For the past year I have been planning a “different kind” of event for Portland. I have been engaged in the planning of political events and weddings for the better part of 15 years, so it was exciting to take a leap into the nonprofit world and collaborate with the Maine Center for Creativity.
After I had presented to their gala committee and I was hired, it was shared that the 2014 Maine Industries Award was being presented to not only The Jackson Laboratory but also to Patrick Dempsey for his work and commitment to the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing in Lewiston ME.
Throughout the year I had the opportunity to get to the know the gala committee and the staff of the Maine Center for Creativity, but also to work with other vendors such as Broad Reach Communications, Headlight AV, Moonlight Productions and Transformit.
The event was held on November 15th at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. Here are photos from the night captured by the very talented team from emilie inc photography.
Again, none of this would have been possible with out the commitment, time, energy and dedication of the following people/companies.
Cairn Events: Planning, Design and Implementation
Eepy Bird Entertainment: emcee and entertainment
Headlight AV: Lighting,Staging and Sound
Moonlight Production: Lighting Design
Flora Fauna: Floral Design
Transformit: Fabric Structures
Sperry Tents Seacoast and One Stop Event Rentals: Chairs and Linens
emilie inc photography: Photography and Photo Booth
Franklin Printing: Printing
Cheetah Design Studio: Program and event signage
Jo Lis: Invitation Design
Pierce Promotions: Creative Direction and Save the Date Design
Holiday Inn by the Bay: venue
Blue Elephant: Menu design
Standard Issue Jazz: Cocktail Hour entertainment
and the countless other volunteers, staff and committee members. Thank you for making it an event to remember.