Merryl Brown Events has been selected as a finalist in 2011 International Event Industry Awards

Merryl Brown of Merryl Brown Events, LLC has been selected as a Finalist in the Rising Star Category of The International Spotlight Awards

December 13, 2010 – Santa Barbara, CA – Event Solutions Magazine recently announced that Merryl Brown of Merryl Brown Events of Santa Barbara, CA has been selected as a Finalist in the event industry Spotlight Awards in the category of Rising Star.

The 2011 Finalists for the annual Spotlight Awards were selected from over 600 nominees, international as well as the United States. Since 1998, the Spotlight Awards have honored and celebrated event professionals as well as event industry companies for their exceptional body of work over the period of a year. The Spotlight Awards recognize 15 different categories of event professionalism.

“We are delighted to be a finalist for this prestigious award. We have worked very hard to produce high quality events for our clients and it is an honor to be recognized for our efforts over these past 12 months.”

The Finalists created profiles of information about their work and/or events. These profiles are available for viewing at the VOTE site. Recipients of the Spotlight Awards are determined by votes from the event community, based on voters’ evaluations of the Finalists’ profiles. Voters are allowed one vote per category.

The recipients of the 2011 Spotlight Awards will be revealed on February 28, 2011 at MEET Las Vegas, produced by conceptBAIT Global Event and Floral Design of St. Petersburg, Florida at the Spotlight Awards Event. This black-tie awards event is the centerpiece of the Event Solutions Idea Factory conference and tradeshow.

Merryl is on the Board of Directors of the International Special Events Society, Ventura-Santa Barbara Chapter, and holds the position of Vice President of Education. She received the 2010 ISES Esprit Award Nomination for “Best Green Solution” for event planning. The mission of Merryl Brown Events is to produce beautiful, elegant experiences and events, created within a framework of sustainable practices and social responsibility. For more information visit: