• Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

Every year we get a chance to fete our own at Illinois Meetings + Events’ Best of Illinois readers’ choice awards, an event that honors the standout suppliers, vendors and venues of the year and also welcomes a new class of Hall of Fame inductees. In May, we celebrated a decade of the awards with our 10th annual edition that introduced new categories and winners and brought back some familiar faces. The party was held at the brand-new Pinstripes in River North, a gaming and dining venue that set the stage for all these tried-andtrue champions.

Local associations partner to create their own futuristic fun world at the 18th Annual N.I.C.E Awards.

 

Crafted by award-winning bartender and spirits professional Peter Vestinos, this refreshing summer sipper—a gin and tonic at its heart—has been artfully infused by the spirits and flavors of Greece and the country’s cuisine. “The Chareau liqueur provides Mediterranean flavors of cucumber, mint, and lemon and the Verino Mastiha integrates a signature herbal resin flavor, while the cardamom adds a unique earthy and exotic note,” says Vestinos.

 

Andrea Hahn, general manager of Chicago’s new MB Ice Arena, knows her way around an ice rink.