Reno/Tahoe NACE - March 2019 Newsletter Print

Membership Campaign

Spring Membership Campaign Details

Dates: March 18 – April 30, 2019

Promotion: 15 months of membership for the price of 12 and a free gift! The free gift is a bundle of marketing, social and PR resources submitted by Meghan Ely, Aleya Harris, Kellie Daab, and more. This promotion applies to all member types.

Restrictions: Valid for new members only or members who have lapsed for a year or more.

Online Code: SPRING2019

What’s new this year

NACE’s refreshed brand articulates our commitment to champion our profession by empowering and elevating our member community. We continue to enhance our educational offerings, resources and money-saving programs to establish NACE as the premier resource and community for catering and event professionals. What does this mean for your chapter?

  1. Your chapter will keep the full $50 rebate per professional member instead of the reduced $25 rebate usually dispersed during campaigns.
  2. The extra 3 months of membership is equivalent to $100 discount.
  3. Your chapter may be able to achieve a stronger retention rate. Research shows that members joining at discounted rates are less likely to renew.

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Board Member Spotlight

Reno/Tahoe NACE is full swing into 2019! With that comes the realization that we will be looking for new board members this fall who will lead us into 2020.  Are you interested? Do you want to know more? Throughout the coming weeks we will be highlighting our board members, their position on the board and why they love Reno/Tahoe NACE! If you see yourself on the board or want to get started on one of our comittees let us know. Reach out to any one of these awesome individuals. Contact information can be found at

Meet DJ Tracy - Reno/Tahoe NACE Membership Director

Tracy has been a member of NACE since August 2016 and joined the board in January 2018.  The objective of this board position is to maintain all chapter membership activities including member information, retention and recruitment campaigns, and member services.  Key responsibilities include:

Welcoming all new members.

Maintaining an updated chapter membership list.

Selecting the spotlight member of the month.

In Tracy's Words:

"I have really enjoyed being part of the NACE board. It has allowed me to cultivate lasting business relationships and friendships. There is always something to learn to help me in my business. I really enjoy sharing my success with other wedding & event vendors." 

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Last Month's Sponsors

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Photos From Last Month

Check out more photos from our March event on Facebook & Instagram

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Featured Spotlight Member

Rich Ellis, 37, Co-owner and of Elevated Events. A family owned and operated event rental company based out of Gardnerville, NV serving the Carson Valley and greater Lake Tahoe area.

Alongside his wife and business partner Angelina, The Ellis' work together to provide a unique experience within the ever changing wedding industry. Their collective expertise in both service and production land them a solid platform amongst their professional peers. 

In addition to overseeing the Technical and Logistical sides of the business, Rich is the visionary behind the custom woodworking Elevated offers. His custom bar tops, arches and the famous marquee LOVE letters are among client favorites. 

Rich's is no stranger to providing lasting events experiences. His past roles with theater production, lighting and sound design have certainly paved the way to his current role in the events industry.

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Upcoming Meetings

Join Us From 6PM-9PM at the Carson Nugget!

And Mark Your Calendars for the Rest of 2019!

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NACE National News


The NACE National Board of Directors leads the organization in advancing NACE’s mission to be the essential resource and community for catering and event professionals. The board guides NACE’s strategic direction and champions our profession by empowering and elevating our community.


We are seeking highly motivated and passionate candidates to serve on the National Board in the positions of Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President.


Interested in running?

Each interested candidate should review the information included in the Candidate Kit and complete the online Candidate Form. In the kit and online form, you will find:

  • Candidate intent to run form
  • Board member candidate selection criteria
  • Position descriptions
  • Leadership profile form, with biography/campaign statement
  • Reimbursement guidelines sheet

We will accept all nominations until 5:00PM PST on Friday March 22, 2019, via the online form. All applicants for the position will be reviewed and qualified by the nominations committee. Candidates who do not meet the qualifications will be notified by Friday, March 29, 2018.



For more information, please contact:

Joe Mahoney, CPCE, 2019 Governance & Nominations Committee Chair

Jenna Goins, CAE, NACE National Membership Engagement Manager




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Local Events You Shouldn't Miss

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