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

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

20% OFF BizBach IDEAFEST | Promotion for ISESLA Members

IDEAFEST promotion for ISES LA members! “ISESVIP” saves you 20% off program or expo.

2012 IdeaFest Los Angeles Schedule

Schedule is subject to change, please check back frequently for more updates!

Visit the Event site for up to date changes: www.bizbash.com 

Wednesday, June 13, 20122012 IdeaFest Los Angeles

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
(Conference Registrants only)

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Morning Conference Program
(Full Day Conference Program Registrants only)
Click Here To View Conference Program Schedule & Options

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Morning General Session
(Open To All Attendees)

Spotlight on BizBash Los Angeles Innovators
Meet the 2012 Los Angeles Innovators

Morning Keynote Presentation
Featuring Cheryl Cecchetto, Owner/ President, Sequoia Productions

11:00 a.m.
Trade Show Floor Opens
(Open To All Attendees)

11:30am-to 12:30 p.m.
Event Innovators Roundtable, Sponsored by IML
(Invite Only)
50 of the area’s top event players come together with BizBash CEO David Adler, and Howard Givner, Executive Director, Event Leadership Institute to discuss the state of the event’s industry.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
BizBash Top 100 Events Luncheon
Featuring “Trends in Events” by Chad Kaydo, BizBash Media Editor In Chief
(Pre-Registration Required)

Join us as we honor and award the top players in 2011 Los Angeles Events! Enjoy a delicious catered luncheon and listen to a bonus presentation on 2012 Trends in Events, presented by Chad Kaydo, BizBash Media, Editor In Chief. (Open to all attendees)

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Event Leadership Institute Knowledge Forum
(Open To All Attendees)
Don’t miss these 15-minute flash sessions on the tradeshow floor that give you quick and effective tips to all facets of event planning!

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Afternoon Conference Program
(Full & Half-Day Conference Program Registrants Only)
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3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon General Session
(Open To All Attendees)
Afternoon Keynote: Event Technology Revolution
Explore the best applications and software for the future of event planning by leading event industry professionals.

2012 Readers’ Choice Awards
You nominated and voted for your favorites! Now it’s time to find out which west coast events professionals win the Readers’ Choice Award in each of 12 categories!

5:00 p.m.
Trade Show Floor Closes

Upcoming BizBash IdeaFest Schedule

Chicago

The Merchandise Mart
August 16, 2012

New York

Jacob K. Javits Center
October 24, 2012

Boston

Cruiseport Boston Black Falcon Cruise Terminal
November 8, 2012

Connecting Your Life’s Work to Work You Do Every Day

Join ISES LA for an Educational Luncheon with John Klymshyn, featuring Lawry’s famous cuisine, catered by Executive Chef Walter Eckstein. The luncheon is scheduled for March 28, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills.

Klymshyn, “The BusinessGenerator,” has expertise in training and coaching top performing professionals in Sales and Sales Management. He is a sought-after speaker, invited tospeak at over 45 events annually, and is known for being both funny and informative. His professional selling career includes holding positions as recruiter,a corporate sales trainer, a sales manager, a regional manager, and production sales person. He published his first book, Move the Sale Forward, in 2003, andsince then has written two additional books and has published over 120 articles in magazine and trade papers that cover sales, business development and communication skills and management.

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:00 AM  – 2:30 PM

WHERE:  LAWRY’S The Prime Rib 100 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Attire:  Business Casual

Register Today!

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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.