Big Apple Awards Submissions 2012


Each year the ISES New York Metro Chapter honors outstanding individuals and organizations at the annual Big Apple Awards gala with a Hall of Legends, and C.O.R.E. awards. The honor is bestowed upon those who have made exceptional accomplishments and significant positive impact on our industry and the larger events community.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of ISES. To help make this year’s awards extra special we asked for your input on whom we should recognize this year.  The results are in!
 Hall of Legends recognizes select event industry colleagues for their leadership, exemplary achievements, and tenure in the special events industry.
  DAVID BEAHM, Founder, David Beahm Design
David is one of America's prominent event designers.  Known for his inventive work and trademark over-the-top flower creations, he has designed countless events for society, high profile and discerning clients, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas (referred to by the press as the Wedding of the Century), as well as a host of celebrity and Fortune 500 corporate events. He includes among his diverse corporate client base such well-known names as: Target, The Discovery Channel, Champagne Perrier-Jouët, Van Cleef & Arpels, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Christian Dior, ....more
HARRIETTE ROSE KATZ, Founder and President, Gourmet Advisory Services
One of the country's leading wedding and event planners for over 30 years, Ms. Katz founded her company in 1978, and what began as a solo practice has grown into into a significant business with senior partners, a full time staff and non-stop events. She is known within and outside of the event planning industry as a trendsetter and is one of the most respected event designers in the country today. Ms. Katz and her team have established an impeccable reputation for creating signature events that translate into unforgettable memories....more
The Big Apple C.O.R.E. Award (Celebrating Outstanding Results from Events) celebrates an organization that has used special events as a vehicle to achieve its goals.
   Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS
DIFFA is heading into its 28th year as one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide over $40 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide. For the fifth consecutive year, DIFFA was again named among the top 50 U.S. HIV/AIDS funders by Funders Concerned about AIDS.
   Times Square Alliance
The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square - cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. Founded in 1992, the Alliance keeps the neighborhood clean and safe, promotes local businesses, manages area improvements...more