The 12th annual NICE Awards had a great pool of candidates and an exceptional group of winners. We are looking forward to next year seeing what participants bring to the table.
(PRWEB) April 11, 2013
The NICE Awards were held on April 2nd at the Chicago Marriott downtown on the Magnificent Mile, announcing the winners.
Participants of The NICE Awards are Chicago area members of NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) and ISES (International Special Events Society) who work within the special events industry. The awards celebrate the achievements of their work done in the areas of events planning, catering, entertainment, and creative and support services.
Following the cocktail reception, the awards program began and the winners were commended for all of their hard work. The winners are listed by category as follows:
Best Corporate Event Under $25K – Revel Global Events
Best Corporate Event Over $75K – Total Event Resources & Kehoe Designs
Best Social Event Under $25K – Christina Currie Events
Best Social Event Over $75K – Ivan Carlson & Associates
Best Wedding $25K - $75K – Olivearie Artisan Events & Meetings
Best Fundraiser / Non-Profit Event Under $25K – The Meetinghouse Companies, Inc.
Best Fundraiser / Non-Profit Event $25K - $75K – Silhouettes Events
Best Fundraiser / Non-Profit Event Over $75K – Revel Global Events
Best Fair / Festival – StarEvents, Inc.
Best Catered Event On Premise Over $75K – Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Best Catered Event Off Premise Under $25K – Food Evolution Catering & Events
Best Catered Event Off Premise $25K - $50K – Catering By Michael’s
Best Catered Event Off Premise Over $75K – Catering By Michael’s
Best Buffet or Plated Presentation – Catering By Michael’s
Most Creative Planned Menu – Catering By Michael’s
Best Entertainment Under $5K – Stitely Entertainment
Best Entertainment $5K - $15K Stitely Entertainment
Best Entertainment Over $15K – Total Event Resources
Best Theme Décor Under $20K – M&M The Special Events Company
Best Theme Décor $20K - $50K – Olivearie Artisan Events & Meetings
Best Theme Décor Over $50K – Kehoe Designs / Floral Exhibit
Best Responsible Event – Catering By Michael’s
Best Use of Lighting – Intelligent Lighting Creations
Best Use of Tenting – Karl’s Event Services
Best Logistical Achievement for an Event – The Meetinghouse Companies, Inc.
Best Use of Rental Equipment – Karl’s Event Service
Best Use of Event Photography – DEJA Views Event, Wedding & Celebrity Photography
NACE Rising Star Award – Jeff Ware, Catering By Michael’s
ISES Rising Star Award – Lauren Bettcher, Total Event Resources
Lifetime Achievement Award – Ellen Harte, CPCE, CSEP, Tasting Catering
For more information on The NICE Awards or to visit the website please visit http://www.theniceawards.com.