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May Membership Drive

 

May Membership Drive begins May 2nd and ends May 11th!  

Follow these simple instructions to join:

As you apply online during the May membership drive, the $50 application fee will be waived during this 10 day window with the membership drive code. In the application, the you will select your chapter and the membership type, which is where you will type in the promo code exactly as it is shown below. Note: At the checkout the application fee will be waived. If the fee has not been waived, you should contact ILEA HQ within the ten day membership drive. The promotion code can also be written at the top of the written application to waive the application fee. Please know that you membership will not be active until ILEA has processed your payment.

The membership drive is for new or reinstating members, being that the discount is having the application or late fee waived. Lapsed or reinstating members should call ILEA HQ in order to reinstate their membership as you will be unable to do so without the assistance of ILEA HQ. 

The chapter drive promo code: INDY50 (all caps, no spaces)

Instructions:

1.       Join online

2.       Select the Indiana chapter as your chapter affiliation

3.       Enter the promo code exactly as it is shown above.

4.       Proceed to checkout where the application fee will show as $0.

 

We are excited to have you as an ILEA Indiana Chapter Member! 

 

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Congratulations to the 2016 Pace Award Winners!

 

 
                                                                                                                                                                                     Thank You to our Event Sponsors

   2016 PACE Awards 

What an absolutely fantastic evening the 2016 PACE Awards were this year!

  

Congratulations to our 2016 PACE Award Recipients...

  • Best Catered Event Under $10K - Empyrean Events and Catering

 

  • Best Catered Event Over 10K - Empyrean Events and Catering

 

  • Best Specialty Drink/Mixology - Empyrean Events and Catering

 

  • Best Specialty Dessert/Cake - Thomas Caterers of Distinction

 

  • Best Stations/Buffet - Thomas Caterers of Distinction

 

  • Best Entertainment Under 15K - NBE Event Group

 

  • Best Entertainment Over 15K - Evans Audio Visual

 

  • Best Design for a Wedding/Social Under 15K - Eventfull Planning

 

  • Best Design Corporate Event Under 15K - Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company

 

  • Best Design Corporate Event Over 15K - Detail + Design

 

  • Best Table Top Design - Eventfull Planning

 

  • Best Use of Space - Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company

 

  • Best Technical Production Under $10K - NBE Event Group

 

  • Best Technical Production Over $10K - Evans Audio Visual

 

  • Best Social Photography - Kristin Hornberger Photography

 

  • Best Corporate Photography - Nathaniel Edmunds

 

  • Best Social Videography - Marshall Camera Wedding Films

 

  • Best Corporate Videography - IndyVisual

 

  • Best Logistics and Event Support Services - Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company

 

  • Best Marketing Design Under $10K - Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.

 

  • Best Marketing Design Over $10K - Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.

 

  • Best Team Effort Under $75K - Detail + Design (L. Gene Huddleson), A Classic Party Rental, Evans Audio Visual, Encore Entertainment, Detail + Design (Michael King), Empyrean Events, IndyVisual, KB Designs

 

  • Best Team Effort Over $75K - Detail + Design (L. Gene Huddleson), A Classic Party Rental, Evans Audio Entertainment, Cort Event Furnishings, Thomas Caterers of Distinction (Dee Haddad), Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

 

  • Best Non-Profit Event Above $25K - The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis

 

  • Best Corporate Event Under $50K - Empyrean Events and Catering

 

  • Best Corporate Event Between $50K-$100K - Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company

 

  • Best Corporate Event Over $100K - Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.

 

  • Best Wedding/Social Event Between $50K-$100K - Eventfull Planning

 

  • Best Wedding/Social Event Over $100K - Mon Amie Events

 

  • Best Public Event - Indiana Grand Racing Casino

 

  • Best Event with a Legacy - The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis

 

  • Rising Star Award - Megan Johnston

 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Pam Parker

 

  • Carson Ray Spirit of ISES Award - Sarah Mullins

 

  • President's Award - Tiffany Stoner

 


 

 

 

  THANK YOU AGAIN SPONSORS!


 
 

 

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Behind the Scenes with Teresa Sabatine with People for Urban Progress

 

Director of Business Development, PUP

Teresa is a passionate storyteller who also loves business communications and planning. She has made a career out of producing film and television all over the United States and honing her marketing and business skills most recently at Nike.

She returned to Indianapolis with a desire to help PUP grow its footprint within the Indy community (and beyond). When she isn't budgeting and strategizing, she is mentoring young women through career changes and professional growth. She is excited to be back in the Midwest and to be a part of the very bright future of PUP. 

Enjoy a little sneak peek from Teresa Sabatine:

1.     What does your company do and what makes is different than others like it?

People for Urban Progress is an Indianapolis do tank. We rescue discarded materials and redesign them so everyone can benefit. We are part of the "upcycle" revolution taking a material you don't think twice about and turning it into something that you love. We are different than other organizations because we go beyond just designing a quality product for people to buy; we use the profits to fund urban design projects around the city of Indianapolis. Have you sat waiting for the bus in one of those fabulous orange Bush Stadium seats? That's our work. We are not only interested in salvaging the material but putting it back into our city for the citizens to interact with and enjoy. Repurpose + reuse: that's our kind of sustainability. 

2.       What lead you to your current career and how long have you been in the field?

I have a television and film background living all over the US creating content for studios like Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures, TV Networks like ABC, HGTV and DIY and Fortune 500 companies like Nike. I love solving problems and collaborating with interesting people who are thinking about our future. I am interested in how storytelling affects our society and how those stories can be told to create societal change. I've been a huge fan of PUP since I first met Michael back in 2008 and when I heard about his future plans for the organization we decided I would join the team and see what we could get done.  Their story is really incredible and it keeps getting better. My skills translate very well--helping to run a startup is very similar to producing a movie so the transition has been fun and exciting! 

3.       What is your most memorable event/project? Why?

I joined PUP in September of 2015 and about one month in we decided to open up a retail pop up shop in Circle Centre Mall. I remember Michael calling me and saying, so I know this wasn't on the agenda, but what do you think? Together with some other incredible brands (United State of Indiana, Liz Alig, Lux and Ivy, No. 18 Paper Company, Quil Jewelry) we decided to make it happen.  It was a great way to meet all of the people that make PUP possible and to do something for the first time. Our goal was to show that shopping local is not only important but a lot of fun and when you can walk into a store and meet the people behind the product it changes your perspective on consumption. It was also important to us to bring the community together in an "off the beaten path" space, like the mall. Indianapolis is so much more than people can see from the outside.  The more we expose tourists and even our own citizens to local products and businesses authentic to Indy the more they will get a real taste of our culture. 

4.       What is one thing people do not know about you?

I am sort of an open book. I keep a blog on the trials and delights of being a woman in our modern society so there isn't a lot left unsaid.  I guess if you don't know me at all it might be a surprise to you that I am a huge advocate for women's equality.  And not in any sort of men vs. women vs. men kind of way but in a, it's important to include and respect and equally pay women and if we all come together to make that happen the world will be a better place.  

5.       If you were not in your current career, what would be your dream job?

Going off the above sentiment, if I could do anything all day every day it would be to help cultivate more opportunities for women.  I think the more we remind women how valuable they are and that they are capable of anything the more they will show up to help us move the needle on really important issues like the state of the global economy and the environmental issues that PUP is working on.  Being a part of People for Urban Progress has taught me how important it is to be a citizen instead of a consumer and to take my own waste and our global waste much more seriously. This type of thinking and action is very aligned with my mission to help women. The more I know, the more I can help.  

Come meet Teresa Sabatine and hear all about PUP at our May "ISES Cares" Luncheon on May 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Mavris Arts & Event Center.  Hope to see you there!

