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    1. Co-chairs Aimee Palifroni and Carol Lathrop.

    1. Co-chairs Aimee Palifroni and Carol Lathrop.
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    2. Host and emcee David Bondarchuck.

    2. Host and emcee David Bondarchuck.
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    3. Punch Bowl Social accept - ing the Best Appetizer award.

    3. Punch Bowl Social accept - ing the Best Appetizer award.
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    4. Old Major.

    4. Old Major.
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    5. Ellen Collins and Deseri Martinez.

    5. Ellen Collins and Deseri Martinez.
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    6. Cody Galloway and Andrea Farney.

    6. Cody Galloway and Andrea Farney.
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    7. Dessert by Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

    7. Dessert by Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.
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    8. Allison and Steve Kinsley.

    8. Allison and Steve Kinsley.
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    9. Chandra Brager, Kristin Grunewald and Melanie Donahue.

    9. Chandra Brager, Kristin Grunewald and Melanie Donahue.
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    10. Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel (Fifty 300 Restaurant), winner of the Best Entrée and People’s Choice awards.

    10. Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel (Fifty 300 Restaurant), winner of the Best Entrée and People’s Choice awards.
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    11. Jeremy Wilson and Aaron Fisch.

    11. Jeremy Wilson and Aaron Fisch.
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    12. John Walters sampling the fare.

    12. John Walters sampling the fare.
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    13. Chef Paul Fischer, Food Bank of the Rockies; MIC Chair Todd Seymour; and Chef David L. Beckwith, Metropolitan State University of Denver.

    13. Chef Paul Fischer, Food Bank of the Rockies; MIC Chair Todd Seymour; and Chef David L. Beckwith, Metropolitan State University of Denver.

The Serving Up Hope Luncheon, hosted by the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado on Nov. 6 at Denver Mart and attended by approximately 700 industry professionals, raised more than $24,000 for the Food Bank of the Rockies Denver’s Table. In addition, approximately 14,700 meals were donated day-of by attendees, resulting in an overall total of 114,210 meals. Awards for the most food donated per member were given to the Christian Meetings & Conventions Association and Colorado Society of Association Executives. 

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International – Southern Colorado Chapter held its annual summer fundraiser on July 17 at Colorado Springs Marriott. A beach party theme kept things lively, and members were encouraged to “flamingle” and bring guests of all ages. Funds raised benefitted CASA of the Pikes Peak Region.

 

Members of the National Association of Catering & Events Greater Denver Chapter pulled out the gym gear and dusted off their Nikes to take the field. The Denver Broncos’ UCHealth Training Center, a professional-grade facility, served as the backdrop for all sorts of fun and games.

 

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