Did You Miss This Year’s 2018 Carriers Ball? We Have Your Recap Right Here!


Over 350 attendees, 26 sponsors, ten awards, a crowd-pleasing performance by hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, and so much more—we think it’s safe to say that this year’s Carriers Ball was an absolute success!

Some of the nation’s most prominent and influential figures from the Channel Partners Evolution Conference & Expo—which is also held in tandem with the Carriers Ball—joined various top-performing agents and data recovery service providers who traveled to Philadelphia for an electrifying night of networking, awards, entertainment, and so much more.

The red-carpet event, which took place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, greeted guests at The Liberty View at the Independence Visitors Center, located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Historic District. Attendees enjoyed breathtaking views of Independence Mall and the Liberty Bell, while indulging in classic Philly fare and cocktails at the venue’s contemporary indoor ballroom, before the party ultimately took over the venue’s all-new outdoor terrace.

Later in the night, guests were treated to a star-studded lineup of performances and appearances by Grandmaster Flash, the award-winning MUMMERS South Philadelphia String Band, and Philadelphia icons Ben Franklin and Rocky Balboa.

The 2018 Carriers Ball was also a particularly big night for women in the tech industry where for the first time ever two out of the ten award winners were women! Not to mention the entire event was orchestrated by a woman, Chorus Communications’ very own Director of Marketing, Buffy Harakidas. Most of the award presenters were also women, with Jaymie Scotto of JSA who gave the award for Best Colocation.

Awards and their respective winners are as follows:

Best Colocation Services – Tierpoint

Best Channel Manager – Maureen O’Connell, Comcast Business

Partner of the Year – Chris Kennedy

Best Cyber Security – Ancero

Best Client Retentions/Support Personnel – Stacy Armstrong, Net Carrier

Best IoT Ecosystem – AT&T

Best SD-WAN – Comcast Business

Best UCaaS Unified Communications – Vonage

Best Cloud Migration – Razor Technology

Best Mobility – MetTel

Chorus Communications wants to congratulate this year’s award winners and looks forward to hosting next year’s Carriers Ball, which is slated to take place in Washington D.C. next September.

For more information on the 2018 Carriers Ball, or to learn more about Chorus Communications, one of the leading master agencies and data recovery companies serving the Philadelphia area, please browse our website, read the Philadelphia Business Journal’s article on the event, or watch this video on the event by 6abc Action News!

What’s Up Next?

Be sure not to miss out on our next star-studded event, the 2018 Technology Fall Forum, on November 15, 2018 at Lincoln Financial Field, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Top-partners in the telecommunications and cloud industry will come together to discuss the latest developments in IoT (Internet of things), colocation security, unified communications as a service (UCaaS), healthcare data systems, and other trending topics in the industry.

This year’s Fall Forum host and moderator is June Ann Noto, the Vice President of Information Technology, Human Resources and Administrative Services at the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc.

Panel Sponsors consist of Data Canopy, MetTel, Vonage, Technology Finance Corporation, Razor Technology, and Iota. Networking sponsors include Crown Castle, Carousel Industries, Five9, Nextiva, Ancero, Nitel, and Telesystem.

To learn more about the 2018 Technology Fall Forum, the panelists, and who will be making a special appearance this year, please click here.

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