Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Washington Dulles Airport Marriott showed off their newly reinvented lobby & meeting space with a scrumtious tasting & signature dishes!

Ray with Director of Catering, Alana Austria

Awesome waffle & toppings bar

Gone With The Gym

Linda Hwong of Marriott & Guest Marline

Yummy Strawberries & Cream

Pot Stickers & Mini Pot Pies

Add Cupcakes

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What They're Saying About Ray's Award!

"Congratulations Ray on your Lifetime Achievement Award! We thought about sending you a dozen of red roses, but think you might enjoy these more (Golf Balls)."
-Renee & John Farr (Event Planner & Lighting Designer)

"Congratulations! You deserve the award!
-Christina Canalez (Willard Hotel Catering Manager)

Kudos & Congratulations!
-Peter Houstle (Marriott Management)

" Congratulations Ray! That is a huge honor and a well-deserved award"
-Darcy Romano (Wedding Planner)

"I want to pass along my best congrats to you on your winning the ISES DC lifetime achievement award. Being in ISES for my second year I can see what an honor it must be to be recognized by your peers in this way. Enjoy the feeling!!!"
- Philly Event Group

"A giant congratulations to you on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gala on Sunday. That is fabulous! If anyone deserves such an honor, it is definitely you. You are certainly the best person to receive this award for all the hard work you have devoted to your own business all these years and all the service you have given to ISES in our chapter and on the national level. MAZAL TOV!! You are one terrific guy."
-Caren & Harry Millman (Calligraphers)

"That is really wonderful you are received the Lifetime Achievement Award...it is only too fitting for all you have done for and meant to ISES over all these years."
Congrats again
-Marty Bindeman (Finishing Touches)

"So sorry I missed the Gala, but congrats on the Lifetime Achievement award! That is fantastic."
-Krista Lundberg (Foundation for National Archives)

"Congratulations Ray! I love this write-up. You should be very proud!"
-Patty Collette (Patty Cakes)

"Congratulations to both of you!"
-Jeff Goldblatt (One of the original founders of ISES)

"Well deserved Ray!!!!"
-Kelley Freeman (Cartblanche Events)

"Congratulations! Well deserved!"
-Marcie Zelenski (Gaylord Hotels)

"Congratulations! Well deserved!"
-Christina Barbour (Event Planner)

"Congratulations my friend. You are the man."
-Everything Entertainment

"Congrats on the lifetime achievement award!! Hope you are doing well!"
-Martin Andrews (President Blue Sky Films)

"Good goin' Ray. We are all proud of you!! Hugs"
-Wendy Segal (Radius Event Design)

"Today Birthday... Tomorrow Lifetime achievement! What a weekend!"
-Taren Bradley (2011 DC NACE President)

"Congrats on being crowned an ISES god!"
-Tara G. Zimnick (
Director of Special Events, Torpedo Factory)

Congrats on your Lifetime Achievment Award! You definitely
deserve it. You have done so much for our industry with your talent,
positive attitude and determination. Enjoy!"
Etman (Creative Parties)

Congratulations Ray, quite an achievement!"
Susan B. Katz, (Distinctive Events)

Congrats, Ray…EXTREMELY well deserved!! I wish you and your family many more years to come…"
-David M. Kucharski, (President of the Crystal Strings and Sterling Artists)

Congratulations Ray! Well deserved."
Beth Warner, Senior Event Planner (Freddie Mac Inc.)

"What a honor! Congrats"
Jennifer Bodnar, Catering Sales Manager (Regency at Dominion Valley)