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BizBash Chicago Readers' Choice Awards: You Picked Candace Polk, Jeremy Hilborn, Mary Doyle, and More

Readers' Choice Award winners (from left to right): Candace Polk, Jeremy Hilborn, Mary Doyle

Photos: Courtesy of the winners

The winners of the Chicago Readers' Choice Awards were announced at the BizBash IdeaFest on Wednesday at the Merchandise Mart. Readers were first invited to nominate local event professionals in 13 categories, then later, to vote on the finalists through our interactive voting site. The winners are:

Association Event Planner of the Year
Kristina Tarantino, Portland Cement Association

Caterer of the Year (In-House)
Connie Bolle, Chicago Botanic Garden

Caterer of the Year (Off-Premise)
Cindi Webber, Jewell Events Catering

Corporate Event Planner of the Year
Pattie Monahan, Chicago Is...

DJ of the Year
Megan Taylor, Fig Media

Entertainment Act of the Year
Arlen Music Productions

Event Designer of the Year
Bridget Johnson, Kehoe Designs

Event Producer of the Year
David St. Martin, AgencyEA

Fund-Raising Event Planner of the Year
Jeremy Hilborn, Chicago House

PR Professional of the Year
Mary Doyle, Zapwater

Reality Show Event Planner of the Year
Samantha Goldberg, Samantha Goldberg & Company

Social Event Planner of the Year
Candace Polk, Glitz Event Design

Venue Manager of the Year
Marley Bellwood, River East Art Center

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