, ISEP INC. 208-331-3456 March 12 2006 Contents President’s Message President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg1 Our Next Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg2 ISEP Event Calendar . . . . . . . . . . .Pg2 Turn Your Ideas Into Action With two successful events behind us, we are already beginning to experi- Past Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg3 Greetings! ence the excitement this association Event Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg4 I hope you have all had time to wind has created among its current and Member Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg5 down and are now gearing up for a prospective members. Be a part of Board Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg5 successful year ahead. I am very our next event and help us make Welcome New Members . . . . . . . .Pg6 excited about the upcoming months ISEP a dynamic association that truly Member Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg7 especially for ISEP. As an association, reflects the richness of its members! we are truly positioned to achieve MISSION STATEMENT great things, and it all begins with the In celebration of our Membership ISEP’S Mission membership. Drive Kick-Off, all members are •To identify and acknowledge the encouraged to invite non-members to special events industry and to The membership base of ISEP is attend at the member price. We will provide a voice that will educate the proving to be an excellent group of be at a great ISEP member venue, community as a whole business professionals wanting to Eagle Hills Golf Course. Don't miss •To promote the exchange of com- strengthen and grow their business. I this great opportunity to visit a differ- mon ideas, challenges and share solu- invite you all to our March network- ent venue, enjoy great appetizers, tions ing mixer and our Membership Drive make new friends or reconnect with •To provide networking opportunities Kick-off. There are many ways in the old. that will encourage referral relation- which you can take full advantage of your ISEP membership. You can I look forward with great excitement ships among members to your participation. I leave you attend meetings, contribute to the •To provide members with educa- newsletter, join a committee or better with one of my favorite quotes, tional programs and resources, relat- yet consider joining the board! But "Action is Eloquence." – Shakespeare ing to business and the special events most importantly an ISEP member- industry ship is about building relationships Vanessa Thompson with your peers and providing you ISEP President ISEP’S BENEFITS INCLUDE with educational opportunities to Tates Party Rents help you further develop your busi- (208) 412-2949 ness. firstname.lastname@example.org • Complimentary web listing • Complimentary web link • Monthly meetings • Monthly newsletter • Member to Member promotions Member Drive Kick-off • Annual Scholarship • Online Membership Directory March 28th at Eagle Hills Golf Course. Don’t Miss it! , ISEP INC. 208-331-3456 March 12 2006 ISEP Calendar Our next Event Don’t miss our upcoming events! Networking Mixer & Membership Drive Kick-Off! March March 28th - Networking Mixer When: Program: Networking & Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 Membership Drive Kick-Off! Join us at 5:30 pm for light appetizers, Venue: Eagle Hills Golf Course a no-host bar, raffle and great networking! Time: 5:30pm Where: Eagle Hills Golf Course April 605 N. Edgewood Lane April 25th - Educational Lunch Eagle, ID 83616 Program: How our industry can (208) 939-0402 benefit from the Convention and Musical Entertainment Provided by: Visitors Bureau and local chambers VCI Audio Entertainment Venue: Nampa Civic Center Ticket Price:$10.00 Members Time: 11:30 - 1:00pm $15.00 Non-Members May In celebration of our Membership Drive Kick-Off, all members are encouraged to invite Non-Members to participate at the Member price. May 23rd - Educational Breakfast Help us accommodate our caterers by purchasing your tickets online no later than Venue: TBD, Program: TBD Thursday, March 23rd. June For questions, please contact Jim Reidenbaugh, (208) 331-3456 or Julie A. Kirkpatrick, (208) 850-7062 June 27th - Networking Mixer Venue: TBD July About The Association July 25th - Networking Mixer Idaho Special Events Professionals was founded in 2005 to recognize the profession- Venue: TBD alism displayed by industry leaders, to provide networking and educational oppor- August tunities to all wedding and event professionals in Idaho, and to serve as a resource for those planning special events. Our board consists of the top professionals in the August 22nd - Social Event industry, interested in taking local industry standards and professionalism to a new This is a social event that includes level. transportation, light dinner and the ISEP is an association of wedding and special event professionals of the highest cal- production of Hello, Dolly! iber. Prospective ISEP members are accepted only after meeting strict requirements, Presented by Starlight Mountain which include proof of insurance, two years doing business, a letter of recommen- Theatre dation by a member or at least three letters of recommendation from other industry September professionals. Prospective members that have been in business for less than 2 years, September 26th - Educational but have industry experience, and a minimum of 3 letters of recommendations from both clients and industry professionals will also be considered by the Board of Venue: TBD, Program: TBD Directors. October Our meetings are held monthly (except for August and December) and offer pro- grams of educational significance as well as networking opportunities with industry October 24th - Educational peers. We look forward to your involvement with ISEP, and we hope you will attend Venue: TBD, Program: TBD our next event to learn more about the Association and how it can benefit you. November Nov. 10th-12th - Annual Gala Tamarack Resort is hosting our first Annual Gala Event. Are you a Member? ISEP, INC. 208-331-3456 March 12 2006 Past Events Kick-off & Social at the Boise Art Museum ISEP held a Kick-off & Social at the Boise Art Museum on January 20th with impressive attendance.The event featured delicious appetizers courtesy of At the Waterfront; beer, wine and champagne provided by the Boise Art Museum; and an unforgettable performance by the Silhouette Strings Orchestra. The Boise Art Museum provided a stunning yet comfortable atmosphere to enjoy food, drinks, and of course, NETWORKING! Representatives from several different backgrounds of the Idaho event planning industry were in attendance, making it an ideal networking opportunity and a chance to see some familiar faces. Attendees' lines of business ranged from event rental services to caterers to event planning and facilities. Attendees had the opportunity to enter a drawing for two different prizes - a free ISEP membership and lift tickets to Tamarack ski resort. Congratulations to Rev. Merl Moore who was awarded the free ISEP membership, and James MacIsaac from Tates Rents who was the lucky winner of the Tamarack lift tickets. We are looking forward to future ISEP social and networking events that will only continue to grow in scope. Our first get-together of the year proved successful and bodes well for more opportunities for event professionals of the valley to network, socialize and form important partnerships. Submitted by: Mandee Jewell, Classic Fare Catering A special thanks to our event sponsors: • The Boise Art Museum • At the Waterfront Catering • Diamond Rental ISEP's First Educational Luncheon ISEP held its first educational luncheon on Tuesday February 21st at Louie's in Meridian. Over 40 people attended, making this a great turnout for our first luncheon event. Justin Foster from BlueLine Grassroots Marketing gave a unique presentation on how to market effectively in today's world. He talked about BlueLine's philosophy, which is that no one is listening to traditional advertising anymore. We find ways to block out advertisements all the time, whether it is by TiVo, spam blockers, pop-up blockers, or changing the channel during commer- cials, he said. The fact is, a lot of money is being wasted on advertising that no one is interested in seeing or hearing. The presentation covered the fall of mass marketing, how to create a customer- driven marketing strategy, and how to build a new customer base -- all without traditional advertising. To learn more about the conference or to see what BlueLine might do for you, visit their website at www.bluelineresults.com. ISEP plans on hosting several educational breakfasts or luncheons throughout the year. We hope to see you there! Submitted by: Shelley Cooke, At the Waterfront Events & Catering Randy Morgan Seminar - Working 4 U For those of you that did not attend the Randy Morgan Seminar "Working 4 U," held at the Nampa Civic Center on Thursday March 9th, you missed out on a real treat. I was truly blown away with the caliber of speaker that the Southwest Idaho Travel Association provided for this seminar. As I said to Wes Nelson, "simply calling this a Hospitality Training seminar does not describe what Randy really came to share with us.” Photos courtesy of Kevin Roberts Photography ISEP, INC. 208-331-3456 March 12 2006 Randy Morgan Seminar - Working 4 U (Continued) Although everything Mr. Morgan talked about can be applied to hospitality training in our industries, his lessons apply to all aspects of our lives. Not only was the subject matter excellent, but the delivery was entertaining and at times down right hilari- ous. The first thing that Randy does is bring up the topics that you have come to expect "Hospitality Training" to embrace and throws them right out the window. His approach is that any real change to our work and personal lives has to come from the inside, not from the outside. He shares the importance that the stories we tell are what leads to true happiness, and that happi- ness is what produces positive change in our lives. Randy Morgan will be presenting again at the Ashley Inn in Cascade on April 20th. This is one guy that you don't want to miss! A special thanks to Randy Morgan, Wes Nelson and the Southwest Idaho Travel Association for sharing this with us. Submitted by Jim Reidenbaugh, Idaho Special Events Professionals, Inc. What People Are Saying! Survey Results from our February Event 1. What is your overall opinion of the event? 5. We would like to provide you with future presentations Excellent 6.2% that are the most beneficial to you and your business. Please provide us with other topics that interest you. Very Good 68.8% Good 25% • Employee motivation Poor 0% • Event planning 2. We want to know your overall percieved value of this pres- • Time Management entation. Rate it on a scale of 1 through 5. (5 being highest) • Web site devolopement 1 0% • Using the internet to better my business 2 0% • More efficient marketing and advertising (including 3 25% design, print and packaging) 4 62.5% • What's Hot in the Industry: An Event Profesional 5 12.5% Certification Program 3. Rate the speaker on a scale of 1 through 5. (5 being highest) 6. Would you attend this type of event again? 