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, 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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Mardi Gras Celebration
Top Business Resolutions for 2015
February 16, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pier 5 Hotel
711 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
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$45.00 Member Meeting Ticket
$40.00 Earlybird rate before February 10

$55.00 Guest Meeting Ticket
$50.00 Earlybird rate before February 10

$3.00 One Raffle Ticket

$5.00 Three Raffle Tickets

$10.00 Five Raffle Tickets

$20.00 Arms Length of Raffle Tickets

$30.00 Body Length of Raffle Tickets


Please join us for a Mardi Gras Celebration!  

Top Business Resolutions for 2015, Presented by Bill Cronin, Vice President of Marketing at WeddingWire.
Make 2015 the most successful year for your business yet! The start of a new year is a great time to evaluate your top strategies and goals – from key marketing tactics to effectively running your business logistics, your client management process and more. Join WeddingWire VP of Marketing, Bill Cronin, and learn how to maximize the impact of your business marketing, and get his top tips to work smarter and take your business to the next level in 2015. Bill will share a variety of resolutions; including website, email marketing, SEO, social media, and sales best practices. Leave with a powerful list of ‘to-do’s’ relevant to growing your wedding business this year and beyond!

About the Speaker: Bill Cronin
Bill Cronin is Vice President of Marketing at WeddingWire. He leads the development and implementation of the business-to-business marketing strategy, including customer acquisition and community development.  Bill was formerly the VP of Marketing for USA TODAY where he re-launched the brand across platforms including print, digital, mobile and social. Previously, he was at MasterCard Worldwide for 12 years, most recently as Vice President of Merchant Marketing. Bill was also the Vice President of Brand Marketing for MasterCard Europe from 2004 to 2007, serving as a member of the region's Senior Management Team based in London during MasterCard's transition to a publicly traded company. From 1999 to 2004 as Director of Global Advertising and Vice President of Global Brand Building, he led the global roll-out of the highly successful “Priceless” advertising campaign across Europe and Asia. He also managed the integrated marketing plans for MasterCard's global sponsorships, including the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Parking will be available in the Pier 5 surface lot for $10 with validation.  Validations will be available at the meeting.  The Pier V Garage will have a special that night; enter after 5 for $10.  Valet will be $20 with validation.