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BizBash New York Readers' Choice Awards: You Picked Matthew David Hopkins, Alicia Schiro, Dale Shumanski, and More

Readers' Choice Award winners (from left to right): Matthew David Hopkins, Alicia Schiro, Dale Shumanski

Photo: Courtesy of the winners

The winners of the third New York Readers' Choice Awards were announced at the BizBash IdeaFest on Wednesday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 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
Dale Shumanski, New York Road Runners

Caterer of the Year (In-House)
Bobby Stern, Riviera Caterers

Caterer of the Year (Off-Premise)
Michele Pokowicz, Mary Giuliani Catering & Events

Corporate Event Planner of the Year
Alicia Schiro, JWT

DJ of the Year
Whitney Day

Entertainment Act of the Year
Heliummm Aerial Dance & Entertainment

Event Designer of the Year
Matthew David Hopkins, 360 Design Events

Event Producer of the Year
Robert Hulsmeyer, Empire Force Events

Fund-Raising Event Planner of the Year
Sharon Abramzon, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

PR Professional of the Year
Susan Magrino, Susan Magrino Agency

Reality Show Event Planner of the Year
David Tutera, My Fair Wedding

Social Event Planner of the Year
Danielle Bobish, Curtain Up Events Inc.

Venue Manager of the Year
Maura Buckley, New York Water Taxi and Circle Line Downtown


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