BizBash Opens Nominations for Chicago Readers' Choice Awards

Chicago—June 6, 2011—David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BizBash Media, announced the opening of nominations for the BizBash Chicago Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards program enables event and meeting professionals to highlight the industry’s superstars over the last year. The awards span 10 categories, including Association / Nonprofit Event Planner of the Year, Caterer of the Year, Corporate Event Planner of the Year, DJ of the Year, Event Designer of the Year, Event Producer of the Year, Lighting Designer of the Year, Publicist / PR Executive of the Year, Social Event Planner of the Year, and Venue Manager of the Year.

Nominations will remain open to the public until June 21 at Voting will commence on July 12, and remain open until August 15 at 11:59 p.m., Central. Winners will be announced in an award ceremony at the BizBash Chicago Expo & Awards on August 18 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. To date, more than 60,000 votes have been cast in similar programs in New York, Florida, and Los Angeles.

“I’m thrilled to kick off nominations for our first annual Chicago Readers’ Choice Awards. We’ve seen huge responses to Readers’ Choice Awards in other markets, on the Web, and especially via social media, so we’re excited to extend the program to our Chicago market.” Adler said.

Founded in 2000, BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters and produces Web sites, trade shows, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and human resource executives. BizBash serves Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Toronto, and Washington. is the largest Web site for professional event planners, who rely on it to choose venues and suppliers—and to peek over the fence to see what other planners are doing. The archive of more than 5,000 events covers everything from launch parties to political conventions, trade shows to press previews, fund-raisers to galas, and much more.

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