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Give Back with the Foundation of NACE and Together We Rise

Even if you are not traveling to Cincinnati for NACE Experience in July, you can still give back to the community.  The Experience Community Service Project will collect, decorate, pack and donate 100 duffle bags filled with toiletries, fun items and hope for children entering foster care. We are seeking donations for the following items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, combs, books, coloring books, toys (non-choking hazard items), stuffed animals, blankets, and water bottles.   

If you would like to donate items, please contact [email protected]. Any donation is appreciated.


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Featured Spotlight Member

Hi! I’m Karie MacLeod the name and face behind She Said Yes Weddings. We are a wedding planning company based right here in Reno servicing the Reno/Lake Tahoe area! If you would have asked me 10 years ago what I would be doing, career wise, I’d never say I’d be in the wedding industry! She Said Yes literally is a dream come true! I was born and raised in the great state of Oklahoma! I was raised up to love Ok State Football, wheat fields and Sunday mornings. I have always been a rule follower, a creative that love’s love and love’s people (cheesy, but I really do!) I definitely have a servant’s heart. 

One of my biggest accomplishments is being a Mom of our two boys and a Wife to Alex, the other half of this company. I don’t think there are many people like me: I’m not spontaneous, I don’t love to travel, I’m very much a black and white kind of girl (I don’t live in a grey area) and I’m a bit of a homebody. But I do love to be around people, to entertain and as long as there is a cold Dr. Pepper around, I’m all in! I’m a huge college football fan, I think the color brown is beautiful and think hoodies and yoga pants are the best outfits.

She Said Yes Weddings is still a baby company, but we have had substantial growth over the past few years. I’m so humble to say that our 5-year plan happened in a about a year and a half. We focus on wedding planning only, minus elopements. We tried that and it wasn’t my jam so I will gladly pass those along. As long as we vibe with a couple we are willing to say yes to planning their wedding. Anyone who has worked with us knows we take a positive team approach to planning a wedding. Creating a team atmosphere at every wedding is my goal.

While I am busy planning weddings, I have also started engaging in more speaking opportunities. I love supporting local businesses, speaking at local events and having an opportunity to motivate others to be the best version of themselves. I’m all about positivity. I check in on people, I want to know people are ok. I am a thank you card writer, not in email but actual cards. I want people to know they are important and thought about.

Professional Successes: She Said Yes Weddings is a two-time “Best-Of” winner for Reno News & Review Wedding Planner for 2017 and 2018. We are the president of Weddings of the West and a member of the Elite Wedding Team for South Lake Tahoe.


There comes a time in everyone’s career journey where you are seeking more. More engagement, more networking and interactions with highly professional people. I love evolving and I don’t think I will ever view myself or my company as a finished product. I want to learn, grow and become better than I could ever imagine. The only way to achieve this growth is to be around people who are like-minded, goal orientated and pushers. NACE has some of this area’s best and it’s been such an honor to be welcomed into this group.


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Board Member Spotlight

Meet Your Reno Tahoe NACE Website & Communications and Social Media Chair:

Lyndsey Bunn, CPCE, Catering Manager, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

Lyndsey first joined NACE in 2013. Lyndsey has a dual role on the board. As Website & Communications Chair she handles all chapter email correspondence, newsletters, and necessary website updates. As Social Media Chair she maintains the Instagram and Facebook Pages; liking, commenting and posting on behalf of the chapter and its members and promoting chapter and community activites. 

What Serving on the Board Means to Me

  • Having the opportunity to really get to know our members (and potential members), encourage them, and share their success with our local event community and the NACE community at large. 
  • Having the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and grow professionally and personally.
  • Having the opportunity to work closely with our area's top event professionals and effect change for our chapter.

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Last Month's Sponsors


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Upcoming Meetings

Don't Forget! We Have No Meeting During the Month of July.

We Are Sending Everyone Positive Vibes as We Continue on Through Our Always Busy Summer Season! Cheers to a Successful Summer!


Please Join Us In August for Our Next Meeting at Art Truckee!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Details TBA!

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Local Events You Shouldn't Miss

July 3, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Start your 4th of July weekend off right and join us on the night of July 3rd for a 5-course dinner masterfully paired with a selection of fine whiskeys. Our chef's and bartenders have worked together to create a night you won't want to miss.

Get ready for an unforgettable night at Top Hats and Tutus! The theme is Bohemian Nights: A Celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love. Our host is none other than the Green Fairy! Register today and make sure you and your guests dress to impress! The night will be filled with fun cocktails, and special treats and hors d'oeuvre created by renowned chef & restaurateur Mark Estee.

Top Hats and Tutus: Bohemian Nights: A Celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love
Nightingale Sky Room and Terrace at Nevada Museum of Art
5:30 p.m. VIP Entrance | 7:00 p.m. General Admission

All funds raised will support our mission to end the cycle of intimate partner violence with innovative intervention and prevention services.

We invite you to Unmask Your Creativity at this this year's 23rd Annual Artists Anonymous (formerly known as Art Slaves) Show & Sale, which will be held in the Passage Gallery at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel! This show is an official part of Artown!

The Artist Reception will be a great chance for professionals to network, meet the artists, and purchase artwork! Tickets are $20, and with that you get a drink ticket for wine & canapés.

Tickets are on sale now:

The Village at Squaw Valley will burst with color, taste and sound as fine artists, craft makers, performers and musicians come to participate in this fun two-day annual event from 11am-5pm each day. The Art, Wine & Music Festival features wine tasting from 2-5pm, performance stages, restaurants, shops and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. All proceeds from the event benefit Achieve Tahoe.

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The seventh annual Biggest Little City Wing Fest presented by THE ROW will take place July 5 and 6, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., in the Heart of Reno and will feature free entertainment from two of country’s hottest rising acts – A Thousand Horses, who deliver an authentic fusion of southern rock and contemporary country mixed with rowdy jams, will headline on Friday and Lindsay Ell, one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music, takes the stage on Saturday.

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Tag @rtnace in Your Instagram Posts and be Entered to Win a Free Registration to Our August Meeting!

Don't have an Instagram? Email Your Photo to [email protected] and We Will Post it For You on Our Page!

Photos Must Be Tagged Or Sumbitted by Email Between  Friday, June 28 and Sunday, July 28, 2019 


PS I will Count New #TBT and #FBF Posts

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