Upcoming Meeting

April NACE Gala
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
6:00pm – 10:00pm


April NACE Annual Gala

Night Circus Beautysmall
The Circus Is Coming…
 “Within the black and white striped tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, the circus of dreams, and it is only open at night.” - The Night Circus 
Wonders, whimsey, illusion, and ethereal enigmas await you at this year’s Annual Seattle NACE Auction Gala: The Night Circus, or, The Circus of Dreams. You can be a dreamer – or ‘rêveur’ – for one magical evening of enchantment hosted by the Greater Seattle chapter of NACE and The Meydenbauer Center: Washington’s premier convention center and performing arts theater. 

Enter a magical world and sip some bubbly while you peruse the Silent Auction items and Wine Grab. Take in the lavish circus tent recreations with elegant style and whimsical entertainment . Give into the temptation of your tantalized senses to enjoy the culinary delights of Executive Chef Karl Janssen and the Meydenbauer catering team. Indulge in your purchasing desires to enjoy the generous gifts of all our NACE friends – overnight stays in deluxe resorts and hotels, posh packages, grandiose gift baskets, and divine wines – for once the auction closes, your opportunities will vanish. 

Following the Silent Auction, rêveurs will enter ‘The Big Top’ dining room for dinner, The Best of Live Auction, the magic of Nash Fung, and astounding live circus entertainment. Your attendance and participation in this remarkable event will help to support the Greater Seattle Chapter of NACE, The Foundation of NACE, and our chosen local charity of honor, Northwest Harvest.

Come one, come all, to revel in the mirth that is The Circus of Dreams – bring all your friends and family to this wondrous event with unique auction items galore, exciting entertainment, creative culinary creations, and beverages a-flowing. We can’t wait to see you at The Night Circus. 

Meydenbauer Center is conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 405 at NE 6th Street and 112th Avenue NE in downtown Bellevue, just 9 miles east of downtown Seattle. The most convenient off-ramp from I-405 is at NE 4th Street (Exit 13A). Parking will be complimentary in the Meydenbauer parking lot beneath the convention center on NE 6th Street.

Interested in donating? Please send all donation inquiries to Brian Dale:brian@wavelinkmusic.com

 Venue: Meydenbauer Center
Meydenbauer Center Pink skyCenter Hall Server photo
$99 Rooms at The Sheraton Bellevue Hotel

Sheraton will honor $99/night rate for the night of the 10th  Click Here For Details

100 – 112th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA  98004

Our current sponsors are: 

AA Party Rentals
Animate Objects
Countryside Floral
Creative Coverings
Clane Gessel Photography
The Howard Group
Meydenbauer Convention Center & Catering
Nash Fung Seattle Magician
Prop Gallery Events
Sheraton Bellevue Hotel
Fun Frames Photo Booth
Sam Day Wedding & Event Painting
Coat Check Complete
Port of Seattle Conference Center at SeaTac
Bickner Dance Floors
Creative Ice
Rented Elegance
Charles Dedessus Le Moutier – Foot Juggler
✤ Paper Fling
✤ Grand Event Rentals

 Circus Carouselsmall

Smoked salmon tartare on purple potato
Roasted Vegetable crostini with hummis (Vegan)
Deviled Quail eggs, assorted toppings
Almond Crusted Chevre and grape truffles

~ Ice Station: Hamachi crudo, watermelon, pickled tomato, jalapeno, citrus, micro shiso
~ Foyer Station: Bucatini, spicy sausage, blistered sungold tomatoes

Pan seared Snake River Farms Wagyo beef eye of rib eye, spring pea pure, salad of shiitake mushrooms, tiny greens and sweet turnip

Oat Groat Risotto, Local Asparagus, Gremolata
(Can also be made Vegan)

A Grand Affaire Catering, Emerald Cove Catering, Kaspars Special Events and Catering, The Meydenbauer Catering Team, Salty's on Alki, Whole World Catering

Parking is Complimentary by the Meydenbauer Center


Thursday, April 10, 2014         6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Pacific Time

Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, Washington 98004

Elegant circus attire is welcome but not required

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Posts Managed by:
Seattle Magician, Nate Jester

Do you have a great idea for a meeting program? Contact:
Seattle Wedding DJ, Kevin St John

News for our Members

Early bird rates end:
February 28


Reservations due:
April 30


NACE chapters have the special advantage of making reservations for the Experience! 2014 conference. This means that each chapter president can reserve registrations without providing the contact information of who will be using those reservations until May 23, 2014. Reservations are due by April 30, 2014, but reserve now! The lowest rates end next FRIDAY, February 28, 2014.


If you have already registered, you can add reservations to your registration using the attached instructions. Please make sure to use your preferred email address when registering!




$100 off the CPCE exam registration fee!

Any current NACE member who applies for the CPCE exam in February will receive $100 off the exam registration fee. Normally $395, pay only $295! This price includes the online exam and a copy of The Professional Reference Guide. For more information and registration details, please check out the CPCE section of the website, www.nace.net.  



1. Valid for NACE Members only.

2. Exam must be taken within 1 year of application approval.

3. Valid ONLY for online exam.

4. Cannot be combined with any other discount.

5. No code required.


Join an additional chapter for half price!!!

Do you work in or travel to other areas frequently? Who not join more than one NACE chapter! Any new or current member can sign up for additional chapters for just $25 each in August. That’s a 50% discount!!! Email membership@nace.net for more information or to add additional chapters to your membership.


1. Offer valid only for new or current NACE members in good standing.

2. Special code required. You cannot add chapters online. Contact membership@nace.net to join additional chapters.


Did you know that all NACE members are invited to FREE monthly members-only Idea Swap webinars the second Tuesday of the month (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET)? Whether you are a marketing professional or just interested in learning about how to use social media and publications, be sure to register for this idea swap. Learn about the hottest trends and the wonderful world of marketing!

















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