This year IFMA´s holiday party was held on December 1, 2009 at the W Hotel located on Lexington Ave. It was organized by the programs committee whose members are: Abbie Golding - Cort Furniture Rental, Gail Frank - Superior Office Systems, Harry Cannon - SDM Metro, Jody Brown - Pfizer, Harry Greeley - Cushman & Wakefield, Edward LeFloch - Vendrite Vending Corporation, Trisia Tomanelli -
T-Squared Design, and Stuart Zellner - Oce Business Services. All the attendees were delighted by the party. As stated by J. Strong from JDC Lighting, the Holiday Party was well attended by key industry people who enjoyed the trendy location, food, drink and festivities. Moreover, J. Strong complimented the IFMA board with regards to the fabulous job they did at making everyone feel welcome.
Among the numerous attendees were: Frank Lazzaro, Michael Passaro and Annette Vega from NBC Universal, Blaine Udell from AFGO Mechanical, Julie May from Allsteel, Marc Rosen from Fresh Direct, Brian Rothschild from Envirochrome Interiors, Chris Savoglou and Lucy Carter from Ted Moudis Associates, Jeff Simon from Jeffrey Simon Architects, Margaret (Peggy) Smith from MGS Consultants, Matthew Smith from OFS Solutions, Bill Sotomayor from TSC Design, Tracey Thompson from Ruder Finn, Michael Varoukas from Corporate Relocation Systems, William Vassell from Murdoch Security & Investigations, Mindy Williams from IA Interior Architects, Jody Brown from Pfizer, Christian Miller from YMCA of Greater New York, Harry Cannon from SDM Metro, Cindy Butler from Lamarca-Butler Group, LLC, Nadine Cino from Tyga-Box Systems, Inc., Leslie Farrell from The Switzer Group, Stewart Feitel from Eagle Transfer Corporation, Laura Gimpel from Google, Inc., Harry Greeley from Cushman & Wakefield, Debbie Jaslow Shatz from Bloomberg LP, Scott Keith from Kaplan, Inc., Matthew LaPorte from Quinn & Feiner Service, Sean Resch and Matthew Lerose from Humanscale Corporation, Ellen Hains from Architectural Flooring Resource, Jaclyn DiRenzo from Milrose Consulting, Inc., Steve LaValley from InterfaceFLOR, and Debra DeVerter Gerstenfeld from Wolf-Gordon, Inc.
As J. Strong said, "loved the W...very trendy and hip. Can we go back?" I guess we will have to wait until December for another amazing holiday party organized by IFMA´s programs committee. Until December 2010...so if you were not able to attend this past December, make sure you do not miss IFMA 2010 holiday party in December.
Both the awards committee and IFMA board of directors are looking forward to a terrific awards dinner banquet Thursday, January 21 at The Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st St.). If you have not purchased your ticket for the awards dinner banquet, please make sure you do so before January 19. For more information, please contact Mindy Williams, chair of IFMA´s Awards Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liz Arauz Chang, marketing/A&D sales for OLI, New York, N.Y.