And see you all tonight at the 2016 PACE Awards!  YEE-HAW!

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ISES Esprit Awards 2016

 

Enter an ISES Esprit Award for 2016! 

All completed entries, including payment must be submitted on or before May 6th 2016 at 11:59pm PDT. Submissions received between May 7th 2016 at 12:00am PDT and May 13th 2016 at 11:59pm PDT will incur an additional $25.00 USD fee. Any submissions submitted after May 13th 2016 at 11:59pm PDT will not be accepted. BEFORE BEGINNING AN ENTRY: 

Step 1: Review and select a category:
The Esprit awards offer multiple categories representing the many different disciplines within the events industry. Identify the category that best fits your event or event component. All category criteria is listed under the Categories and Criteria tab on the ISES Esprit Awards Website.


Step 2: Decide your entry type

ENTRY TYPES:

  • Single Entry: An entry type for a current ISES member. Single entries can be submitted into any Esprit category except the Best ISES Event Volunteer Collaboration and Best ISES Team Effort Categories.
  • Joint Entry: An entry type that can be entered when two ISES members were instrumental in the implementation of an event. Each ISES entrant can be from the same or separate companies. Joint submissions can be entered into any category except the Best ISES Event Volunteer Collaboration and Best ISES Team Effort Categories. Each ISES entrant must pay the $100.00 USD (or $125.00 for the extended deadline) entry fee.
  • Team Entry: A team category consists of three (3) or more ISES team members who participated in planning and executing an event. Team submissions can only be entered in the Best ISES Event Volunteer Collaboration and Best ISES Team Effort Categories. Each ISES entrant must pay the $100.00 USD (or $125.00 late submission) entry fee.


Step 3: For Joint/Team Entries

  • Entrants will need their joint and team members contact information, including ISES member IDs. Be sure to gather this information before beginning an entry.
  • All entrants-single, joint, and team -must be ISES members in good standing on or before May 13, 2016. Non-ISES members included in the entry, will be omitted from the entry without refunds.
  • Only one payment is permitted per joint/team entry.

 

Step 4: Begin a New Entry
Select the left menu Add New Entry tab.

  • Through the online awards system, entrants are able to begin multiple entries, save and return to finish or edit entries, pay for entries as completed or pay for multiple entries all together.

 

TAB 1- ENTRANT(S) INFORMATION
The Entrant(s) Information tab requires that entrants enter their complete contact information. The Esprit awards system operates through OmniCONTESTS, ISES’ awards vendor, and not the ISES database. The entrant page will only be seen by ISES staff.


Step 1: Add an Entry Title and Select a Category

  • Verify that you’ve entered the correct category by reviewing the category description.
  • Complete category descriptions can be found on the Categories & Criteria tab of ISES Esprit website.

 

Step 2: Complete the Entrant form.

  • This information should be that of the award entrant.
  • To find an ISES member ID, click the link provided on the left menu Entry Guide & DQ tab.
  • The Entrant(s) Information must be fully completed before moving to the next award entry tab.

 

Step 3: Once your entry form is completed, click SAVE on the page.

  • Single entrants can proceed to the next entry tab.
  • For joint and team entries, scroll to the bottom of the entrant information tab to complete your ISES team members contact forms.

 

*ENTRANTS WON’T BE ABLE TO PROCEED TO THE EVENT OVERVIEW TAB UNTIL ALL ENTRANT(S) INFORMATION IS COMPLETE.

TAB 2- EVENT OVERVIEW
The event and entrant information obtained from the Event Overview tab is for nomination and Esprit award recipient purposes only. Esprit award judges will not see the event overview tab as part of their judging content. The Event Overview page will only be seen by ISES Staff and can include an entrant names, company names and logos. You can navigate the rest of the entry at this point, but you won’t be able to submit the entry without completing all of the requirements.

