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Little Rock, AR, 72207
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Taste of the Finest

Event Overview


 Merrill Lynch Taste of the Finest

Metroplex Event Center / Team Summit

Friday, September 7, 2012
6:00 – VIP Club Breathe Admission
6:30 – General Admission

Merrill Lynch’s Taste of the Finest is an event focusing on the FINEST Little Rock has to offer. We will highlight the finest restaurants and beverages, as well as recognizing the 25 Finest Young Professionals in the Little Rock area.

Taste of the Finest Honorees are individuals who exemplify leadership qualities, are active in volunteer roles, and/or have excelled in the central Arkansas business community. Honorees will be fundraising throughout the community and help raise awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Those chosen are among the most influential and successful young leaders in the community.

Join us for an evening of great music (featuring Tragikly White), delicious food and a variety of drinks that you won't want to miss! For a $50 ticket, guests receive access to our silent auction, tasting stations, event program and musical performance by Tragikly White. $75 VIP Club Breathe ticket holders receive all of the above plus early admission, access to the exclusive Club Breathe lounge throughout the night and VIP tasting and beverage stations. The event will be a lively evening for more than 250 expected guests.

Event Highlights:
• Featured restaurants providing sampling of their best menu items
• A variety of beverage tastings, including: wine, vodka, bourbon and beer (provided exclusively by Diamond Bear)
• Presentation of Little Rock’s 25 Finest Young Professionals
• Silent Auction
• Performance by Tragikly White
• General Tickets ($50) or exclusive VIP Club Breathe Tickets ($75)
• Multiple sponsorship opportunities available, including reserved seating

 Title Sponsor:
Merill Lynch

National Sponsor:


Additional Sponsors:

Arvest Bank     Arvest Mortgage    Crews and Associates

QBOT  print solutions  Team Summit

VIP Lounge Exclusive Tasting Sponsor:

Food and Beverages Sponsors:

 Bonefish  cupcakes taziki 

 two sisters  palette  mommas

 Diamond bear Mexico  Zaza 

Big Orange

Media Sponsors:


Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

To participate:

 Sponsorship Opportunities

 2012 Little Rock's Finest Young Professionals

Taylor Adams
Merrill Lynch

Wade Bennage

Ashley Childers
Emporium Home

Zack Clark
Hudson, Cisne & Co

Natalie Coker
Arvest Bank

Jason Culpepper
Regions Bank

Warren Davis
Performance Food Group

Chris Doolittle

Kelley Dunlap
Stifel Nicolaus

Robb Fiser
Arvest Bank

Matt Graves
Sterile Compounding of America

Neil Hays
Payton Place Salon

Mackenzie Horrell
Crews & Associates

Jake Keet
Taziki's Mediterranean Café

Josh Lane

Chris Marsh
Entergy Arkansas, Inc

Lauren Miller
Rhea Lana's of Jonesboro

Christy Milligan
Cupcakes on Kavanaugh & the Ridge

Tim Rafferty
Delta Trust Investments

Ford Rogers
Travelers Insurance

Nathan Rutledge
Crews & Associates

Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Tsamoutales Strategies

Vernon Scott

John Stuckey
American Material Handling

Kenny Wasson
Arvest Bank

Musical Performance By Tragikly White



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