Member News

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,  



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 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 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!


Greater Seattle Area NACE Chapter

Wins 4 Awards at NACE National Conference 2013.

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The Columbia Tower Club Reinvented and Shindig Events

Turnip The Beets

August 15th, 2013 – 6pm at the Columbia Tower Club

Good times, fine food and a sneak peek at the Columbia Tower Club's all new menu.  Find inspiration and plan your holiday event at Seattle's ultimate event venue in the sky.  RSVP:

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For Immediate Release  
David Harrison 
Harrison Communications 
More Than Half of NACE Members Say Their Companies Are Looking for Workers; Many  Say That Catering and Events is a Viable Second Career
Columbia MD: July 18, 2012– NACE, formerly the National Association of Catering Executives, announced today that it has become the National Association for Catering and Events, citing an emerging industry in which catering and event professionals must be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of event planning, design and execution.  
“Our industry today is made of people who are trained and experienced not only in helping clients select a menu, but in choosing a venue, creating an environment and setting the stage for a memorable event that exceeds the client’s expectations,” said Lisa Hopkins, CPCE, CMP, director of catering and conferences at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa in Houston.  
In a recent survey conducted by NACE, 51 percent of  its members said that their companies have open positions that they are currently looking to fill.  Twenty-one percent said that the workers they are looking for represent an expansion.  
In the survey, 44 percent of NACE members said that their work in catering and events is a second career. And, of those, 67 percent said that they chose catering and events to follow their passion. More than 40 percent said that the barriers to entry in establishing a career in catering and events is low.  
NACE member delegates approved the change to its new name at its Experience! Conference in New Orleans this week, said Bonnie Fedcock, CAE, NACE’s executive director.  
“We have members who are caterers, event planners and event professionals,” Fedchock said. “We needed to better communicate to everyone in our industry that we provide education, networking, a professional certification and many resources not only to caterers, but also to the many different kinds of talented professionals who create fantastic events.” 
With more than 4,000 members, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), is the oldest and largest professional association dedicated to all aspects of the catering and event industry. Dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry, NACE offers educational programs, professional certification (CPCE), chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference. In helping its members enhance their business and careers, NACE helps the industry reach its highest potential.