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March 2018  

Welcome

Hello NACE Members,

Our city has never looked better as we head into Final Four Weekend! The down time won’t last long with Fiesta just around the corner as well. I hope each of your businesses are busy with successful events this March and April. Exciting things are happening in your chapter as well. If you haven’t already, be sure to apply for this summer’s NACE EXPERIENCE! Scholarship and join us for an amazing time in Palm Springs this July. Our annual gala plans are also being set, mark your calendar’s for an early gala this year in September!

See you at the next meeting!

Sarah

I’d love to hear from you on what you’d love to see from Alamo NACE in the coming year. Never hesitate to give me a call (210-518-1051) or an email (sarah.james@omnihotels.com) on what you need as a member.

Sarah James

Alamo NACE President

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Upcoming Meetings

Join Alamo NACE on Tuesday, April 10 with speaker Sergio Jimenez-Gudino with New York Life as he divulges into Life in Business - "The Three T's of Planning". This excellent topic will focus on Today, Taxes, and Tomorrow.  

Do you or someone you know want to start a business, but are not sure where to begin? Two important key components a small business owner will need are: succession planning and retirement. Without these components, business owners are putting their families' largest source of income and financial security at risk.

A study by the American College1 revealed that: 

•6 out of 10 small business owners have not consulted with a financial advisor

•3 out of 10 small business owners have not estimated how much captial they will need to have a comfortable retirement

•Fewer than an quarter of small business owners have a formal plan for transitioning their business to new management and ownership when they are ready to retire 

You will earn one CE Credit in Accounting for attending this program.

Program Flow

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration & Networking
Open Bar

Passed Hors d'Oeuvres

Empanadas de Pollo en Mole with Toasted Almonds

Honey Jalapeno Smoked Shrimp on a Tostada with Cilantro Crema

6:45pm - 7:30pm
Opening Annoucements

Plated Dinner

Ensalada de Aguacate Y Manzana

Oaxacan Queso and Chorizo Stuffed Chicken

Potato Gratin & Manchego Herb Crust

Elote Con Calabasa

Warm Bolillos with Butter

Dessert

Mexican Chocolate Lava Cake

7:30pm - 8:15pm
Education Program

8:15pm - 8:30pm
Closing Annoucements
Event Concludes

Register by Friday, April 6 at NOON to ensure your seat
Members: $45
Non-Members: $55
Walk-Ins will be taken as space allows

RSVP'S after Friday at Noon and Walk-Ins:
Members: $55
Non-Members: $65

Thank you to our sponsors 

   

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Calendar of Events



http://sanantonionace.com/meetinginfo.php

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Scholarship Applications

The NACE Experience! Conference will be held this year in Palm Springs, California, July 22 – 25, 2018. This amazing national conference is full with superior education, event inspiration and exceptional networking events. Through the support of your Alamo Chapter, this could be YOUR year to attend.

Your Alamo Chapter has set aside funds to award four (4) FULLY FUNDED scholarships to the NACE Experience! Conference to be held in Palm Springs, California, July 22 – 25, 2018. This amazing member benefit includes a full ride scholarship to include a full educational conference package registration, airfare and hotel room, based on double occupancy sharing a room with another scholarship recipient or board member. Applicants must attend all available education sessions and evening events and submit a written report within two (2) weeks of attendance. If you have questions about EXPERIENCE! and what to expect, please email your President and she can guide you through expectations and qualifications.

A committee of (3) three persons to include the President, President Elect and Immediate Past President will meet to comprehensively review and score each application. All applications are due by 5pm on April 4, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered. Please submit your application following the guidelines to Sarah James at sarah.james@omnihotels.com.

Final decisions will be based on the strength of the applicant’s essay submission as well as additional criteria such as NACE meeting attendance, board and committee participation, and support of the chapter through partnerships, fundraising and donations.

Recipients that are selected will be notified on or before April 9, 2018 and announced at our April monthly meeting on April 10, 2018.

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Gala News

 

The award-winning annual NACE Alamo President's Gala is hosted annually to celebrate our Chapter’s success and raise funds to send our members to the Experience Conference the following summer. Catering this prestigious event is considered an honor and an opportunity. We want to give you that opportunity. This year’s theme is Fire & Ice and will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Please check your inbox for RFP details and email any questions to this year’s gala chair Christina Alvarado-Morales at christina@greateventrentals.com. Deadline for submissions will be March 30, 2018.

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Membership

Refer a Friend


Spread the Love!
Share the NACE love by encouraging your friends, colleagues and employees to take their professional development and connections to the next level.

When your colleagues join NACE and list you as a referrer on their membership application form, NACE will apply a$50 credit to your membership account for every new member who joins. The more people you refer, the more you save! Remember, your friend must list you as the referrer on the membership application.

 

Why Join NACE
 
NACE membership offers networking opportunities, resources and steep discounts on NACE educational opportunities and NACE partner services.

