(Chicago, IL) June 2, 2011 –Chicago television personality Jane Monzures celebrates Greek America’s best and brightest stars, at this year’s GABBY Awards. The awards are being held at Ellis Island in New York on June 4th, where Jane will serve as the official host of the Red Carpet.
The GABBY Awards hosted by the Greek America Foundation recognize the best and brightest individuals who have excelled in their respective fields and strive for excellence in all they do. The Gabby Awards serve as the “Oscars®” of the Greek American community. The Gabby Awards are the Greek American community’s first and only awards where the winners are decided by popular vote, thus serving as the true voice of the people.
“It is an amazing event that celebrates a culture and heritage that has been the basis for so much style, fine cuisine, and industry impact in America. Every single guest and red carpet interviewee has made a dramatic impact on both Greek American culture, but more importantly, society as a whole,” commented Jane Monzures in a recent interview.
Jane, who is also Greek, is major market television and radio personality. She is the host of television shows such as “You & Me This Morning”, “Living Healthy Chicago”, and “For The Love of Cooking”. Jane’s latest television venture “America’s Domestic Divas” hits the airwaves this summer and takes everyday simple items and recreates them into something special; it’s food – remade; fashion – restyled; and home décor – refurbished. The unique blend of humor, creativity, talent and fun allows Jane to take the average and make it amazing.
Jane, who will be gracing the Red Carpet in a dress by Greek designer Elene Cassis, and jewelry by world renowned designer Alina Korotkina, will be interviewing Greekcelebrities from movie stars and athletes, to political figures and doctors. Celebrities walking the Red Carpet include, HBO’s Kary Antholis, Fox Film’s, Jim Gianopulos, and “Hangover” star, Zach Galifianakis. Along with athletes like Nick Markakis from the Baltimore Orioles, Ted Leonsis, and hockey star Chris Chelios. Jane will also be interviewing Michael Dukakis and Stephen Antonakos, both Lifetime Achievement Award winners.
Chris Foltz is a renowned brand development catalyst, celebrated inspirational speaker and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley based advisory practice Responsible Solutions Ltd. From his roots in partisan politics, to a battle with drug addiction, 119 days in county jail, and losing everything to the point of homelessness, Chris has re-established himself as one of the most engaging initiators of social impact and development in the nation, and some would consider – the world.