2009 ISES Minnesota Star Awards
Each fall, the International Special Events Society’s (ISES) Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter solicits entries for its Minnesota Star Awards in 16 categories. With the exception of the ISES Team Effort category, ISES membership is not a requirement for entry; submissions are accepted from anyone who plans, produces, or supplies to the Minnesota special events industry.
For 2009, all entries conforming to the ISES rules were submitted to the law firm of Hoversten Johnson Beckman & Hovey, which ensured that basic entry requirements were met. The firm sent qualifying entries to the Denver and Dallas ISES Chapters for judging. The three entries that received the highest total point score in a category were nominated, and the nominee that received the top score was declared the winner.
Twin Cities Business highlights ISES’s winning events—and the ISES awards celebration—in the following pages. Read on to see which local companies and events were judged the best!