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Special Edition: Atlanta International Special Events Society


Today’s episode of Meeting Pros features the Atlanta International Special Events Society (ISES). The board is in the studio to talk about what makes the chapter the go-to for the special events community and the people behind the board.

Kelly Treadway/EventCurious FacebookLinkedinTwitter

With 15 years in the special events industry Kelly Treadway has seen her career curiously come full circle. Her experiences in sales and marketing led her into the areas of events entertainment, venue management, catering sales and equipment rentals. In early 2013, after a year of ghost writing, concept building and strengthening connections, Kelly took the leap and launched EventCurious – a micro agency specializing in online marketing and public relations for special events and hospitality companies. EventCurious balances a corporate image with grass-roots style efforts as they service clients by being their online listeners. Kelly is currently the President for the International Special Event Society (ISES) Greater Atlanta chapter. She has a natural passion for connecting event profs and the dots that build a stronger industry.

Bill Goode/A Celebration with Music! FacebookLinkedinTwitter

DJBGoode is the owner and resident Celebration Specialist at A Celebration with Music! and Peachy’s Portable Drive-In in Atlanta. Spinning tunes since his senior year of high school, DJBGoode worked as a mobile and club DJ while also working as the Promotion and Marketing Director for stations in New York and Georgia including WFAS AM/FM in White Plains, NY, WRNN-TV/Regional News Network in New York City, and WGAU/WNGC in Athens, GA. If you are a TV junkie, you will see him in the final episode of I’ll Fly Away and in an episode of In the Heat of the Night, and in a few segments from the early days of Regional News Network!

What about those nightclubs and restaurants? They include Desperados in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Georgio’s in Elmwood Park, NJ; Mickey Mantle’s in Manhattan, NY; Irish Bred Pub in Rex, GA; and the legendary 57th Fighter Group Restaurant and Nightclub in Atlanta, GA.

DJBGoode has major DJ experience spinning and entertaining for thousands of happy clients throughout the southeast and northeast. Weddings, schools, and corporate events are the niche for his company, A Celebration with Music!

Spinning and entertaining is not all he does. DJBGoode is an accomplished author and blogger about weddings, events, and DJ-related issues at, where he serves as the Formal Events moderator, and at His articles on how to DJ a wedding are published at Disc Jockey University (

DJBGoode also serves other event professionals in the metro Atlanta area as a Director for the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the International Special Events Society.

Edwin Lashley/A Legendary Event

Edwin Lashley is the Assistant Creative Director for A Legendary Event – a full service special events catering, decor and event design company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1997 as a small boutique operation, A Legendary Event has since grown into an award-winning multi-million dollar event company producing weddings, corporate events, banquets, and more! Visit to get a taste of the projects and events that Edwin and his creative team produce year-round.



Tim Berkesch with Vector Displays and Katie Snyder with Katie Snyder Photography


Tim Berkesch/Vector Displays, Inc. FacebookTwitter

Katie Snyder/Katie Snyder Photography FacebookLinkedinTwitter

Katie grew up in the mountains of northeast Tennessee and took her first camera class as a college student in 2002. Katie and her husband Dan moved to Atlanta in the fall of 2006 and has been a full-time photographer ever since.

Katie Snyder Photography is growing rapidly and now has 4 main photographers, 3 videographers, a staff editor, office support, and a team of assistant photographers as well. They provide photography and videography for around 30 weddings per year. They work in Atlanta and around the world.

Katie began teaching educational workshops in 2008 and loves to help both the hobbyist and the professional excel in the field of photography. She teaches 12 workshops a year throughout the Southeast including an Intro DSLR class and an Intro to Photographing People class. She also mentors a limited number of photographers each year.

Katie loves to travel and has partnered with many humanitarian organizations over the years, which has taken her to Africa, Asia and Mexico, as well as many states across the nation. She plans to return to Africa in August.




Special Edition: GaMPI

Meeting Pros

Larry Greene/Greene Worldwide Transportation Facebook

Greene Worldwide Transportation has been in business for 25 years. We are a 24/7 transportation company with someone in our office 24 hours a day to help you with  your every need. Whether you need leisure, corporate or group transportation, we have a large, late model fleet of sedans,5 passenger suvs, vans, 6,10,14 passenger stretch limousines, 31 passenger minibuses and 56 passenger motor coaches to fit all of your needs.

Candice Crossfield/GEDA

Candice Crossfield proudly serves as the Manager, Member Services at GEDA. Candice was previously with Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) and has been instrumental in event coordination and member services while at ECG. Prior to ECG, Candice worked in hospitality sales for the Ritz-Carlton, Monte Carlo Productions and Disney Regional Entertainment.

Candice holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Georgia State University. She is on the Board of Directors of Georgia Meeting Professionals International (GaMPI).

A native of Georgia, Candice interests include traveling, music and reading. She has a wonderful little boy, Brantley.

Meredith Martini/Play Works Group LinkedinTwitterFacebook





Anne Cohen with Perfect Wedding Guide, Montoya Turner with Made You Look Photography, Kelli Potter-Ferrell with One Fab Event, and Nicole Alexander with Chic Occasions


Anne Cohen/Perfect Wedding Guide TwitterFacebook

Anne Cohen is the Atlanta market manager of Perfect Wedding Guide, a multi-platform media company focused on connecting businesses to brides. With 12 years in media sales and marketing, she works with event professionals and business owners on developing over-arching marketing strategies for their businesses to assist in branding and positioning, and most specifically to drive more couples through their doors and to put more weddings on their books.

Montoya Turner/Made You Look Photography TwitterFacebook

Made You Look Photography is lead by published and award-winning Atlanta Wedding Photographer, Montoya Turner. Since 2009, Montoya has perfected the craft of capturing the beauty, essence and emotion of a Bride’s most sacred day. Montoya has been praised by some of the industry’s best and was awarded 1st place in the Canon Photo Print competition 2013 hosted by Showcase Photo & Video Atlanta.

The Made You Look Photography team consists of professional Wedding Photographers, and expert Graphic Artist/image editors. Our team is committed to capturing exceptional high quality wedding images that uniquely captures those once-in-a-lifetime moments. Our team of wedding experts provides a level of coverage that is unparalleled in the industry today. We are the trusted photography team for many of Atlanta’s Wedding industry professionals. Made You Look Photography provides Brides the ultimate boutique wedding experience, providing service to those seeking premium industry services and luxurious wedding products.

Kelli Potter-Ferrell/One Fab Event TwitterFacebook

With a dream and the drive to create her own business, Kelli Potter- Ferrell started One Fab Event & Design in 2011. Upon receiving a degree in fashion merchandising & design, she decided to pursue her talent thru luxury events and glamorous weddings. Her dream has quickly grown into a premier wedding planning company in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelli is on a mission to be the best at doing what she loves the most – planning dream weddings.

Things that inspire Kelli are being a leader and making a difference in people’s lives. She finds great satisfaction in making her client’s vision come alive. She uses a combination of the perfect vendor team to create the stylish design and distinctive look that expresses her client’s personalities to perfection. Kelli takes the time to really understand who her clients are, what they need and want, and how to give them the wedding experience they envision.

In her spare time, you will find Kelli spending time with her husband and children. She loves to curl up on the sofa with a Fab candle, eating a Reese’s peanut butter cup, on her laptop probably surfing blog sites (guilty pleasure) … these things make her happy to the core.

Nicole Alexander/Chic Occasions

Chic Occasions Bridal Shows have produced shows for seven years. Please visit our website for more detail and testimonials.