Pssst … NACE Confidential: Updated Intel!

Pssst … NACE Confidential: Updated Intel!
From the Desk of the JaZzCanary at a
Different Undisclosed Secret Location
Click Here to cue theme music. 
I've been laying low.  I think that the Board is beginning to suspect something … They are getting much more secretive.  There is a lot of low murmuring behind closed doors.  I planted a bug, but they keep changing their meeting spots from month to month.  Their movements appear to be orchestrated.  Nevertheless, I've managed to glean more information, but it has been at the risk of great personal peril!
 Spying Eyes 
My nerves are shot!  Is the jig up?  Has the Board figured out that I'm on to them?  They obviously know that someone is watching them.  Do they know it's me?  I have to keep moving.  Am I being followed?  Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that someone isn't following you! These are NOT hysterical ramblings – the danger is real!
I must remain calm.  I must remain strong.  Breathe, breathe … Why are they hiding this!?!  The good news must be spread!  It will be to the benefit of all! 
If you don't hear from me soon, you'll know that I've been discovered.  One more code prior to moving on to my next secure location: 
All Birds Chirp in Their Own Way!
 Colorful Birds
Memorization by association is easiest … Recall meeting under the big tent last Summer, that should help.  That's all I'll say for now … Keep mum and don't risk yourselves! 
*The JaZzCanary once again slinks back into the shadows.*
Spy III Org

Special Event: Joint MPI | NACE | ISES Mtg.

Joint MPI | NACE | ISES Meeting
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Tin Can Alley
2620 E. G Street
Tacoma, WA  98421

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 What's Trending?
MPI, NACE and ISES have partnered to bring you a shared educational experience at the new exclusive PJ Hummel & Company venue, Tin Can Alley, in the Dome District of Tacoma!
Andrea Michaels, MPIs featured speaker, will share her thoughts on how your business can rise above the competition. She will also share how to implement strategies to differentiate yourself by identifying and executing up and coming trends in the Meetings & Events Industry.  PJ Hummel will also share how her company is moving forward with new trends in the industry. 
 The Speaker
Andrea MichaelsAndrea Michaels Andrea Michaels, President of Extraordinary Events, is the winner of over 35 Special Event Gala Awards. Andrea has been honored as the first inductee into the Special Event Industry Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of the coveted Special Event Award of Excellence and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, she has won the M.P.I. Global Paragon Award, and a SITE Crystal Award, among many other honors. Andrea has planned and produced events since 1973, expanding from local Los Angeles to the rest of the world.
The Venue

Tin Can Alley

PJ Hummel and Tin Can Alley

 Tin Can Alley Logo
PJ Hummel and Company is excited to host one of the very first events in their new event venue, Tin Can Alley. Located next to the Tacoma Dome, this creative urban reuse of an outdated former tin can factory holds the legendary prop collection that PJ Hummel has been collecting for 38 years. There will be many reveals throughout the evening so you won’t want to miss this event!
PJ Hummel & Company is an award-winning, woman-owned full service Event Décor & design Agency based in Tacoma, WA.  Tin Can Alley is their premier South Sound event venue in the heart of downtown Tacoma.
The Caterer
 City Catering City Catering Logo
The City Catering Company
City Catering, named Seattle’s Most Creative Caterer by Seattle Magazine, will share creative food service at the event. You’ll enjoy seasonal, trendsetting food and cocktails while you engage in a shared joint association networking environment. Wilridge Wines will be on hand featuring their new line of "Maison" wines – the first legally refillable wine bottles and kegs in Washington State since the enactment of Prohibition. 
City Catering started with a desire to make interesting food that tasted good and was served with a simple clean style.  Over the years and thanks to our clients, we have grown into a large scale event company specializing in corporate cafes, craft bar programs, venue management, and off premise catering.  Named by Seattle Magazine as Seattle's Most Creative Caterer, we are chefs, style gurus, service geeks, and taste makers. 
Travel to Tacoma
The Sounder and Amtrak are both one block away and could be a good option.
Butler Transportation is sponsoring a 40-person bus that will leave from Seattle and travel to Tacoma. If you are interested in securing a spot on the bus, please email Lacey Hein:
Parking is free at Tin Can Alley and they have 80 spots.

There is NO Early Bird Discount for this event.

Registration CLOSES on Friday, October 23, 2015.

