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The 16th Annual N.I.C.E. Awards is
April 18, 2017
The Geraghty

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2017 Committee Members

Meet the individuals who make the N.I.C.E. Awards a fantastic event.

Venue / Food & Beverage

Erica Buss
Food for Thought


Committee Members:
Marketing & Communications

Nicole Hensley
Storybook Weddings & Events


Committee Members:
Lindsey Gaeta, Storybook Weddings & Events
Allie Flemming, Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile
Andrea Antoniou, PartySlate
Zach Stevens, Calihan Catering
Vicki Bowman, Motor Coach Industries
Décor

Samantha Dockery
Bliss by Sam


Committee Members:
Whitney Taylor, Drape Kings
Meredith Francsis, Kehoe Designs
Joshua Jones, Kehoe Designs
Lanie Hartman, BBJ Linen
Val Braun, Arena Americas
Entertainment & Production

Sarah Novosad
Event Creative


Committee Members:
Jeff Durocher, US Poker & Casino Parties
Sponsorship

Sarah Novosad & Erica Buss
Horseshoe Casino


Committee Members:
Awards

Nicole Hensley
Storybook Weddings & Events


Committee Members:
Jessica Plundo, The Blackstone Hotel
Nicole Zenner, LK Events, LLC
Jeff Ware, Catering by Michaels
Day of & Volunteer Coordinator

Samantha Dockery
Bliss by Sam


Committee Members:
ML Ferrara, Skydeck Chicago
Erik Elliott, VIP Valet
Jeff Durocher, US Poker & Casino Parties
Rick Madeja, VIP Valet

The N.I.C.E. Awards

The N.I.C.E. Awards were established to recognize Chicago area members of NACE (National Association for Catering and Events) and ILEA (International Live Events Association) for their accomplishments within the special events industry. The joint awards ceremony celebrates achievements in the areas of event planning, catering, entertainment, creative and support services.

Dance under the stars at our host venue, The Geraghty!  Indulge in delicious comida, enjoy the exciting musica, and dance the night away with your amigos. Come celebrate this year's award winners at #havannaNICE!

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2017 Winners

Best Corporate Event
On the Scene

Best Social Event or Wedding
Christina Currie Events

Best Fundraiser/Non-Profit Event
Perfectly Planned Events

Best Fair/Festival
Magnificent Events

Best NICE Team Event
AFR Event Furnishings /Arena Americas/ Drape Kings/ Feast and Imbibe/ Magnificent Events/ TWA Photography/ Total Event Resources

Best Catered Event, On or Off Premise
Catering by Michaels

Best Buffet Presentation, On or Off Premise
Catering by Michaels

Best Buffet Presentation, On or Off Premise
Food For Thought

Best Plated Presentation, On or Off Premise
Catering by Michaels

Best Creative Cocktail or Beverage Presentation
Food For Thought

Best Creative Cocktail or Beverage Presentation
Catering by Michaels

Best Musical Entertainment
Magnificent Events

Best Interactive Entertainment
The Actors Gymnasium

Best Theme Décor for a Social Event or Wedding
M&M Event Rentals

Best Theme Décor for a Corporate Event
Kehoe Designs

Best Tabletop Design
M&M Event Rentals

Best Use of Tenting
Arena Americas

Best Logistical Achievement for an Event
Calihan Catering

Best Use of Rental Equipment
Arena Americas

ILEA Rising Star
Vicki Bowman

NACE Rising Star
Zachary Stevens

Lifetime Achievement Award
Karen Stefani

Courage Award
Jeff Stitely

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