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Rumble in the Jungle 2019 Raffle Sneak Peek

Our raffle prizes for the Amazing NACE Fundraiser range anywhere from $585-$1650 in value!! Your best shot at winning is to buy a Golden Ticket or Arms Length Tickets which include a FREE Golden Ticket! Our Golden Ticket winner for the night will get to pick ANY prize they want so this is a seriously good deal! Ya'll want a sneak peak? We're not going to spoil the whole surprise yet, but here's a few of our prize packages to hold you over!

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Did you know Party Host Helpers is in Texas?

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August 2019 Meeting Recap

We had an incredible meeting this month all at which Lynne Wester of Donor Relations Guru shared some Disney Management tips and helpful reminders on what it truly means to be great at what you do!

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June 2019 Meeting Recap

How lucky we were for perfect weather on our bat cruise during our last meeting!  

Many thanks to Steve Genovesi, from Visit Austin, for coming along for the ride as we discussed incorporating local attractions into our events.  We delved into what makes Austin so special for events, who and why big companies look to host their conventions here and how we can keep those events “weird”.

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No It's Not About The Price: April 2019 Meeting Recap

The monsoon didn’t stop anyone from coming to Berry Creek Country Club for Meryl Snow’s, “It’s Not About the Price.”  We were immediately impressed with the job Glitter Poppy event stylists did with the ballroom and Marquee's rentals.  Taking advantage of the Georgetown annual Red Poppy Festival, the theme was immediately obvious.  The complimentary and complementary mimosas were a big hit as everyone arrived and dried off, and the adorable red poppy cookies from Bianca + Co were such a yummy treat to go! Of course we couldn't have heard or seen most of Meryl's presentation without the help of GGC Productions providing A/V, and we have the super talented Gypc Girl Photography to thank for these photos!
Meryl Snow, who came all the way from Philadelphia to speak to NACE Austin on her birthday, wowed us with the iea that our potential clients are buying based on value, not on price!  To demonstrate the value of our services, no matter if we’re in the catering, planning, or floral business; we have to solve their pain.  Instead of immediately asking the W questions (who, what, when, where) to qualify our clients, she gave us seven qualifying questions we can use to sell our services by telling the story of the event to close the sale. 

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F This S: March 2019 Meeting Recap

We were blown away by the energy and information Rachel Sheerin brought to our March meeting! With the mission to make this year the best year ever, Rachel pinpointed signs of burnout, how to avoid it, and how to be our awesome selves in this high stress industry. 
Thank you to The Fairmont for hosting us and supplying a fabulous brunch buffet!  Photos courtesy of Word of God Photography, flower arrangements by Peekaboo Blooms, Adam with LeForce Entertainment provided A/V and was spinning some sick beats ;) during our networking hour, and last but not least, table linens and place settings provided by Premiere Events! And a special shout out to the Courtyard by Marriott Austin Pflugerville and Pflugerville Conference Center for hosting giving our speaker a wonderful place to rest! 
Keep up to date with NACE Austin on our Facebook page!

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Spring Membership Campaign 2019

NACE is THE essential network for caterers and #eventsprofs! Join today and get 15 months of membership for the price of 12 and a free gift of marketing resources to help grow your business! Use code SPRING19 #GrowwithNACE

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2019 Experience Scholarship Application

The 2019 NACE Experience Scholarship Application is live.  

Annual NACE National Experience Conference scholarships points are awarded for Chapter & Organizational loyalty and service. Each service opportunity is assigned a point value. The member(s) with the greatest number of points will be awarded scholarship funds. It is the responsibility of the member to track and document his/her point earnings and present them to the NACE Austin Scholarship Committee Chair, Jyll Vertuno, CPCE, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Points without documentation or late submissions will not be considered. Submissions will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee by Wednesday, March 22, 2019. Winners will be notified by email by Monday, April 1, 2019.        


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TEDxNACE Austin: 2019 Trends Talks

TEDxNACE Austin: 2019 Trends Talks

We had SUCH an amazing meeting to kick off 2019 and we are so grateful to all of our attendees, speakers, and vendor sponsors for knocking this one out of the park! Special shout out to Fine Art Memories Photography & Video for these photos! Check out the full album on our Facebook page!

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July President's Message

Hello NACE Austin Chapter Members,
It’s hard to believe half the year is already over! Our April meeting with Gifts for the Good Life outfitted seven co with shades of pink, showcasing how to brand your event. It was planned by our very own NACE member Katie Netherton with CLINK! Thank you to our April meeting sponsors: 7coGifts for the Good LifeJulie Wilhite PhotographyMerveille Floral & DesignBoarding School CollectiveSimon Lee BakeryMarquee Event RentalsIlios Lighting Design, and BBJ Linens. In May, we were intentional networkers with Patti DeNucci at Malverde. Shout out to our May meeting sponsors: MalverdeWhim Hospitality, and Breanna Mckendrick Photography. Our June meeting was planned by NACE member Vanessa Vass of Vass Events. We welcomed past ILEA international president
Jodi Collen who shared her knowledge about multi-generational communication. Thank you to our June meeting sponsors: Mercury HallThe Root CellarVass EventsThe Bloom BarFrance PhotographersM Schuster MusicLazy Creek DesignsMonarch Event RentalsSonesta Bee CaveBooth Easy, and Rhea’s Ice Cream.
This month, the NACE Experience conference will be held in Palm Springs, California, The Austin Chapter is nominated for four awards: Community Service of the Year, Education Program of the Year, Fundraising Event of the Year and Chapter of the Year. A few of our other members were nominated in the individual categories: Off-Premise Catered Event Budget Less Than $50,000 - Whim Hospitality The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Client Appreciation Event.
We are excited to announce the revamp of our annual fundraiser. With a fun play on the favorite TV show, AMAZING NACE is sure to be a fun night of competition and obstacles. Thank you to our corporate sponsor's Premiere Events, Alfred’s Catering, Austin Catering, Eclipse Event Co. and FUN Auctions. Grab a team of friends or colleagues and join us on August 16th!