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ISES May Luncheon!



May 27, 2015


ISES Indiana special project: this year ISES Indiana has chosen to partner with Indy Urban Acres whose mission is to provide fresh, healthy, food to the city’s neediest citizens through local food banks.  Attendees will learn from Tyler Gough, farm manager at IUA, how they engage the community, inspire volunteers, educate students and train teens, all while feeding low income residents of Indianapolis.  Our goal is to assist them in building awareness and raise funds, while enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by Crystal Catering based on foods grown at Indy Urban Acres.

How can you help? Show your support for Indy Urban Acres by adopting a chicken, a bee hive, fruit tree or become an urban farmer. Pluck a card from the Giving Tree with sponsorships starting as low as $1.00. Additionally, ISES will donate $5.00 from every May luncheon ticket purchased to help support Indy Urban Acres.


Speaker: Tyler Gough, Farm Manager, Indy Urban Acres


Gough oversees the planning and operation of all aspects of the eight-acre organic farm dedicated to ensuring that families in need have access to healthy foods. Tyler is the President of the not-for-profit Narrow Gate Gardens, Inc., whose mission is to create and help sustain community gardens to support food pantries and previously founded the Pendleton Community Garden. A Purdue Master Gardener, Tyler continues to support the idea that each member of our community should be able to attain proper nutrition for themselves and their families, and to have access to the educational tools necessary to provide for themselves.

Thank You to our Event Sponsors:

The Lodge” at The Willows on Westfield

Crystal Catering 

A-Classic Party Rental

cs accoutrements

KB Design

Vibe Productions

Kristin Hornberger Photography



$40.00 Member Registration


$55.00 Non-Member Registration


$45.00 Associate Rate - Member Colleague



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Congratulations to the 2015 Pace Award Winners!


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   2015 PACE Awards 

What a fabulous evening the 2015 PACE Awards were this year. 


Congratulations to our 2015 PACE Award Recipients...


Scottish Rite Cathedral

Evans Audio Visual

Encore Entertainment

BBJ Linen

Detail + Desisgn

Thomas Caterers of Distinction

A Classic Party Rental

Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

CORT Event Furnishings








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Scholarships Available for ISES LIVE 2015 from SEARCH Foundation


The SEARCH Foundation is proud to offer a Full Education Package scholarship to ISES Live 2015 – to be held in New Orleans, August 20-22, 2015 to ISES members.  


There are twelve (12) available scholarships - they will be awarded on a first-come basis to the first 12 qualified ISES member applicants. However, only one (1) scholarship will be awarded per ISES member-company and only (1) per ISES Chapter.  Applications will be numbered as received.


Winners will be announced and notified by May 15, 2015. Note: International ISES Board members and past recipients of a SEARCH Foundation scholarship are ineligible.


The criteria are that candidate must:


  1. Be a member in good standing of ISES and provide your ISES membership number
  2. Have been employed in the special events industry for a minimum of two (2) years and be viewed as an outstanding candidate to be a leader in the industry
  3. Be a first-time attendee to ISES Live (or EventWorld as the conference was previously known)
  4. You must submit a summary of what receiving this scholarship meant to you and about your experience at ISES Live 2015 to SEARCH no later than September 15, 2015. (Summary shall be no less than 300 words and be typed pages. This may be used for marketing purposes.)
  5. Members of the International Board and past recipients of a SEARCH Foundation scholarship are ineligible. Only one candidate from any particular company will be considered and only one per chapter.
  6. Candidate understands they are expected to volunteer at The SEARCH Fundraising Event on Friday night August 21st (times TBD). Duties will be assigned by SEARCH as needed. Candidates may also be asked to attend/participate in other SEARCH marketing initiatives during the conference.


Candidate is responsible for their own expenses including transportation, lodging, meals, etc. Full Education Package includes: All educational sessions, breakfasts and lunches on both full education days and ISES Live Networks – THE OPENING EVENT.  Package does not include the ISES Leadership/President’s Reception and the ISES Esprit® Awards Celebration.


Questions?  Contact SEARCH Foundation at 480.538.7912 or






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ISES Indiana & Indiana Chapter MPI


                                                                                                                   Thank You to our Event Sponsors

   Flaunt 2015 Recap

Thank you to those that attended Flaunt 2015 on March 26th, 2015 hosted by ISES Indiana and the Indiana MPI Chapter.


ISES Indiana partnered with the Indiana Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for an evening of networking along with visiting with members and vendors that had set up booths to show off their services to industry professionals.  

This is the second year that ISES Indiana has teamed up with the Indiana Chapter of MPI.  The local MPI Chapter membership is comprised of corporate & independent meeting planners, special event planners, hoteliers, transportation companies, audio visual experts and other suppliers.

We also want to thank our sponsors for creating such as special evening.  Thank you to our venue host 502 East Event Center, what a beautiful renovation to the facility.  Big thank you to Jonathan Byrd’s for the beautifully presented and tasty appetizers.  And finally thank you to one of ISES Indiana’s newest members, Ian Borgeroff Photography for capturing the event with your fabulous pictures.  Flaunt is an annual event and we hope to see you next year!  

Be sure to attend our upcoming events:

 The PACE awards aim to recognize professionals in the special event industry.   Click Here for Tickets
Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:00pm - 11:00pm

ISES May Luncheon
Join us for this fun and informative lunch to learn more about an extraordinary local “Farm to Table” initiative right here in Indianapolis.  Click Here for More Information


Ian Borgerhoff Photography





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