Seattle NACE Meeting – May 2016



 Want more Mr. Nice Guys? And Gals? We say, “Yes, please!”

Come have fun and interact with Doug’s Nice Guys Finish First program and see why you should be doing more with your relationships –yes, more than you already are!  The Woodmark Hotel will be hosting an exceptional menu and bar experience, and Doug's keynote – a combination of stories, life's lessons and humor – is highly interactive, entertaining, and educational. You and your team will understand (more than we know you already do) why building relationships needs be a top priority. 


Tuesday, May 10, 2016  

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Woodmark Hotel

1200 Carillon Point

Kirkland, WA 98003


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Doug Sandler has over 30 years of business experience as an entrepreneur and leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller.  As a podcaster, Doug has interviewed Arianna Huffington from HuffPost, Dan Harris from Good Morning America, Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff and dozens of celebs. He specializes in teaching others the "how-to's" of building relationships and strengthening connections. Doug is a nationally recognized speaker and writer.  His weekly posts reach hundreds of thousands of readers. Doug has been titled by a leading social media marketing company in the top 100 of Social Media Thought Influencers to follow.

Come have fun and interact with Doug’s Nice Guys Finish First program and:

  • Understand not only why nice guys finish first but also HOW to be nice and finish first.
  • Understand the importance of developing great habits that will allow the participants to develop great relationships.
  • Learn how to maintain a positive attitude, be happy, and stay in control of your professional and personal life.

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The only hotel on the beautiful shores of Lake Washington, the Woodmark encourages all guests to explore and discover.  Close to everything, but far from the everyday – The Woodmark is a stunning location for waterfront weddings, inspired meetings and events, family getaways, corporate retreats and romantic escapes.   Perfect for events and team building activities, take full advantage of everything Lake Washington has to offer.  Woodmark Waterfront Adventures provides exciting recreational opportunities from renting boats and jet skis to kayaks and paddleboards. Create distinctive experiences, be still and immerse in local life.



Pork Carnitas
poblano crema, mango salsa, house chips
Smoked Salmon
caper citrus cream, house pickle
Garden Vegetable Ratatouille
herbed goat cheese, filo
Summer Harvest Stone Fruit Salad
lavender, crispy pork belly, feta, herb blossoms, balsamic fennel-apple vinaigrette
Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi
charred orange sauce, summer corn risotto
Vanilla Crème Brulee
blackberry compote


Parking & Directions

Woodmark Parking Rates feature unlimited in/out priveleges.  
Valet – $19 per day
Self-Parking – $16 per day
1-2 hours $4
2-3 hours $5
3-4 hours $6
Free parking after 7PM!


1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98003



 Early Bird Registration through May 6th, 11:59PM

 $40 – Member rate through 5/6
$60 – Non-Member rate through 5/6


Late registration – add $10


Featured Partners


Venue & Catering – The Woodmark

Decor & Design – Wonderstruck Design

Floral – Fena Flowers

Photography – Lobban Photography Inc.

Speaker – Doug Sandler

Audio & Lighting – Sounds Unlimited 


Program Questions? 




Annual Auction Gala – Life in Color


Thursday, April 21, 2016  

5:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Canvas Event Space

3412 4th Ave S.

Seattle, WA 93134


*Be sure to wear your favorite colorful cocktail attire

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A vibrant evening of whimsy and COLOR!



Do you love color and the vibrant Pacific Northwest? Do you love art, creativity, friends, music, community and amazing food and drinks? Then you won’t want to miss “Life in Color” – Seattle NACE Annual Auction & Gala  – coming up on April 21st at Canvas Event Space. This year our Greater Seattle chapter of NACE is partnering with Arts Corps, a local non-profit arts education organization dedicated to developing creative habits of mind in young people. Arts Corps brings hands-on arts classes to youth with little or no other access to arts learning opportunities, predominately children in low income communities of color. By supporting Arts Corps and Seattle NACE, you can help unlock the creative power of youth through arts education and community collaboration so that all young people have the courage to imagine, and the freedom to create a just and vibrant future. Proceeds will also benefit our industry educational programs throughout the year, and support our continually growing Seattle chapter of NACE. Join us on April 21st as we celebrate a brilliant “Life in Color” with Seattle’s events industry – all friends and colleagues are welcome! Come ready to bid on a colorful array of silent and live auction items, and see what surprises we have in store for you at this spectacular soirée!


