• Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
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    1. Keri Dinica, FordDirect.

  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
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    2. Beth Skochelak, Katherine’s Catering.

  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
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    3. Lotoya Vongrechin, V Agency, and Nicholas Hardy, Elysium Experience.

  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
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    4. DeVonna Snowden, Linen Hero, and Nicholas Hardy, Elysium Experience.

  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

 

Treetops GM appreciates the hospitality industry’s alwaysinteresting challenges.

 

Lucky Strike served as the host venue for the third-annual Hospitality Fest, which gathered more than 750 meeting and event planning professionals for a four-hour evening event. With the goal of spotlighting options across Chicagoland for holiday parties, 74 table sponsors showcased ideas for F&B, event spaces and corporate activities. The teams and volunteers wore bowling shirts with presenting title sponsors’ names on the front to create a fun, laidback atmosphere.