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2009 Outstanding Event Awards Presented

by Mike Schuler

Four Western New York Events Recognized

Wed, Oct 28th 2009 12:16 pm

October 29, 2009

The Buffalo Niagara Events Professionals would like to congratulate the winners of the 2009 Outstanding Event Awards:

Buffalo Spree - Best of WNY Party

Camp Good Days - Camp Good Days Gala

Irish Classical Theatre Company - The Wake

And the winner of the 2009 "People's Choice" Award:

WNY Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - Race for the Cure

The winners received their awards at a presentation ceremony held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens on October 28th.  In addition to the awards presentation, the event served as a networking opportunity for the Western New York events community and a celebration of the events that our members and the community work so hard on throughout the year.   

About the Awards

The Buffalo Niagara Event Professionals (BNEP) Outstanding Event Awards began in 2007 to recognize the amazing work that event planners and organizers in Western New York do and the wonderful event that they execute and we, as a community, enjoy.  This year, events were nominated from June 26th - October 5th.  BNEP members then voted for the events that they felt best represented the criteria and what they felt constitutes an outstanding event.  The three nominees that received the most votes were awarded the Outstanding Event Award.  The event that receives the most votes from our public voting was awarded the "People's Choice" award. 

The 2007 award winners included The National Buffalo Wing Festival, The World's Largest Disco, The Buffalo Book Fair and The Bash.  In 2008, the group included an award voted on by the public through our website in order to give the community a voice in our recognition of the area's outstanding events.  Award winners for 2008 included the Taste of Buffalo, Baker Victory Nite, Martini Gras and the "People's Choice" award winner was the Buffalo Hospice Bouquet Sale.  

The Buffalo Niagara Event Professionals are proud not only to honor the outstanding events in Western New York, but as well to be a part of such a thriving, vibrant events community.  Congratulations to our winners and thank you to those that plan, attend and enjoy the events of Western New York.  Time to start thinking about nominees for the 2010 awards!