Who let the dogs out? We did!

Let’s be honest, we live in California where pups the size of tea cups spend the day in our purses, wear seat belts while riding shotgun and own more outfits than all my old dolls combined. It’s safe to say that we love them as though they were our children and for some, they are our children! Not matter what, we want what’s best for them and than means plenty of good food and exercise.

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Gather some friends, family and volunteers to help walk and play with the dogs during events. Both 4-legged friends and humans will have fun!

Just recently I can across a flyer that was advertising the grand opening of a new workout studio in Palos Verdes. Along with the expected snacks and cocktails that make an appearance at most grand openings, this one added an unexpected twist. The studio was inviting the humans and their furry four-legged friends to swing by and enjoy an amazing workout. While we would be getting our sweat on, our fuzzy companions would be taken on an exciting walk around the area with their friends and trusted dog walkers. What a great idea!

~Gabrielle Norton
Founder/Event Planner
‘Cause We Can Events
http://www.causewecanevents.com
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Marriage Proposal Planning – is that cheating?

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Calling all Marriage Proposal Planners! Wait, what? That’s right. In case you haven’t heard, there exists a career where the job description is something along the lines of “planning the perfect proposal for you and your loved one”. I can see this turning into a huge part of the industry, don’t you? Basically, the Marriage Proposal Planner is in charge of coming up with the perfect proposal that will surprise and delight your partner. They promise to plan a unique and unforgettable way to surprise the ONE you will spend the rest of your life with.

So how much does the perfect proposal cost? Packages vary anywhere from $300 to $2000+ depending on how involved you want the Marriage Proposal Planner to be. They simply help you brainstorm and come up with the idea or they can take charge and do everything from ideas to booking to coordinating the entire love bird moment!

Would you consider it? Some might say this is cheating and that the one doing the proposing should think of an idea that will be meaningful to their partner. On the other hand, what if you just really aren’t the creative type?

Will this be a male dominated audience or will women give it a go? Only time will tell as this is still a newish type of planning. Welcome to the Special Events Industry Marriage Proposal Planners!

Happy Planning!

~Gabrielle Norton
Founder/Event Planner
‘Cause We Can Events
http://www.causewecanevents.com

ISES LA Leadership Opportunities

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Make Your Mark on the Industry!

Chapter leadership is an invaluable opportunity to get involved, professionally grow, network, make meaningful connections with industry members, bring more visibility to your company or organization and have some fun! Leave your mark on the industry and join a committee today!

Chapter and Committee Leadership Opportunities Include:

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Membership
  • New Media
  • Programs & Education
  • Public Relations
  • More!

Email info@isesla.com or visit http://www.isesla.com for more information or to express interest.

ISES LA Seeks Management Services


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The International Special Events Society Greater Los Angeles Chapter seeks management services.
To inquire, please send a request for more detailed information with “ISES LA Management” in the subject line to:

Jen Poyer, CSEP, ISES Greater Los Angeles Chapter Immediate Past President | jpoyer@catalinaconservancy.org

For more information on ISES LA visit: www.isesla.com.

 

Event Solutions Spotlight Awards Voting

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ISES LA congratulates the following Los Angeles area professionals on their recent Event Solutions Spotlight Award nominations:

Rrivre Davies, Rrivre Works, Inc. – Designer/Creative Director of the Year

Cheryl Checcetto, Sequoia Productions – Event Producer of the Year

Jen Poyer, CSEP*, Catalina Island Conservancy – Organizational Planner of the Year

Eddie Zaratsian, Tic-tock Couture Florals – Floral Designer of the Year

Aaron Kaniecki, Good Gracious Events – Rising Star Male

AOO Events, Represented by David Merrell* – Event Company of the Year

EventWorks, Represented by Janet Elkins* – Event Company of the Year

Sequoia Productions, Represented by Cheryl Checcetto – Event Company of the Year

California Science Center, Represented by Chris Sion* – Event Site of the Year

Warner Bros. Studios, Represented by Hillary Harris – Event Site of the Year

Rrivre Works, Inc., Represented by Rrivre Davies – Event Supplier of the Year

Backdrops Beautiful, Represented by Ilana Goldstone* and Jose D. Ramirez* – Rental Company of the Year

Classic Party Rentals*, Represented by Michael Miner – Rental Company of the Year

But they still need your help!  Too see the full finalist lists and cast your vote online visit www.event-solutions.com (http://www.event-solutions.com/spotlight/voting/) by January 31.  You can vote once per e-mail.

