2013 Member Recognition Awards:

Caterer of the Year

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

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

Arthur Remanjon Inspirational Member of the Year

Ellene Pomerantz
Nominees:
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

Nominees:
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, 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 

BEST CHAPTER COMMUNITY SERVICE  (since 1993)
2008 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2004 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2003 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore 

BEST CHAPTER FUNDRAISER (since 1991)
2010 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore
2007 - 100 or MORE members Baltimore

CHAPTER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR (since 1991)
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 

EVENT PROFESSIONAL (FORMERLY, AFFILIATE MEMBER) OF THE YEAR (since 1992)
2010 – Daniel Watson-Bey – East Hill Video - Baltimore
2005 - Dulany Noble – Baltimore
2002 - Vickie Preston - Baltimore 

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

HALL OF FAME ESTABLISHED 1988
Jerry Edwards, CPCE

PRESIDENT'S LIST AWARD

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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November Meeting
Join us for Ding Happens!, a unique perspective that can improve your life and business.
November 17, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ten Oaks Ballroom
5000 Signal Bell Lane
Clarksville, MD
Venue Website
$45.00 Members (advance registration)
$50.00 Members (at the door)
$40.00 Earlybird rate before November 11

$55.00 Guest/Non-Members (advance registration)
$60.00 Guest/Non-Members (at the door)
$50.00 Earlybird rate before November 11

 

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