2011 NICE Awards
Tuesday night a few lucky staff members of MDM Entertainment got a chance to be on the guest side of a grand event. The 10th annual NICE Awards took place at the luxurious Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. Some of the best vendors in the industry donated their time and efforts to creating the visual sensations that welcomed us into the Schaumburg West Ballroom.
ISES (International Special Events Society) and NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) came together in true Hollywood Award Show style to honor 2010’s greatest achievements in the industry. The awards ceremony honored the accomplishments of vendors in the areas of event planning, catering, lighting, entertainment, creative and support services.
A beautifully draped entrance opened into an opulent setting for the Awards Ceremony. The stage was set with props and dramatic lighting, courteously of Intelligent Lighting Creations. The sounds of Final Say had us all tapping our feet and grooving to the music.
Each table was adorned in luxurious linens from BBJ Linens. The centerpiece at the table the MDM Entertainment staff choice was a tall vase with a mound of hydrangea and crystals, at the base votive candles in a bed of more crystals. Kehoe Designs did an amazing job at bringing the tabletops to life.
The food was delicious, starting with hors d’ouevres, like lobster mac and cheese, and ending with an orange mousse that left your mouth happy! The service of the Renaissance staff was top notch!
Comedy Sportz Creative Services couldn’t have provided better hosts and entertainment for the evening. From the opening number of “All That Stuff” to the entertaining rendition of Chicago the Musical dance numbers, we were entertained all through dinner. Live performance painting by Art Beat Live, presented by Magnificent Events was also a delightful treat.
Congratulations to all of the winners. Looking forward to many more wonderful events with the ISES and NACE groups!