June 2014  


Greetings Catering & Event Professionals,

The NACE Experience! Conference is right around the corner and we are so excited that we'll have a great presence this year.  Please let us know if you will be attending.  You can find more information about the Conference in the Calendar of Events.

Thank you for your continued support.


Your NACE Alamo Chapter Board of Directors

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Membership Drive

Save $100 when you apply for Professional Membership in June!  Through our local chapter meetings you'll discover great opportunities to network, solve problems, learn about new trends and become better informed about your industry.  Visit our website for more information or apply online using promo code JOINNACE6 and designating the Alamo Chapter.

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Calendar of Events

July Meeting: Nice Guys Finish FirstSt Anthony Ballroom

July 8, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

St. Anthony Hotel
300 E Travis St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Join us at the newly renovated St. Anthony Hotel in July!  Our guest speaker, Doug Sandler, has a insightful presentation that will inspire you to view your relationships with your clients and co-workers in a new light.  Find out more information and RSVP here.

Visit our website or Facebook page to see pictures from our previous meetings.

Wedding Guide Cruise

February 15-22, 2015Wedding Guide Cruise Logo
Wedding Guide & Bridal Extravaganza
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas stopping in Falmouth, Grand Cayman & Cozumel

We are excited to offer NACE members a special discount of $100 off the booking rate!  Our keynote speaker is Alan Berg! He is a top leading expert in the business of weddings and events.  He has over twenty-three years in the bridal industry.  He delivers concise, empowering knowledge that can be applied to any business.

Please go to the Wedding Guide Cruise website to learn more about the trip.  Also, feel free to call Brandy Burriesci at 210-332-3444 or Lisa Morales at 210-215-5820.  

NACE Experience! 2014

If you only go to one conference this year, it should be this one!  Over the course of three days, attendees can participate in more than thirty educational sessions developed by thought leaders in catering and events. Visit the website for more information.  Hurry, online registration closes July 3!

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Recap: June Meeting "DMC Panel"

We heard excellent information from our DMC Panel!!  Thank you to Della Guidry, Paul Nix & Julie Trevino, DMCP, CTA for all the phenomenal tips and hints. 

Special thanks to our sponsors for all their support!  Our meetings are amazing with them.

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Welcome New Members

Maria Mwangi with Studio at Fischer is our newest member!  Please help us give her a warm welcome. 

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CPCE Corner

Test your Knowledge: Each month we will present three questions that you might expect to see on the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) Certification Exam.  If you can’t answer the questions, then maybe you need to join the CPCE study group!  Answers are provided at the bottom of the newsletter.

Question 1: Valid contracts may be written or accepted verbally?

  1. True
  2. False

Question 2: What is the recommended color to use when using lighting to accent food; which color will best enhance the food presentation?

  1. Light Blue
  2. Dark Green
  3. Pale Pink
  4. White Light

Question 3: What is a SWOT Analysis?

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Fundraising News

We are only one month away from our annual NACE silent auction, to be held at our July meeting.  Last year we raised just under $1,000 dollars and hopes are high for even greater success this year.

To accomplish our goal we need your help.  Any donation of prizes will be gladly accepted. Think outside the box, you may have connections to facilities, events, or prizes not associated with NACE members or vendors.

The funds raised will provide fabulous scholarships for our members to attend the NACE Experience! Conference in 2015. 

You can contact David Orth with any donations.   Cell  210-260-1578 or

Thank you again for all of your support for the Alamo NACE chapter!

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Event Professional Spotlight

Illusions Rentals and Designs & Flair Floral

For almost 30 years, Illusions Rentals and Designs has been bringing ideas to life with incredible creativity, top-notch service and high quality products.  Whether you're hosting a Texas themed bar-b-que for family and friends or an over-the-top luxurious wedding, or something in between, we help make your vision become reality with decor, appropriate equipment, and above all else the best team in the industry!

Illusions will create an event from scratch with immediate access to a huge inventory of fashionable table linens, fine china, and crystal, flatware, glassware and beautiful silver.

We will create the perfect space with our history of excellence and decades of experience.

Flair Floral has an extraordinary team of seasoned designers and artists, with the diversity of delivering one floral arrangement or one-thousand, Flair can enhance any event with spectacular floral design, taking a brides vision to reality with elegant floral blooms to towering floral displays that commands the room.  With customer service that is second to none the bounty of natute is our only limitation.

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CPCE Corner Answer Key

Here are the answers to the CPCE questions.  (1) A, (2) C, and (3) A SWOT analysis helps you develop a strong business strategy by making sure you’ve considered all of your business’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as the opportunities and threats it faces in the marketplace.

For more information on the CPCE Study Group contact Michelle Moon at

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Meet and exceed revenue goals by developing new accounts and growing current hotel accounts focusing on groups under 20 rooms’ peak nights and Catering events for less than 50 people. Will not only book the groups and programs, but service their needs in the planning and event phases as well.  Providing a “one stop shop” experience for these clients.  

Please send resumes to Stacy Seaborn at

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