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    1. A beautiful table setting using décor from Marquee Events and Rentals and Freesia Designs floral arrangements.

    <p><strong>1.</strong> A beautiful table setting using décor from Marquee Events and Rentals and Freesia Designs floral arrangements.</p>
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    2. Krista Lee, owner, A Signature Event by Krista.

    <p><strong>2.</strong> Krista Lee, owner, A Signature Event by Krista.</p>
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    3. An actress dressed as Marie Antoinette with a cheese and charcuterie display by Fresh Horizons Catering.

    <p><strong>3.</strong> An actress dressed as Marie Antoinette with a cheese and charcuterie display by Fresh Horizons Catering.</p>
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    4. Emily Simpson and Lori Zeigler with Cartewheels Catering.

    <p><strong>4. </strong>Emily Simpson and Lori Zeigler with Cartewheels Catering.</p>
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    5. Honoring past and present Alamo NACE chairpersons. From left, Tina Sturchio, owner, Sturchio Entertainment; Rebecca Hermanson, sales director, Marriott Rivercenter; Michelle Moon, director of facility sales and service, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts; Caryn Hasslocher, owner, Fresh Horizons Catering; chef Johnny Hernandez, owner, La Gloria Restaurant; Nikki Jarzombek, director of catering, Tobin Center Catering.

    <p><strong>5.</strong> Honoring past and present Alamo NACE chairpersons. From left, Tina Sturchio, owner, Sturchio Entertainment; Rebecca Hermanson, sales director, Marriott Rivercenter; Michelle Moon, director of facility sales and service, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts; Caryn Hasslocher, owner, Fresh Horizons Catering; chef Johnny Hernandez, owner, La Gloria Restaurant; Nikki Jarzombek, director of catering, Tobin Center Catering.</p>
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    6. Jamie and Courtney Turnage, owners Bokeh Photography.

    <p><strong>6. </strong>Jamie and Courtney Turnage, owners Bokeh Photography.</p>
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    7. Guests tear up the dance floor. From left, Miguel Perez, Kimberly Straughan, Teresa Alvarez, Cali Kenway, Lindsay Harmon-Holliday, Lisa Hartman, Armando Seledon and Sandrine McCurdy.

    <p><strong>7. </strong>Guests tear up the dance floor. From left, Miguel Perez, Kimberly Straughan, Teresa Alvarez, Cali Kenway, Lindsay Harmon-Holliday, Lisa Hartman, Armando Seledon and Sandrine McCurdy.</p>
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    8. Joe Macias, catering manager, Embassy Suites Downtown, and guest.

    <p><strong>8.</strong> Joe Macias, catering manager, Embassy Suites Downtown, and guest.</p>
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    9. Ron Peene, owner, Cutting Edge Entertainment; Sarah James, vice president, Alamo NACE and Michelle Moon, president Alamo NACE.

    <p><strong>9.</strong> Ron Peene, owner, Cutting Edge Entertainment; Sarah James, vice president, Alamo NACE and Michelle Moon, president Alamo NACE.</p>

The Alamo Chapter of NACE held its 10th Annual President’s Gala in November 2015 at the beautiful Southwest School of Art in San Antonio. The theme of the event was “Bienvenue a Versailles: An Evening of French Elegance.” Guests enjoyed cocktails under the stars and fundraisers that included a Queen’s mystery tea cup auction, Marie’s mystery match game or croquet.

Once inside the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art, guests were greeted by gorgeous tablescapes and floral displays fit for royalty.

Five past Alamo NACE presidents were honored. Four San Antonio industry leaders were celebrated: Caryn Hasslocher, Fresh Horizons Catering, Alamo NACE Caterer of the Year; Ron Peene, Cutting Edge Entertainment, Alamo NACE Event Professional of the Year; Stephanie Olivares, RK Group, Alamo NACE Rising Star; Traci Maricle, Ace Mart Restaurant Supply, Alamo NACE President’s Award.

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:

 

Consumer behavior expert and author Shawna Suckow, CMP, shared her industry insights during the Meeting Planners International (MPI) Michigan Chapter’s annual Mid-Winter Symposium and Silent Auction in February.