Presidents Letter 2013

Greeting Fellow Event Professionals!

I would like to thank take a moment to thank our current and former ISES members and leaders for their continued support of your local Columbus Chapter.

Being a part of ISES for the past 15 years, I have seen many of positive changes within our chapter and profession.  I am honored to be a part of such great Event Professionals. 

On October 2, 2013, Dublin Ohio celebrated The President’s Cup. Not only were many of our local members involved with such an amazing event, there were several other national ISES members from around the country involved as well.  Minneapolis, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas to name a few.  The “power” of ISES does reach across many regions of the United States, and around the world.  You never know the next event you may be working side by side with other ISES Members!

ISES New Look - Website: Many of you may have noticed a new look for ISES.  We have changed our logo colors from the black and gold to the purple and white.  ISES has also launched a new website.  There is still some work to be done on the back end of the site.  If you have any problems please contact me and I will assist you with any issues.

The Member-to-Member benefit program is still available to all current ISES Columbus Members:  While we get great National benefits for being an ISES member, ISES Columbus wants to create an even something special for our members.  ISES Columbus members are able to offer reduced rates or discount programs between current members.  Feel free to reach out to one your fellow members to see what benefits they may offer!  A full list of member benefits should be listed on the website soon! 

Programming / Education Meetings:  ISES Columbus has some great meetings lined up over the next few months.  Be sure to check our website for current information.  If you have a topic or something you would like to see or do, please reach out to myself, or Carol Allerding, CMP.

Get involved – stay connected:  ISES Columbus is currently looking for committee members for the Finance Committee / Membership Committee / Programs Committee and Communications Committee.  If you have any interest please let us know!

Finally, we have The Special Event Show just around the corner.  This will take place January 7 – 10, 2014 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville TN.  Several of the ISES Columbus members will be attending our ISES Leadership Conference prior to TSE.  More information about the event may be located at:

Have a great holiday season!

Bill Ferguson, CSEP, CERP