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LAST CHANCE! Members Must Renew Today to Save!

Reminder to Renew your ISES Membership - SAVE during the July Membership Drive

  

 

 

Renew your ISES Membership today!

LAST CHANCE!  If you haven't already, remember to renew your ISES membership TODAY!  Continue to be a part of the World's largest community of event professionals in July AND SAVE!  If you don't want to pay the $50.00 application fee to renew your membership, you have to renew by the end of the day today.  Renew TODAY (JULY 31st) and receive the membership through June 30, 2014 AND Save the $50 Application Fee by renewing now!

Feel free to contact Jason Ryan of the ISES Indiana Chapter at membership@ileaindiana.com
                 ...or ISES Headquarters at 1-800-688-ISES (4737) or info@ises.com.

IT'S EASY & WELL WORTH IT - Renew Your ISES Membership by July 31st & Save the $50.00 Application Fee!

  1. Click the button below to renew using your ISES National login information 
  2. When you have successfully logged in, you will see your "My ISES" box.
  3. Click on "Dues Renewal"
That's it!

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Please click here to renew your ISES membership today!

To all Members:  Renew Today!  Today is the last day to renew your ISES membership without the $50 application fee!  

Sincerely, your ISES Indiana Board of Directors

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July Jubilee Highlights

The ISES July Jubilee Kickoff event was spectacular!  The July Jubilee was all about a celebration for our members and kicking off the 2013-2014 ISES year in style.  The new board was sworn in and new president, Sarah Hines challenged the ISES members and those considering membership to Own It!  Get involved and make the most out of ISES.       

A Special thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors we couldn't have had a succesful night with out Evans Audio Visual providing us with a swanky venue and  awesome entertainment.  The delicious food and drinks were catered by Grafton Peek Catering.  We had a great time in the Top Hat Photo Booth.  A Classic Party Rental set ISES up with beautiful linens and chairs.  We will be able to fondly look back at all of the beautiful images taken by Kristen Hornberger Photography.      

We appreciate and thank all of our members and guests that shared in this fabulous event!!  
Sincerely, your ISES Indiana Board of Directors

 

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Upcoming Events :: "It's All About You" Luncheon on 8/28

ISES Indiana "It's All About You!" Luncheon with Guest Speaker

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Mill Top Banquet and Conference Center
802 Mulberry St 
Noblesville , IN 46060
http://www.milltop-indy.com
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Please join us on Wednesday, August 28th for the "It's All About You" ISES Indiana luncheon at the Mill Top. We are all feeling the effects of the season; take time to revive your energy and excitement and meet the rest of your year head on!

Whew! What an awesome event season it has been so far! We are all feeling the effects of long days, weeks, and months. This program will bring you 10 trusted methods of reducing stress, re-engergizing, reconnecting, and motivating you and your staff to help you meet the rest of your year head on.  

Julia Fiechter, Motivational Speaker and Not-for-Profit Founder & Executive Director of Lendingahand.net, will be our amazing guest speaker.  Please join us to lead the way to your best season yet!  Mark your calendars and join us for this "It's All About You" luncheon. Take on the rest of your year head on!

 

 

Special Thank You to our Event Sponsors:

Venue:  Mill Top Banquet and Conference Room

Audio Visual:  AMS Entertainment

Tickets

  • $30.00 Member Registration
  • $50.00 Non-Member Registration
  • $40.00 Non-Member Colleague

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Own It! ISES Indiana

 

Friends,

First, let me say how honored I am to be your President this year.  I love ISES and take this job very seriously.  While it has only been six years since I joined the chapter, I have made amazing vendor relationship and life-long friendships.  I truly think of ISES as my family, and I look forward to an exciting year leading this organization. 

