Have YOU Voted for the BizBash Reader’s Choice Awards?

You chose the finalists,
now choose the winners!

Congratulations to the Nominated ISES New York Metro Members

Association/Nonprofit Event Planner:
Ann Dean

Corporate Event Planner:
Ellie Winkleman

Paul Neuman

Event Designer:
Jes Gordon
Debra Roth

Entertainment Act:
The Three Waiters, Brad Wilson

Event Producer:
Reed Baker
Morgan Steele Connacher

Venue Manager:
Jessica Rothstein Berman


Voting Rules: Voters may make one vote in each category every 24 hours.

Voting Closes Sunday, October 16th at 11:59 PM EST.

Winners will be announced at BizBash New York Expo & Awards Wednesday, October 19th at the Jacob Javits Center.

KUDOS to our members who were nominated for an Event Style Award!

  • Barkley Kalpak
  • Bentley Meeker
  • Fourth Wall Events
  • Levy Lighting
  • Rosebrand
  • Sophist Productions
  • SL Green
  • ISES New York Metro  - Sustainability Forum & Marketplace

CLICK for the complete list of Event Style Award nominees

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“An Evening of Innovation”

Last Tuesday night, ISES NY Metro hosted our first event of the season, “An Evening of Innovation” at the new Sentry Centers on Seventh Avenue. The sleek conference space was transformed into a cocktail lounge and lecture hall with selections from CORT Event Furnishings, florals from Rachel Cho and staging decor by Atomic Rentals. Interactive name badges furnished by Wizard Event Technology Partners helped the many new faces mix and mingle with ISES leadership and long-time members.  Guests enjoyed a signature hard lemonade cocktail and delectable menu items from Neuman’s Catering including mini-sliders and octopus salad.

To view event gallery, click HERE
Photography courtesy of KJM Photography.

After cocktails, guests were ushered into the panel moderated by Founder and Director of the Event Leadership Institute and Immediate Past President, Howard Givner. Corrin Arasa Founder and Chief Creative Officer of e2 Experiential, Scott Lehmann Director of Strategic Partnerships & Events at Esquire Magazine and Dana Ortiz Vice President of Brand Marketing at SyFy/NBC Universal shared case-studies of their outside-the-box event marketing ideas with an eager crowd.  Here are some of the take-aways lessons from discussion:

Innovation is less about tools and technology and more about the implementation of good ideas.
Corrin Arasa:”Play is at the heart of Innovation.”
Example: Yahoo Mailbox: The Big Purple People Greeter

User Generated Content
Dana Ortiz: “When people are invested in your event, people will share your event.”
Example: Face Off Promo Attracts Gawkers at The Grove

Scott Lehman: “We are all in the experiential business, create the experience that you might want.”
Example: Esquire \”Augmented Reality\” Issue

Thank you to our sponsors:


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Oct 19th – ISES Tabletop Competition at BizBash!

“A Love Letter to New York”

3rd Annual Tabletop Competition at BizBash Expo
Wednesday, October 19th
Jacob Javits Center


  • Showcase your “Love Letter to New York” inspired design on the BizBash Expo show floor.
  • Rentals generously sponsored by Party Rental Ltd. Select from their enormous inventory to bring your design to life.
  • Up to 10 designers/teams can participate.
  • Judges comprised of BizBash’s NY Advisory Board.
  • Winners announced at the Expo’s Morning Keynote Session.
  • $550 for Members/$750 for non-members

It’s Your Time to Shine!


Click HERE for FAQ’s          Click HERE for Rules & Disclaimers

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

BizBash Media Inc.

Party Rental Ltd.





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ISES NY Metro Remembers 9/11

ISES NY Metro Remembers

Photo by kevinjmccormick.com

Ten years ago the City and our Industry were irrevocably changed.

Today we pause to remember and reflect.  Where we are – as individuals and as an organization – is firmly built on where we’ve been and we are stronger having come through it together.

We honor all those touched by the tragedy of 9/11.

2011-2012 ISES New York Metro
Board of Directors

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Join a Committee, Maximize Your ISES Membership


Membership Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 8/16 at 6:00 pm
R.S.V.P Morgan Connacher

Programs & Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 8/23 at 6:00 pm.
R.S.V.P. Celia Gannon

Communications Committee Meeting
Thursday, 8/25 at 12:30 pm
R.S.V.P. mayajain@isesnyc.com


Click HERE to learn about how you can help with these committees:

Programs & Education
Big Apple Awards
Sustainability Forum & Marketplace
Twin Chapters

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