• Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
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  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    POSTED October 4, 2017
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    POSTED October 4, 2017
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    POSTED October 4, 2017
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    POSTED October 4, 2017
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    POSTED October 4, 2017
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    POSTED October 4, 2017
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    POSTED October 4, 2017
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    POSTED October 4, 2017
     

In May, Illinois Meetings + Events announced the winners of the Best of Illinois readers’ choice awards and the Hall of Fame inductees at our annual event that welcomed industry personnel from all over the state. Festivities were held at Rock Bottom Brewery’s upstairs event space with appetizers and signature cocktails provided by the restaurant and desserts courtesy of the Blue Man Group.

The night’s official emcee was Illinois Office of Tourism Director Cory Jobe who announced winners in 24 categories as well as the seven Hall of Famers, including Lifetime Achievement award winner Tina Carlson, president of Ivan Carlson & Associates. 

The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.

 

The Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) hosted its first inperson event since the pandemic began at The Medalist Golf Club in Marshall. MSAE’s goal was to host a fun networking opportunity that followed COVID guidelines, and helped members gain confidence attending in-person events again.