At our November meeting last year, we had Jack Scafide share with us about how getting more business means closing on more contracts with clients and to keep striving for that next event. With the weather turned to the chill side, it was also time for the return of the CARAMEL APPLE BAR from The Cupcake Bar. This seasonal treat only comes out for the “peak apple season” between October and January. Taking the fun interactive used in the Cupcake Bar, the Caramel Apple Bar allows guest to select their choice of apples on a stick, smoother it with caramel, and cover read full story >
Archives for October 2015
Under the new pavilion at Barr Mansion with gorgeous Autumn weather in the background, ISES Austin hosted a DMC Panel for local vendors to learn more about in the ins and outs of how the events come together for these Destination Management Companies and how best to gain their business. This lunch meeting also had record attendance with over 130 guests from the Austin, Dallas and San Antonio ISES Chapters. The Facebook Banner Ad raised a total of $465, all going towards scholarship opportunities to members. As Tacy Infante from Meritage Events explained, a Destination Management Company is a business read full story >
They are looking to fill this quickly, please read and see if you are interested. Thirty Day Dash is hiring for a Creative Support Specialist to assist with wedding set ups, breakdowns, day-of coordination, and DIY projects! Must be available on weekends, part time hours, work from home (with the exception of weddings), and creative crafty fun! Check out more information at www.thirtydaydash.com for the full job description and application requirements. Feel free to send your application to HR@ThirtyDayDash.com Thanks!
Sara Abrams Agile Velocity (Also with Mrs. Planner) 210.722.8392 firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com Agile Velocity & Mrs. Planner Social Media: Twitter – Agile Velocity Facebook – Agile Velocity Facebook – Mrs. Planner Current Job Title: Training Coordinator (AV) & Austin Lead Event Coordinator for Mrs. Planner Current Job Description: Agile Velocity: “As training coordinator it is my job to ensure training workshops run smoothly with high satisfaction scores, communicate with potential workshop buyers to drive attendance, communicate with class attendees, coordinate with vendors to secure facilities and food for workshops, coordinate with subcontractors to ensure their needs are met for read full story >
This is an exciting time to be in the special events market. Now more than ever, our clients are more knowledgeable, more philanthropic and have higher expectations. Guest count is down, but guest spend is up and everyone is looking to create a unique experience that leaves their guests saying “Wow”! Connecting with your client on a personal level is also critical. So, how do you connect with today’s more affluent clientele? We must inspire them, have our work published and most of all, be authentic! It has been said that the illiterate of the 21st century will be those read full story >
If you are in The Special Events Industry you need to be in The International Special Event Society! (ISES) This is the Good ISES! Give us our Good Name Back!!! Why do Special Event Professionals belong in ISES? I just returned from ISES Live in New Orleans and I heard many stories about the benefits if membership. In future blogs I will relate some, not all, of these stories. I want to share my story of the value of ISES in building your brand and your business. ISES gave me, a rental guy, read full story >
It’s hard to believe that this year marks my 13th Anniversary not only for our company but for when I joined the ISES Austin chapter. It only feels like yesterday when I came to my first meeting, which was by the way held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the topic was creativity. I remember I even convinced my best friend (who is NOT in the industry) to join me so I had a buddy in tow. Why is this so vivid in my mind 13 years later? There was a hands-on activity being led by Travis Lee-Moore, read full story >