• Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Elizabeth Restauri and Keith Hemeon. 

  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Jerry Barnett and Brian Howe.

  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Spicy chicken mole appetizers by Catering By Design.

  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Jake Beaber and Alycia Zabrocki.

  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Award attendees take a break for a group photo.

  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Jake Beaber and Syd Sexton.

  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Joel Hall, Keith Hemeon, Elizabeth Restauri and Jensen Sutta.

  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Eric Bernal.

  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Danny Findley, Alycia Zabrocki and Katie Sullivan accept the Best Event for Non-Profit Organization award.

Denver’s McNichols Civic Center Building was decked out Willy Wonka style on June 20, 2017, for the ninth annual International Live Events Association (ILEA) Denver Excellence Awards. Members and guests celebrated the accomplishments of their peers and enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing. A team of judges from the Chicago chapter of ILEA selected the winners.

Recent Denver events caught our attention as they provide fun and tasty ways to bring local experiences to group gatherings, offering alternatives to popular wine, beer and spirit tastings.

Grand Coffee Bazaar
grandcoffeebazaar.com; twoparts.com 

 

The land that originally held a Colorado Springs dairy farm and gambling casino in the late 1800s was transformed into The Broadmoor, one of Colorado’s most iconic luxury resorts, with the vision and guidance of founder Spencer Penrose. The resort’s doors opened to the world on June 29, 1918, and the rest is history. 

 

One of the best and simplest ways to get a real taste of local without going to a bunch of work and expense is scheduling a meeting in tandem with a destination’s event calendar.