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A message from your NACE Alamo Board:

We hope everyone is enjoying a spooky Halloween season. We can't think of anything better than cozying up on the couch for some good scary movies! 

Mark your calendars for our Virtual Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 10 at 6pm. At this meeting, we will fill you in on what our local chapter and NACE National have accomplished during this eventful year! Come hear about our successes, opportunities and future goals for the chapter. Have a drink handy because we will conclude the meeting by toasting our newest board of directors for 2020! Scroll down to learn more about the uncontested slate of directors.

We had so much fun last month with our friends at NACE Austin! Thank you to all who attended and took the time to meet virtually for laughs with our hilarious speaker Judson Laipply. 


Your NACE Alamo Board

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Upcoming Meetings


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Chapter Board

Get to Know Your New 2021 NACE Alamo Board of Directors!

Stephanie Olivares - President

From Stephanie: Having served in the Alamo NACE Board for the last 6 years, I am serving as President to continue to give back to the catering
and events community and our members, while engaging members to get more involved both on a local and national level. Now more than ever, our members are in need of resources to move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic. As President, I will help lead our Board of Directors
to ensure all of our members needs are met by providing the education and resources needed to succeed in their careers and businesses.

Amy Riggle - President Elect

From Amy: I am serving as President Elect because I want to positively influence the direction of our chapter. I want to focus on building an active chapter with resources that serve all of our members as we navigate these unprecedented times in our industry. Creating and sustaining community within our chapter in my biggest priority. 

Jean Marie Peak - Secretary/Treasurer
From Jean Marie: I am serving as Secretary/Treasurer because I love NACE and believe in what NACE can do to help further your career. I have been in NACE for a while now and I have served on the board in the past. I would love to serve on the board again in order to give back to my chapter, serve my community and help to improve the careers of other NACE members.
Rebecca Mockerman - VP of Membership
From Rebecca: My vision for NACE-Alamo Chapter over the next two years, is growing our membership by bringing in new industry leaders and students. I also would like to see more fundraising activities to be able to give back to the community. Programs and Education is also very important, as we grow throughout our industry. The last thing I would like to see in the next two years, is more members committing to get their CPCE certification.
Crystal Conchas - Director of Community Service
From Crystal: Community service holds a special place for me as I have served in the US Peace Corps, worked for non-profits, and have volunteered with different organizations within San Antonio. This position allows me to join both my commitment to serve and grow my skills within ALAMO NACE.

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Welcome New Members

#NACEtoMeetYou! Diana Marin is one of our newest members and is the founder of Creative Cafe.

Her services include public relations/publicity, social media management, email marketing, and event coordination. Some of her clients have included Rosario’s and Acenar Restaurants, Piatti in the Quarry Market, Chef Jason Dady, Delicious Tamales, Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities, Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities, & Josephine Street Cafe, among many others.
Let’s give Diana a friendly #NACEtoMeetYou welcome!

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CPCE Corner Answer Key

Test your catering & event planning skills with a CPCE question!

_____________ is the most critical component of a marking plan that catering managers should be involved in. This is the process of determining current sales and estimating future sales for a product or service. 

A. Sales forecasting

B. Qualitative forecasting

C. Quantitative forecasting

D. Dephi Technique

(Correct answer is A.) 

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CPCE Corner

Still procrastinating on earning your CPCE? Jump into learning and knock out the 30 educational contact hours required to apply for the CPCE exam. Check out NACE National's website for more details:

Looking for CPCE a study group? We have multiple members focusing on using this time to study for their CPCE. Contact Amy Riggle ([email protected]) for more information.  


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Industry News

NACE members have an advantage over typical job seekers. Your membership is viewed as a seal of approval and it’s the access to professional resources, networking opportunities, credentialing and certifications that positions you as not just a job seeker, but a event career professional.

Now is the time to strengthen your professional profile by highlighting your association membership! Show that you are committed to improving yourself and making industry connections by visiting the National NACE Career Center today.

The NACE Career Center offers professional services to help you build and manage your career for maximum success!

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