Spring Issue 2015


Welcome to our Spring newsletter!

It's been a great few months with amazing support from our sponsors. Our Programs & Education committee has put together some great meetings for 2015. Don't forget to Save the Dates (listed below) and you won't want to miss our revamped refresh 2015! Stay tuned for some all new ideas! We are so pleased to see all of the new members to our chapter and with the May Membership Drive, now is the time for you to join!


Save the Date! Future Meetings:

April 22nd Metamorph-ISES

May 27th Monthly Meeting 

View Video Jingle Jam 2014! 


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GET SHELL SHOCKED! Michelle Lee (aka DeeJay Shelly) is one of the only female DJs on the east coast and owner of Michelle Lee Entertainment. Michelle Lee Entertainment is Modern. Exciting. Different! Our ENERGY is infectious! We SPECIALIZE in UNIQUE EVENTS. MLE understands every client has different needs and every event should be unique. We are a team of professional, enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about entertainment.  Services: DJs/MCs, Photography, Videography, Characters, Entertainers and Dancers.  Learn more .

The Breathing Room Foundation Holiday Gift Program

"The joy on the faces of the families we delivered clothing, turkey's, toys, and gift cards was very heart warming", stated Immediate Past President Bob Mills. Thanks to all who shared their time and efforts to this great cause!


Awareness of the Breathing Room Foundation first came to our chapter through ISES Philadelphia Past President Phyllis Jablonosky CSEP back in 2010 and we have been supporting this fine organization ever since.


On Friday April 24th from 7PM-12AM at the Ukrainian Educational & Cultural Center (700 North Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046), The Breathing Room Foundation is hosting their gala fundraiser, The Celebration of Life. All are welcome to attend.


Past presidents Phyllis Jablonsky CSEP and Bob Mills with be on hand to work the catering and entertainment.

Community Outreach

As part of our Philadelphia Chapter's Community Outreach programs the ISES team participated in the Breathing Room Foundation's holiday gift program. 

Our members met at St James Church in Elkins park to wrap, organize, and deliver holiday gift baskets to various people and families in need throughout the Philadelphia community. 

Holiday Gift Program

Participants in The Breathing Room Foundation's holiday gift program were current President Sarah Mainhart Cort Event Furnishings, with husband Stefan; Veronica Kraft University of Pennsylvania Pearlman Quadrangle; Jacki Garro; Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia and daughter Liza, Lauren

Westerman Di Bruno Brothers Catering,

Carolyn Muldoon,Visual Sound; Carly Sokoloff, and Bob Mills Philly Event Group.

Career Corner
Are you on the job hunt, or looking to change your career? We may have the perfect solution for you! 

Now Hiring: 
J-Dogs Catering and Amusements now hiring all positions for the Spring season.

Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
Lead Event Operations Supervisor

Synergetic Sound & Lighting

Project Manager 

Dyventive is growing their team - current full-time positions are now available. 

Inside Sales / Lead Generation

Production Manager

Production Designer

Sales Representative 


To learn more about these great opportunities, and stay current with ISES happenings and news, visit our blog.


Welcome New Members!

Bianca Bethel - ESM Productions

Antwaan Taylor - A to Z Party Rental

Ann Kolenick - The Gables at Chadds Ford

Morgan Bedore - Stephen STARR Events

Heather Garnick - PromoFinders

Casey Rose - Cricket Catering

BonnieSchlotfeldt - Student

Faust Ruggiero - Special Events Tent & Party Rentals

Amy Valentin - Project Management Institute

Sarah Anello - Center City District

Jessica Fiocca - Student

Lisa Polakoff - Liberty Museum

Nick Gerace - Select Event Group

Lauren Hunter

Kelly O'Brien - Student

Tony Brinkman - Visual Sound

MyshiaJones - Student

Amarilys Rodriguez-Agosto - Student

Lisa Cirelli - Student

Karen Nawrocki -Bobby's Portable Restrooms

Fatima Peters - Chima Steakhouse

We hope you enjoyed the Spring Issue of the International Special Events Society's newsletter! 


Michelle Lee (DeeJay Shelly) 

Would you like to submit a story, or information for our next issue? Please contact DeeJayShelly@MichelleLeeEntertainment.com. Thank you!
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