ISES Event Review: ISES LA Power Breakfast at The Mark for Events

ISES LA Power Breakfast, hosted at The Mark for Events Featuring The Drum Cafe on January 12, 2011.

“I am a drummer!” chanted Emeka, to which the ISES LA Power Breakfast attendees loudly echoed back, “I am a drummer!” Emeka later added, “Now you can say without a doubt, I felt my neighbors drum, and it was goooood!”

January’s Power Breakfast was an absolute hit! Held at The Mark for Events, located at 9320 W Pico Blvd in Los Angeles, the Power Breakfast included ISES LA’s signature Breakfast Networking Hour with some of Los Angeles’ most versatile and talented Event Industry professionals, an array of savory breakfast dishes catered by The Mark’s in-house catering and a heart-pumping, rousing interpretation of “collaboration through rhythm” presented by Drum Café’s trio of percussionists: Emeka Simons, Dramane Kone and Andrew Acquista.


The ISES LA Power Breakfast was hosted by the Mark for Events, LA’s newest, full-service venue and event space which boasts a versatile, stylish and convenient space (with 3 rooms!) that holds up to 400 guests. But don’t worry; you’ll never have to compete with simultaneous events at The Mark because Executive Director, Debbie Ulman and Facility Manager, Lindsay Schwartz host only one event at a time. Lindsay knows the space well and pointed out that she had her own wedding at The Mark. Lindsay jokingly added, “It was an incredible wedding; I gave myself a really good deal!” www.themarkforevents.com


The inspiration of The Drum Café came from Africa where drumming is used to inspire relaxation, breakdown barriers, and bring people together through rhythm. Today, the Drum Cafe does just that through a passionate and entertaining program of global team-building and entertainment that includes motivational speakers, team builders and Africa’s top drummers. Thank you to the Drum Café West team – Natalie, Tessa, Emeka, Dramane and Andrew – for leaving us with a renewed desire to collaborate… and our hands just a little more sensitive from the experience! www.drumcafewest.com

Thank you to Todd Roberts and Visions Lighting for generously providing the sound system and support. www.visionslighting.com

Lastly, many thanks to the ISES LA Breakfast Education Committee who continue to out-do themselves with fun and informative education events for ISES LA members and guests. Mark your calendar for April 20th when our ISES LA Chapter will present another fun education event during lunchtime!

ISES LA Power Breakfast Committee:
Jeff Sigler FormDecor Furniture Rental
Takowa Patterson Great Reunions
Chris Gerstenblatt Eventworks
Kathy Tollman Famous Dave’s BBQ

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