At Meritage Events we are a part of many industry organizations and associations. We feel that it is a great way to network with fellow event professionals, keep a finger on new happenings in our respective cities, expend our knowledge and also get our name out there. Well, for the ISES (International Special Events Society) Austin Chapter I will be beginning a new blog series for the chapterâ€™s website and very successful blog. I will be asking a panel of fellow event professionals, all members of ISES, the most sought after questions that â€œYOUâ€ want to know. These are the read full story >
Dear ISES Austin Members, Our chapter has experienced a voluntary change in leadership and I am pleased to announce that I will be assuming the role of president for the remainder of the 2009-2010 membership year.Â Please join me in thanking Nancy Allison for her extended service to the organization and wishing her all the best for the future. I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that 2010 CulinART will be March 11 at the Hyatt (only weeks away).Â This event is an amazing example of the creative talent in our industry and it is something read full story >
ISES Austinâ€™s very own Cindy Lo & Sarah Lo with Red Velvet Events featured on My Fox Austin this morning for Chinese New Year!!!
SLK Creatives’ — Shari Lynn Rothstein has so graciously provided us the link of her ISES Austin February presentation. Shari, we sure appreciated your time, efforts, enthusiasm and information!
How long have you been in the transportation business in Austin? 29 YEARS You’re referred to as Mr. Transportation in Austin. What is your favorite part of working with ISES Austin planners? THEY â€œGETâ€ THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SERVICE I PROVIDE AND ITâ€™S VALUE TO THEIR CLIENTS.Â ITâ€™S NOT AS EASY AS YOU MIGHT THINK.Â ITâ€™S ONE LESS THING FOR THE PLANNER TO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT. What does your ideal client look like? YOU! Why is a transportation package so crucial for weddings? A WELL COORDINATED EFFORT BY A TRANSPORTATION PROFESSIONAL WILL ENSURE A SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR GUESTS.Â read full story >
As you’ll see when you join us for the ISES Austin February event, ZACH brings a whole new meaning to the potential of a blank slate. Their newly renovated ZPAAC is a planner’s dream–centrally located in the thick of downtown, FREE PARKING, clean and shiny empty space (which doubles as a rehearsal hall), high ceilings, affordable rental rates….and really great people to work with. Capacity up to #250/#300 depending on usage. Also, don’t forget ZACH’s original space is a great fit for corporate presentations, professional speakers, training, etc. For more information, contact Amanda Adams at 1510 Toomey Rd., Austin, TX read full story >
Photo credits by: D. Jones Photography, Scott Stanfield, Eric Hegwer, Vim STudios, Peter Jordan Photography. Meritage Events was formed when? Nov. 2005 When did you become partner? I joined as Director of Events in Sept 2006 and became a full partner in the business in 2008. When you decided to open a satellite office of Meritage, what were some of your concerns? In Sept. of 2006, after my partner had seen the potential in the Austin market, my main concerns were that I had very little vendor contacts or pull in Austin, most of my work had been in Dallas. read full story >
Grand Open House. Photos by Bill Bastas. Marquee Rents officially opened the doors of their new kingdom –Â a 72,000 square foot wonderland of rentals. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, the efficiently designed space features a custom sewing room, inspiration room, planner consultation space, drive-through bays for ease of loading and much more. Photos of Grand Opening Open House. (click on the Marquee Open House / January 2010 link) Marquee Rents
An awesome opportunity from another local Austin organization — elevating the event industry citywide. For more information or to register.
Background Fast Facts: Delores Crum points to the diversity of her three separate careers as one of the reasons for her thriving rental business:Â 1. Department of Human Services (10 years) 2. Entrepreneur in the weatherized housing industry and 3. Budget Storage + Parking industry. Premiere Highlights: Opened doors November 2000. Bought Premiere and merged two companies in April 2009 (Austin Party Central and Premiere). Only store in town with three locations to serve the city. Business is made up of 50% retail and 50% event professionals. 70% of Premiere’s business is from the bridal industry. Trends: What’s Hot? black read full story >