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    1. Keri Dinica, FordDirect.

    1. Keri Dinica, FordDirect.
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    2. Beth Skochelak, Katherine’s Catering.

    2. Beth Skochelak, Katherine’s Catering.
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    3. Lotoya Vongrechin, V Agency, and Nicholas Hardy, Elysium Experience.

    3. Lotoya Vongrechin, V Agency, and Nicholas Hardy, Elysium Experience.
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    4. DeVonna Snowden, Linen Hero, and Nicholas Hardy, Elysium Experience.

    4. DeVonna Snowden, Linen Hero, and Nicholas Hardy, Elysium Experience.
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    5. Liz Bakunovich, Epicurean Catering; Susín Silawa, TapSnap; and Maria Rogers, Todd Lloyd Scholarship winner.

    5. Liz Bakunovich, Epicurean Catering; Susín Silawa, TapSnap; and Maria Rogers, Todd Lloyd Scholarship winner.
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    6. Lynsey Moore, Pixie Dust Events, and Erin Sonntag, Bella e Dolce Cakes.

    6. Lynsey Moore, Pixie Dust Events, and Erin Sonntag, Bella e Dolce Cakes.
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    7. The Reserve party room.

    7. The Reserve party room.
  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
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    8. MoReno Taylor II and Lisa Gebhardt, LG Event Design.

    8. MoReno Taylor II and Lisa Gebhardt, LG Event Design.
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    9. Amber Thorpe, Allison Derrig, and Derek Rafferty, E3 Detroit.

    9. Amber Thorpe, Allison Derrig, and Derek Rafferty, E3 Detroit.

It was a night to shine at The Reserve in Birmingham as honorees and guests from around the state gathered for the 2018 Event Professional Industry Class (EPIC) Awards. The program recognized the best in the industry and highlighted the previous year of events.

The Greater Detroit chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the Detroit Chapter of International Live Events Association (ILEA), and the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) jointly host the annual gala. A committee of volunteers from each group runs the celebration. 

NACE and ILEA members from other state chapters anonymously judge the award entries. Judging was done blindly with no identifying individual or company information shared with the judges.

Event sponsors were Display Group, Elysium Experience, Parsonage, Fred Ferris Photography, LePenn Designs, TapSnap Detroit, Chez Chloé, Event Source, Lyndsey’s Linen, Creative Specialties and Timothy Scott Films.

Chefs and caterers constantly update their menus as special food requests and the number of cases and allergy types increases.

 

Work on your plan for crowd control — big or small. 

 

The French bistro at the JW serves up memorable classic fare; prepares for even more improvements.