Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A dream realized....

This blog post is very important to Marry Me Productions because it is the acknowledgment of a goal Stacey Price had when she started the company over 6 years ago from her basement; to create a business that betters her clients and betters the community.
Stacey Price, owner and founder of Marry Me Productions has been awarded the Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award from the Ottawa Business Journal.

In the article that was released yesterday on Ottawa Business Journal's website explains the recipients and the judging system:

“This year’s list of 40 recipients proves Ottawa has the talent, creativity and the ‘jazz’ that goes along with moving a city forward into a vibrant place to work and live. The city is alive and well,” said Michael Burnatowski, OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre manager and one of the panel of judges determining the awards.  The committee included Mr. Burnatowski, University of Ottawa Telfer EMBA director Terry Kulka, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce executive director Erin Kelly, CellWand Communications CEO Nick Quain, OBJ editor Peter Kovessy and OBJ publisher Michael Curran, who also chaired the process. The judges collectively spent around 100 hours reviewing and ranking each of the submissions.
All nominations were assessed according to a 40-point system: 20 points for business achievement, 10 points for expertise and 10 points for community involvement.
“I really like the way the award itself is structured. It is a balanced scorecard, with a slight tilt to business achievements. It is a great way to think about what it takes to be a business leader in the city. It’s not just about business expertise – it is about being a part of the community,” said Mr. Kulka.

Working side by side with Stacey Price for over 3 years has given me great insight into her work ethic. Her clients come first and always have. Every business decision she makes is always with her clients' vision in mind. Her most recent venture being a partner in bringing The White Dress to Ottawa was for her clients. The only thing that comes close to her passion for her clients is her passion for charity within our community. From her involvement to The Breast Dress Project to Something White for Something Right and most recently, Engage. Stacey's events and businesses have donated over $10,000 to Breast Cancer research in the last 2 years.

9 out of 10 new businesses fail in their first two years. Not only has Marry Me Productions survived but it has thrived. The entire team at Marry Me wants to thank every vendor we've worked with who has recommended us to their clients, every client who has hired us for your big day and of course the judging panel from Ottawa Business Journal Journal Forty Under 40 Awards for recognizing the important part that Marry Me Productions has played in bringing vibrant style and opulent elegance to Ottawa.


Trisha Ciarlo May 3, 2011 at 11:07 a.m.  

Wow! Congratulations to Stacey and to all of you at Marry Me and The White Dress. What a fabulous honour! You certainly deserve it!!

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 9:01 p.m.  

Congratulations Stacy! Having worked along side you on several projects, I've seen first hand how your determination and dedication towards your business along with the efforts to give back to the community have made a difference in so many peoples lives. I applaud you on all the success that has come your way.

Mark Ciancibello

Hana Abaza May 18, 2011 at 10:29 a.m.  

Just saw this, congrats Stacey! Well deserved :)


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