Santa Barbara, California - June 21, 2012 — Merryl Brown, President of Merryl Brown Events in Santa Barbara, CA is an award recipient for the prestigious ISES Esprit Awards from the International Special Events Society (ISES) in the categories of Best Wedding ($75,000 - $200,000) and Best Green Solution. Merryl Brown Events was the Winner of the 2012 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-SB) Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award in the Category of Tourism and Hospitality and the winner of the 2011 BizBash West Award for Social Planner of the Year; the winner of the 2011 ISES Esprit Award for Best Green Solution for the 2010 Green Gala and the winner of the Association of Women in Communications Clarion Award for Best Special Event 2011. She was a BizBash West Event Style Awards finalist in the Category of Best Green Initiative for an Event, as well as a 2009 ISES Esprit Award finalist for Best Green Solution. Merryl was also a finalist in the category of Rising Star for the Event Solutions Spotlight Awards 2011 and a finalist in the National Association of Women Business Owners/Santa Barbara "Spirit of Entrepreneurship" Awards in the Tourism/Hospitality Category.
The two events nominated for a 2012 ISES Esprit were "A Rustic Mexican Wedding" at Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, CA and the Green Gala – Gypsy Caravan, in Santa Barbara, CA.
Merryl Brown says, " We are honored to be a nominee for both of these awards and to be included among so many amazing event professionals."
About the International Special Events Society (ISES)
ISES honors industry excellence through its prestigious awards program, the ISES Esprit Awards which fuel a spirit of competition within designated categories. ISES Esprit Awards gain global visibility and recognition for ISES members. It honors special event professionals who exhibit a "spirit of excellence" in their work. The importance of global industry recognition helps improve industry standards internationally and further promote our professionalism. ISES is dedicated to recognizing excellence in events and rewarding those individuals whose vision and creativity make their events "Special." For more information, visit: www.ises.com.
About Merryl Brown Events
Merryl Brown Events is an award-winning event design and production company, specializing in elegant social events, corporate events and weddings that are environmentally sensitive and beautiful. Examining every aspect of an event through a prism of sustainability, the Merryl Brown Events team determines how to create something that is both gracious and green, simultaneously. Known for great attention to detail and the love of old world elegance with a modern twist, Merryl Brown Events plans each event with all of the care, consideration and time that you expect and deserve. Merryl Brown Events was the winner of the 2012 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-SB) Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award in the Category of Tourism and Hospitality, the winner of the 2011 BizBash West Award for Social Planner of the Year, the winner of the 2011 ISES Esprit Award for Best Green Solution for the 2010 Green Gala, and the winner of the Association of Women in Communications Clarion Award for Best Special Event 2011. For more information, visit: www.merrylbrownevents.com.