* Denotes ISES Member

Don’t Miss Meet the Masters: November 14, 2011

ISES LA‘s sixth annual Signature Event, Meet the Masters, is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Millennium Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles.  Masters are seasoned, award-winning, business savvy, and nationally recognized event professionals with comprehensive portfolios, diversified backgrounds, exceptional levels of expertise and successful businesses or careers in senior management. This year, ISES LA is proud to collaborate with the SEARCH Foundation to highlight several Masters that serve on the Board of Directors!

 

The evening will feature a networking reception, “round-table” style dinner and a panel discussion with all of the Masters. Throughout dinner, Masters will periodically rotate between tables, providing guests with an outlet to connect, engage and converse with Masters and their peers in an intimate format. This is an exclusive opportunity to gain invaluable insight on navigating the industry that will transcend all segments, disciplines, experience levels and specialties. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary, unparalleled occasion to take your network, business, publication, roster of clientele or production skills to the next level!

2011 Masters*

Greg Christy, Brite Ideas Lighting
John Daly, Jr., John Daly, Inc.
Tobey Dodge, The Wedding Connection
Kelly Dolan, Johnson & Johnson Companies
David Fischette, GO West!
Larry Green, Rentals Unlimited
Lisa Hurley, Special Events Magazine
Richard LoGuercio, Town & Country Event Rentals
Erika Lohmar, The Meetinghouse Companies
Jorge Lopez, J & M Entertainment
Marc McBride, USC Alumni Association
Dave Merrell, AOO Events
Andrea Michaels, Extraordinary Events
Pauline Parry, Good Gracious
Mary Ann Reilly, Dress the Drink
Joann Roth-Oseary, Someone’s in the Kitchen
Lenny Talarico, MGM Resorts
Rick Turner, Event Source
Barbara Wallace, Barbara Wallace Weddings
Edgar Zamora, Revelry Event Productions

Stay tuned, more to come!

Former Masters include Brian Acheson, CSEP, King Dahl, Janet Elkins, Hillary Harris, Youngsong Martin, Bill Pry, Sasha Souza, David Tutera, Mindy Weiss and many more.

 

Registration is open! Secure your tickets now, as seats are limited and this event will sell out! Visit ISES LA for more information on upcoming events, sponsorship, membership and leadership opportunities.

 

*Masters subject to change.

 

ISES Orange County Chapter Presents: “Where the 20th Century & 21st Century Meet”

ISES Orange County Chapter Presents:

Where the 20th Century & 21st Century Meet

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

6-9 p.m.

FormDecor | La Mirada, CA

Join us as we explore behind the scene at FormDecor‘s new facility and sample New Orleans Cuisine from the Jazz Kitchen.

Come and hear how the challenges of stage design is mastered in the 21st century with our guest speaker, Joe Enriquez of No Limit System, Inc.

FormDecor was founded 11 years ago by two design and event specialists who recognized an unfulfilled need for authentic modern furniture rentals. Their passion for the genre and impeccable business practices have grown the company to international recognition. From a centrally-located warehouse just south of Los Angeles, FormDecor provides a deep inventory of all categories of furniture, accessible to most of the major West Coast metropolitan areas. With multiples of many popular designs and hard-to-find unique furnishings, FormDecor accommodates events both large and small.

At www.FormDecor.com, clients have access to FormDecor’s complete catalog of modern designer furnishings, including both mid-century modern icons and contemporary modern designs. This user-friendly website is designed as a comprehensive resource and valuable tool for event designers. With a special designer space that allows event planners to create and save their own projects, you can even create presentations online!

The Search function at FormDecor.com is another tool which users find very helpful for locating specific items or a general range of applicable products. And easy-to-read forms can also be downloaded from the website for requesting an order or quote as well as for credit card payment.

For larger projects, FormDecor’s staff provides professional design consultation to help with logistics coordination, color, fabric and style selection, space planning and more. Drawing on their extensive industry experience and comprehensive resources, FormDecor can help bring even the most unique custom projects to fruition.

With a client list which includes major networks, film studios, Fortune 500 corporations, and the top event planners and designers in the business, FormDecor regularly provides modern furnishings for a wide range of applications such as movie and TV set design, trade show lounges and meeting rooms, weddings and bar mitzvahs, corporate launches, fundraisers, and any other special event that requires the elegance and comfort afforded by beautiful modern furnishings.

To make your next event truly special, visit www.FormDecor.com, or call the FormDecor sales office at 310.558.2582.

Joe Enriquez specializes in Exhibit Design & Manufacturing • AV System Integration Design • Engineering and CAD Schematics • Complete Staging & Technical Design and Production • Lighting, Sound • Sets & Scenery • High Definition Video Projection • LED Display • Teleprompter • Special Effects • Technical Direction • Stage Management and much more.

714-293-2100 |  joseenriquez@mac.com

Experience  the flavor of New Orleans from the  Jazz Kitchen located in Downtown Disney.