Today’s episode of Meeting Pros features the Atlanta International Special Events Society (ISES). The President Elect is in the studio along with a few members to discuss Eventeract and the work they are doing.
We had the pleasure of broadcasting live from Eventeract at America’s Mart for our Special Edition of Meeting Pros Radio. A revolutionary event evolving from the DNA of the Meetings Exploration Conference (MEC), Eventeract, April 23-24, is an exciting new experience that will challenge the way the event and hospitality industry relate. Powered by the Southeast’s most influential associations, Eventeract will feature 90,000 square feet of education, innovation and networking covering a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to: Corporate and Association events, Food & Beverage, Meeting Design, Décor & Event Design, Meeting Planning Strategies, Tactics & Design, Technology, Audio Visual, Incentives, Revenue Management, Sales, Revenue Management and DMC Services. General Session, Education and Exhibits are located all in one space designed to provide the attendees a 360 degree comprehensive event experience and to present the exhibitors & sponsors a vast customer base with which to network.
Ashley Miller/Blush Event Company
Blush Event Company strives to create stylish and memorable experiences for their clients. Every event is a blank canvas to build something unique & magnificent.
Ashley Miller has always loved pulling together the details to make an extraordinary event. Blush Event Company was born from years of being the “go-to” force for organizing special events, including weddings and surprise marriage proposals, for friends and family. With a degree in Business and her instinctual organizational talents, she possesses the tools to produce any event with precise execution. Her managerial background enables her to lead her team to develop the event you have always dreamt of.
She has made her mark in the Atlanta event planning market and is contributing greatly to the industry through ISES (International Special Events Society), being an Allie Awards committee member, and other engagements that give back to the industry. The native Georgian is always on top of the new industry trends and constantly building & nurturing her vendor relationships. The Certified Event Planner has a special love for weddings and marriage proposals, but directs all events with grace and sharp execution. She is passionate about what she does and driven to create unforgettable experiences. Ashley’s love for special events makes the planning experience pleasant from the beginning until the last guest leaves the event.
Lori Harbin/TEP Catering
Lori Harbin is Director of Sales with TEP Catering. Experienced sales professional with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals. 14+ years in the Hospitality industry. Skills include venue sales, catering sales, event planning, meeting planning, fundraising, tradeshow marketing, social media marketing, negotiating and new business development.
Currently serves as President Elect for ISES Greater Atlanta and also as the Marketing and Communications Chairperson for the 2014 Allie Awards. Active participant of MPI and NACE.
Bill Goode/A Celebration with Music!
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 start.mobilebeat.com, where he serves as the Formal Events moderator, and at djbgoode.com. His articles on how to DJ a wedding are published at Disc Jockey University (dju.mobilebeat.com).
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.
Cindy Brown/Cindy and Sharon | Same Sex Weddings Photographers
Cindy Brown CEO of Same Sex Weddings Photographers honed her photographic story telling skills as a photojournalist and picture editor for major daily newspapers and as a professor of photojournalism. She has won numerous awards for her photojournalism and wedding photojournalism. She shares her home with her wife and business partner, Sharon, and their animals Roux, Candler and Ferron.