BizBash's Western U.S. Readers Start Voting for Event Industry's Best Professionals

Los Angeles—June 6, 2011— David Adler, CEO and founder of BizBash Media, announced the opening of the voting process for the BizBash West Readers' Choice Awards. Over 80 event professionals are finalists across 10 categories, including Corporate Event Planner of the Year, Caterer of the Year, Social Event Planner of the Year, and Event Producer of the Year. The Readers' Choice Awards program enables event and meeting professionals to highlight the industry's superstars over the last year.

Winners will be announced in an award ceremony at the BizBash West Expo & Awards on June 14th at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. To date, over 40,000 votes have been collected in similar programs in New York and Florida.

Voting is now open at bizbash.com/westvotes. The finalists are as follows:

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

Venue Manager of the Year

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.

BizBash.com 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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