The Yelp Elite Squad closed out 2018 with a very special evening – the region’s inaugural Yelpie Awards at Sea Tea Comedy Theater in Hartford. This award show style event highlighted some of the most impactful members of the Yelp Hartford squad throughout the past year. Kicking off the night, guests were treated to a variety of sweet treats including NoRa Cupcake favorites, along with refreshing cocktails courtesy of The Finnish Long Drink. After an unexpected (but ultimately entertaining) fire alarm in the theater, attendees laughed their way through a show featuring the hilarious folks of Sea Tea Improv. As the night went on, yelpers cheered on their fellow Elites as awards were given to some of the year’s most influential members.
The evening concluded with one very special surprise. The last award of the night was presented to the Yelp Elite Couple of the Year, a distinction that went to Eric W and Tiffany G. After sharing the very sweet story of how they met at a Yelp Elite event, the crowd watched in shock and delight as Eric got down on one knee and proposed to Tiffany…. She said yes! Congratulations to one of our very favorite couples – what a way to end the year and ring in the holiday season.
Without further ado, the winners of the 2018 Yelpie Awards go to…
Reviewer Of The Year – Jess L
Photographer Of The Year – Dan R
Rookie Of The Year – Shay I
Best All Around Elite – Brigit C
Complimenter Of The Year – Tami C
Funniest Yelper – Josh L
Friendliest Yelper – Dan R
Trailblazer Award – Dan S
Yelptime Achievement Award – Jess L
A huge thank you to Sea Tea Comedy Theater, Sea Tea Improv, NoRa Cupcake, The Finnish Long Drink, and Nick Caito Photo for being part of this memorable event. Check out the event reviews here, the fabulous photos here, and learn all about the Yelp Elite Squad here. We’ll see you in 2019!