Explore the benefits provided to you as a Member of NACE
 
NETWORKING

  • More than 45 chapters across North America provide peer-to-peer networking and allow you to make professional contacts in your industry and within your specialty.
  • Access to the NACE Membership Directory

EDUCATION

  • Experience is the most valuable industry conference in our profession. Industry leaders, chefs, caterers, designers and event professionals come together to teach, learn, see and taste the most up-to-the-minute trends in our industry.
  • NACE Education offers self-paced online courses on the core concepts of the catering and events industry.

CERTIFICATION

  • The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation is the most widely respected professional certification in the industry. Employers, peers and clients see CPCE as a mark of accomplishment, credibility and trust.

CAREER

LEADERSHIP

  • Being a member of NACE means growth as a leader. Getting involved with NACE means members practice valuable skills that they take to their own businesses.

INDUSTRY RESOURCES & RECOGNITION

  • Marketing resources including ebook and webinards presented by ThriveHive.
  • Members of NACE enjoy pricing discounts on the products and services they use the most.
  • The NACE Awards recognize outstanding vision, inspiration, leadership and achievement in catering and event design.
  • NACE News keeps industry professionals informed of topics that impact their day to day activities.

 

 

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2018-07-30:

JOB TITLE: Associate Director - Destination Services
SALARY RANGE: $ $60,412 - $102,708
OPENING DATE: July 25, 2018
CLOSING DATE: UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED
WORK HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


JOB SUMMARY: Exercises functional supervision and development training for staff. Serves as the liaison between meeting professionals, Visit San Antonio and partners. Consults and analyzes planner’s service needs in order to determine business opportunities for partners. Promotes attendance and coordinates marketing needs. Creates opportunities for housing and temporary event staff of Visit San Antonio. Manages higher-profile groups; serves as back-up to Director; represents Destinations Services and Visit San Antonio on various committees and presentations.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
? Assists director with tracking definite meetings and assigning groups to Destination Services Managers. Reviews status of each subordinates assigned group on a regular basis. Attend and or facilitate pre-con and post-con meetings;
? Acts as a liaison between hotel community, facilities, local purveyors and meeting professionals;
? Supervises, trains and develops Destination Service Mangers and Coordinators;
? Assist director with enhancements of website;
? Able to assess and prioritize workloads;
? Maintain total account management of meeting/groups including consistent implementation of the CRM system and all required documentation. Enter all notes with specific details of activities and associated documents;
? Reviews, compiles and completes post-convention reports in a timely manner;
? Work with housing department/third-party and maintain knowledge of housing status;
? Assist destination services with small group service needs to include call in and walk-ins, to be split between director, managers, and coordinators;
? Coordinate and conduct site visits for assigned groups and assists division with site visits as needed;
? Continual communication between director and sales managers as to the status of each account;
? Excellent communication with Visit San Antonio, Henry B. González Convention Center and RK Culinary Group is mandatory to ensure proper convention support is provided;
? Deliver destination service presentations to groups, both local and national, including welcome presentations to groups on an as needed basis;
? Maintain knowledge of temporary event staffing needs and coordinate same with Visit San Antonio staff;
? Maintain knowledge of present and future event venues; hotels, City of San Antonio and the Henry B. González Convention Center;
? Maintain knowledge of all promotional materials available to groups;
? Assist director with special projects and service programs as needed;
? Maintain good relationship with partner companies and familiarize him/herself with services available. Maintain a good referral system;
? Attend promotional/industry trips as determined by Destination Services Director;
? Assist with partner orientations and seminar presentations as necessary;
? Performs other projects as assigned;
? Perform all basic clerical tasks as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS: ? Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university ? Minimum four (4) years account management/customer service experience. ? Accomplished experience in planning organizational events both small and large scale. ? Membership based organization, hotel, tourism and/or hospitality industry experience is a plus. ? Minimum two (2) years of supervising staff. ? Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: ? Certifications: CMP, CEM


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
? Functional knowledge and experience in areas of customer service; customer relationship building internally and externally;
? Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing;
? Proof reading and grammar skills;
? Solid knowledge of San Antonio and ability to confidently promote the city required;
? Persuasive negotiation skills;
? Ability to work collaboratively;
? Strong interpersonal skills, maturity, good judgment and be capable of communicating in a professional manner with a diverse range of individuals; maintain professional presence;
? Highly-motivated self-starter;
? Proven problem analysis and resolution skills; exceptional analytical skills;
? Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously;
? Efficient and proven organizational skills; detail oriented;
? Proficient technology application skills; Advanced MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), MS Outlook, Internet Explorer & Client Management software. Adobe Illustrator is a plus;
? Prior experience in a Customer Relationship Management System is a plus;
? Reliable, dependable, flexible and responsive; ability to work outside of normal work schedule as needed/directed;
? Ability to travel locally and domestically;
? Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or partners.


APPLICANT INFORMATION: ? If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance. ? Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of this position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application. ? Applicants selected for employment with Visit San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical requirements include occasional lifting, carrying of 25 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching walking, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment but may require evening and/or weekend activities with some traveling required. The employee is required to stand and walk at times for long periods of time.
To apply for this position, please send your application, resume, and cover letter to jobs@visitsanantonio.com

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