At last week’s kickoff event, I gave a “State of the Chapter Address”.  During the past couple of years, the ISES Indiana board has been making steps towards saving the chapter money, streamlining processes, and most importantly creating more benefits for our members.  We have been successful in making upgrades to our technology, changing our processes internally, and finding cost-saving opportunities, so I wanted to share this information with our membership and prospective members.            
                                            

As a recap:

  • ISES Indiana has a new website!  Not only is our new site aesthetically pleasing, but it is more user-friendly, has a “Members Only” area, and allows for the Board to make real-time updates.  It is an all-in-one system that hosts our blog, registration, email marketing, member/prospect database, and so much more.   Investing in this new technology not only helps improve efficiency, but is a low-cost solution specifically made for organizations like ISES.  The site allows the Board to have a more hands-on approach, all while not having to spend more time than what has previously been spent.  Check it out… it’s pretty hot!  www.ileaindiana.com 
  • We have moved from utilizing a full management company to hiring a chapter administrator.  Implementation of our new website has allowed for your Board to own responsibilities that were once completed by a full-time management company.  That said, there is a value to having a friendly face at registration, an unbiased eye looking over our processes, and a person to assist when needed.  Moving forward with an hourly rather than a monthly fee, we estimate around an $800/month average savings with this change.  We are excited we have found that in our new Chapter Administrator, Carrie O’Brien.  You can reach her at our NEW phone number317.296.5025 or chapteradmin@ileaindiana.com
  • Quarterly FREE member events are back!  This past year, ISES Indiana hosted quarterly free member events.  These events were thanks to our 2011-2012 membership growth of over 25% from the previous year.  We were one of three chapters that attained this exciting increase, so we were recognized by ISES International and given $2500.  Your ISES Indiana Board decided to put this money towards our members, which created the free member events.  Well, thanks to our cost-saving efforts, we are bringing them back for the 2013-2014 year! 
  • The Member-to-Member benefit program is finally here.  While we get great National benefits for being an ISES member, ISES Indiana wants to create an even something special for our members.  This year, we are launching a benefit program that allows ISES Indiana members to give other members benefits / discounts.  Our goal is to help grow your ISES ROI and your client base.
  • Our programming is bigger and better with more National speakers.  Programming is fresh and fun for the 2013-2014 year! To help showcase the type of program, we have come up with icons for our new structure: ISES Connects, ISES Learns, ISES Cares, and ISES Recognizes.  To learn more and check out the upcoming program schedule, check out the snazzy new website:  www.ileaindiana.com 
  • ISES Indiana is the real deal!  ISES Indiana is committed to showing off to our peers, all while helping other Chapters grow.  From programming or the launch of a new website structure, trust me, we are not your average Chapter.  The Board has made a commitment to sharing our changes with other Chapters through the ISES Community page, and we are excited to announce we will be submitting in for Chapter of the Year for the Esprit awards in 2014.  
  • The position of Director of Strategic Partnership is back on the board roster. Continuing to grow our partnership with Visit Indy, as well as growing our relationship with organizations like MPI, ABC, and other organizations throughout the state is imperative to the growth of our industry in this great state. 

While this is a long letter (my speech was even longer!), I believe the Board owes it to the membership and prospective members to be forthright with goals and changes.   At the Kickoff Event, I launched my “theme” for the year, which is “Own It!”  Your Board of Directors has spent a lot of time in the past few months making major changes in an effort to own up to the responsibility we have to the members of this chapter.  Own It! is also my challenge to you.  If you’re not a member yet, get the membership.  If you aren’t involved in a committee, get involved.  If you have a membership, but don’t come to the events, come get connected.  The time is now.  What are you waiting for?  Own It!

Sincerely,

Sarah Hines, DMCP 

2013-2014 President
ISES Indiana

 

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Upcoming Events :: July Jubilee ISES Summer Kick Off RSVP Today!!!

July Jubilee ises summer kick off event

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Evan's Audio Visual
5305 Commerce Square Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46237
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We are going to start the ISES year off right!  Please Join Us on Wednesday, July 17th for this fabulously fun July Jubilee at Evan's Audio Visual.  The July Jubilee will be all about a celebration for our members and kicking off the 2013-2014 ISES year in style.  Lots of fun things are happening at ISES this year, so please mark your calendars and join us for cocktails and fun! 

Special Thank You to our Event Sponsors:

Venue and Entertainment: Evans Audio Visual

Caterer & Open Bar:  Grafton Peek

Photo Booth:  Top Hat Photo Booth

Photography:  Kristin Hornberger Photography

Linens & Chairs:  A Classic Party Rental

Tickets

$20.00 Registration For All
Registration Ends Tues, 7/16 at 5:00 PM

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