVE $50 with a waived application fee! Contact Scott Pickel, Vice President of Membership, for more details. We look forward to having you on board for another year of exciting ISES Cleveland Events, Education, and Community!
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
Please join the International Special Events Society Cleveland chapter next Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 5:30 PM at Marriott Key Center at 127 Public Square in Cleveland for an elegant and exciting evening of experiencing South Asian wedding trends and traditions!
Learn about Mondaps from Alina Saini from Party Decor and South Asian Wedding traditions from Durga Chigurupati of Adhya Productions while enjoying tantalizing Indian food provided by the Saffron Patch.
Also joining our panel of experts is special guest speaker, Justine Lorelle Blanchard from The Knot.
Discounted advance tickets are available here. Please RSVP by Monday, March 7, 2011:
$25 Associate Members
$40 Non Members
$10 Student Members
or at the door:
$50 Non Members
$20 Student Members
Vice President of Membership, Scott Pickel of Everything Tented, will also be hosting a brief informational session and orientation for new members to discuss the benefits of ISES membership. This session will begin at 5:00 PM at the same location and is free of cost to attend. You do not have to attend the later event in order to participate in the information session.
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.
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
With nearly 20 years of event industry experience, Scott Pickel is the owner operator of Everything Tented, a rental company that specializes in tents, tables, chairs, and event lighting.
Scott has grown the business through networking, social media, and word of mouth recommendations.
He is a current member of the American Rental Association (ARA), a board member to Mid-Atlantic Tent Renter’s Association (MATRA), and the Vice President of Membership for the International Special Events Society Cleveland Chapter. Scott enjoys working with industry professionals, corporate and residential clients in finding innovative solutions for their special event.
Look for Scott on Facebook or e-mail him at Scott@EverythingTented.com.
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