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June 2018 - Bold Catering & Design


By: MPI Georgia | Jun 2, 2018

steve_balesSteve Balesbold_logo
Creative Director
Bold Catering & Design
Member since: 2010

Bold Catering & Design 
leads the way beyond catered events to a full-service, personalized restaurant event experience. At Bold, exceptional is the standard. As a thank you for taking part in the upcoming 2018 Phoenix Awards, we would like to acknowledge Bold Catering & Design as a generous sponsor. Bold specializes in providing exclusive dining experiences, unique venues, and remarkable designs that work together to make every aspect of an event memorable.

“Bold Events is a full-service event décor company,” says Creative Director, Steve Bales. “We travel all over the East Coast designing and creating imaginative experiences for all types of events from corporate galas to receptions, hospitality tents, sporting events, and over-the-top parties.” Steve has worked with Bold since 2004 and is responsible for the formation of the company’s Design and Décor division. He has been a force in the special events industry for over 30 years.

Bales stays motivated by the constant presence of new ideas, challenges, and opportunities that provide an outlet for creativity… and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. He has won over 20 Allie Awards over the span of his career, and this past year, Biz Bash magazine named him one of the top 40 Event Designers in America.

After all of his success, Bales claims that his favorite part of his work is helping others start their own journey in the event industry.

Carla Carroll
Director of Global Sales
Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Member since: 2015

Carla Carroll represents Salamander Hotels & Resorts – a Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming 2018 Phoenix Awards. One of her favorite things about working for the company is the people because “it feels like family.”

Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson in 2005, the company has a luxury portfolio featuring two distinct collections. The Signature Collection includes the stunning Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; NOPSI New Orleans, a new 217-room luxury historic hotel re-imagined in the city’s Central Business District; and Hotel Bennett, a 179-room luxury hotel in Charleston, SC, opening in 2018. The Golf Collection includes the famed Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts an annual PGA TOUR on its Copperhead Course; the elegant Reunion Resort in Orlando, which includes Signature Course designs from Nicklaus, Palmer and Watson; and the recently renovated oceanfront Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL, home to layouts by Nicklaus and Watson. All Salamander properties are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Carla serves as the Brand Ambassador and Director of Global Sales for the Southeast Region, based here in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the company in 2017 and states her favorite things about working for the company are the people, “it feels like family. “Everyone knows Sheila Johnson, CEO, and has such a love and respect for her. Sheila’s reputation carries over into the love and personal touches she puts into her work along with the remarkable hotel and resort collection. It has truly been an honor and pleasure to work with such an amazing team of hospitality professionals.”

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