• Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: NACE, ILEA & ABC Present EPIC Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

It was a night to shine at The Reserve in Birmingham as honorees and guests from around the state gathered for the 2018 Event Professional Industry Class (EPIC) Awards. The program recognized the best in the industry and highlighted the previous year of events.

The Greater Detroit chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the Detroit Chapter of International Live Events Association (ILEA), and the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) jointly host the annual gala. A committee of volunteers from each group runs the celebration. 

NACE and ILEA members from other state chapters anonymously judge the award entries. Judging was done blindly with no identifying individual or company information shared with the judges.

Event sponsors were Display Group, Elysium Experience, Parsonage, Fred Ferris Photography, LePenn Designs, TapSnap Detroit, Chez Chloé, Event Source, Lyndsey’s Linen, Creative Specialties and Timothy Scott Films.

A conference or convention venue might be described by meeting planners as offering ease and convenience for multiple reasons. It may be because its address is easily accessible from numerous compass points. Or perhaps it’s the destination—with a variety of opportunities for activities and entertainment close-by. And of course, it could be that the venue itself offers a peaceful, easy setting with all the comforts you could want. 

Well, at Treetops Resort, it’s all of the above. 

 

Options for unconventional seasonal gatherings abound across the state. 

From cities teeming with bright lights to snowy small towns, Michigan is a winter wonderland. If you’re looking for a way to make your event or post-event outing more festive, consider these unique holiday offerings. 

Peacock Road Family Farm 

Laingsburg

 

After 36 years as director of the CVB, Peter Fitzsimons is retiring. By Shelley Levitt

In 1985, Peter Fitzsimons, a former hotel general manager, became the executive director of the newly formed Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau. He never left. In June, the 73-year-old Detroit native announced that he’d be stepping down from the role at the end of the year. 

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