February NACE Meeting 2015


February NACE Meeting


Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
5:30 to 8:30 p.m
W Seattle Hotel
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101

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Making Your Clients Swoon
 Swooning Woman
Revving Up Your 2015 Wedding Revenue
 Wedding Money
It's February and wedding booking season has begun.  The banns have been read, wedding plans are in motion and couples are seriously shopping.  However, the choices at hand can be overwhelming.  How much money to spend?  Live band? DJ?  Both?  Horse drawn carriage, limousine or Chevy?  Wedding cake or cupcakes?  Chair covers?  Candles?  Flowers?  Church wedding?  Destination wedding?  Lunar landing!?!  "They're coming to take me away, ha-ha!"
Arrrgh!  Can we just elope!?!
 Gone Crazy.  Back Soon.
How does today's couple maneuver their way through a veritable sea of choices? What motivates the buying impulses of the modern couple in 2015?  What points can be leveraged to close the sale?  Our speaker, Lynne LaFond DeLuca, will examine how to uncover all of this and more.
During this presentation – whether you are doing corporate events, weddings or bar mitzvahs – you will learn five critical ways to make your revenues soar!
  • Fine tune your sales technique and closing protocol
  • Be more effective in your communications
  • Maximize the sales potential in trends for each event
  • Be strategic in your creative partner relationships
  • Create a team approach to selling
You will walk away with ideas and techniques to take your revenues to a new level!
Our Speaker:  Lynne LaFond DeLuca
Lynne LaFond DeLuca Lynne LaFond DeLuca earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cal State Long Beach and began her hospitality career in the hotel industry. She worked her way up through the ranks and eventually became the youngest General Manager of a hotel at that time in Beverly Hills, CA.  She then moved into the Private Club Industry with ClubCorp, Inc. in 1992 as the Private Event Director at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA. After several years, she was promoted into a regional role with the company, and held the positions of Vice President, Private Events and Vice President, Membership and Sales.
Lynne joined Beverly Clark Enterprises in June, 2007 as the Sr. Vice President, Business Development and Education. Most recently, she has become the Director at The Association of Club Catering Professionals. She has written for industry publications including Boardroom and Catering magazines, publishes a monthly newsletter, and has trained people around the world in the art of catering industry sales and operations. She is a nationally recognized industry speaker and author and has an absolute passion for what she does and for helping the people that she works with in the hospitality industry to perform at their maximum level.  In 2014, Lynne was honored to be named one of "The Most Influential Women in the Private Club Industry" by Boardroom Magazine.
Our Venue:  W Seattle Hotel
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W Seattle Hotel
 Hip Downtown Seattle Hotel … Stay
Hip and contemporary with the right amount of edge, W Seattle is a high-rise hotel in downtown Seattle's culture core. Ease into downtown living as you relax in smart luxury in our stylish Seattle accommodation with views of the cityscape. From a bite in the bar to a multi-course dinner in our private dining room, you’ll find chef-inspired, trendsetting dining options using fresh, organic and local ingredients and innovative cocktails in TRACE, our flirty, urban restaurant and bar. Your every whim is our pleasure with our signature Whatever/Whenever® service making every moment spectacular, making W Seattle the city’s stylish haven of urban hospitality.
Seattle Downtown Retreat … Play
Located on 4th and Seneca Street, our hip downtown Seattle hotel is in the heart of the financial, retail and entertainment districts. Come play at our Seattle hotel within blocks of Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Seattle Waterfront, and Benaroya Symphony Hall. Discover Seattle's coolest shopping and dining steps away or embrace the urban vibe of the W Seattle.
ABC Party Rentals by Cort
Creative Coverings
 Rachelle Erickson Photography
 Seattle Party Shots
 Sounds Unlimited
 Tallant House
 W Seattle Hotel

PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, February 6, 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, February 9, 2015.


January NACE Meeting 2015


January NACE Meeting

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
5:30 to 8:30 p.m
Novelty Hill Januik Winery
14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd., NE
Woodinville, WA  98072

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"A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread — and Thou."
~The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
 January 2015 NACE
Secrets of the Special Event Sommelier
Our Speaker: Jörn Kleinhans
Join us in January for an expertly guided wine tasting experience.  One of the country’s leading Sommelier’s and CEO of the nation’s leading wine education event company, The Wine Elite, Mr. Jörn Kleinhans, will join us in January from Southern California for an exclusive presentation.  Mr. Kleinhans will be presenting a highly interactive and stimulating program that will raise your wine IQ by at least 20 points! Sharing many of his insider tips and tricks, he promises to show you how to increase your bottom line, add value for your clients and become a wine expert in the process.
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Jörn Kleinhans
Joey Klienhas is a Certified Specialist of Wine and a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, located in Orange County, CA.
As an independent sommelier, seminar instructor and professional speaker in the field of wine, he consults with top hotels and restaurants and partners with corporate meeting planners, special event venues and private clubs.
Joey is the founder and owner of The Wine Elite, Southern California's high-end wine appreciation event producer, and has conducted more than 100 formal wine tastings for thousands of wine students and collectors.
His Southern California events have received critical acclaim in several publications.  The Wine Elite is regionally known for it's unsurpassed introductions to blind-tasting methodology.
Here’s What You Will Learn:
  • How to Increase your Bottom Line with inside knowledge and tips 
  • How to Create an Interactive Tasting Event that will have your guests raving about your property
  • Fun and Engaging Ice Breaker Activities for a cocktail hour
  • Four Steps of Wine Tasting that will give you Sommelier-like Ninja Skills
  • The Wines you should always avoid for special events
  • How to Thrill your most budget conscious clients with great wine options
  • Five things you should never do – general wine etiquette
  • Food and Wine Pairing principles that will make you money
Would you like to learn more?  Click on this link to read an article from Special Events.com.
Venue:  Novelty Hill Januik Winery
 Novelty Hill
Novelty Hill Januik
Our January meeting finds us at Novelty Hill Januik, a favorite Woodinville winery destination.  Known for their award-winning Washington State Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as their sleek, modern winery design, expansive gardens and outdoor patio.
Enjoy a brick-oven pizza with your glass of wine on the weekends.  Plan a visit to explore the art and science of winemaking through educational seminars and culinary events. Or entertain your family, friends and business associates in one of their exclusive private event rooms.  Located just 25 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country.
Hors d'Oeuvres
Wild Mushroom Gougères
with Herbed Cream Cheese and Arugula
Smoked Trout Rillette
with Meyer Lemon & Chervil
Market Place Antipasti
Selection of Fine Cheeses, Charcuterie, Pickled Vegetables,
Flatbread Crackers, Nuts and Olives
Beet Trio Salad
Beet Ganache, Caramelized Yogurt, Sumac and Hazelnut
Coq Au Vin (Braised Chicken)
Fall Vegetables
Mushrooms and Red Wine Reduction
~ Or ~
Vegetarian Risotto
Cake Bites
Provided by NancyKay's Confections
Absolute Music
Fena Flowers
Grand Event Rentals
Lobban Photography, Inc.
NancyKay's Confections
Novelty Hill Januik Winery

PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, January 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, January 12, 2015.​