October NACE Meeting 2015

October NACE Meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Redhook Brewery
14300 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
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Incongruity …
Incongruous:  Lacking in harmony; incompatible.
When I think of chocolate, I think of a silken, sensuous texture, caressing the tongue, delighting the taste buds, seductive in its appeal.  Be it sweet and milky or dark and exquisitely bitter, overall, it is purely hedonistic.  Ummm … can you imagine it swirling about in your mouth?  Delightful, isn't it?  Such a guilty pleasure, no?
 Dark Chocolate
When I think of beer … well, not being a beer drinker, I actually never think of beer. That is where the incongruity comes in.  With my limited experience all I can recall is a flavor that is somewhat earthy, perhaps? I know that it comes from hops. That is where the extent of my knowledge of the beverage begins and ends.
So when I try to think of the combination of the two – beer and chocolate – my imagination fails me and all I can think of is the incongruity of the pairing. I have tried many combinations of liqueurs and liquor, such as rum, with chocolate and enjoyed the majority of them.  But beer … Nope, I got nuthin'.  The notion completely escapes me.  So what that means is that I'm in for an adventure and I hope that you are, as well! 
Beer Varieties
 Get Ready for an Epicurean Adventure!
 chocolate and beer
After dinner we will be served platters of items to dip along with containers of dipping chocolate for each guest.  Redhook is providing tasting glasses of a Raspberry Kolsch to pair with the white chocolate and a Bourbon Barrell Porter to pair with the dark chocolate.  Plus, we will be making our own chocolate to take home with us, which sounds like a whole lot of fun to me!  I don't know about you, but as far as I'm concerned if there's chocolate involved I'm there!
Beer AND Chocolate
Enter Monty da Chocolate Guy
Monty Simpson's Traveling Chocolate Company
Monty Simpson is on a mission. Trained in the culinary arts, Monty found himself working with Boehm’s Candies in Issaquah in what would become the greatest job in the world next to Santa Claus. Over his 27-year career he watched as the number of Candy Makers dwindle and has created this unique opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to share in one of Man’s old passions.  Believing candies made by hand are candies made with love. He has dedicated his life to bringing the joy of candy making to you.
"I believe you can make candy just about anywhere. From the kitchen table, to a classroom, meeting space or even in the great outdoors.  Anywhere people gather together to share a common experience. With real chocolate and a little practice I can make anyone a candy maker and I believe the world needs more candy makers.
Since the first century chocolate has been highly prized. Today The Traveling Chocolate Company brings this deliciousness to you! Imagine the excitement of having all your friends over, and The Traveling Chocolate Company shows up. We take over your dining room and a small part of your kitchen, bring everything needed to make candy, set it up, and the fun begins! The room starts smelling like the inside of a chocolate factory, all eyes are twinkling on the cup of melted chocolate they’ve just been handed. As you stir your cup (yes, it’s all yours) Monty tells the story of chocolate from the time of the Aztecs to candy bars. It’s geography! It’s History! It’s Economics! It’s Chocolate!
But the candy is what you came for, so let’s get down to it. Monty will instruct you in the proper tempering and use of chocolate in dipping, molding, and concocting all sorts of chocolate treats. Laughter ensues. Seriously, it’s a lot of fun!  Shared experiences like this build relationships, whether it’s your family, friends, or co-workers. Candymaking is an accessible art form for everyone.
The Traveling Chocolate Company has been seen moving up and down the I-5 corridor for the last eight years. From Everett to Tacoma and beyond. Sharing and teaching the joy of candy making with young and old alike. Using visual aids and hands on experience everyone gets to learn about one of earth’s most loved foods. Chocolate. Join us as we discover the rich history, the splendid ecology, the time honored traditions involved in making chocolate and best of all how to temper chocolate and dip your own hand made candies. Taking your creations home to enjoy and share.
Chocolate Making
Our Venue
 Redhook III Venue  Redhook Logo
Redhook Brewery
The Redhook Brewery located in picturesque Woodinville Washington is proud to offer four event  spaces. With the ability to accommodate from 20-300 guests, Redhook has you covered for any type of celebration.  From bachelor parties, to weddings, to large corporate outings, we offer up 4 distinctly different and unique venues with our world class brewery as our back drop.  Stop in anytime for a cold beer or to set-up an appointment for a site visit. 
The Full Monty
 Uh, er … Sorry Monty, but I had to do it!
And lest I forget, we really do have the full Monty this month because Seattle NACE Board elections will be taking place, as well.  We will be treated to campaign speeches from our candidates for office, after which we will vote.  The installation of our new Board will take place in November.  Goodness, but it looks to be an interesting evening complete with chocolate to take home.  And no matter how you melt it, chocolate to take home is always a good thing in my opinion!
Hors d'Oeuvres
Stuffed Mushroom Duo:
Spinach & Artichoke or Andouille Sausage
Bacon & Caramelized Onion Crostini
Mini Salmon Cakes with Lemongrass Remoulade
 Buffet-Style Salad
 Goat Cheese, Arugula & Pear Salad with House White Balsamic
 Buffet-Style Entrée
 Lobster Linguini with a Primavera Vodka Cream Sauce
Beef Tenderloin with a Blackhook Porter Mushroom Gravy
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Red Onion, Parmesan & Lemon Zest
Yukon Gold Garlic & White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
 Vegan Entrée
 Available upon Request
 Apple Caramel Crisp with Fresh Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Espresso Elegance
 Hosted Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks
Free lot on site!
AA Party Rentals by CORT
Adam's DJ Service
Fena Flowers
Fun Frames Photo Booth
Lobban Photography, Inc.
Redhook Brewery

PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, October 9, 2015 for Early Bird discount pricing.
This assists us in giving the caterer an accurate count.


LATE registration (an additional fee of $10) CLOSES on Monday, October 12, 2015.

October NACE Meeting 2015 – Save the Date

October 2015 StD

Mysterious Posting …

Pssst … NACE Confidential: Classified Intel
From the Desk of the JaZzCanary
at an Undisclosed Secret Location
Click Here to cue theme music.
Surreptitiously navigating the confidential files of Seattle NACE can be risky business.  Danger lurks around every corner!  However, yours truly (Code Name: JaZzCanary), has managed to ferret out a bit of classified intel relative to the month of November that is bound to startle, excite and delight the members of our NACE family.  But please understand that my mission could potentially explode if the Board discovers that they're being watched!
 Spying Eyes 
This is strictly on the QT, so keep it under your hat! Be suspicious and trust no one! I must needs stay undercover whilst I get the whole scoop.  I can't risk discovery; the danger to life and limb is too great!  There are eyes everywhere and there is treachery afoot! The key phrase is "covert operation," in this titillating game of wits.  
Memorize this code and then destroy it:
Wednesday, November 11th.
Sssssh … more later!
*The JaZzCanary slinks back into the shadows, ever vigilant,
with her musically well-trained ear to the ground.
Spy III Org