• Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

    Betty Kay Becker, Lori Ryno and David Lambert. 

    Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography

    <p>Betty Kay Becker, Lori Ryno and David Lambert.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography</em></p>
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

    No weapons at this gathering!

    Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography

    <p>No weapons at this gathering!</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography</em></p>
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

    Tom and Jenny LeRoux and Gregg Tobo.

    Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography

    <p>Tom and Jenny LeRoux and Gregg Tobo.</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography</em></p>
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

    Gun check

    Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography

    <p>Gun check</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography</em></p>
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

    What’s table décor without a few bullets?

    Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography

    <p>What’s table décor without a few bullets?</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography</em></p>
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

    The Corleone family came out on top: Bobbi Reed, Kathleen Dresler, Kevin Becker, Stacy Horn, Sabina Fechisin and Brittany Bowman. In front is honorary taste tester. 

    Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography

    <p>The Corleone family came out on top: Bobbi Reed, Kathleen Dresler, Kevin Becker, Stacy Horn, Sabina Fechisin and Brittany Bowman. In front is honorary taste tester.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography</em></p>
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

    Dovie Lopez, Willie Ripple and Veronica Davis.

    Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography

    <p>Dovie Lopez, Willie Ripple and Veronica Davis.</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography</em></p>
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

    A warning to all who entered. 

    Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography

    <p>A warning to all who entered.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography</em></p>
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

    A centerpiece bowl of water represents an ocean with “body parts” (skeleton pieces) in the water, surrounded by movie quotes. 

    Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography

    <p>A centerpiece bowl of water represents an ocean with “body parts” (skeleton pieces) in the water, surrounded by movie quotes.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of: Linda Murri Photography</em></p>

Members of the International Special Events Society (ISES) Denver Chapter relaxed and networked in the “safe house” before being divided into five “families” for a Godfather-themed culinary meeting on August 26. The families battled to come up with the perfect crostini topping but only after all weapons were checked at the door of Italian-inspired Baldoria on the Water in Lakewood. An outline of a body on the floor, flickering candles in rock-hewn alcoves and crime tape helped set the stage. 

Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort. colorado.com

The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.

 

When planning a gathering, make sure to check a destination’s calendar of events for festivals, concerts and noteworthy exhibitions. Leslie Heins and Lisa Cook, owners and event architects of Denver-based Affair with Flair, demonstrated how this can be done with a social occasion, which easily could have been a corporate event in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s recent blockbuster “Dior: From Paris to the World” that wrapped up in March 2019.

 

The commoditization of the live events industry causes concern and prompts discussion.