Dec. 16, 2014 10:11 AM

Mark your calendars now for IND Media’s award-winning series of events and for deadlines to submit nominees for awards throughout the year.

Most events sell out early so mark you calendar today. Reservations are accepted throughout the year via email to

Already working on your calendar for 2015? IND Media has a few “don’t miss” dates that you just might want to put in your Outlook. “We’ve been working very hard to put together a schedule early so that staff, sponsors and attendees can plan ahead,” says IND Media Co-publisher Cherry Fisher May. “Our readers are active and engaged. They like to support the many informational, fundraising and social events that happen throughout the community each year. By releasing our calendar early in 2015, we also hope to help coordinate with other event planners around the city to minimize competing events on the same date.”

This will be the final State of the Parish Address by City-Parish President Joey Durel. “Eleven years ago, both Joey and his opponent Glenn Weber could see the value of an annual progress report to the community,” says May, “and they both committed to launch SOTP. We’ve already spoken informally to the candidates who are talking about the 2015 race to replace Joey, and they’ve indicated they intend to continue the tradition.”

The SOTP launches IND Media’s Lecture Series each year, followed by the INDesign Awards held in April. Additional Lecture Series events are scheduled during the year to address topics of community interest and importance that emerge and could benefit from broader education and awareness. IberiaBank is the legacy sponsor for this series.

New in 2015 will be the Best Companies to Work For issue and event, slated for mid-May. Check the calendar on the facing page for all the important event dates as well as deadlines for several business awards that are presented annually. And remember: Nominations for awards are accepted throughout the year, and almost all the events are a sell out, so don’t wait ’til the last minute. See schedule for details.

Click here to download the 2015 IND Events Calendar.