A small delegation of event-industry professionals from around the Twin Cities celebrated last night, July 29th, 7pm at Hidden Greens Golf Course 12977 200th St. E., Hastings, MN 55033 during a live streaming of the Weddings & Events Diamond Award Show. During the show, local media personality Matthew Sherry announced this year’s six Weddings & Events Diamond Award winners.
Typically the local event-industry pro’s nominate their peers in February, then vote in March, and attend an April Diamond Awards gala to celebrate the winners, but due to the pandemic, the award show was postponed.
2020 Diamond Award Winners
Mountain Mover Award
AMBER KLASEUSCHARISMA weddings + events. One who consistently impacts the successful outcome of events. A pivotal team member who goes above-and-beyond, making it all happen.
Rising Star Award
JAIME SPELLERBERGWilderland Floral. Person or Business that’s grown with networking. A referral partner, they make an effort to really understand and know other’s businesses and refer business back-and-forth. They are really starting to shine in the event’s industry.
DANA ALLISONKeyed Up Events. Has the industry “it” factor. They get it, they show it, they share it, they are it! The crème de la crème.
Best Caterer in the Twin Cities
CRAVE CATERING & EVENTS
Best Venue in the Twin Cities
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST
Member of the Year
TERRI UY-LENNONUy-Lennon Floral & Events. Participates and knows the value of word of mouth referrals, sharing resources and building friendships.
In 2008-2009, when the recession hit, 2 small business owners (Michelle Tverberg of Delight Photography and Matthew Sherry CEO of Complete Wedding & Events) decided to start networking together as a way to share business between their customers. The Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals was born. It’s humble beginnings included folding chairs, canned soda, and participants bringing in crock pots of meatballs from home to share at their meetings of a dozen entrepreneurs. That number began to grow and within a couple years the number reached about 150. Over the past ten years the group consistently has a monthly attendance of 80-175 guests.
For more information log onto: www.TCWEP.com and search “Diamond Awards”