February 2021 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Hello NACE Alamo members and friends!

As we begin to navigate our “now normal” and prepare for the months ahead, goal-setting stays top of mind. Our Board of Directors is gearing up to host our annual board retreat where we will continue to work on our strategic plan for 2021 and beyond. Speaking of goal-setting, our February program will tackle just that! We invite you to join us virtually on Wednesday, February 10th as we welcome Lisa Krumm Anhaiser, CPCE, who will be presenting on “Goal Setting for Event Pros.” Lisa is a member of the NACE Houston Chapter and will help us explore winning goal-setting strategies and how to streamline one's focus into actions that will help reach those goals quicker and more effectively. We look forward to welcoming Lisa to our chapter and I look forward to hearing more about some of the goals you set following this session!

Our Board of Directors recently attended the 2021 NACE Evolve Conference, which was held virtually this year! While we missed gathering with other chapter leaders in person, we were still able to share ideas and brainstorm on ways that we can continue to make NACE valuable to all of our members on both the local and national level. Our featured speaker was Beth Ruffin who spoke to us on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and NACE. A very special THANK YOU goes out to the Foundation of NACE for sponsoring this great speaker for NACE Chapter Leaders.

I personally speak for myself in saying that this topic was so eye opening and really got me thinking about new ways to connect and reach all of our members, as we are such a diverse group of event professionals in many aspects! That being said, be on the lookout for upcoming “Sips with the Board” – a virtual coffee and happy hour series in which you will have an opportunity to chat with me and other members of our board, connect with us and let us know what you want and need from NACE Alamo. I am very excited about this and hope to eventually chat with EVERY member!

I am also very excited to announce that during the NACE Evolve Conference, the Alamo Chapter was awarded with THREE 2020 NACE One Awards. Our chapter won for the following events in 2019 – Chapter Community Service Event of the Year, Chapter Education Program of the Year and Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year!  We are greatly looking forward to accepting the awards at the NACE One Awards Gala being held in Las Vegas this August! As I mention awards, I want you to continually be thinking of submitting your own once the awards submission process begins for the 2021 NACE One Awards. We would love nothing more than to bring back many awards to San Antonio come August!

I wish you all a great February and remind you that I am always available via email, call or text to answer questions, give feedback or just to chat.

Stephanie Olivares, CPCE
2021-2022 NACE Alamo Chapter President

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Calendar of Events

When it comes to growth, goals are what make the world go around. Event professionals and creatives, in particular, should be considering their overall goals and how one's current situation feeds into the progress. Join the NACE Alamo Chapter on Wednesday, February 10th as we go virtual and welcome Lisa Krumm Anhaiser, CPCE, as she discusses Goal Setting Strategies for Event Pros! 

In this session, Lisa will explore winning goal-setting strategies and how to streamline one's focus into actions that will help reach them quicker and more effectively. 
Takeaways from this virtual meeting will include:
How to determine your “why” when refining your goals, the reason personal and professional goals are not so different after all, and the easy steps you can take now to start bringing change immediately!

About Our Speaker
Lisa Krumm Anhaiser, CPCE, is the founder and owner of Creating the Map for Success. She shares her knowledge with wedding and event businesses by educating via one-on-one consultations and speaking engagements. 

She began her career in the event industry by utilizing her seamstress skills to create custom linens for one particular show, and it was so well-loved that it ultimately led to the start of LBL Event Rentals. For the past twenty years, LBL has been widely respected as an award-winning brand providing quality linens and event rentals for social events, corporate gatherings and weddings.

Lisa has now made her transition from owner to founder after selling LBL. She is excited about her second act as a consultant for event professionals, focusing on setting business goals, strategic partnerships, exit strategies, and understanding the underlying reasons for a company's successes.

Lisa is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and Harvard's Consultancy Course. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism/Marketing from Louisiana State University. More recently, she received the designation of Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) from the National Association for Catering and Event (NACE).

Register today for just $10.00 for members & non-members!
In order to keep the webinar secure, we will email log in credentials to you ahead of the meeting.

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Member Spotlight

Our member spotlight for February 2021 is Kim Salazar from Thompson San Antonio! Next time you see Kim, be sure to tell her hello!

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Event Professional Spotlight

Our second member spotlight for February 2021 is Jenn Sheets from CIRCA Destination Management! Next time you see Jenn, be sure to tell her hello!

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We are so thrilled to announce that we won THREE 2020 NACE One Awards during the awards portion of NACE Evolve! Congratulations and THANK YOU goes out to all of our members and sponsors for making these events award winning for our chapter! We can't wait to accept the awards at NACE Experience in August and bring them home to the Alamo City!

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NACE National Spotlight

A big congratulations goes out to TWO of our Past Presidents for continuing their service to NACE on the national level! 

Sarah James, CPCE - 2021 CLC Vice Chair
Sarah was recenly elected to serve as the 2021 NACE National Chapter Leader Council (CLC) Vice Chair. Sarah has served on the CLC for 3 years and is looking forward to continuing serving and mentoring other chapter leaders from across the country. 

"I'm looking forward to serving as the Chapter Leader Council Vice Chair for 2021. My national involvement in NACE has meant more to me this past year than ever, serving as an anchor for me to the industry in a trying year. I love the opportunity to be apart of the solution this year to keep our association and industry moving forward." - Sarah James, CPCE


Christina Alvarado, MBA, CPCE - 2021 Foundation of NACE Board Trustee
Christina was recently selected to serve as a Board Trustee for the Foundation of NACE. Christina has been involved with the Foundation of NACE for many years, assisting their board with fundraising projects during NACE Evolve and Experience! Conferences. Christina is greatly looking forward to continuing to provide support to NACE Chapters and Members during this trying time. 

"I am very excited to join a wonderful group of colleagues as a new Trustee with Foundation of NACE. The Foundation of NACE during these uncertain times remains a committed and strong ally for NACE Chapters and event professionals. Four key areas in which The Foundation supports NACE are the new Signature Speaker Series to provide education to NACE members through a variety of delivery forms to benefit members and chapters across the country. Community Education Grants supports the NACE community through grant-based investments in our vital chapter network. The Chapter Grant/Loan Program provides funding to NACE Chapters to use toward education programming, program development, membership development or general operations. interest-free loan repaid to the Foundation through annual chapter giving. And also continuing the commitment to education, The Foundation provides support for current and future professionals through merit-based education scholarships. Please continue to support The Foundation and thank you Alamo Chapter members for your support of my journey with NACE. For more information please visit https://www.nace.net/give " - Christina Alvarado, MBA, CPCE

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Community Service

This is a call for great Community Service ideas! If you are involved with a great not for profit organization that can use some help, reach out so we can offer these service opportunities to our members. 

Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]

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