Hey, reader! Yes, you reading this. Want to get involved in the Northeast M+E Best of 2019 readers' choice awards?

Then vote! (And make sure to do it now or before it closes on May 13.)

We've changed the ballot a bit this year, but the goal is still the same: to recognize the best in the industry. Following are five compelling reasons to vote:

  1. Your vote could mean the difference between a winner and runner-up.
  2. Don't see someone on the ballot who should be on it? Write it in and we'll add them.
  3. It doesn't take a lot of time. There are 25 categories, but you only need to vote in at least 10.
  4. It's a neat way to support the people and companies that make the Northeast meetings and events industry great.
  5. Unlike the impending 2020 presidential election, voting for NEM+E Best of 2019 is a pleasant and positive process for all participating parties.

Check out last year's winners, editor's picks and photos from the Best of 2018 event.


Atlantic City’s Boardwalk and its streets were the inspiration for the board game Monopoly back in 1935. Today, the area remains a part of the game, even as new editions are released.  

Recently, Hasbro, Inc.—the game’s manufacturer—announced they were asking the public to vote on new cities for an updated Here and Now edition. Atlantic City did not make the cut.


One Philadelphia Area Chapter Meetings Professionals International—Julie Green—is uniting with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise money and find a cure for blood cancers.

Green began participating after being asked by LLS to compete for Woman of the Year. And while the catalyst for Green was LLS' interest in her, it's also important on a personal level—her fiance was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and LLS was a huge help for the couple. This November, he will have been in remission for four years.