The NICE Awards were established to recognize Chicago area members of
for their accomplishments within the special events industry. The joint awards ceremony celebrates achievements in the areas of event planning, catering, entertainment, creative and support services.
This year the NICE Awards are celebrating 20 YEARS of spotlighting the incredibly talented companies, and more importantly, the people that inspire, create, execute and set the bar on what it means to be a Live Events Industry Professional. Join us for a night dedicated to networking and celebrating all of the talented people we are lucky enough to call our industry colleagues.
The first-ever NICE Awards celebration was founded in 2000 and lead by the Inaugural Committee consisting of: Lanie Hartman (chair), Sandy Sobczak, Kathleen Esterquest, Marlene Nowakowski (hotel contact), Ellen Harte, & Barbara Lee Cohen!
An annual event bringing together the very best for a celebration of NACE and ILEA Members. This year is held at a new venue location at Wildman B&T.
The International Live Events Association (ILEA) was founded in 1987 to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ILEA works to join professionals to focus on the "event as a whole" rather than its individual parts. ILEA has grown to include chapters throughout the world. The solid peer network ILEA provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.
NACE is the oldest & largest professional association that addresses all aspects of the catering industry. Through the collective efforts of members, local chapters, committees and the Foundation of NACE, NACE is at the forefront of the issues that directly affect you and your business. From practical tips to provide better client service, to recognition and marketing programs that enhance the credibility and professionalism of the field, educational programs to standards, to ethics, to legislative monitoring; NACE is on the cutting edge.
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