• 2013 Readers' Choice Best Of Awards Finalists

     
    POSTED February 14, 2014
     

Congratulations to all Illinois Meetings + Events' 9th Annual Readers’ Choice Best Of Finalists! We've listed the finalists in each category in alphabetical order, so don't get too excited - yet. Winners will appear in the Spring 2014 issue of Illinois Meetings + Events.

Best Attraction (fairs/festivals, zoo, museum, amusement park, etc.)

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lollapalooza

Navy Pier

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

The AV Department

FROST Chicago

Sound Investment

Best Boats/Cruises/Charters

Entertainment Cruises

Odyssey Cruises

Wendella Cruises

Best Catering Company (On- or Off-Site)

Amazing Edibles

Food for Thought

Jewell Events Catering

Best Conference Venue

Catalyst Ranch

McCormick Place

NIU Naperville Conference Center

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau - Town/Area Less Than 40,000 in Population

Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Lisle CVB

St. Charles CVB

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau - Town/Area 40,000+ in Population

Choose Chicago

Lake County CVB

Meet Chicago Northwest

Best Destination Management Company (DMC)

Chicago Travel Consultants

Meetings and Incentives

Total Event Resources

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)

Just for Fun Productions

Productions USA

Twin Strings

Best Event Décor/Florist

Heffernan Morgan Ronsley

Ivan Carlson

Kehoe Designs

Best Golf Club

Crane’s Landing Golf Club

Harborside International Golf Center

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club

Best Historic Venue

Chicago History Museum

Cuneo Museum

Museum of Science and Industry

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space - More Than 400 Guest Rooms

The Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space - Less Than 400 Guest Rooms

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

The Langham, Chicago

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Best New Venue (Opened Between Dec. 1, 2012 - Dec. 1, 2013)

Howells & Hood

Siena Tavern

Firehouse Chicago

Best Photography/Videography

Fig Photography

GoPho

Matthew Kaplan Photography

Best Rental Service Provider (tables, linens, tents, etc.)

BBJ Linen

Hall’s Rentals

M&M

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

Carnivale

Fado Irish Pub

ZED 451

Best Teambuilding Activity/Facilitator/Organizer

Corporate Event Interactive

Whirlyball

Windy City Fieldhouse

Best Transportation (limo, motorcoach, taxi, shuttle)

Aries Charter Transportation

Windy City Limousine

Your Private Limousine, Inc.

Best Venue Outside Chicagoland

Chicago Botanic Gardens

Danada House

Q Center

 

Congratulations to all 2014 Northwest Meetings + Events Best Of Finalists! We've listed the finalists in each category in alphabetical order, so don't get too excited- yet. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 22 and will appear in the Fall 2014 issue of Northwest Meetings + Events.

Best Attraction in Alaska

Denali National Park & Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Mendenhall Glacier

 

Congratulations to the finalists for the 4th Annual Northwest Meetings + Events' Readers' Choice Best Of Awards! We look forward to celebrating with each of you at our Best Of Awards party on Wednesday, October 22 at The Foundry, where the winners will be announced. 

Register here for the 4th Annual Reader's Choice Best of Awards. 

 

This esteemed class of meeting professionals, planners and suppliers continues to impact the industry from every direction-and we are better for it. The seven distinguished executives picked to be inducted into Illinois Meetings + Events’ 2013 Hall of Fame were all honored to be recognized for their dedicated efforts to keep our local industry alive and well. While they all have different roles and provide unique assets, all seven agreed on one thing: There is still so much work to do.

Lifetime Achievement