Arena Americas Awarded Two NACE ISES Chicago Excellence Awards

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At the 15th annual NICE Awards, Arena received Best Use of Tenting for the NFL Draft and Best Use of Rental Equipment for the Chicago Food & Wine Show.

NFL Draft and Chicago Food & Wine Show

NFL Draft and Chicago Food & Wine Show

Arena Americas, a full service event rental company, has received two NACE ISES Chicago Excellence Awards for Best Use of Tenting and Best Use of Rental Equipment. The N.I.C.E. Awards were established 15 years ago to recognize Chicago area members of NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) and ISES (International Special Events Society) for their accomplishments within the special events industry.

Arena was awarded Best Use of Tenting for the NFL Draft, which returned to Chicago in May 2015 for the first time since 1964. The outdoor festival, Draft Town, was a free fan festival in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park open all three days of the 2015 Draft for family-friendly fun. NFL Draft Town featured live music, interactive games, photo opportunities, free player autographs, food and places to view the Draft on TV. Arena provided various tents and clearspan structures including an arcum double decker for VIP hospitality, a rondo tent for media interviews, several small clearspan structures with custom graphics for team houses and a large beer tent.

Arena was also awarded Best Use of Rental Equipment for the Chicago Food & Wine Show. The inaugural event took place August 29-30, 2015 in Lincoln Park in Chicago. The festival featured chefs, artisans and restaurants from Chicago and around the country. The itinerary included tasting events, cooking demos, seminars, book signings and more. Arena provided 70 tents and clearspan structures, 650 chairs, 1,200 tables, linens, fans, lights, flooring, and over 7,500 glasses to support the event.

“Being the newest member of Arena Chicago, our team winning these awards was a wonderful welcome,” said Maureen Harkness, Arena’s new VP of Sales. “I’m so excited to be leading the sales team in this terrific market and cannot wait to see the next award-winning events we will be combining our tenting and party rentals to produce. The hard work and dedication of our outstanding team make events like this possible.”

Arena Americas specializes in providing a full line of event rental products and services, including tables, chairs, linen, china, flatware, glassware, food service and catering equipment, tents, clearspan structures, lighting, flooring, staging and more.

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