1 0% 100% Yes 0% No 2 0% 7. Are you a current member? 3 37.5% 56.2% Yes, I am a current member 4 50% 37.5% No, I am not a member, but am considering 5 12.5% 6.2% No, I am not a member, but plan to join by next 4. Rate the topic on a scale of 1 through 5. (5 being highest) event 1 0% 0% No, I am not a member and doubt I will join 2 0% 8. Would you recommend our association to a friend? 3 26.7% 93.8% Yes 6.2% No 4 40% 9. Are you planning on attending our next event? 5 33.3% Yes 100% No 0% ISEP, INC. 208-331-3456 March 12 2006 2006 ISEP Board Member Spotlight: Members Vanessa Thompson, President Tamarack Tates Party Rents (208) 412-2949 email@example.com Resort Located 90 miles north of Boise Bringing a bit of Idaho history Jim Reidenbaugh, Vice President on the shores of Lake Cascade, into the 21st century, the Arling Reidenbaugh Multimedia/ Tamarack offers the first ski, golf Center is named after the two Family Documentaries LLC and lake resort in more than 23 towns that used to reside where (208) 331-3456 years. Lake Cascade now rests, Arling & firstname.lastname@example.org Center. With turn of the century Jayme Gamble, Secretary After hosting visitors and events architecture in mind, the Tamarack Resort from small corporate gatherings to Schoolhouse, the Grange and the (208) 325-1347 the President of the United States, Chapel are designed after three email@example.com we are proud to welcome the buildings that may have existed in Arling Center as the newest con- these towns with all the high tech Julie A. Kirkpatrick, Treasurer ference facility in Idaho. This upgrades you could think of. JAK Publications, Inc. unique meeting destination locat- (208) 850-7062 ed within our mountain village We now have the capability to firstname.lastname@example.org will be open for business mid- accommodate weddings, parties Shelley Cooke, Membership Co-Chair May. and business meetings of up to At the Waterfront Events & Catering 300 people in a serene setting with (208) 343-0234 high attention to service. Its email@example.com direct proximity to our new $20 Johnny Dorman, Membership Co-Chair million Member's Lodge & Spa Successful Celebrations will provide an additional 44 guest rooms and condominiums to our (208) 362-0546 ever growing lodging accommoda- firstname.lastname@example.org tions. Cliff Marks, Program Co-Chair As our resort continues to grow, Citadel Broadcasting Tamarack is delighted to be a part (208) 429-5586 of Idaho Special Events email@example.com Professionals. It is a great oppor- Wes Nelson, Program Co-Chair tunity for us to get involved in the Starlight Mountain Theatre events community, keep you (208) 462-5523 informed of our ever changing firstname.lastname@example.org environment and provide new business and partnership opportu- Mandee Jewell, Newsletter Editor nities within this community. Classic Fare Catering (208) 426-1007 For more information, visit email@example.com www.tamarackidaho.com. ISEP Inc. Directors , Interested in hosting an ISEP event? Jim Reidenbaugh We are in the process of completing our calendar for 2006. (208) 331-3456 If you are interested in hosting or catering an event, please review our available event dates on page 2. Julie A. Kirkpatrick For more information, please contact a board member or email us at (208) 850-7062 firstname.lastname@example.org ISEP, INC. 208-331-3456 March 12 2006 Welcome New ISEP Members! A special "Thank You" to these businesses who joined Idaho Special Events Professionals in January & February of 2006. Boise Art Museum Kevin Roberts Photography Tower of Chocolate Banquet & Event Sites Photographers & Photo Services Chocolate Fountains Phone: 208-345-8330 Phone: 208-863-5907 Phone: 870-6720 Email: Samantha@boiseartmuseum.org Email: email@example.com Fax: 288-0807 670 Julia Davis Drive 4928 S Rawhide Ave Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Boise, ID 83702 Boise, ID 83709 5798 W. Victory Road Website: www.boiseartmuseum.org Nampa, Idaho 83687 Silhouette String Ensemble Website: Cakes by Jeanette Musicians and Vocalists www.idahotowerofchocolate.com Cakes and Favors Phone: 208.331.7097 Phone: 208-850-7450 Email: SilhouetteStrings@juno.com Eagle Hills Golf Course Email: email@example.com 1706 Vermont Ave Banquet & Event Sites 3011 N. 35th Street Boise, ID 83706 Phone: 208-939-0402 Boise, ID 83703 Email: St. Luke's Women's Fitness firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cakesbyjeanette.com Celebration 605 N. Edgewood Lane Events & Festivals Eagle, ID 83616 Creative Balloons Phone: 208-381-2226 Website: www.eaglehillsgolfcourse.com Balloons Phone: 208-362-8181 Fax: 208-381-2224 Email: Email: email@example.com The Winery at Eagle Knoll firstname.lastname@example.org 608 W. Hays St. Banquet & Event Sites PO Box 6 Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 208-286-9463 Meridian, ID 83642 Website: www.celebrateall.org Fax: 208-286-0116 Website: www.creativeballoonsofida- 3705 N Hwy 16 ho.net Rev. Merl Moore Eagle, ID 83616 Officiants Cingular Wireless Phone: 208-327-3554 Phone: 375-5838 Email: RevMerlMoore@aol.com Email: email@example.com 2497 Almador Way 350 N. Milwaukee Boise, ID 83705 Boise, ID RoppOp Photography Diamond Rental Photographers & Photo Services Rental Decorations and Equipment Phone: 208 343-1513 Phone: 208-939-2925 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 208-939-2915 4618 West Clearview Drive Email: email@example.com Boise, ID 83703 5116 W. Emerald St. Website: www.jason.ropp.com Boise, Idaho 83706 Website: www.diamondrental.com Member Drive ISEP Membership Drive - The Challenge is On! "The more active The Challenge is on! Below is an outline of how to earn points in ISEP. participation we get 1st Place from our 2007 Membership dues paid PLUS 2007 meeting meal fees paid (for one person) constituents, the more dynamic ISEP PLUS Advertising space in the 2007 ISEP Newsletters! will be. 2nd Place 2007 Meeting meal fees paid (for one person) and Advertising Space in the 2007 ISEP Newsletters “Beyond our 3rd Place association, this will Advertising Space in the 2007 ISEP Newsletters ultimately energize our industry, fueling Points will be awarded according to the following schedule: creativity and Filling out a monthly survey .................................................................................................. 