On Wednesday, December 16, nearly 70 Yelp Elites gathered virtually on Zoom to attend this year’s Yelpies. This special night is dedicated to celebrating some of the most prolific Yelp Elites Outside The Perimeter. The yearly award show went virtual this year due to Covid-19.
Although we couldn’t gather in person, the sense of community was ever-present, as Elites donned their holiday best, cheered on their fellow Elites, and danced to live music. To prepare for a five-star evening, Elites were invited to pick up specially curated Yelpies Party Packs filled with goodies from brands across the country, including those based in Atlanta OTP. The packs included a coupon for a free bowl or wrap from gusto!, a hot chocolate on a stick from Popbar, a Yelp burst cookie from Sweet Little Something Bakery, pork rinds from Southern Recipe Small Batch and more. With their party packs in hand, Elites walked the virtual red carpet into the event, with saxophonist, B. Courtland Saxon welcoming them with holiday tunes.
In addition to the tunes, treats and trophies, a giveaway for a two-night weekend getaway for two was also given out that evening following a tour of one of EVEN Hotel’s suites, where the winner will stay. All Yelpies winners were given a Three-Class Intro Pack to Shred415 Alpharetta courtesy of Shred415 Alpharetta.
We could not be more excited to announce this year’s Yelpies 2020 winners:
- Yelptime Achievement Award: Tom E.
- Reviewer of the Year: Bob J.
- Photographer of the Year: Bob J.
- Veteran Impact Award: Richard R.
- Newbie Impact Award: Gretchen S.
- Funniest of the Year: Tom E.
- Friendliest of the Year: Jessica L.
- Keeping Yelp Useful: Tom E.
- Couple of the Year: Henry T. and Phoebe T.
- Complimenter of the Year: Richard R.
- Virtual Event Superstar: Mischita H.
- Explorer of the Year: Richard R.
We would like to thank our event partners who helped make this event a five-star experience: EVEN Hotel Alpharetta, gusto!, Shred415 Alpharetta, Popbar Alpharetta, Sweet Little Something Bakery, Southern Recipe Small Batch, Luna, Woodridge Snacks, Hint, GT’s Synergy Kombucha and GoGo SqueeZ.