2013 Member Recognition Awards:

Caterer of the Year

Paul Kountz - The Pantry Catering
Jean Wade Mayer, Boutique Events; Delia Wilson, Grand Historic Venue

Event Professional of the Year
Jennifer Bafford - AFR Event Furnishings
Petra Compel, Feats Inc; Dulany Noble, Gala Cloths

Arthur Remanjon Inspirational Member of the Year

Ellene Pomerantz
Jennifer Bafford, AFR Event Furnishings; Sherri Griffis, CMP, CPCE, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront; Jean Wade Mayer, Boutique Events

Meeting of the Year:

October - "The Emerging Gay and Lesbian Wedding Market"
Grand Historic Venue, Absolute Entertainment, mlc designs, Shutterbooth MD, Gala Cloths, Drew Vanlandingham Designs, Jennifer McMenamin Photography, Fabrication Events

January - "Member Recognition"
May - "Mixing and Matching"
June - "What's Hot, What's Not"

November - "Round Tables and Elections"

Congratulations to all our members who walked away with trophies in Chicago 

at the NACE National Experience!

 President’s List - John Paul Berry


Team Award 2012 Best Team Event of the Year Budget less than $25,000 "Urban Chic-Fashion Fundraiser" Baltimore, MD - Team members: Cate Buscher, Putting on the Ritz Catering; John Paul Berry, Absolute Entertainment; Eve Villard CORT Event Funishings; Rachel Hoffberger Shaw, Plan It Perfect; Katie Nannes, Urban Chic; Carl Brashears, Jr., Classic Disc Jockeys; Strickland Bonner, Washington Talent Agency


2012 Best Event Production of the Year Budget between $25,000 and $75,000 - Danielle Couick, CPCE, Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events



See Baltimore's National NACE Awards History

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR (since 1983)
2009 – 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2002 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2001 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2000 - LESS than 100 members Baltimore
1992 - Baltimore 

2008 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2004 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2003 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore 

2010 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2007 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore

2008 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2001 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore 

CATERER OF THE YEAR (since 1992)
2008 - Alicia Karoll – American Visionary Art Museum - Baltimore
2005 - Julie P. G. Brown-Edwards, CPCE – Baltimore
2002 - Abby Fitzpatrick, CPCE - Baltimore
1992 - Jerry Edwards, CPCE – Baltimore 

2010 – Daniel Watson-Bey – East Hill Video - Baltimore
2005 - Dulany Noble – Baltimore
2002 - Vickie Preston - Baltimore 

2011 - Julie Brown-Edwards, CPCE - Baltimore
2010 – Vickie Preston – Entertainment Exchange - Baltimore
2008 - Dulany Noble - Gala Cloths by Dulany - Baltimore 

Jerry Edwards, CPCE


2012 John Paul Berry
2011 - Rachel Shaw
2010 - Debra May
2009 - Dulany Noble
2008 - Vickie Preston

BEST CATERED EVENT OF THE YEAR: On-Premise, Budget more than $75,000
2009 - Bonny Opper, Chef's Expressions

BEST CATERED EVENT OF THE YEAR: Off-Premise, Budget less than $25,000
2010 - Melanie Brzozowski, Chef’s Expressions

BEST EVENT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR: Budget between $25,000-$75,000
2010 - Danielle Couick, CPCE, EVOKE, LLC

BEST EVENT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR: Budget more than $75,000
2011 - Danielle Couick, CPCE, Alexandria, VA

BEST TEAM EVENT OF THE YEAR: Budget less than $25,000
2011 - "Urban Chic's Fashion Fundraiser" Putting on the Ritz Catering, Andy Kushner Entertainment, Charm City Cakes, Kathy Freundel Photography, Bialek's Music, AFR Event Furnishings, Plan it Perfect
2010 - “Urban Chic’s Runway to Happiness” Putting on the Ritz Catering, Andy Kushner Entertainment, Jays Valet Service, Kathy Freundel Photography, Perkins Productions, Plan It Perfect


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Making the Sale! You Want It, Now Win It!
Learn techniques to help you stand apart from the competition and close the sale that you know should be yours!
April 28, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Woodholme Country Club
300 Woodholme Ave
Pikesville, MD 21208
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$20.00 Arms Length of Raffle Tickets

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$50.00 Guest Meeting Ticket (advance registration)
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$45.00 Member Meeting Ticket (at the door)

$25.00 Student Ticket (advance registration)
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Join us for a presentation by Chad Prinkey of Neuberger & Company that will make you aware of what you should change entirely, simply adjust, or completely add to your selling techniques! 

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Tired of spending hours with potential clients only to lose them to the competition, or even discover that they paid more for the vendor they ended up choosing? 

Wondering how to close the sale more efficiently? 

Thinking it is time to reevaluate your sales process??


Since joining Neuberger & Company, an authorized Sandler Training licensee, in 2008; Chad has been the catalyst to sales growth for companies and individuals in many industry verticals.   

He has developed customized sales processes that are proven to increase close rate and margin specifically for the construction and property management industries. Chad has also created unique training programs for the financial services, accounting and insurance fields and is considered a leader in working with small business owners and professionals who also have to develop business. 

Those who engage Chad often note shifts in company/individual culture and a transformation in their approach to new business development as well as account management and client growth/retention.

Chad focuses his talent on helping clients achieve their goals, increase their revenue, and lead the way in their industry.  He brings a hands-on approach and emphasis on the selling system, negotiation, and communication skills.

With a background in premium automotive sales, Chad brings a sales approach rooted in customer service.  As a Sales Executive in Porsche/Audi retail, he averaged $5.2 million annually in sales.  Chad's proficiency in relationship building consistently ranked  him in the top 1% of customer satisfaction index for Audi of North America. 

Chad attended the University of Maryland College Park with a full four-year scholarship for theatre performance and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.