For over 10 years, the MPI Georgia Chapter has been celebrating chapter volunteers, members and sponsors who have contributed to the success of the chapter with The Phoenix Awards. A Legendary Event generously welcomed guests, as venue sponsors, to Flourish; and the theme for the this year’s awards ceremony and celebration was “The Speakeasy”.
Attendees were invited to step through the telephone booth into The Speakeasy, and were greeted with cocktails and a photo opportunity in front of the MPI Georgia backdrop with the lovely flapper girls from Absolute Entertainment.
Moving through the space at Flourish one can’t help but be in awe at the detail! The cocktail area is flanked by two elegant bar spaces. The damask-patterned backdrops add a sense of drama; and the crystal chandeliers add elegance with a purpose. Fabulously functional.
The names had been chosen, envelopes sealed, rehearsals completed, and the stage was set for awardees! Patrick and Matthew Clouser from Active Production and Design were charged with announcing Hayley Burch, of The Ridges Resort & Marina, as Committee of the Year award; and Steven Schumacher, of Emory Conference Center and Hotel, as the Rising Star of the Year award.
After all of the awards were given, awardees and attendees poured into the cocktail area; and were greeted with a live Jazz band, bar service, and dessert. Button It Up was onsite with time period-themed green screen photo booth, and captured all of the excitement of the evening!