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NACE Awards Gala- Are You A Superhero?

Posted by Admin on Feb. 9, 2012  /   0

Triangle NACE had its annual Awards Gala this Tuesday, and what a fabulous evening it was! The elegant Brier Creek Country Club hosted the event and provided delicious food and wine. Heart Stone Films produced a hilarious trailer to match the gala’s “Are You A Superhero” theme- now available on our Home Page! Photos by Amanda Olson will be posted to our gallery soon!

Thank you to our sponsors who helped put this event together:

Brier Creek Country Club

The English Garden

CE Rental

Joe Bunn DJ Company (for Joe's full presentation playlist, click HERE!)

Scott Brown Media Group

Going Greene Events

Amanda Olson Photography

 

Congrats to our 2012 Winners and Nominees! You are all Superheros!

 

BEST PLATED FOOD PRESENTATION AT AN EVENT

Winner: EXPRESSIONS BENEFIT, THE UMSTEAD HOTEL AND SPA

Other Nominees:

Food & Wine Pairing, The Carolina Inn

First Citizen’s Wealth Management Dinner, Mitchell’s Catering

Mother Earth Beer Dinner, TPC at Wakefield Plantation

Spark/Smith Wedding, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

 

BEST BUFFET PRESENTATION AT AN EVENT

Winner: 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, TPC AT WAKEFIELD PLANTATION

Other Nominee:

The Container Store Grand Opening, Mitchell’s Catering

 

BEST DESSERT PRESENTATION AT AN EVENT

Winner: LAMPURI BIRTHDAY CAKE, MITCHELL’S CATERING

Other Nominees:

NACE Awards Gala 2011, Centerplate

Hass Rehearsal Dinner, Mitchell’s Catering

Taking Sustainability to the Next Level, The Siena Hotel

 

BEST TABLETOP DÉCOR AT AN EVENT

Winner: SOLAS NACE EVENT, FLEURTATIONS WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

Other Nominee:

Bahl Wedding, Fleurtations Wedding & Events

 

BEST FLORALS AT AN EVENT

Winner: VATZ / KUHN WEDDING, FLEURATIONS WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

Other Nominees:    

Bahl Wedding, Fleurtations Wedding & Events

Mordecai Wedding, Fleurtations Wedding & Events

 

BEST LIGHTING OR PROPS AT AN EVENT

Winner: HERRING WEDDING RECEPTION, TOTAL PRODUCTION SERVICES

Other Nominees:

Contemporary Art Museum Grand Opening, Going Greene Events McKendall/Jones Wedding Reception, Total Production Services

 

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY FROM AN EVENT

Winner: BEACH TO BATTLESHIP IRONMAN TRIATHALON, SCOTT FABER PHOTOGRAPHY

Other Nominees:

Bahl/Johnson Wedding, f8 Photo Studios

Handley/Sayewich Wedding, f8 Photo Studios

Zajac Wedding, Neil Boyd Photography

Come Fly Away, Scott Faber Photography

 

BEST VIDEOGRAPHY FROM AN EVENT

Winner: WELLMAN / WILNER WEDDING, HEART STONE FILMS

Other Nominees:

Jana & Erik Drown the Gown, f8 in Motion

Wedding of Jenna & Shawn, Southern Video Design

 

BEST ENTERTAINMENT AT AN EVENT

Tie Winners: WEDDING RECEPTION BY JOE BUNN DJ COMPANY, and

ROBINSON/BROWN WEDDING LIVE PAINTING BY TESH’S LIVE WEDDING AND EVENT PAINTINGS

Other Nominee:

Contemporary Art Museum Grand Opening, Going Greene Events

 

BEST CORPORATE EVENT

Winner: COME FLY AWAY, RSVP EVENTS

Other Nominees:

Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge, American Tobacco

Channel Advisors Welcome Reception/Beer Garden, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

 

BEST NON-PROFIT/FUNDRAISER EVENT

Winner: CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM GRAND OPENING, GOING GREENE EVENTS

Other Nominees:

Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge, American Tobacco

Durham Academy’s Downtown Hoedown, A Swanky Affair

Expressions Benefit, Umstead Hotel and Spa

 

BEST THEMED FOOD AND BEVERAGE EVENT

Winner: A THREE RING NEW YEARS EVE, TPC AT WAKEFIELD PLANTATION

Other Nominees:

First Citizen’s Wealth Management Dinner, Mitchell’s Catering

Taking Sustainability to the Next Level, The Siena Hotel

WaDu is Alive with the Sound of Music, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

 

BEST WEDDING  EVENT

Winner: THOMAS/MILLER WEDDING, GRACE LEISURE EVENTS

Other Nominees:

Maggie & RT, A Southern Soiree

Annette & Joel’s Clinton Wedding Transformation, A Southern Soiree

Gaither/Webb Wedding, A Swanky Affair

Chic Urban Downtown Raleigh Wedding, Erin McLean Events

Classically Elegant Country Club Wedding, Erin McLean Events

Historic Mordecai Wedding, Fleurtations Wedding & Events

Moore/Butler Wedding, Umstead Hotel & Spa

Ayarza/Konik Wedding, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Sparks/Smith Wedding, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

 

CHAPTER MEETING AWARDS


FAVORITE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AT A MEETING

Tie Winners: FOOD SAFETY ABC’S AT THE EMBASSY SUITES BRIER CREEK, and

FLORAL DESIGN WITH CATERING WORKS

 

FAVORITE FOOD AT A MEETING

Winner: NACE AWARDS GALA, CENTERPLATE

 

FAVORITE SERVICE AT A MEETING

Winner:  FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS AT THE CAROLINA INN

 

FAVORITE HOST

Winner: THE CAROLINA INN

 

FAVORITE OVERALL CHAPTER MEETING

Winner: SPEED NETWORKING AT PRESTONWOOD COUNTRY CLUB

 

PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

AMY GREENE, GOING GREENE EVENTS

VALERIE WARD, BAY 7 AT AMERICAN TOBACCO/ CAPITAL BROADCASTING

THE UMSTEAD HOTEL & SPA


MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

BEST NEW MEMBER

Winner: ERIN MCLEAN WITH ERIN MCLEAN EVENTS

Other Nominees:

Shelly Keeter, Brier Creek Country Club

Tracy Neilson, The Carolina Inn

Neal Zipser, Shutterbooth

 

EVENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Winner: JOE BUNN WITH JOE BUNN DJ COMPANY

Other Nominees:

Jesse Jenkins, AFR Event Furnishings

Mary Moore Larick, CE Rental

Jenna Olender, Southern Bride & Groom

Ryan Pflumm, SPIN

Valerie Ward, American Tobacco/Capitol Broadcasting

 

CATERER OF THE YEAR

Winner: ROCKY TOP CATERING

Other Nominees:

Laura Petersen, The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Devon Schwartz, The Carolina Inn

Jaclyn Parks, TPC at Wakefield Plantation

JW Walton, The Catering Company

 

SPIRIT OF NACE

Winner: VALERIE WARD, AMERICAN TOBACCO /CAPITOL BROADCASTING

Other Nominees:

Neil Boyd, Neil Boyd Photography

Cara Galati, F8 Photo Studios

Amy Greene, Going Greene Events

Jaclyn Parks, TPC at Wakefield Plantation

Laura Petersen, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Sharon Riley, RSVP Events

Diane Tighe, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Valerie Ward, American Tobacco/Capitol Broadcasting

Angie Wright, Chic Details Weddings & Events

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