Step 1: Complete the general information

  • Event Name: List the event name to appear in promotional materials (Can be repeated from Entrant(s) Information tab).
  • Client Name: Will not be listed in promotional materials, but used as a reference to ensure no competition rules were broken.
  • Event Start/End Date: Only events that have occurred between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 can be submitted into the 2016 Esprit Awards Competition. The start and end dates can be the same. Verify that you’ve chosen a 2015 date in the awards system.
  • General Event Overview: Describe the event and highlight its best features. The event description will be used in Esprit promotional materials and should be written in third person.

 

Step 2: Upload Representative Images

  • Follow the instructions on the top of the Event Overview tab to upload two representative images.
  • Upload two images that best represent your event entry.
  • Include descriptions of your photos in 80 words or less.
  • These photos are for marketing purposes. They are not included in your entry, do not count against your collateral uploads, and will not be seen by the judges. You can re-upload these photos in your event collateral section.

 

Step 3: Check the Statement of Entrant(s)

  • Check the box provided to verify that the two chosen representative images can be used for Esprit promotional purposes.
  • You will not be able to submit your award entry without completing all of the steps on this page.
  • Click SAVE and continue to the Entry Questions tab.

 

TAB 3- AWARD NOMINATION INFORMATION
The nomination information tab ensures that each nominee and award recipient’s information is listed and pronounced correctly.

Step 1: Include your preferred information for every entrant included in your entry.

  • Preferred Display Name: This must be the name of the entrant, but can display a preferred name (i.e. Jen instead of Jennifer). This field cannot display a company name.
  • Phonetic Name Spelling: This step eliminates names being mispronounced in nomination announcements. It is an optional step.
  • Award Engraving: The entrant name, company name or both are the only items that can be included on the award engraving.

 

Step 2: Follow the directions on the page to include additional entrant’s information.

TAB 4- ENTRY QUESTIONS
To ensure that the competition remains completely anonymous, NO entrant name, entrant company name or logo, may appear in your entry on the ENTRY QUESTIONS, ENTRY COLLATERAL & ENTRY BUDGET tabs. Violating this rule will result in an entry being disqualified. See the left menu Entry Guide & DQ tab for further information.
Exceptions:

  • If an entrant is an employee of the client’s company (i.e. a corporate planner), the entrant is permitted to use their client logo only. No image of the entrant or reference to the entrant as an employee is permitted.
  • Best Industry Contribution is the only category that this rule doesn’t apply.

 

Step 1: Agree to the entrant rule.

  • Check the box to verify you understand the entrant name, company name and logo rule.
  • Entrant names, company names and logos appearing in an entry are the #1 reason entrants are disqualified each year.

 

Step 2: Answer each question provided.

  •  No website links or images are permitted within the entry question tab.
  • All questions must include a response in order to submit your entry.
  • 6000 characters are approximately 3000 words.
  • Question responses can be written in a word program and copied to the Esprit system, however, the system automatically truncates once the 6000 character limit is reached. Verify that your text responses are complete and correct.
  • Click SAVE and continue to the Entry Collateral tab.

 

TAB 5- ENTRY COLLATERAL
The Entry Collateral page is the best way to showcase your event. Use the opportunity to display and highlight your event through images and video. Reminder: NO Entrant name or images, entrant company name or logo, may appear in any part of the entry collateral tab, including file names or digital files.

Step 1: Review image upload instructions.

  • Review the steps on how to upload and describe your collateral.

 

Step 2: Review the description of acceptable management collateral documents.

  • Management collateral consists of the documents necessary for the pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the event's development, pre-production, and post-production. Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.
  • Event photographs must be uploaded individually and each is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.
  • Story boards, collages, and inspiration boards are not permitted.

 

Step 3: Upload your management collateral pieces

  • In 60 characters, define each upload in collateral description area.
  • Maximum number of management collateral files: 10.

o Exceeding the 10 file uploads will result in an entry being disqualified.

  • Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .gif, .xlsx.
  • Each file may not exceed 20 MB.

 

Step 4: Review the description of acceptable event collateral documents.

  • Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience. Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage.
  • Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.
  • Story boards, collages, and inspiration boards are not permitted.

 

Step 5: Upload event collateral pieces.

  • In 60 characters, define each upload in collateral description area.
  • Maximum number of management collateral files: 20.

o Exceeding the 20 file uploads will result in an entry being disqualified.

  • Accepted file types include: jpg, jpeg, bmp, png, pdf, gif, xlsx.
  • Each file may not exceed 20 MB.

 

Step 6: Review the description of acceptable multi-media files.

  • Multi-media collateral consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps show the story of the event to the judges.
  • Multi-media collateral is only REQUIRED for Best Event Videography and Best Technical Production and optional for all other categories.

o Entrants not submitting in the Best Event Videography or Best Technical Production categories continue to Step 7 below for multi-media instructions.

o Best Event Videography and Best Technical Production entrants continue to Step 8 below for multi-media instructions.

Step 7: Upload multi-media collateral. (optional)

  • In 2100 characters or less, define your multi-media collateral in the description area.
  • Collateral must be uploaded as a video file.

o Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, .wma, .mp3, .mp4

  • Limit 1 video, no longer than 5-minute video file per entry.
  • File may not exceed 250 MB.

 

Step 8: Best Event Videography and Best Technical Production- upload multi-media collateral.

  • In 2100 characters or less, define your multi-media collateral in the description area.
  • Collateral must be uploaded as a video file.

o Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, .wma, .mp3, .mp4

  • Uploaded videos from youtube, vimeo, vevo etc. cannot contain entrant names, entrant company names, or logos anywhere on the site, including, website extensions and user names.
  • Limit 1 video, no longer than 10-minute video file per entry.
  • File may not exceed 500 MB

 

TAB 6- ENTRY BUDGET
Categories that include a monetary value (i.e. Best Corporate Event over $150,000 USD) will require a budget. Reminder: NO Entrant Name, Entrant Company Name or Logo may appear in the budget tab, including file names or extensions.

Step 1: Determine if your category requires a budget.

  • If your budget page shows the verbiage: THIS CATEGORY DOES NOT REQUIRE A BUDGET. PLEASE SKIP AND CONTINUE TO THE AWARD NOMINATION TAB., skip this tab and move to the statement of entrant(s) tab.
  • If your category requires a budget, continue to Step 2

 

Step 2: Carefully review and identify your budget requirements:

  • The budget template provided must be used. Each budget template has its own set of instructions. Read them carefully.
  • All budgets must reflect the RETAIL value in US Dollars.
  • A category that covers an entire event from concept to completion (Corporate, Social, Non-Profit, Team, Public, Wedding, and Meeting-Conference) requires a whole event budget. Continue to Step 3 for more budget specific requirements.
  • A category that covers an event service or element (Design/Décor and Entertainment) requires a budget for services only. Continue to Step 4 for more budget specific requirements.

 

Step 3: Budget requirements for categories that encompass events from concept to completion.

  • Provide the RETAIL value in US Dollars for the ENTIRE event.
  • The budget needs to include each event element and every dollar spent.
  • Convert donated, sponsored, inventory items, and preferred supplier rates and discounts to the retail market value.
  • Failure to disclose the full RETAIL market value for every event element will result in an entry disqualification.

 

Step 4: Budget requirements for categories that offer an event element or service that supports the event.

  • Provide the RETAIL value in US Dollars for the products or services identified in your category.
  • Convert donated, sponsored, inventory items, preferred supplier rates and discounts to the retail market value.
  • Failure to disclose the RETAIL market value for the products and/or services identified in your category will result in an entry being disqualification.

 

Step 5: Download and Complete the budget with the budget template provided.

