2015 Member Recognition Awards
acknowledging the
Best of 2014


 Member of the Year

Sherri Griffis, CPCE, CMP; Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Rising Star
Ashley Sullivan;
Ashley Michelle Photography

 

Arthur Remanjon Inspirational Member of the Year

David Morley; Zinnia Films
 

Noble Award

Jerry Edwards, CPCE;
Chef's Expressions
 

 

Best Meeting of the Year:

October 2014
"Event Photography 101"

Ashley Michelle Photography, Daniel McGarrity Photography, Dionysus' Kitchen (now Table Field Catering), Entertainment Exchange, Eric Stocklin Photography, LLC, Fabrication Events Inc., Intrigue Design & Decor, J. Thomas Photography, Jennifer McMenamin Photography, Millennium Marketing Solutions, Select Event Group, Zinnia Films

 
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
2005 - Julie P. G. Brown-Edwards, CPCE
2002 - Abby Fitzpatrick, CPCE
1992 - Jerry Edwards, CPCE 

EVENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
(FORMERLY, AFFILIATE MEMBER; since 1992)

2010 - Daniel Watson-Bey - East Hill Video
2005 - Dulany Noble
2002 - Vickie Preston 

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

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
2012 - Danielle Couick, CPCE, Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events
2010 - Danielle Couick, CPCE, EVOKE, LLC

BEST EVENT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR: Budget more than $75,000
2011 - Danielle Couick, CPCE, Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events

BEST SOCIAL EVENT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR: Budget more than $100,000
2011 - Danielle Couick, CPCE, Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events

BEST TEAM EVENT OF THE YEAR: Budget less than $25,000
2012 - "Urban Chic's Fashion Fundraiser"
Putting on the Ritz Catering, Absolute Entertainment, CORT Event Funishings, Plan It Perfect, Urban Chic, Classic Disc Jockeys, Washington Talent Agency

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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June Meeting
Colors Matter
June 15, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Royal Sonesta
550 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Venue Website
$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

$55.00 Guest Meeting Ticket
$60.00 after 12:00 pm June 15
$50.00 Earlybird rate before June 9

$45.00 Member Meeting Ticket
$50.00 after 12:00 pm June 15
$40.00 Earlybird rate before June 9

 

COLOR MATTERS – The Influence of Color On Event Design by David Caruso

From the simple to the simply outrageous, the use of color in event design creates the spirit and mood of any party.  In his high energy and interactive session, David will share his color expertise and highlight the latest color, style and pattern trends.  See photographs of his latest masterpieces and be inspired with innovative ideas and tools to become a color expert.

Meet David

Regarded as a premier event planner and designer, David Caruso is known for the creativity, elegance and attention to detail that is evident in every event he designs.  Caruso is extremely well known for producing Wisconsin’s most elegant and elaborate events over the past 12 years since he’s been in business.  He has transformed ballrooms into fantasy lands and backyards of private estates into magical expressions of his client’s style and personalities.  In the past five months, David has produced events in Miami, Puerto Rico and Seattle.  Later in 2015, he will travel to Scottsdale and the West Indies to create more signature events.   

David is the President of the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) and is often invited to speak as an industry expert at national and local conferences/meetings.  His work has been featured in key print publications including the nation’s leading bridal magazine, BRIDES Magazine as well as Catering Magazine and others.  In addition, David regularly appears on local television shows and national radio stations as an industry expert. 

Recently, David received three top national awards from NACE in the following categories:  Best Table Production of the Year, Best Wedding of the Year—Budget Greater than $100,000.00, and the ultimate industry accolade, Planner of the Year.  He received the honors at the NACE Awards Gala during the annual Experience! Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland.

In July of 2013, David was awarded “Best Catered Wedding Event of the Year - Budget Greater than $75,000.00” from NACE.  At the beginning of 2013, Special Events Magazine included David on their annual 30 Under 40 feature - a list of 30 young event professionals from around the globe gifted with both the talent and drive to take our industry to the next level.

At the start of 2012, David was named by The Business Journal as one of Milwaukee’s Forty Under 40 - featuring profiles of 40 Milwaukee-area individuals under the age of 40 who are making a difference in their professions and communities.  In the same year, he was named by M Magazine as one of 11 Milwaukeeans who make a chic statement through their personal style. 

Additionally, David is one of the producers of Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride Wedding Show which is Wisconsin’s premier wedding industry event of the year.

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