5 points support." Attending a monthly meeting ................................................................................................ 5 points Submitting a qualified article for the newsletter ................................................................... 10 points Vanessa Thompson, Bringing a guest to a monthly meeting ................................................................................ 10 points ISEP President - Tates Rents When one of your guests join ISEP ..................................................................................... 20 points Participating on a committee ............................................................................................... 20 points Boise, ID 83703 3050 Lakeharbor Lane, Suite 146, Idaho Special Events Professionals Idaho Special Events Professionals ISEP, INC. 208-331-3456 Membership Application Company Name_____________________________________________________________________________ Representative and Title_______________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ City _____________________________ State/Province______________ Zip ___________ Phone: (_____)_________________________________ Fax: (_____)__________________________________ Email: ______________________________________URL:__________________________________________ Service Category____________________________________________________________________________ May we list the following information online? _____email _____website Please Note: ISEP will link to your web site if you provide a reciprocal link to www.idahospecialevents.com. Annual Membership Dues Small Business/Sole Proprietor = $175 (Revenue generated primarily from event planners) Renewal Membership $125 Associate Members = $275 (Revenue generated primarily from special events professionals) Renewal Membership $175 Who referred you or how did you find ISEP? _____________________________________________________ You will also be required to submit the following information: A letter stating desire to enroll as an ISEP Member Copy of business license or dba fictitious name registration or resale permit Three business referrals - including address and phone num- ber A certificate of basic liability insurance if required by law Complete business name, contact person, phone number (fax number, e-mail address & internet address if applicable) Check for $175.00/$275.00 membership dues (for twelve months) Payment type: Cash____ Check____ Visa M/C____ Card Number_________________________________ Exp Date_________________Zip code_______________ Please Remit to Idaho Special Events Professionals 3050 Lakeharbor Lane, Suite 146, Boise, ID 83703 ISEP, INC. 208-331-3456 Membership Application Member Benefits • Use of the ISEP logo in literature and advertising and a Membership Certificate. • Receipt of the ISEP newsletter • Listing of your name, company, address and phone number on the ISEP website, including a hyperlink to your own website and/or e-mail address conditioned on reciprocal link placed on your site. • Business referrals directly from ISEP offices • Business referrals from fellow members • Networking events and annual Gala held in November • Assistance in finding other event suppliers and information • Member to Member Promotions including: Web hosting, business printing services, and booth space at trade shows Mission Statement • To identify and acknowledge the special events industry and to provide a voice that will educate the community as a whole. • To promote the exchange of common challenges and share ideas. • To provide networking opportunities that will encourage referral relationships among members. • To provide members with educational programs and resources, relating to business and the special events industry. Code of Ethics • To exhibit professional and ethical behavior. • To communicate completely with customers regarding all aspects of products and/or services. • To settle disputes professionally and promptly. • To return phone calls to current as well as potential customers. • To treat other special event professionals with respect. • To assist in the advancement of the special event industry. • To observe all laws and obtain all licenses and permits required by law. • To honor all agreements made with customers, suppliers and service providers. Receipt of the aforementioned documents explicitly implies compliance with ISEP code of ethics and formal request for in enrollment as a ISEP member. Failure to provide proper documentation within 60 days will forfeit money paid and cancel membership. Signature x ____________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Title ______________________________________ Please note that ISEP reserves the right to refuse any application for membership for any reason.