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Member Spotlight - Drew Hoopingarner, Bliss Event Design

What is your title and position at your current company? 
         Owner | Principal Designer
What does your company do? How is it different than others like it?
         Bliss Event Design LLC. is a full service event        production company. We are a custom design event company that can help you with every aspect of your    event. Our goal is to make your dream a reality.

How many years have you been in the industry?  
         I have been in the industry 4 amazing years!
What was your very first job?
         My first job was at a local party store I worked there all through high school and loved it. I met some very interesting people working there.
What lead you in into the event industry?
          I had the opportunity to do several internships during high school and so when I graduated I already knew what field I wanted to be in and also that I wanted to own my own business.
Why did you decide to join ISES?
          I had several friends who were involved and they told me that it is a great networking opportunity for me and my company.
What are you looking to gain out of our ISES membership and how can we help you achieve that?
        I would just like to form really great friendships with the amazing people in the industry in Indianapolis.
What is your most memorable event? Why?
        My most memorable event will actually be in the upcoming year. I have a client that has their quarterly conference in Louisville, KY and our off site event is going to be at Church Hill Downs where the Kentucky Derby is held. I am so excited because you don't have many chances to say you did an event at Church Hill Downs
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
       I love to travel,  I have been to 7 different countries and 20 different states.
If you were not in the event industry, what would be your dream job?
       I would live to go down and work at Disney World, doing what ever they needed me to do it is the happiest place on earth!
Feel free to add other information that will help get to know your business better.
        Our company is very involved in our local community. We provide our services to several different organizations here in Indianapolis check out our Community page on our website.!community/cssc

Feel free to contact Drew at:          

Drew Hoopingarner

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PACE Awards :: Early Bird Deadline Approaching!

ISES Indiana PACE Awards are always over the top and absolutely fabulous in every way.  As we are quickly approaching the Early Bird PACE Award Entry Date, please make sure you are starting to compose your PACE Award Entries!  Anyone can win and those entries are judged by another ISES Chapter outside of our region. 

Which events were you a part of in 2013 that you can enter?  Who will we be honoring at this year's PACE Awards?  It should be you!  Set yourself apart from your competition and create your entry submission today!

We always look forward to the ISES Indiana PACE Award to celebrate and honor all of the nominees and recipients for all of your work and dedication to the event industry throughout the year! 


Important Upcoming PACE Award Dates

Tuesday, January 14, 2014:  Early Bird Entries Due Soon!  All mailed in EARLY BIRD entries must be post marked on this day ($50.00 entry fee)

Thursday, January 16, 2014:  All EARLY BIRD entries due today at the specified entry drop-off location at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on the 1st Floor outside the Event's Office between 1:00pm - 5:00pm ($50.00 entry fee.  Last Chance to Enter before Regular Entry Pricing)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 5:00pm:  All entries must be received today at the specified entry drop-off location at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on the 1st Floor outside the Event's Office or by mail to the ISES P.O. Box  by 12:00pm - 5:00pm ($75.00 entry fee)

April 11, 2014:  Mark Your Calendars!  ISES Indiana PACE Awards Ceremony at the Indiana Landmarks Center

What does PACE stand for? Professional Achievement in Creative Events

Why should I enter the ISES Indiana PACE Awards? The ISES Indiana PACE Awards are designed to acknowledge the talent and successes of all our members. You work hard and we are excited to see your members showcased. By entering the ISES Indiana PACE Awards, you are able to demonstrate the high caliber of work from your company! This is your opportunity to highlight your work to other professional and potential clients. It is a clear indicator of what makes you stand apart from your competition. It is an excellent promotional strategy to be able to tout that your company is “award winning!”

More Information about the PACE Awards on the

ISES Indiana - PACE Awards Info!

 Who will be our 2014 PACE Award Winners?  You Need to Enter!

Congratulations to our 2013 PACE Award Winners!!


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