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    1. Co-chairs Aimee Palifroni and Carol Lathrop.

    1. Co-chairs Aimee Palifroni and Carol Lathrop.
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    2. Host and emcee David Bondarchuck.

    2. Host and emcee David Bondarchuck.
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    3. Punch Bowl Social accept - ing the Best Appetizer award.

    3. Punch Bowl Social accept - ing the Best Appetizer award.
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    4. Old Major.

    4. Old Major.
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    5. Ellen Collins and Deseri Martinez.

    5. Ellen Collins and Deseri Martinez.
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    6. Cody Galloway and Andrea Farney.

    6. Cody Galloway and Andrea Farney.
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    7. Dessert by Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

    7. Dessert by Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.
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    8. Allison and Steve Kinsley.

    8. Allison and Steve Kinsley.
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    9. Chandra Brager, Kristin Grunewald and Melanie Donahue.

    9. Chandra Brager, Kristin Grunewald and Melanie Donahue.
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    10. Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel (Fifty 300 Restaurant), winner of the Best Entrée and People’s Choice awards.

    10. Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel (Fifty 300 Restaurant), winner of the Best Entrée and People’s Choice awards.
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    11. Jeremy Wilson and Aaron Fisch.

    11. Jeremy Wilson and Aaron Fisch.
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    12. John Walters sampling the fare.

    12. John Walters sampling the fare.
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    13. Chef Paul Fischer, Food Bank of the Rockies; MIC Chair Todd Seymour; and Chef David L. Beckwith, Metropolitan State University of Denver.

    13. Chef Paul Fischer, Food Bank of the Rockies; MIC Chair Todd Seymour; and Chef David L. Beckwith, Metropolitan State University of Denver.

The Serving Up Hope Luncheon, hosted by the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado on Nov. 6 at Denver Mart and attended by approximately 700 industry professionals, raised more than $24,000 for the Food Bank of the Rockies Denver’s Table. In addition, approximately 14,700 meals were donated day-of by attendees, resulting in an overall total of 114,210 meals. Awards for the most food donated per member were given to the Christian Meetings & Conventions Association and Colorado Society of Association Executives. 

MNM+E’s annual readers’ choice awards brought 295 meeting and event professionals to the Lumber Exchange Event Center on April 24 to honor the 2019 award winners and Hall of Famers. Frank Maciel was the event’s emcee. Mall of America was the premier sponsor, and Discover St. Louis Park was the event’s Uber sponsor, giving attendees a credit to the ride-share app.

 

ILEA Seattle held its annual Emerald City Applause Awards on March 28 at the Arctic Club Seattle. Congratulations to this year’s winners: