• Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
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    Elizabeth Restauri and Keith Hemeon. 

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    Jerry Barnett and Brian Howe.

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    Spicy chicken mole appetizers by Catering By Design.

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    Jake Beaber and Alycia Zabrocki.

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    Award attendees take a break for a group photo.

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    Jake Beaber and Syd Sexton.

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    Joel Hall, Keith Hemeon, Elizabeth Restauri and Jensen Sutta.

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    Eric Bernal.

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

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.

Preparing for events is similar to choral symphony performances; everything must be in harmony. 

 

The maker’s movement is alive and well in Colorado. Here are a few ways groups can connect with artisans and perhaps try a little handy work of their own. 

» DRAM Apothecary in Salida offers a line of bitters, syrup and tea using organic and wild Colorado herbs. Stop by the apothecary and send attendees home with the fixings for their own creations (cocktails or otherwise).