SESMA – Special Event Sites Marketing Alliances

Planting Seeds of Opportunity Campaign

May 21, 2018sesmadminNews0
  1. Campaign “Live” Dates May 18-May 24, 2018 (11-days only)
  2. Monthly Donor Levels at $10 – $15 – $20
  3. As a monthly donor your support will fund our recruitment efforts and help us create a pipeline to professions in the event industry.

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President’s Message

April 27, 2018sesmadminNews0

Happy finally Spring to everyone! It sure took long enough. ….and just like waiting
for Spring, I am sure you were all waiting on news for what SESMA is up to as well!
We are in full planning mode for all programming coming this summer and
everything is lining up to be a can’t miss.
Please look for your invite for the Event Design Workshop we are hosting at Gensler
on May 24 th from 11:30pm to 1pm. Details and description for this educational
event will be arriving in your email box this week. A note on this event – it is a
brown bag, so if packing something very delicious – bring extra
We will be hosting an event each month through September and can’t wait to see
you all as we explore, create, and socialize!
If you ever have any questions about your SESMA Membership or if you are
interested in becoming a SESMA Member, please always feel free to reach out to me
– I would love to help!
Here is to warm weather and an outdoor cocktail!

Become a Featured Member!

October 31, 2017sesmadminNews0

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SESMA is pleased to offer a new benefit for members! Each month, the eNews will include a Member Spotlight article.

This space is designed to provide members with an opportunity to share exciting news with the SESMA community. This could be the launch of a new event space, product, service, industry award or technology!

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and should include a photo and up to 300 words describing your new feature. Please note that submissions will be edited for space and consistency.

To submit, send a .jpg or .png photo with your article to

SESMA Member Spotlight: EventEQ

July 26, 2017sesmadminNews0

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SESMA Member Spotlight Article

EventEQ Open House
You are invited to experience the difference in event production.

Enable the emotional power of a presentation by using classic techniques within new technology. On August 17, from 4 – 7pm we will stage the latest event technology and equipment in true scenic scenarios for you to experience. Products will include unique lighting, audio and video solutions as well as LED high-resolution video walls and media servers. In addition, our scenic and print departments will show you how to turn an event environment into an interactive space, fit for even the most tech-savvy clients.

As an added benefit, our open house will also play host to some educational breakout sessions, presented by industry experts. Classes include:

4:00 PM
AV for Event Planners: Equip yourself with resources that will simplify audiovisual requests.

4:30 PM
Innovative Audience Engagement: From smartphones to virtual reality, explore unique ways to create an immersive environment for your audience.

5:00 PM
Scenic Design & Grand-Scale Printing: Learn how to get the most presentation, with the newest print methods and materials, on a budget.

5:30 PM
Media Servers 101: Fundamentals of media servers and how they can benefit a content heavy event.

Join us on August 17 from 4 – 7pm! Live music, cocktails and vintage inspired eats and sweets will be served, so that you can network amongst the finest.

RSVP by visiting or email

SESMA Member Spotlight: Bialek’s Music

July 26, 2017sesmadminNews0

39th Anniversary

The first time I was fired was by Washington Talent Agency, January 10th, 1975. The second time was July 10th, 1978 by Barry Rick Associates. Thirty nine years and over sixty thousand events booked later, I can say, “Happy 39th Birthday, Bialek’s Music”, and to the bosses that fired me, “May they rest in peace, BIG MISTAKE.”

It all started the next day, July 11th, 1978 at the tender age of 24, as I was equipped with a two-line phone, a one thousand dollar state of the art video cassette player, audio cassettes, a few band pictures (DJ’s weren’t invented yet!), a ping pong table for a desk, and tons of office supplies as my daddy was in the business. Fax machines, computers and the internet were years away. I was still playing drums in the band, Confection, so I wasn’t going to starve.

I need to thank my family, co-workers (even the ones that quit or I let go), and all of my industry associates, for being there for me all these years. I have made lasting friendships with musicians, catering managers, photographers, florists, DJ’s, videographers, and event planners. They have voted Bialek’s Music the most popular agency in the area, in Washingtonian Magazine, for twenty years in a row and I am forever grateful.

Our company awards include: Affiliate of the year from NACE, and the Presidential and Lifetime Achievements award from the International Special Events Society. I am now a proud Sesma Board Member working on membership. I have seen our industry grow into a powerhouse in the DC/Baltimore area, and I look forward to the next thirty nine years :) (or maybe ten, plus the other twenty-nine sitting on a beach eating bon-bons!)

I may have lost my hair, some eyesight, some hearing, and my youth, but the friends & experience are priceless.

To sum it all up; I did it my way and I believe it worked!

Here are the current staff members of Bialek’s Music and why they just love it here. Thank you so much Washington area and cheers to you!

A Message from the President: April

April 20, 2017sesmadminNews0

Dear SESMA Members,

Our March was a busy one! We had Elliott Ferguson from Destination DC come and speak at the brand new AJAX event space. Elliott was eloquent, informative and inspirational… just as we knew he would be. It turned into a standing room only event as the number of guests soared last minute. It was a huge success and we thank the whole Destination DC team for everything they did for us.

At the breakfast we had a dream team of participants – Well Dunn Catering with a delicious breakfast, Pike Productions with AV and lighting, Philippa Tarrant with floral, Party Rental with all equipment and AJAX with a perfect space to host. Thank you so much for everything, all of you were flawless and fabulous!

The next event we will be hosting is coming up on May 3rd at Dock 5! Seats are limited and members will have exclusive access to registration until April 26th! We hope to see you there.

Best wishes,

Suzi Molak

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SESMA's mission is to develop cooperative marketing programs that bring member special event sites to the attention of meeting and event professionals throughout the DC-metro area who seek unique venues for their functions.
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