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    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.

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    3. The beautiful space was uplit in purple for the event.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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. 

Sixty-two guests gathered for the Northeast M+E Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards on Aug. 16 at Upstairs at The Pennsy in New York City. The event’s presenting sponsor was Kalahari Resorts & Conventions; the bar sponsor was Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center; and the “green” carpet sponsor was Topgolf. Event partners included Acute Inflections, Jamie Rosler from ComedySportz, Drawing Booth, Eclipse Events, Flowerful Events, Pat LaFrieda, The Pennsy Food Hall, Sabi Sushi and Wizard Studios

 

An empowering approach to leadership makes Jill Torke, director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, a superwoman in the city’s hotel scene.

 

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