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    1. Ray Roa, CSEP, Visalia Convention Center.

    1. Ray Roa, CSEP, Visalia Convention Center.
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    2. Danny Pferschy, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno.

    2. Danny Pferschy, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno.
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    3. Leah Banchero, DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country.

    3. Leah Banchero, DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country.
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    4. Kimberly Dunnegan, Visit Newport Beach.

    4. Kimberly Dunnegan, Visit Newport Beach.
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    5. Elizabeth Pemberton, Embassy Suites Monterey Bay Seaside.

    5. Elizabeth Pemberton, Embassy Suites Monterey Bay Seaside.
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    6. Matt Brezinski, San Francisco Travel Association.

    6. Matt Brezinski, San Francisco Travel Association.
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    7. Terry Schroeder, CMP, and Kristine van Winkle, CMP, CASE, CTE, Marriott International.

    7. Terry Schroeder, CMP, and Kristine van Winkle, CMP, CASE, CTE, Marriott International.
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    8. Marcia Durst, CMP, Durst Event Strategies, with Paul Dickey, Mercy Peddlers.

    8. Marcia Durst, CMP, Durst Event Strategies, with Paul Dickey, Mercy Peddlers.
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    9. Sandy Smart, DoubleTree Hotel & Spa, Napa Valley/ American Canyon.

    9. Sandy Smart, DoubleTree Hotel & Spa, Napa Valley/ American Canyon.

The annual education luncheon and trade show of the Sacramento Sierra Nevada chapter of Meeting Professionals International brought out many fancy hats and the smaller accessories known as “fascinators,” a nod to the “Derby Days” theme. Held in the Clubhouse at the Cal Expo racetrack, the event’s bar served up mint juleps, another merry bow to the theme.

From May 1 to July 14, Philadelphians were enthralled by Chinese culture at the 4th annual Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival held in historic Franklin Square. Attendees witnessed 27 lantern displays that were larger than life and made of more than 2,000 lit sculptures and 20,000 LED lights. 

 

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International – Southern Colorado Chapter held its annual summer fundraiser on July 17 at Colorado Springs Marriott. A beach party theme kept things lively, and members were encouraged to “flamingle” and bring guests of all ages. Funds raised benefitted CASA of the Pikes Peak Region.

 

Members of the National Association of Catering & Events Greater Denver Chapter pulled out the gym gear and dusted off their Nikes to take the field. The Denver Broncos’ UCHealth Training Center, a professional-grade facility, served as the backdrop for all sorts of fun and games.