April 2014  


Greetings Catering & Event Professionals,

Spring has sprung and NACE is in full bloom!

We have so many great events this month, not to mention Fiesta! 

We also wanted to let you know that we now have an Instagram account!  Be sure to follow us at

Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy our April newsletter.


Your NACE Alamo Chapter Board of Directors

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Calendar of Events

May Meeting: NACE Hunger GamesBrady's Bloomin' Barn

May 13, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Brady's Bloomin' Barn
2150 CR 271
Rio Medina, TX 78066


You can check out pictures from last year's Hunger Games on our website or our Facebook page to see what it's all about.

We will also be raffling off an induction cooker donated by Ace Mart and a ice tea maker.  Tickets will be $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.  

Ace Mart Customer Appreciation Event

Join our friends at Ace Mart for their Customer Appreciation Celebration!

Ace Mart Logo When: Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17
Where: 1220 S St Mary's, SA 78210


Enjoy food and product demos by factory representatives PLUS join them for the 4th Annual Salsa Invitational at 11:30am. Find more information and RSVP via their Facebook Event.

Business 101 Webinar: Building Your Brand with Blogging

April 16, 2014  -  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Discover the necessary steps, tips and resources to launch an online content strategy for your company, starting with blogging TODAY.

Find more information and RSVP here.  Register before April 15th to receive an early bird discount.

The Big Give S.A.

Calling all volunteers!  We need your help to support an amazing cause: The Big Give S.A.

When: May 6, 2014
Where: Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum                  
Why: Because we LOVE San Antonio!!
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Please help us support this phenomenal opportunity for San Antonio to show how much we care about our City!  You can find more information at  Please contact Morris Goen at or 210-825-3755 to volunteer.

Recap: April Meeting "Conrad N. Hilton College Comes to San Antonio!"

We are so excited that the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management is coming to San Antonio this fall!!  We'd like to send a sincere thank you to the new Assistant Dean, Graham Bowcher, Ed.D., MIH, FBII for speaking to our group and providing us with a wealth of knowledge.

Special thanks go out to our sponsors for all their support!  We cannot have the amazing meeting that we have without them.

April Meeting Sponsors

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Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications are due next Friday, April 18th at 5pm!!  Read this info to make sure you don't miss the fabulous opportunity!!

Attention Alamo Chapter NACE Members:

The Alamo Chapter of NACE will attempt to award (4) four scholarships to the Experience! 2014 to be held in Baltimore, July 13 – 16, 2014.  Each scholarship will cover registration, transportation to and from the conference and hotel room, based on double occupancy sharing a room with another scholarship recipient or board member. Daily incidental costs will be the responsibility of those individuals awarded the scholarship.  The scholarship is valued up to $2,000.00 per person. Please refer to for more conference information.

A committee of (3) three persons to include the President, Vice President and Immediate Past President will evaluate the applicants on the following criteria:

  • Member of the Alamo Chapter of NACE in good standing for a minimum of (1) one year
  • Contributions the applicant has made to our Alamo Chapter, such as raffle items, music, floral, linens, program information, etc.
  • Participation in ongoing Chapter activities, i.e. monthly meeting attendance, Board or committee participation and assisting with Chapter fundraising
  • Applicant upholds the NACE Conduct of Ethics Standards at all times
  • Applicant represents the “Spirit of NACE” towards fellow members at all times
  • Applicant agrees to attend curriculum offered at conference and report to the Chapter after conference


Final decisions will be based on essay submission.  Each essay should be based on following questions:

  1. In what way has membership in NACE helped to advance your career?
  2. Why do you believe you deserve this Scholarship?
  3. Have you brought guests to a NACE meeting in the past or referred new members and are they participating members?
  4. What do you believe that you can contribute to the members of this organization if you were to hold a Board position?
  5. If you had a choice on selecting a Board position, what would it be?
  6. What has been your involvement this year (2013/2014) in our Alamo Chapter of NACE?
  7. Which (3) three meetings have been the most useful or informative for you and why?
  8. Please indicate anything else you feel the committee should know about you and your contributions to the chapter and its members when considering your application?

The recommendations of this committee will be forwarded to the officers of the Alamo Chapter NACE Board for final approval and selection of candidate(s).  All applications are due by 5pm on April 18, 2014.  Please submit your nomination following the guidelines to Nikki Jarzombek, CPCE at  

Recipients that are selected will be called by April 30, 2014 and announced at our May monthly meeting on May 13, 2014.  All candidates will be evaluated based on the essay submitted and will be selected on a fair, rotation basis.


Nikki Jarzombek, CPCE, Alamo President

Michelle Moon, CPCE, Alamo Vice President

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Event Professional Spotlight

Goen South Events

Goen South has been creating one-of-a-kind events for over 20 years.  Goen South’s award winning team of wedding coordinators/consultants, designers, florists, photographers, videographers, entertainers/DJs, and catering specialists are the most talented and dedicated you will find in San Antonio, and for that matter, all of Texas. 

In addition to being known as having the highest quality services in the industry, Goen South also boasts over 16,000 square feet of warehouse space housing standard and unique décor pieces ranging in style from Ultra-modern to Vintage Chic to Rustic and everything in between.  As only fitting to match their other extraordinary service, Goen South’s catering department elevates any event instantly to gourmet quality.

Visit their website for more information.

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Fundraising News

Start planning now for a terrific silent auction at the July meeting. We need your help in obtaining some great auction items. You can email David Orth, or call him  210-260-1578 if you would like to donate. Thank you again for your continued support of Alamo NACE!

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Welcome New Members

Please help us welcome Jamie Chandler with San Antonio Cake Company!  We hope to see you at the May meeting Jamie. 

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Membership Drive

We have an excellent Spring special for you to take advantage of this month.  All professionals who join NACE in April are automatically entered into a raffle to win either one FREE Experience! registration OR one FREE education package registration!  Contact our membership director Traci Maricle at 210-224-0082 or for more information.

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NACE National Awards

Did you have an amazing event that took place during the 2013 calendar year? Award season is underway and we are looking for your winning catering and events entries!

DEADLINE: May 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET

Click here to enter the 2014 NACE Awards site.

 Industry Awards

  • Best Event Production of the Year
  • Best Table Presentation of the Year
  • Best Team Event of the Year
  • Catered Event of the Year
  • NEW CATEGORY - Best Wedding of the Year
  • Planner of the Year

Visit to review all the inforamtion and find out more about the NACE National Awards.

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Classified Ads


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Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years catering sales experience.

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The Sheraton Gunter Hotel is hiring for the Director of Revenue Management position.


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A full description of the responsibilites, qualifications and experience can be found here


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For these and other available positions at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel click here, type in Sheraton Gunter Hotel in the search bar and select Hourly Positions or Management Positions

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