2015 DFW NACE Award Nominees

It is time to recognize all of the wonderful members, venues, guest speakers and programs that made 2015 such a great year for the DFW NACE Chapter.

You’ll definitely want to dress for the red carpet as you attend the awards show of the year! We cannot wait as the envelopes are opened announcing the winners for 2015 based on your meeting evaluations from the past year and your votes from the past few weeks.

We will be presenting the following Members Awards: Caterer of the Year, Rising Star, and Business Partner of the Year. The following Program awards will also be celebrated: Facility, Entertainment, Program, Decor, Culinary Presentation and the Overall Meeting of the Year award.

Award Nominees are:

RISING STAR:

Jacqueline Hill
Nate Nelson
LeeAnne Rogers
Crystal Walker

EVENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR:

Zach Byther
Shane Lovell
Paige Mejia
Kimberly Rhodes
Jessica Shofner

CATERER OF THE YEAR:

Scott Fisher
Angie Moors
Meghan Phillips
Sarabeth Quattlebaum
Rebecca Wright

BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR:

AFR Furniture Rental & Event Furnishings
ClubCorp
LeForce Entertainment
Michelle Peyronet Jones Photography
Wolfgang Puck Catering

FACILITY OF THE YEAR:

January Meeting: Union Station

February Meeting: Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park

March Meeting: Omni Fort Worth Hotel

November: George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

DÉCOR OF THE YEAR:

January Meeting: Union Station, Beyond, M&M Event Rentals, Invited

February Meeting: Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, DFW Parties, PSAV, The Perfect Plan Events, Jade Special Events

August Meeting: Trophy Club Country Club, Celebration Event Rentals, Elegant Designs & Specialty Linens, Sweet Memories Cakes & Catering

November Meeting: George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, M&M Event Rentals, AFR Furniture Rental & Event Furnishings, BBJ Linens, Jackson Durham, LeForce Entertainment, Simply Personal

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR:

March Meeting: Meredith Commender, “Managing & Marketing to Millennials”

June Meeting: Lyndy Phillips, “Laugh More, Stress Less”

August Meeting: Dave Lieber, “The Art of Storytelling”

October Meeting: Joshua Sandler, “Catering to the Law”

CULINARY PRESENTATION OF THE YEAR

January Meeting: Union Station, Wolfgang Puck Catering

February Meeting: Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park

March Meeting: Omni Fort Worth Hotel

October Meeting: Park City Club, Dallas

ENTERTAINMENT OF THE YEAR

January Meeting: Eclipse Entertainment, Beyond

June Meeting: Uptown Violins of Dallas, LeForce Entertainment

October Meeting: LeForce Entertainment

November Meeting: Nick DiGennaro Music, Picstrips.com

MEETING OF THE YEAR:

February Meeting: Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park (Allen Tsai Photography, DFW Parties, PSAV, The Perfect Plan Events, Randy Ro Entertainment, Jade Special Events)

April Meeting:Café Momentum (Perch Event Rentals, Ducky Bob’s, The Mamones, Cowgirl Florist)

October Meeting:Park City Club Dallas (Garden Gate, Celebration Event Rentals, Sigel’s, FreshPoint, LeForce Entertainment, Allen Tsai Photography, Randy Ro Entertainment, Simply Mox)

November Meeting:George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum (M&M Event Rentals, AFR Furniture Rental & Event Furnishings, BBJ Linens, Jackson Durham, LeForce Entertainment, The Mamones, Dandelion Cheesecakes, Simply Personal, Nick DiGennaro Music, Picstrips.com)