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

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

Samantha Dockery
Bliss by Sam

Committee Members:
Whitney Taylor, Drape Kings
Martin Lawrence, 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

Sarah Novosad & Erica Buss
Horseshoe Casino

Committee Members:

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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2016 Winners

Best Buffet Presentation
Catering by Michaels

Best Catered Event
Food for Thought

Best Use of Tenting
Arena Americas

Best Use of Rental Equipment
Arena Americas

Best Use of Production
Carey Smolensky Productions

Best Theme Décor for Social Event or Wedding
Revel Décor, Inc.

Best Theme Décor for Corporate Event
MDM Entertainment

Best Tabletop Design
BBJ Linen

Best Social Event or Wedding
Food for Thought

Best Plated Presentation
Catering by Michaels

Best N.I.C.E. Team Event
Total Event Resources and Kehoe Designs

Best Musical Entertainment
Magnificent Events

Best Logistical Achievement
LK Events

Best Interactive Entertainment
The Actors Gymnasium Circus and Performing Arts Center

Best Fundraiser/Not for Profit Event
Revel Global Events

Best Festival
Magnificent Events

Best Creative Cocktail
Food Evolution Catering & Events

Best Corporate Event
On The Scene

ISES Rising Star
Ryan Campbell, AFR Event Furnishings

NACE Rising Star
Nicole Hensley, Storybook Weddings and Events

Lifetime Acheivement
David Sandler, Catering by Michaels

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