We are still seeking involvement from our local peers and partners for this important event. Here are some ways you can contribute:

  •          Wine bottles – Have any loose bottles sitting around your office? We’ll take them off your hands and add them to our always popular “Wine Grab” at the auction.
  •          Desserts – For our “Dessert Dash” – Do you know a fabulous pastry Chef interested in contributing a dessert for up to 10 people? Send them our way!
  •          Restaurant gift certificates, hotel stays, event tickets of all kind
  •          Artwork, photography, gift baskets for our Silent Auction
  •          Total experience packages for our Live Auction


All contributors will receive recognition in event program and follow-up acknowledgement. Please contact us at and we are happy to arrange pick up of any donations. Thank you for your wonderful support! 




Arts Corps

Arts Corps is a leading non-profit arts education organization dedicated to developing creative habits of mind in young people. Based in Seattle, Washington, Arts Corps bring hands-on arts classes to youth with little or no other access to arts learning opportunities, predominately children in low income communities of color.

We go to where young people already are – their schools, community centers and housing sites – to ensure maximum access.

We hire exceptional teaching artists who are mentors, teachers and practicing artists who expand creative possibility for young people.


The Venue – Canvas Event Space

From the moment you see Canvas, you know you’re in for an experience that defies expectation. What once was an old crane repair station, and then an art gallery, is now a celebration of history, industry and art.
Modern lines. Douglas fir ceilings. Open floor plan.

This beautifully designed structure has been thoughtfully reimagined as a unique event venue in Seattle. Over 10,000 square feet of versatile space can be configured to suit any need from an intimate gathering that moves through several small spaces to a grand statement that utilizes the sheer volume of the place.

It is breathtaking in possibility and an icon of individuality. There is no other venue quite like Canvas. Now available for receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, showers, fundraisers and other unforgettable events.










Our Caterer – Duos Catering


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is proud to be a one-of-a-kind from scratch Seattle caterer. They provide only the best possible ingredients our area has to offer.

Duos believes that by supporting small family and organic farms that we contribute to the craft artisan food movement helping to keep food in it’s most natural state. Their chefs hand make most all of their products: from fresh baked breads and hand-rolled pastas, to our in house mayonnaise and sauces.

Duos great chefs use the abundance of Northwest offerings and infuse them with Asian, Italian, and Latin cuisines. The end result is a beautifully presented and unique flavor profile that is sure to wow your guests.

Duos takes great pride in knowing that we are providing flavorful, hand-made, humane, and environmentally conscious meals to our customers at affordable prices.

Learn a little more about them here:










Tray Passed Appetizers
Ahi Tuna Tartare
Ahi Tuna, Cucumber Salsa Criolla, Passion Fruit Puree, Wonton
Pesto Hummus Canoe
White Bean Hummus with Basil Pesto, Roasted Purple Peruvian Potato, Tri-Pepper Jam
Asparagus Soup
Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Custard, Parmesan Tuile, Micro Orchid, Asparagus Tips
Short Ribs
Braised Painted Hills Beef Short Ribs, Reduction Sauce
Cauliflower & Yukon Mashed Potatoes
Petite Spring Vegetables
Roma Tomato, Japanese Eggplant, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Roasted Vegetable Coulis


Parking & Directions

Enjoy limited complimentary on-site parking!

3412 4th Ave S., Seattle, WA 93134



 Early Bird Registration through April 11th, 5:00PM

*these are individual registration options.
*Please select Couples rate if registering 2 peope for the discount

 $70 – through April 11th
$80 – through April 18th
$90 – late registration until April 20th


*Couples rate valid for 2 tickets.
*Must select this option for discount to be applied at registration

 $130 – through April 11th
$150 – through April 18th
$170 – late registration until April 20th

Participation Opportunities

Featured Contributors, Sponsors & Partners


Color Donors: 
committee members, silent & live auction items, wine grab, dessert dash – day-of recognition


Black & White Contributors:
$0-$499 of in-kind service or equipment donations – Receive social media recognition, day-of recognition, $50 sponsor tickets for anyone in company

Silver Sponsors:
$500 to $2,000of in-kind service or equipment donations – above items plus ONE ticket

Rainbow Partners:
over $2,000 of in-kind service or equipment donations – above items plus TWO tickets



Event partnerships still available!

For more information, please contact