BAMIES 2014 comes to a close...
The BAMIES 2014 event was a fantastic event that recognized industry peers for their dedication and contributions to our hospitality community, raised thousands of dollars for a good cause, and generally speaking was a really fun time!
We thank all of our sponsors with the utmost gratitude. Without you, we could not have put on such a wonderful event! The Grand Hyatt played gracious host to a two-tiered event, and views from their 360 degree top floor meeting space were fantastic! All of the production in the ballroom was provided by Avista Productions (a new Diamond sponsor) and what a beautiful job they did! We'd like to especially thank the Monterey CVB and San Francisco Travel as our year-long Diamond sponsors. AT&T park played a role as our Gold sponsor. Such a shame they had to miss the event... They had a World Series to win, GO GIANTS! More special thanks to Bay Area Event Photography for taking fantastic pictures
, CrowdCompass by CVENT for providing our mobile APP, and Mosaic Transportation for always being a wonderful partner. Last but not least, thanks to Wine Country Destinations for partnering with us and helping to bring the following wineries to pour at the reception: Peju Winery, Grgich Hills, Estate, Hall Napa Valley, Rutherford Hill, and St. Supery.
Thank you to all who participated in our silent auction and raffle. The proceeds are for the benefit of Hope Services and the continuing education of the planners in our PCMA community!
We look forward to hosting you all again next year!
Your BAMIES Award Winners are...
Legend Award: Joel Costa, CMP, MBA - The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
The Legend is awarded to a professional who has rendered outstanding service to the meetings industry and other trade organizations over the course of their careers. This individual throughout his/her career has made significant contributions to the meetings industry and the meeting planning community in the Bay area. (Nominee must be in the meeting planning industry for a minimum of 10 years.)
Hero Award: Chris Meadors - San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Innovation Award: Jana Atlas, CMP - Frosch
The Hero Award distinguishes an individual who through their involvement in our industry has made a significant contribution to the community through involvement in a local charitable organization or has made significant contributions to the meetings industry through volunteering and mentoring. This person would be characterized as an “uber” volunteer and always willing to lend a hand for the sake of our industry and community.
The Innovation Award identifies an inspirational person who has created new solutions - large or small in scope - to event or industry related challenges or company operations. Peers and management see this individual as someone who thinks out of the box, attempts different approaches and is considered a trend-setter or problem solver at their company.
Rising Star Award: Rory Davis - Giants Enterprises
The Rising Star Award recognizes someone who although new to our industry has shown strong commitment and support, and who has contributed extraordinarily to our industry with their dedication, vision, enthusiasm and willingness to volunteer their time and efforts. This person is recognized as someone to watch and a future leader in our industry. (Less than 3 years in Meetings Industry.)
Sustainability Award: Hotel Nikko San Francisco
The Sustainability award identifies the best practices of an individual or organization that has significantly changed the way that they do business which has had a positive effect on the environment and has minimized the negative impacts of meeting industry functions in the bay area. This award also celebrates the achievements of a person or organization that promotes sustainable environmental efforts in the world.