Reno/Tahoe NACE - February 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

NACE Evolve delivered!  Our San Antonio adventure provided great energy, bonding and collaboration with sister chapters.  The Foundation of NACE sponsored our keynote speaker, Cynthia D’Amour, President, People Power Unlimited who provided us with insights and engaging conversations for being better leaders.  I returned home motivated and full of ideas!

We belong to NACE for an opportunity to meet, to help and to grow.  The Reno Tahoe NACE board has a renewed dedication to provide our members with programs, information and networking opportunities.  Please share your thoughts with us on what can make us stronger.

My take away from NACE Evolve – members make us stronger.  Your Reno Tahoe NACE board volunteers a great deal of time to provide members with a quality experience.  Chapter volunteers make the work easier and more fun.  This is my callout for volunteers.  We need you to serve on a committee, the task can be as simple as greeting guests at the door with our hospitality committee or keeping our online calendar updated.  This year is an election year and we need engaged members to join the board and keep us fresh.  Participation with the chapter earns points to qualify for scholarships to NACE leadership and experience conferences.  Our success depends on you!


Tiffany Zabaglo, CPCE

Reno Tahoe NACE President


[email protected]

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NACE National News

Are you THE ONE?


Submissions are now open for the NACE One Awards, where we honor and celebrate the most talented & creative catering and event professionals. Get the recognition you, your business, and your team of vendors deserve, and submit your best event today!

What You Need to Know

This year, the NACE One Awards include 15 categories and 26 sub-categories recognizing multiple aspects of catering and event planning. Two new categories shine a spotlight on emerging members and speakers. Get those submissions ready!

Important Dates

Award Deadline - April 16

Nominees Announced - May 1

Awards Gala - July 16

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Last Month's Sponsors

A Huge Thank You to All of our February Sponsors!

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Featured Spotlight Member

Emily Williams wanted a job that would let her be
outdoors, employing her creative juices and knack for
celebration. She fell in love with the Manzanita
branch, and through some research found a need in
the industry to create company out of sticks…….
….Manzanita Glow.
Five years later the sticks are still standing. Her
branch designs have been displayed at over 60
venues and private estates.
Her Manzanita branches are sustainably harvested
from permitted properties, then sculpted into firecompliant
creations including battery operated LED
Her inventory has grown to a dozen arches, 15
screens and over 100 trees and centerpieces.
She's the lucky wife of Spencer, her number one fan
and support, mother to 3 children and 4.5

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Upcoming Meetings

April  9th  

“Spring Fling” - Mixer at Carson City Nugget

May 7th

“NACE ON THE EDGE”- Peppermill Edge Nightclub

June 4th  

Tablescape Competition Featuring the Pantone Color of the Year - Reno Sparks Convention Center

August 13th  

Joint Meeting with NACE Sacramento

September 10th 


October 8th 

Haunted House /Costume Contest/ Beer & Ballots - Creative Coverings 

November 12th  

Murder Mystery/ Awards Reception/Elections - Incline Village Events Chateau

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