Photo by Bill Bastas. Deltina Hay, Valerie Hausladen and Sue Cullen. Finding Your Oz: Building Your Business with Heart, Courage & Brains was a great success. With 40+ people in attendance, this well-rounded panel of professionals lead us down the path of success. Exploring how to ignite, let go, dream, focus and connect was the focus of Sue Cullen as she exemplified HEART. She outlined ways in which to slow down and begin to think about what types of projects thrill us, what kinds of people we want to work with and how we go about bringing them into our read full story >
NOW is the time to sign up for the ISES SE Regional Education Conference being held in Raleigh, North Carolina from November 13-15, 2009! Three reasons why: 1) Have you seen airfares? They are LOW! Southwest is doing that $25/$50/$75 sale for another 24 hours… 2) Conference registration is only $200, which includes top-notch education from national speakers – see the list at www.isesncrec.com 3) That $200 registration INCLUDES meals and social/networking events. And hasn’t Raleigh been on your list of places you’d like to see? Here’s your chance! Come meet colleagues from YOUR region, get educated, and have fun. read full story >
Photo by Deborah Faitt. 1. You specialize in vegan chocolate. What exactly does this mean? I use the finest ingredients mother nature has to offer. The term â€œveganâ€ refers to productsÂ made from dairy free and from non-animal ingredients. Almost all of my products are organic, raw, sugar-free and gluten-free (although for the hard-core sugar enthusiasts, some are still sinful!). In addition, whenever possible, I use ingredients from sustainable suppliers and support organic and natural living. I also offer traditional, organic European style (non-vegan) truffles when requested. 2. What made you choose chocolate to work with? My passion started with read full story >
-Submitted by Matthew Gonzalez BBJ Linen, Sales Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Follow him on Twitter @TEXASLINENQUEEN JUNGLE RED! Ever see the 1939 MGM movie titled The Women? Those gals were slinginâ€™ wisecracks when Betty White was still a â€œROSEyâ€-faced toddler and Bea Arthur wasnâ€™t quite so golden!Â This was also the first talking picture that featured a FULL COLOR fashion show.Â Enough with movies, fashion, and Whiteâ€™s berry-slapped cheeks.Â Weâ€™re talkinâ€™ about COLOR; and whatâ€™s HOT!! But, hold on to your pill box hat I sayâ€¦ Red, Movies, Fashion, White, Rose, Golden, Berry, Jungle, Leopard.Â Can ya see where Iâ€™m going with read full story >
What a spectacular event produced by Tacy Infante with Meritage Events. SocialFly does it AGAIN! Thank you for your continued participation in making the ISES Austin events fun-filled! Photos here.
By Tacy Infante at Meritage Events Corporate branding at special events is nothing new. We have seen it all from custom gobos, ice sculptures, branded napkins, and even body paint. What I have seen lately is a more creative approach to branding using key dÃˆcor items. Not only are the items eye-catching, but they cause a “stir” in the attendees, thus generating the Ã«buzzÃ that each company tries to achieve. This buzz caused by the right branding using dÃˆcor could be enough to cause a “Tipping Point” for a product or company. A few items that we, at Meritage Events, read full story >
Austin Parties Still Strong! Through the eyes of a party rental store, where we build stages, tents and lighting shows for festivals, art shows, athletic events, weddings and corporate & social parties, we have a unique view of Austinâ€™s events. With our current economic atmosphere we have been concerned about our event business. We have been monitoring changes very closely since the beginning of last year. So far we have not noticed a significant loss in business. Our annual events are still on schedule with minimal reductions to their orders. Although, this summer, we have had organizers reluctant in ordering read full story >
WEBii–the design firm responsible for our new blog and upcoming new site is offering ISES Austin members an incredible special. This can be linked directly to your existing website and can look any way you can imagine–many options.
Visit www.associationofweddingprofessionals.com to purchase tickets! You don’t want this local opportunity with global appeal.
Sam Staples, Owner of High Beam Events, Shares Her Story Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got your start. I started doing events in the early 1980s when a boss asked me to plan a multi-city seminar series. I had to contact hotels in each target city (Pittsburgh, DC, Indianapolis, etc.) and get their available dates over a 2-week period. I built a huge chart on graph paper (this was before PCs appeared on everyone’s desks) showing all the availability. My boss would look over the chart and make decisions, but meanwhile the availability had changed! read full story >