ISES New Jersey North Chapter’s membership drive is underway.
Here are the Top 10 reasons you should join...
1: The value of member benefits exceeds the membership rate.
“One of my favorite benefits is always the head shot and makeup! At a $350 value, it almost pays for my membership in itself and it’s offered at the first event of the year!” –Marni Gold
2: You have the opportunity to meet the best in the industry.
“Being a member of ISES has allowed me to meet so many great industry professionals that I can call upon for anything needed for an event. I would never have met them without being part of this organization.” –Jerry Arduino
3: Our monthly programs focus on professional development and education.
“I became a member of ISES New Jersey North because of all the educational programs. I am always interested in learning and expanding my wealth of knowledge which allows me to become a better event professional.” –Diane Rozas
4: You can meet other event professionals to do business with.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to have connected with so many amazing professionals…my wedding is the perfect example of an ISES New Jersey North collaboration. Most people who work with me I met through ISES.” –Veronica Yankowski
5: ISES is an International organization. This allows you to network with others all around the world by using the ISES Online Membership Directory and attending events such as ISES Live.
“I got to attend ISES Live in the Bahamas two years ago and met the President of the Nashville Chapter. Two years later she hired me to come to Nashville to photograph her wedding. Joining this chapter was one if the best decisions I have made professionally!” –Veronica Yankowski
6: There are many opportunities to volunteer and get involved with different committees.
“Before I became the Director of Communications, I was a volunteer on the Communication Committee. I would lend a helping hand when needed. I began building relationships with others and was encouraged to be part of the Board of Directors. This has made me grow as an event professional.” –Diane Rozas
7: You can showcase your services and products by sponsoring an event.
“It has helped me by allowing us to showcase our services in front of event professionals every month. We are able to answer questions that members might have and roll out new equipment on a monthly basis for everyone to see.” –Anthony Gerardi
8: As a member, you are able to receive discounts at places like Staples, FedEx, UPS, etc.
“Many people don’t know this, but as an ISES member you can receive many discounts at different stores. This is great for business owners.” –Marni Gold
9: As an ISES member, you get accreditation as a Certified Special Event Professional- earned via education, performance, experience and service to the industry.
“I am looking forward to earning my CSEP because as a Certified Special Event Professional, you are essentially an expert in all areas of the event industry. You have the knowledge and bandwidth to put together an event that has all of the elements needed for flawless execution.” –Donna DeFranceso
10: Eat. Drink. Be Merry. ISES networking events aren’t all about making the sale. It’s about building relationships. Members have the opportunity to get together each month with different event professionals, while enjoying cocktails and delicious food.
“The beauty of the organization is meeting and collaborating with like-minded professionals…To me, “doing business” together is the icing on the cake of developing friendships and trust!” –Patty Stern, CMP
Don’t miss the bus! Our membership drive ends October 2nd. Click here to join today!