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ISES Esprit Winners Announcement!

Congratulations to a few of our ISES Indiana Members on their 2013 ISES Esprit Awards.  Sooo honored to have you as ISES Members and congratulations to be named one of the world's top 3 by the international event industry's best at the ISES Esprit Awards in the Bahamas! Congratulations to Nathaniel Edmunds Photography and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis on their wins on being recognized as THE best in their fields this year, and top 3 for Detail+Design and IndyVisual.  We are so proud of you guys.  Way to go, Indy!!!

 After an extensive and comprehensive judging process, we are proud to say that the below ISES Indiana Members were announced to be . . . 


Best Event with a Legacy

Philanthropic Youth Awards

Leigh Anne Elliott & Team

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis


Best Event Photography

Indian Dream

Tiffany Stoner & Team

Nathaniel Edmunds Photography


2013 Top Three Nominees:

Best Wedding Budget Over $200,000 USD

Art of the Wedding

Lyle Huddleson & Team

Detail + Design  


Best Event Filmmaking

Blissful Wishes and Arabian Nights

Robert Ridge

IndyVisual, Inc.  


To see the whole list of Nominees, check out the 2013 Esprit Awards Website.

 Congratulations to all of the ISES Indiana Members on the ISES Esprit Award Winners and Top 3!  We are very proud of you and honored to call you ISES Members!  

Sincerely, the rest of your ISES Indiana Board of Directors and Members  

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August 13th Lunch at Hilbert Circle Theater


Unequaled Event Education

Sizzling Events

Abundant Products and Services

...Plus a Week Jam-Packed With Networking at the Lowest Prices of the Year

"My business partner and I have been catapulted into a new realm of event planning after our experience at TSE 2013. Thank you TSE for the fresh new ideas, resources and vendor relationships we have received through this conference. You have helped us add fuel to our already lit fire!! We are blazing into 2013." Bernice Allen, Co-Owner, Exquisitely YOUnique.

Event Education

"The diversity of educational content at TSE is far and away the best offered in the industry. I found every session I attended of huge benefit to me and my business..."Andrea Peterson, MTA, CMP; Owner/President, ASAP Meetings & Events

  • Register now, save money, and access over 100 sessions in 8 tracks when available
  • Be confident that you're getting the best education in the industry: sessions and speakers have been carefully reviewed and selected by event industry experts
  • See last year's program here. Full program details for this year available in October
  • To take advantage of this limited time offer, register now

Stunning Showcasing Events

  • Select among seven showcasing events including: TSE Starts Here Networking Reception, Opening General Session (free to all attendees), Opening Night Celebration, Master's Program and Brunch, Spotlight Event, The Wedding Event, The Gala Awards and Celebration
  • Pick up lots of ideas for your own event toolbox by seeing first-hand the products and techniques used to put together these showcasing events
  • Visit the Wedding Galleries to see beautiful decor and tabletop settings in several different and distinctive wedding rooms
  • Register now for the showcasing events

TSE Trade Show is Free for a Limited Time

  • Browse thousands of event products and find the perfect ones to complete your events
  • Speak directly with a cross-section of industry vendors and compare their products, services, and pricing
  • Establish valuable face-to-face working relationships
  • Demo products in-person
  • Register for your free exhibit hall pass online today.

Interested in exhibiting?
      Contact Wanda McKnight at 913-981-6143 or

Hurry These Deals Fly Away Soon!

More Information about The Special Event 2014 in Nashville, TN:

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The ISES Indiana 3rd Annual Progressive Dinner on 9/10 . . . Back by Popular Demand!

Our 3rd annual highly anticipated ISES Indiana Progressive Dinner will be in the Carmel Arts & Design District on September 10, 2013! Located in the heart of Old Town Carmel, the Arts & Design District is home to interior designers, art galleries, showrooms, specialty shops and restaurants. Three stops are scheduled for the evening, each one indulging your senses even more than the last! The night will be filled with networking, food, and drinks…Space is limited, so register now to be a part of this evening as this event is always a sell out!


A)  STOP #1:  6:30pm-7:30pm: Evan Lurie Gallery, 30 E. Main Street, Carmel, IN.  
Hors d’oeuvres and a Specialty Drink by A Cut Above Catering.

B)  STOP #2:  7:30pm-9:15pm: Donatello’s Italian Restaurant, 9 W. Main Street, Carmel, IN.  
Salad, Entrée, and Choice of Beer or Wine.
C)  STOP #3:  9:30pm-10:30pm: Shiraz Wine Experience and Art Café, 404 W Main Street, Carmel, IN.  
Dessert and Wine.

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Special Thank You to our Event Sponsors:

Cost for tickets:  $65/per person - for all.  RSVP Today as registration ends Friday, 9/6 at 5:00 PM.  Please join us for a night of food, fun, and true ISES Indiana festivities!  

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Own It! Get Involved in ISES Indiana Today!


Own It! Get Involved in ISES Indiana Today!




Want to Get Involved in ISES Indiana?


ISES Indiana is looking to fill a few volunteer board and committee positions . . . 

Have you been thinking you wanted to get involved, but didn't know how to go about doing so?  Now is your chance!  Below are a few of the opportunities for all levels of experience and commitment within ISES. Please email by this Monday, 8/5 at 5 PM to express your interest. 

ISES Indiana Board of Director Opportunities

  • ISES Indiana - Director of Membership:  Assist the VP of Membership, Chris Lamar, with enhancing and developing the ISES Indiana membership.  Looking for an outgoing member that is looking for an opportunity to meet others and/or continue building relationships with event industry friends.
  • ISES Indiana - Director of Programs:  Assist the VP of Programs, Renee Miner, with enhancing and developing the ISES Indiana programming.  The Director will assist in coordinating the monthly meetings with the VP and Directors of Programs/Education.  These programs include our annual Education Conference and PACE Awards, education luncheons, and more!  Looking for an outgoing member that loves to plan and is eager to get involved.

Committee Volunteer Opportunities

  • Communications Committee:  Assist the VP of Communications, Kristin Hornberger, with the monthly newsletter, website, facebook and other materials of communication to benefit the membership.
  • Membership Committee:  Assist the VP of Membership, Chris Lamar, with enhancing and developing the ISES Indiana membership.
  • Programs/Education Committee - on the Education Conference or PACE Awards Committees:  Assist in coordinating the monthly meetings with the VP and Directors of Programs/Education, our annual Education Conference committee, assist in planning the annual PACE Awards event committee and more!
  • Chapter Advancement: Assist the Director of Chapter Advancement, Maxie Haber, in our effort to be awarded Chapter of the Year at next year’s ESPRIT Awards.  This position will help record and write about our programs, communication, and membership initiatives. 

ISES Indiana is more than a membership.  Becoming a part of ISES is an investment in YOU - both personally and professionally.  ISES Indiana delivers results!  Let’s face it, it is all about who you know!  Get connected and build powerful business relationship and friendships with your fellow ISES Indiana board and members.  Our Chapter wants to ensure you meet the “right” people to include in your network and expand your sphere of influence.  By getting involved, you will be in the know and help guide and make the ISES chapter all that you want it to be!   

Please email by this Monday, August 5th at 5 PM with your interest. Own It and get involved this year! 

Sincerely, your ISES Indiana Board of Directors

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