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    1. Guests networked with delicious appetizers and drinks prior to the awards show.

    1. Guests networked with delicious appetizers and drinks prior to the awards show.
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    2. Frank Alba accepts an award for Choose Chicago.

    2. Frank Alba accepts an award for Choose Chicago.
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    3. The beautiful space was uplit in purple for the event.

    3. The beautiful space was uplit in purple for the event.
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    4. Tana Vettore snapped shots at the photo booth.

    4. Tana Vettore snapped shots at the photo booth.
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    5. Joshua Jones, Kim Bakota Lamb, Mal Marcus, Joey Alissa Berman and Stephanie Fields of Kehoe Designs accept the award for Best Event Décor/ Florist.

    5. Joshua Jones, Kim Bakota Lamb, Mal Marcus, Joey Alissa Berman and Stephanie Fields of Kehoe Designs accept the award for Best Event Décor/ Florist.
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    6. Dave Parulo (right), president of Meet Chicago Northwest, networks with Mallory Mondloch of Pinstripes.

    6. Dave Parulo (right), president of Meet Chicago Northwest, networks with Mallory Mondloch of Pinstripes.
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    7. Becca Kaufman, Tammy Bendoff and Mike Weber.

    7. Becca Kaufman, Tammy Bendoff and Mike Weber.
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    8. Mallory Powell, recipi - ent of Up-and-Coming Special Event Professional.

    8. Mallory Powell, recipi - ent of Up-and-Coming Special Event Professional.
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    9. Digital Content Editor Julianna Fazio and contributing writer Brittany Trevick share a laugh.

    9. Digital Content Editor Julianna Fazio and contributing writer Brittany Trevick share a laugh.

Nearly 200 guests convened in the lobby of the stunning Builders BLDG at 222 N. LaSalle in Chicago on May 10 for the Illinois M+E Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards. DJ D. Jones spun upbeat tunes, while MDM Entertainment provided A/V and Tag Prints hosted a photo booth. The event was co-hosted by DineAmic Group and Builders BLDG and emceed by one of the magazine’s associate publishers, Susan Rose. It was a night to remember for all the Best of winners and finalists and Hall of Fame recipients. 

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Dallas Chapter spread some holiday cheer at its annual Holiday Giveback. The organization chose to work with Senior Source and the Diversicare facility. Members of the group held a party for the facility complete with caroling, live music, holiday crafts and bingo—and of course plenty of cookies and punch. The group also collected items for Diversicare’s wish list, along with a $5 donation from each member who registered for the networking happy hour that followed the party.

 

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel

 

Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) held its annual auction on Dec. 7, 2017, at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington. The auction wa s a fundraiser for the MPIWSC Educational Fund.