Reno/Tahoe NACE April Newsletter Print

President's Report

A Note From the President:

To our Reno/Tahoe Event Family,
What a surreal time this has been. Surreal is putting it lightly as so many of our friends, colleagues, and partners have been hit hard by COVID-19. It seems like overnight, the events industry shutdown and so many of us were stopped in our tracks. A time of planning, developing, and collaborating quickly turned into salvaging, protecting, distancing, and searching for relief.
Those that I’ve talked to, who are seasoned veterans in the event community, have tried to compare the recent turn of events to previous catastrophes that affected our industry, but nothing really seems to compare. The only similarities I’ve found so far in this has been the qualities and traits found in the people of this professional community. We are an extremely resilient, tenacious, and tough group of professionals that know how to adapt. While we may not have any of the answers right now as to what the future looks like, we do know what we are capable of, and must have faith that this too shall pass. Things may look a little different when we come out of this, but that is where our creative and business savvy brains will kick into overdrive and lead us to success.
Right now is a time to physically distance while staying socially and emotionally attached. The events/hospitality industry was one of the hardest hit throughout the world because of this pandemic and we need a sense of community now more than ever. NACE has always been about community and I feel lucky to be a very small part of it. As a board we will continue to support our members however we can and will embody the spirit of the amazing event professionals in our area and across the globe. Please continue to connect with your fellow event professionals and reach out when you need help. Stay safe, stay healthy, and know that we are all in this together.

Andy Bomberger, CPCE
Reno-Tahoe NACE President

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Upcoming Meetings

Stay tuned for May virtual event announcments!

Our Chapter is currently looking to resume in-person programming in late June. This is of course dependent upon the evolving Covid-19 situation. As always the health and safety of our members and guests is of paramount importance. We will notify everyone as we are able to gather more details and information. #Untilwemeetagain

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Membership Campaign

NACE Membership Updates

  • Renewing members given 90 day grace period for payments (normally 30)
  • If your email has temporarily changed due to furlough, you can change it HERE to ensure you are still receiving NACE communications.  

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NACE Member Benefits

Please see the below list of resources:

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

Honeybook - Self Employed Stimulus Package

Honeybook - Business Continuity Plan for Small Businesses

Tahoe Chamber COVID 19 Business Resources

NACE National 

Wedding Wire COVID 19 Support

Smart Meetings - Guide on Outbreak

Honeybook - Responding to Coronavirus

As always the local NACE Board of Directors is here for you. We would love to hear from you and are happy to lend an ear or share a virtual cocktail anytime!

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Photos From Last Month



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Last Month's Sponsors

A Huge Thank You to Our March Sponsors Who Made the Event Such a Success!

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Educational Opportunities

In partnership with Weddings Industry Speakers and The Foundation of NACE, join the strong and vibrant NACE community for a new webinar series. Strengthen your skills now and for the post-COVID world in this series of must attend online events. Visit for more information and to register today!

Following the final webinar, Kristin Wilson of Our DJ Rocks will be hosting a  Facebook Live after party. Grab a drink, join the celebration, and get to know the NACE community on Thursday, April 23 from 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm EDT.


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Local News

Support Local Restuarants Who Are Offering Delivery, Take-Out and Curbside Options

Yelp - Local Restaurants offering Curbside or Delivery

And Support Other Local Business of All Varieties

Yelp - Collection of Local Businesses

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