June 2018  


Hello NACE Members-

BIG NEWS IS COMING. Last election night we put forth several initiatives for the Alamo Chapter in 2018, received with great reception from our members. After months of work, we have big news to announce at our July meeting. We are taking our involvement in our local catering and events community to the next level. Be there to hear the news and watch out for announcements on social media after the event! BIG NEWS IS COMING!

I’d love to hear from you on what you’d love to see from Alamo NACE in events, member benefits or anything at all. Never hesitate to give me a call (210-518-1051) or an email ( on what you need as a member.

Sarah James

Alamo NACE President

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Upcoming Meetings

Who needs a red velvet rope, when you have a red velvet curtain to showcase your skills and talent?! Learning the different elements in creating a successful event can be both challenging and rewarding at the same time.

Being an event planner and owning a business is a learning experience that our Guest Speaker, Cindy Lo, will be sharing with us. She will be telling us her insights and stories on how she built her international awawrd-winning company, Red Velvet Events. Through mistakes and triumphs, we will be able to learn: how to unlock our creativity, handle finances, take risks, how to master our networking skills, find the right clients, and define our company's culture.

Cindy Lo will also be presenting her Bestselling book Behind the Red Velvet Curtain: Build and Run the Event Planning Business of Your Dreams at the meeting and will be giving out autographs as well.

You will earn 1 CE credit in Sales and Marketing for attending this program.

Program Flow

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

6:45pm - 7:30pm
Opening Annoucements
Plated Dinner

7:30pm - 8:15pm
Education Program

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

Register by Friday, July 6th 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 sponsor


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Calendar of Events

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Gala News

The summer season is upon us and what better way to end the season than with an evening designed to elevate your senses with cool sounds, visual pieces and sultry culinary treats with your fellow event professionals. You guessed it, it's the 2018 13th Annual President's Gala! This year's theme of Fire & Ice will be sure to tackle the sensatory elements of this signature event in style. 

The President's Gala Sponsorship Packet is now available. There are great opportunities to become a sponsor, highlight your company, contribute and make this year's gala the best one yet. Don't miss out on supporting the event of the year!

As a reminder, the date is Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and will be held at The Veranda with delectable food and beverages provided by Spice of Life Catering.  

The attached Sponsorship Packet outlines the levels of contribution. For any questions please feel free to email me at

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Experience! News

Congratualtions to the 6 nominations Alamo NACE Chapter has recieved for NACE ONE Awards! 




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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

  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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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