honors

Jennifer Erney Named PCMA 2017 Supplier of the Year

Jennifer Erney, Associate Luxury Hotels International vice president of sales, was named the 2017 Supplier of the Year by PCMA at the 2017 PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards. The 2017 Professional Excellence Awards winners were selected from nearly 7,000 members of PCMA.

“Our 2017 honorees and award winners’ accomplishments serve as inspiration to both industry veterans and novices alike,” says Deborah Sexton, president and CEO, PCMA. “Each an expert in their profession – always endeavoring to lead the advancement of their organizations and the business events industry.”

Destination Colorado Recognized Industry Leaders with Peak Performer of the Year Awards

The 2016 Peak Performer of the Year award winners have finally been announced. The honors were given at Destination Colorado’s Annual Meeting in the beginning of December at EXDO Event Center in Denver.

The awards recognize members for their outstanding leadership and commitment to promoting the meetings and events industry in Colorado.

Canopy by Hilton Prepares To Open In Chicago

A new 223-room lifestyle hotel, Canopy by Hilton in Chicago, will open in fall 2018 on S. LaSalle Street and W. Adams Street, in the Chicago Loop area.

New Hampton Inn & Suites Opening in Minneapolis University Area

Hilton Hotel and Minneapolis-based Kaeding Management Group have teamed up to open the Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area in early October.

“It’s the first Hilton hotel project within the Kaeding Management Group portfolio, and the first one that combines the essence of the neighborhood, the Hampton brand and the Kaeding touch,” says Jamie Goodchild, general manager of the Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area.

Save the Date! Best of Awards Oct. 20!

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, Oct. 20, we’ll be unveiling the winners of the 2016 Best of Northwest Meetings + Events readers’ choice awards! The party gets started at 6 p.m. at the Metropolist. In addition to the awards, we’ll have plenty of great food, entertainment, SWAG and conversation, so please be sure to join us. Special thanks to this year’s fabulous sponsors: Butler Seattle, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, Salem Convention Center and Tulalip Resort Casino.

Tickets are $15 until Oct. 13 and $20 after or at the door. You can register here.

Beaumont CVB Receives Top Honors

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau claimed several awards in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in El Paso, Texas, this week.

“Our team continues to prove themselves year after year with award-winning initiatives, and this year is no different,” says Dean Conwell, CDME executive director for the Beaumont CVB. “With only three submissions, our team came home with six awards. To me, that speaks volumes about the level of talent we have here at home.” 

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