  • Follow the directions online to download, complete, save, and upload your budget.
  • When saving a budget, verify that the file name doesn’t include any entrant details.
  • Verify that the correct budget file is uploaded.
  • Click SAVE.

 

TAB 7- STATEMENT OF ENTRANTS
The statement of entrants ensures that each entrant understands and complies with the rules of the competition.

Step 1: Carefully review each statement.

  • Check the box associated with each statement to acknowledge the rules of the competition.

 

Step 2: Review entry and alternative submit options.

  • Review each entry tab and verify that collateral is uploaded correctly, entrant information is complete, and responses to questions are accurate.
  • To confirm every entry requirement is met, navigate to the left menu View/Edit Entries tab. Find your entry and select the incomplete status. Any entry requirements not met will be listed.
  • It is suggested to have someone else, such as a work colleague, review your entry.

 

Step 3: Review alternative submit entry options.

  • Entrants can submit completed entries at any time before the deadlines.
  • To finish entries in the future, click SAVE and exit the competition. When logged back in, click on the left menu View/Edit Entries tab to return to your entry.
  • Once the entry is paid for, it is submitted and can no longer be edited.

 

Step 4: Instructions to submit your entry.

  • SAVE your entry.
  • Navigate to the left menu View/Edit Entries tab.
  • Follow the instructions to submit an award entry,

 

LEFT MENU- VIEW/EDIT ENTRIES TAB
The View/Edit Entries tab is intended to help you manage your entries. You can begin multiple entries, save and return to finish or edit entries, pay for completed entries (one at a time) or pay for multiple entries all together.

Step 1: Review your entry one final time

  • Once on the View/Edit Entries tab, click on the “Incomplete” status next to your entry.
  • By clicking on the “Incomplete” status, entrants will be redirected to an entry checklist which displays any unmet requirements. Click on the links associated with any entry requirement not met. Complete any unmet requirements.
  • Only when the entry checklist page displays the message “Payment Requirement Not Met” is the entry complete and ready to be paid for and submitted.

 

Step 2: Entry ready to Submit

  • When the entry checklist page only displays the message “Payment Requirement Not Met” and the entrant is ready to complete the submission, click on the left menu SUBMIT tab.
  • When the entry checklist only displays the message “Payment Requirement Not Met” you are ready to submit your entry into the competition, Navigate to the “PAY NOW” left menu tab.

 

LEFT MENU SUBMIT TAB
The SUBMIT tab takes entrants to an entry invoice list. The invoice list displays all paid/unpaid entries.

Step 1: SUBMIT entry(s)

  • Once on the “SUBMIT” left menu tab, in the invoice list, check the box next to the entries you intend to pay for and submit. The invoice list displays all entries. Uncheck any boxes that you do not want to pay for/submit.
  • Pay by credit card or follow instructions to make payment via check

o To pay for an entry(s) via credit card continue to Step 2.
o To pay for entry(s) via check continue to Step 3.

Step 2: Pay entry fee via credit card

  • Ensure the correct entries are selected on the invoice list and click on the PAY BY CREDIT CARD button.
  • Enter your billing information, confirm that the Amount Payable is correct, and input your payment details.
  • Select the PAY NOW button to complete the transaction and submit your entry.
  • Entrants will receive email notifications that payment has been approved and their submission is complete.
  • On the left menu View/Edit Entries tab, paid entries will display the status SUBMITTED.

 

Step 3: Pay entry fee via check

  • Check payment submissions must be postmarked FOUR DAYS BEFORE the entry deadline(s) - MAY 2th, 2016 for standard entries and MAY 9th, 2016 for extended deadline entries.
  • Only one check payment is permitted for team and joint entries.
  • Pay by check entries will display an “Incomplete” status until payment is received and processed.
  • To send a check payment: 1. In the invoice list, check the boxes associated with the entry(s) to be included in the check payment. 2. Print the invoice list (this page). 4. Make checks payable to The International Special Events Society. 5. Mail check payment and invoice list to ISES Headquarters, Attn: Esprit Award Entries, 330 N Wabash Ave. Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60611 USA
  • After the payment is processed, the entry(s) status will be updated to SUBMITTED and the entrant will receive email notifications that payment has been approved and their submission is complete.
  • Any unpaid or late entries will be omitted from the competition.

