NAME: Jade Branson UNIVERSITY: ACC MAJOR: Meeting & Event Planning EMAIL: email@example.com Current job or internship: Intern at Kennedy Creative Events Current Job Title: Event Production Intern Current Job Description: Working with the Kennedy Creative Events Team and Production Team on various social and corporate events. Assisting the production team in preparation for upcoming events by running errands for event needs, preparing and packing decor and supplies for events, assembling centerpieces, event set up and facilitation. Completing and presenting a special project at the end of my internship. How long have you been at your current job or internship? read full story >
Sandy Cortez UNIVERSITY: St. Edward’s University MAJOR: Communication – PR & Advertising PHONE: (240)351-1525 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-cortez-5b3227a3/ Current job or internship: Intern at startup – Event Vines (June 2016 – Present) Handles company blogs as well as social media Brand Management Intern at Stonehouse Villa Luxury Weddings Venue (September 2016 – Present) Manage social media Help coordinate weddings Floral arrangements Current Job Title: Student Assistant to Dean of Academic Affairs at St. Edward’s University Current Job Description: Responsible for organizing events, meetings, and up keep of the office How long have you been at your current job read full story >
H.L. Fahnestock Cedarstone Ranch 512-422-2413 email@example.com cedarstoneranch.com Current Job Title: Owner Current Job Description: I design and build custom furniture primarily from used wine barrels. I am also branching out into wine cellar design and construction. I’ve gotten so many requests from brides and wedding and event planner over the years, that I’ve built a set of barrels specifically for weddings and events. * How long have you been at your current job? 7 years * Please list some previous experience you feel has helped you prepare for a career in the events industry? I have been an read full story >
How Vendors Handle the Summer “Off” Months Get ready! Get set! Now wait. That’s the mantra for most local and national event vendors during the summer months before the season ramps up in the fall. But for some vendors, this slow season is a much-appreciated breather, as they catch up on internal training, client relations and believe it or not – relaxation. Local Austin catering vendor, Pink Avocado, uses this valuable time to focus on encouraging creativity and boosting excitement within their teams. Teams participate in “food adventures,” where they travel to different cities around the U.S. to read full story >
#ThrowbackThursday to this beautiful piece that Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures did for the May 2013 ISES (ILEA) meeting at Chatue Bellevue with guest speaker David Merrell. What a great back drop! Full Spectrum Ice can create just about any order for your event, so go crazy and shoot for the stars, they love a good challenge!
Erik Carlson Erik Carlson Video & Photography firstname.lastname@example.org Erik Carlson Video & Photography Social Media: Twitter Facebook Instagram Current Job Title: Creative Consultant Current Job Description: Erik started Erick Carlson Video & Photography 5 years ago. Before jumping into his Creative Consultant role he “worked three years at the Chicago Board of Trade on the trading floor doing live television hits with the major business networks. For over five years I worked alongside businesses and franchise owners on creating high quality videos to showcase their brand and products.” FACTS ABOUT ERIK: What’s your favorite thing about the event industry? Capturing the read full story >
We are always looking for new ways to bring our members educational content, and who better to learn from than our fellow members. LinkedIn can be a blessing or a curse. Check out this tutorial from Lauren Chumbley at Eclipse Event Company and Justin Klinkerman at Say Cheese Photo Booths. Look for more ISES Austin Educational Videos coming soon.
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 >
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 >
On August 18 – 22, ISES Austin board and members traveled to New Orleans to attend ISES LIVE! On Thursday night, the Spirit of Excellence Awards were distributed during the General Assembly for chapter leadership. Austin Chapter took home the Excellence in Education and Programming, Excellence in International Engagement, and CHAPTER OF THE YEAR! (being back to back winners with our 2013-2014 win) Here is what some of our members said about their experience: Nikki Armesto from Red Velvet Events “ISES Live 2015 was an energizing conference that left my head buzzing with ways to increase creativity at work, read full story >