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May  2018

In this issue

    • Greetings from the President
    • Membership Drive
    • Upcoming Events

 Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you to all of our incredible sponsors from Flourish, ILEA Napa-Sonoma’s First Annual Gala!

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Member Spotlight

Donna Carroll- Landmark Vineyards 

Donna joined Landmark during her last semester of college in
2005 as a Tasting Room Associate, just before earning her BA in Psychology from
Sonoma State University. She discovered how much she enjoys sharing her love of
wine with others and never left! In 2007 she was promoted to Tasting Room
Manager, a position she held until 2012 when she stepped into her current role
as Hospitality Manager, overseeing accommodations, weddings, and private


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Learn more about Donna and Landmark Vineyards!  


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About Us

The International Live Events Association (ILEA), Napa-Sonoma Chapter is a community of people rich in spirit, creativity and connections. As a community, we care about each other and are interested in seeing our members businesses flourish.


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Greetings from the President

Hello ILEA Napa-Sonoma Community and Happy Spring! 


As we head into another event season I cannot help but
reflect on the past six months. Our community has shown their resilience
through the hardest of times, worked together, and have collectively overcome incredible
hurdles life has laid before us. Our ILEA members have exemplified the
definition of community in many ways through fundraisers, volunteering events
and pure communal support. I am so proud to be part of the incredible group of
event professionals in the Napa and Sonoma Valley and specifically this organization.

Last month we were fortunate to host our First Annual Gala at
Graton Casino, which we titled Flourish, as an homage to new beginnings and a promise
of a fruitful season to come.  The event
was amazingly well-curated and featured many wonderful vendors —fun was had
by all who attended! We are looking forward to the many amazing events we have
planned as we head into our spring/summer season.  

Did you know that as a Member of our Chapter you can also
attend our neighbor chapter Northern California events at Membership price?
This is a huge opportunity for you to network with another group of event
professionals, especially in the Bay Area cities. I have found this as a great
opportunity to widen my networking group and gain new business.

In addition to our upcoming events, please be sure take part in our  May Membership. This is a
great time to share our incredible membership benefits with your colleagues and
friends, as they can save on their initial membership and renewal fees during this period.

We are looking forward to the last few months of our 2017/2018
membership year and we cannot wait connect with new members!  If there is anything I can do to help better
your membership and experience with ILEA, please don’t hesitate to reach out!



Heather Vieira
ILEA Napa-Sonoma President

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Encore Events Rentals

May Membership Drive

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Our May Membership drive is open all of May! JOIN or RENEW during
this time using the code NAPASAVE50 to save the $50 application fee and a month
free! ILEA’s year begins on July 1st so don’t miss this opportunity to save!
All yearly memberships expire on June 30th.

ILEA Napa – Sonoma continues to
grow, share and cultivate the very best events in wine country and it is only
possible because of our close-knit membership.  We are looking forward to
a new year of education, mentorship and networking and invite you to bring your
expertise to our organization!

Thinking about joining? Visit our Membership
Lounge at our May 10th Program or attend our ILEA 101 on May 16th to learn

There are so many reasons to join ILEA, below are a few of our favorite benefits! 



Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP)

CSEP provides a unique opportunity for ILEA in the events and certification landscape. As a top priority, investment in the future of the CSEP is in progress, including increased exposure and a review of program operations and potential.


Attend one of our upcoming partner events! Look for the ILEA Approved stamp for education at industry events, including The Special Event Show (TSE), Catersource and IMEX. The investigation of a plan for year-round education opportunities is in motion! Addressing challenges that small business owners face, such as insurance, safety and marketing, will allow ILEA to continue to provide members solutions to some of their most pressing business needs.  

ILEA Live 2018

The planning for ILEA Live, Aug. 16-18 in Denver is on track with a focus on delivering education that allows attendees to conduct business better, improve creative output and find new ideas and inspiration. 


look forward to having you as a part of our community!



Thank you,

Lindsay Seel
ILEA Napa-Sonoma VP of Membership
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If you are not a member, please click here to learn about all the benefits of ILEA Membership.


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May 10th -Educational Program 

“The Secret to an Awesome First Impression”

Garden Valley Ranch
11:00am- 2:30pm

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May 16th- ILEA 101
Learn more about the many benefits your ILEA membership has to offer!
Gudlach Bundschu

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Provenance Vineyards


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