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    Elizabeth Restauri and Keith Hemeon. 

    <p>Elizabeth Restauri and Keith Hemeon.&nbsp;</p>
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    Jerry Barnett and Brian Howe.

    <p>Jerry Barnett and Brian Howe.</p>
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    Spicy chicken mole appetizers by Catering By Design.

    <p>Spicy chicken mole appetizers by Catering By Design.</p>
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    Jake Beaber and Alycia Zabrocki.

    <p>Jake Beaber and Alycia Zabrocki.</p>
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    Award attendees take a break for a group photo.

    <p>Award attendees take a break for a group photo.</p>
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    Jake Beaber and Syd Sexton.

    <p>Jake Beaber and Syd Sexton.</p>
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    Joel Hall, Keith Hemeon, Elizabeth Restauri and Jensen Sutta.

    <p>Joel Hall, Keith Hemeon, Elizabeth Restauri and Jensen Sutta.</p>
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    Eric Bernal.

    <p>Eric Bernal.</p>
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    Danny Findley, Alycia Zabrocki and Katie Sullivan accept the Best Event for Non-Profit Organization award.

    <p>Danny Findley, Alycia Zabrocki and Katie Sullivan accept the Best Event for Non-Profit Organization award.</p>

Denver’s McNichols Civic Center Building was decked out Willy Wonka style on June 20, 2017, for the ninth annual International Live Events Association (ILEA) Denver Excellence Awards. Members and guests celebrated the accomplishments of their peers and enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing. A team of judges from the Chicago chapter of ILEA selected the winners.

Four distinct seasons impress guests, accommodate budgets and tap into a laid-back lifestyle.

 

Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort. colorado.com

The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.

 

When planning a gathering, make sure to check a destination’s calendar of events for festivals, concerts and noteworthy exhibitions. Leslie Heins and Lisa Cook, owners and event architects of Denver-based Affair with Flair, demonstrated how this can be done with a social occasion, which easily could have been a corporate event in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s recent blockbuster “Dior: From Paris to the World” that wrapped up in March 2019.