06/12/2013 GhostLight CEO Named Finalist for Event Planner of the Year, 2012
COLUMBIA, MD- The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) announced the finalist nominees of its annual awards for the best executions of catering, events and design. Award winners for each category will be announced live on-site on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 during the NACE Awards gala dinner at the Experience Conference and Expo. Experience will be held July 14-17, 2013 in Chicago, IL at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. A nominee slideshow with photos for each entry will be emailed out to all members early July. GhostLight principal, Deborah Hermann was nominated as a Finalist in the new industry category, Event Planner of the Year. "Such a thrill to be nominated with some of the best planners in the country" said Hermann.
NACE Award categories cover the spectrum from Best Event Production to Chapter Community Service Award, from Chapter Program of the Year to Best Buffet Table.
-Industry Awards recognize superior achievement in on- and off-premise event execution, food and beverage presentation, overall wedding design, and guest table or buffet design.
-Chapter Awards recognize chapters with outstanding achievements in chapter growth, retention, education, fundraising and community service.
-Individual Awards recognize NACE members who exemplify the goals and values of NACE and with outstanding participation and contributions at the local, national, and humanitarian levels.
With more than 4,000 members, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), www.nace.net is the oldest and largest professional association dedicated to all aspects of the catering industry. Dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry, NACE offers educational programs, professional certification (CPCE), chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects and the industry's most prestigious annual conference. In helping its members enhance their business and careers, NACE helps the industry reach its highest potential.
Formed in 2006, GhostLight Productions, LLC is a full-spectrum integrated event design, production and management company. With over 50 years combined industry experience, Deborah Smythe Hermann, Chairwoman and CEO, and David Shimp, President and COO, form the backbone of GhostLight Productions. The company's award-winning events and their full commitment to exceeding their clients' objectives have contributed to their unprecedented growth.