 

Entry Submission Follow-up

Step 1: Return to the left menu View/Edit Entries tab

  • Verify that all paid entry(s) display the status, SUBMITTED.
  • Save a copy of your entry by clicking on the Print field in your entry list.
  • Entrants can delete any incomplete or unwanted entry(s) by clicking on the Delete field.
  • Paid entries can only be printed and not edited

 

Good Luck!!!

 

 

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Member Spotlight: Mike Wiggins with A Classic Party Rental

 

APRIL MEMBER SPOTLIGHT : 

Mike Wiggins

Director of Outside Sales

A Classic Party Rental

A Classic Party Rental

      

  •  What is your title and position at your current company? 
       

Director of Outside Sales

  • What does your company do? How is it different than others like it? 

A Classic Party Rental is a full service rental company that provides equipment for special events throughout Indiana.  We pride ourselves on our high quality inventory from tenting, tables, chairs, and dance floors to china, flatware, and glassware.  We also have assembled a sales team with years of experience and a seasoned operation team that is second to none.

  • How many years have you been in the industry? 

25 years

  • What was your very first job? 

I worked at a Country Club in the pro shop.

  • What lead you in into the event industry? 

I had a good friend that was in the industry that encouraged me to interview for a sales opening.

  • Why did you decide to join ISES?

I wanted to get to know the best people in the industry in their lines of work.  Over the years a lot of these people have become close friends and I have been privileged to work on some of the finest events in Indiana.

  • What are you looking to gain out of our ISES membership and how can we help you achieve that?

The ability to learn some other facets of the industry that I might not normally be involved in.  Also to continue to meet new faces that have started in the industry.

  • What is your most memorable event? Why? 

There are so many great events that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of from Final Four Basketball tournaments, corporate events, and some incredible weddings.  I also have been involved in many non-for-profit events that are always satisfying because you know that you are assisting with these groups to raise money for their organizations.  The Super Bowl was very memorable just to see how many of the ISES members came together to transform downtown Indianapolis to showcase what we do and how we do it was very satisfying.  

  • What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

That I am a little OCD

  • If you were not in the event industry, what would be your dream job? 

Sports agent of Professional golf caddy

  • Feel free to add other information that will help get to know your business better.

A Classic Party Rental continues to strive to be the leader in Indiana for event rental.  Our ownership has the mindset that we must continue to invest money back into our equipment lines, technology, and training to make this happen.  Experience is key in what we do and with a core sales team in place and an operations staff that are familiar with so many of the venues and events in town it makes it easier to make sure our valued clients are taken care of.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good luck to all of our PACE Nominees!

 

Good luck to all of our 2016 PACE Awards Nominees!  We are looking forward to celebrating with you at PACE this year!

A Classic Party Rental
Accent on Indy, a DMC Network Compay
Baldwin & Lyons
Classic Cakes
Cort Event Furnishings
Detail + Design
Empyrean Events and Catering
Encore Entertainment
Evans Audio Visual
Eventfull Planning
Forum Conference & Event Center
Ian Borgerhoff Photography
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
IndyVisual
KB Designs
Kristin Hornberger Photography
Marshall Camera Wedding Films
McNamara Florists
Mon Amie Events
NBE Event Group
Plum & Poppy
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Sterler Productions
The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis
Thomas Caterers of Distinction
Vibrant Video Productions
WOW Factors

Don't forget to sign up to attend the PACE awards to see all of the 2016 Nominees and Winners!

April 21, 2016
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Canal 337
337 W 11th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
http://www.canal337.com

 

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PACE Awards 2016

 

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