Award Winners: The full list – TCWEP Diamonds of Dedication 2019

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It’s Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals biggest night!

The 10th TCWEP Gala, honoring achievements in the Twin Cities event industry during the past year(s), was held Wednesday night in Minneapolis. Awards in 10 categories were handed out over the course of the show.

Here’s a complete list of the winners. The winner in each category is in bold with asterisks.

Volunteer Hero Award

This person is not only charitable with their time to our group, but goes above and beyond with generous acts in their community and more.

  • **Tami Cabrera – Muddy Paws Cheesecake
  • Leslie Johnson – Positively Charmed
  • Georgene Vesey – Afton House Inn
winner Tami Cabrera with Muddy Paws Cheesecake accepting Volunteer Hero Award TCWEP
Tami Cabrera with Muddy Paws Cheesecake awarded Volunteer Hero Award April 10, 2019

Difference Maker Award

The next category recognizes the individual that makes an event a success. Their abilities and personalities were key in a successful outcome of customer events.

  • Tami Johnson – Studio B Floral Designs
  • Terri Uy Lennon – Uy Lennon Floral & Events
  • **Robin Rosenberg – Linen Effects
Winner Robin Rosenberg Linen Effects accepting The Difference Maker Award TCWEP
Robin Rosenberg with Linen Effects awarded The Difference Maker Award April 10, 2019

Lifeline Award

For the individual who will drop everything to help a “friendor” accomplish a successful event. They have come through in especially high-stress times to save the day. All of course without the client ever noticing!

  • James Ehlenz – EMI Audio
  • **Tami Johnson – Studio B Floral Designs
  • Georgene Vesey – Afton House Inn
Tami Johnson, Studio B Floral
Tami Johnson with Studio B Floral awarded Lifeline Award – April 10, 2019

Home Grown Award

One of the coolest pieces of the groups 10 years has been to see the amazing success of companies based on their ability to grow their network.

  • Paula & Michael Bushilla –Historic Hope Glen Farm & Vineyard
  • My Choi –Paper Thick Ink
  • **Tom O’Brien –On Site Companies
Tom Obrien On Site Companies Award TCWEP
Tom O’Brien with Onsite Companies awarded Home Grown Award – April 10, 2019

Best Networker in the Twin Cities

Our group’s foundation is networking, connecting, and business referrals.

  • **Jaime Engebretson –J’aime Events
  • Jeannine Pohl –Jeannine Marie Photography
  • Lori Snyder –Rodan + Fields, Rock Your Dermis
Jaime Engrbretson Event Planner 2019 TCWEP Award

Jaime Engebretson with J’aime Events awarded Best Networker in the Twin Cities – April 10, 2019

The Rising Star Award

Recognizing individuals who are showing passion for the industry, the hunger to succeed and the spirit of a rising industry professional.

  • Lexie Albers –Availed Events
  • Heather Hanson –Heather Hanson Photography
  • **Heidi Mathson –Day Dream Dressing Rooms
Dream Day Dressing Rooms TCWEP Heidi Matthenson
Heidi Mathson with Dream Day Dressing Rooms awarded Rising Star Award – April 10, 2019

Best Catering in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities is full of foodies, our industry can sometimes be the most critical.

  • A’BriTin Catering
  • **CRAVE Catering
  • Lancer Catering
  • Mintahoe Catering
Kelsey Knudson Crave Catering TCWEP Award
Kelsey Knudsen with CRAVE Catering awarded Best Caterer in the Twin Cities – April 10, 2019

Best Planner in the Twin Cities

During the planning process for this event, it is no surprise to us that the fastest replies with the content and information we needed came from the four amazing ladies in this category. The event planners are the core to the success at events with their calm demeanor and quick acting instincts.

  • Dana Allison –Keyed Up Events
  • **Maddie Huntwork –Ask for the Moon Events
  • Angie Larson –Hart & Sole
  • Jaime Engebretson –J’aime Events
Best Planner Maddie Huntwork Twin Cities Ask for the Moon Events
Maddie Huntwork with Ask for the Moon Events awarded Best Planner in the Twin Cities – April 10, 2019

Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals Member of the Year

Recognizing the commitment, loyalty and passion an individual has for this group and the industry as a whole. Beyond that they are a warm & welcoming face when coming to our TCWEP events.

  • **Jeannine Pohl –Jeannine Marie Photography
  • Lori Snyder –Rodan + Fields / Rock your Dermis
  • Susan Lee –Wright –Perfect Day Ceremonies and Affordable I Do’s
Jeannine Marie Photography
Jeannine Pohl with Jeannine Marie Photography awarded Best Networker in the Twin Cities
April 10, 2019

Best TCWEP Event Ever

TCWEP has been spoiled to be at such amazing properties with amazing food. The events that our volunteers and sponsors pull off monthly would be worth thousands and thousands of dollars but you all make the magic happen for our events. The nominees for best TCWEP event ever are all coincidentally from this year or so. Does this mean that we keep getting better and better?

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott –October 2018
  • **Hope Glen Farm –September 2018
  • The Hutton House –March 2018
  • Hall of Kings –Jefe’s Urban Hacienda –January 2019
Paulla Buschilla Hope Glen Farm Award for TCWEP Best Event Ever 2019
Eryka and Paula Bushilla with Historic Hope Glen Farm & Vineyard
awarded Best TCWEP Event … Ever – April 10, 2019
Event Review September 2018

Winners – Best TCWEP Event … Ever
Hope Glen Farm & Vineyard – Sept’18 {The Bushilla’s}
Sponsors: A’BriTin Catering, Studio B Floral, Sara’s Tipsy Pies, DJ Greg Ellis, Leanne Larson – Paint My Wedding Day, 139 Hair by Heidi, Mirror Me Perfect, Jeannine Marie Photography, writer KM Vento, Slingshot Branding & PR LLC.

TCWEP Event best event ever
Seth B, Dawn B, Chef Roberto M, Matthew S., Eryka, Paula B, Michelle T, Elizabeth S.
A’BriTian Catering with Historic Hope Glen Farm & Vineyard (Event: September 2018)
awarded Best TCWEP Event … Ever – April 10, 2019
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