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The 2018 NACE Experience Conference is THE premier conference for catering and creative event partners. It is the perfect blend of creativity and connections, from the meals being served to the high-rated sessions and award-winning keynote speakers.

We want to send TWO of our amazing members to conference with us!

Download this form and submit no later than 4pm on Friday, May 18th to be considered.

We are looking for some fabulous professionals to be a part of advancing our growth. As a committee member, you get access to some pretty great opportunities, including access to local & national educational opportunities, travel and development scholarships, fun team building opportunties and so much more. Email us now for more information, or come see us at one of the monthly meetings. 

We are looking for support in the following areas:

Membership Committee
Instantly expand your network and get acquainted with many of the amazing individuals in our industry. As a member of the Membership Committee, you will work with the 2nd VP and the Membership Chair to maintain our relationship with our members and our community, as well as contribute to developing valuable member benefit programs. 

Programs Committee
Let your creative side soar and join us in developing all of the amazing educational and social programs we execute each month. It's fun and rewarding collaboration where you will get the chance to provide your input on the programs, topics and themes for our monthly events. Get to know vendors, venues and caterers and expand your network while being a part of a damn fun team. 

Communications Committee
We are looking for a tech savvy guy or gal to assist our Communications team with technology needs! If this sounds just like you, let us know! We'd love to have you on our fun team.

Finance Committee
It's not all bean counting, people!! Not only do you get to work with the fabulous Monica Newby, but you also get to do some really thoughtful work in regards to governance and donations. In addition, you will get to know your fellow members better by occasionally helping out at the registration/welcome desk. Grow your network, develop your business acumen and have some fun.

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Next Monthly Meeting

Photo experiences are becoming staples at all types of events, from weddings to birthdays, holiday parties to conferences, and stadiums to nationwide tours. Get a crash course in designing or choosing the best photo experiences for your events, determining the most effective types of content to be created and shared, and learn how to use these experiences to generate more revenue, increase engagement, and most importantly, allow your guests to have FUN with your brand.

Join us in June at Fremont Foundry to gain a little insight into the future of Photo Experiences. Sam Eitzen, owner of The SnapBar, will share his wealth of knowledge on where the industry is today, how to best fit photo experiences into your events, and where the industry might be headed. 

Say cheese and we will see you in June...


Our Venue & Caterer

Fremont Foundry Events
154 N. 35th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

The building which now houses Fremont Foundry Events was opened in 1981 as a hub for Fremont's eclectic artist community and played a special part in Seattle's art focused counterculture. 

From educational conferences to holiday galas and immersive themed events, prominent organizations such as Microsoft, Tableau Software, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation entrust Fremont Foundry to provide support and resources their planners need to execute successful events.

Our unconventional facility is retrofitted with modern technology, and offers convenient in house amenities that supplement ease of production. The building’s industrial character and its historic past will surely be a topic of conversation among your guests and add appeal to any activity within its walls.

Lisa Dupar Catering is one of the leading full-service catering companies in the Pacific Northwest. Our restaurant, Pomegranate Bistro, shares a space with Lisa Dupar’s 14,000-square-foot catering kitchen, giving you a behind the scenes glimpse at our team in action.

Our team manages an array of events and a portfolio of services including professional event planning, wine and bar service, rental equipment and event design. Executing over 1,500 events annually, Dupar & Company provides services to handle weddings, corporate events, birthday celebrations, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, private dinners and high-profile fundraisers, among others.

Click here to read more and register now...


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Member News

Featured Member

Welcome New Members

Happy NACE-Aversery

Monica Newby

Read more about Monica here!

Bethany Melson, Columbia Winery

Carla Petrulli, CircusWerks

Claire Fernandez, Party on the Rocks

Erica Wright, Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue

Hanna Eickerman, Loews Hotel 1000

Jennifer Taylor, Jennifer Taylor Consulting

Kelsey Von Stubbe, Tentwood Events

Kevin Kalstad, Gecko Hospitality

Marliza Louis, Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square

Matthew Scott Love, Love's Events

Melinda Johnson, Mayflower Park Hotel

Olivia Moody, National Event Pros

Tayler Doffner, Lake Union Cafe


10 Years

Arleen Edward, Tulalip Resort Casino

Kate Patay, Patay Consulting

1 Year

Jeff O'Connor, Merry Makers

Nicole Browning, Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel


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