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Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals 14 Year Anniversary Gala + Award Show

April 12 @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

$25 – $45

Come experience all that the Neu Neu venue has to offer. See the live announement of 5 peer-nominated vendors for our 2023 TCWEP Awards. Mingle with some of the best wedding & event vendors in the Twin Cities. Cocktail attire, Cash bar.

Your hosts include Twin Cities wedding industry-veterans, each with their own business niche: Matthew Sherry, CEO of COMPLETE Weddings & Events Twin Cities; Michelle Tverberg, real estate agent with Kris Lindahl Real Estate; and Elizabeth Sherry, event logistics coordinator with Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Together they have a combined experience of over 50 years in the wedding event industry.

Nominess for the 5 awards:

Mountain Mover Award
Award criteria: Consistently impacts the successful outcome of events. A pivotal team member who goes above-and-beyond, making it all happen.
Mountain Mover Award Nominees:
Ari Reynolds, Ari Reynolds Photography
Tami Cabrera, Muddy Paws Cheesecake
Ryan Veil, Studio Veil

Rising Star Award
Award criteria: Person or Business that’s grown with networking. A referral partner, they make an effort to really understand and know other’s businesses and refer business back-and-forth. They are really starting to shine in the event’s industry.
Rising Star Award Nominees:
Jacqueline Elizabeth, Ascendance Productions
Jessica Knighton, Jessica Knighton Photography, LLC
Noe Sanchez, Viva La Fiesta DJ

Diamond Award
Award criteria: Has the industry “it” factor. They get it, they show it, they share it, they are it! The crème de la crème.
Diamond Award Nominees:
Jeannine Pohl, Jeannine Marie Photography
Jenna Culley, Jenna Culley Events & Linen Effects
Reena Maheshwari, Kahani Events & Design

Member of the Year Award
Award criteria: exemplary current TCWEP Member, supports the vision of networking, collaborating, supports fellow businesses.
Member of the Year Award Nominees:
Heidi Akpaette, 139 Hair by Heidi LLC
Greg Ellis, Dj Greg / Neckwerk Entertainment
Tami Johnson, Studio B Floral

Wedding Warrior Award
Award criteria: Person or Business that not only survives, but thrives in the midst of change and uncertainty, able to pivot and adjust, creates opportunities, gives hope to those around them, inspires innovation, adaptation and leadership.
Wedding Warrior Award Nominees:
Kjerstin McKeehan, Empowered Lotus Photography
Dana Allison, Keyed Up Events
Leslie Johnson, Positively Charmed

Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals (TCWEP) is a networking group of event-industry professionals that’s been going since 2009. TCWEP’s mission is to enrich the Twin Cities event industry through education, collaboration, and word-of-mouth referrals. This is all done by professional relationship building and advancements in industry knowledge by learning from each other.

Please note: When you enter a Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals (“TCWEP”) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.

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April 12
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
$25 – $45


Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals
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the Neu Neu
514 North 3rd Street #101
Minneapolis, 55401
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(612) 305-8665
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