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2018 January Seattle NACE Meeting

January 09, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Novelty Hill Januik
14710 Redmond-Woodinville Rd NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
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New Skills for a Brand New Year!

People are not your most important asset; the RIGHT people are your most important asset!

Join Seattle NACE at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery for an interactive presentation with Thomas Tomasevic, MBA as he gives us all of the tools we will need to get and keep the right people in the right roles.

"How to Improve Employee Engagement" is an informative presentation that will give you actionable ideas to apply to your business today. We will learn about the top reasons employees stay or leave (it is not always about their pay!), about ways to match people and jobs, improve managerial practices, and benefit from lower attrition and employee turnover. You will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive skill building component and event win prizes (for the best participants). 

As business owners and managers, we all know how challenging todays job market is for recruiting and retaining top talent. Thomas Tomasevic with T2Team has some fabulous insights for how to make 2018 a successful year. 



Our Speaker

Thomas Tomasevic, MBA, is the CEO of T2 Team, a leadership consultancy. Thomas earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in California (SJSU/Stanford). He has 20+ years in executive roles with HP, Microsoft and successful start-ups, and was often responsible for generating creative methods to grow revenue. Since 2013, Thomas has dedicated his time to transferring his strategic, tactical, and team-development skills to his clients. He founded T2 Team LLC, which specializes in inducing growth in its customers. Many of T2 Team’s clients, have experienced exponential growth (in some cases $150-$600MM in two years, $25-$50MM in 16 months). Leadership development, creativity, and employee analytics enabled these companies to develop sustainable employee engagement models that resulted in spectacular growth.

Thomas is the author of the bestselling book Create Stellar Teams: Drive Your Teams to Success, published by Six Words Lessons, intended to give team leadership insight to the first time managers.

Thomas volunteers as a Young Entrepreneurs Academy Instructor where he teaches groups of young students how to start their businesses (2014-18).

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Our Venue

Novelty Hill Januik
14710 Redmond-Woodinville Rd NE,
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 481-5502



Novelty Hill and Januik are two independent wineries that share a destination tasting room and production facility in Woodinville, Wash. under the direction of Mike Januik, one of Washington State’s most acclaimed winemakers.

The partnership began in 2000, shortly after Mike met Novelty Hill’s owners Tom Alberg and Judi Beck and began consulting on the planting of a new vineyard, later to be named Stillwater Creek.  Being a vintner, Mike couldn’t imagine owning grapes without making wine.  It didn’t take much to convince Tom and Judi; later that year, they established Novelty Hill with Mike at the winemaking helm. After crushing two vintages in Walla Walla, the operation moved to Woodinville’s warehouse district in 2002 before putting down roots in 2007 in the stylish, modern state-of-the-art facility the two wineries share today.


Free parking on-site limited to 60 cars,so come early and carpool if you can.


The Menu

Hors d'oeuvres
Albacore Tartine
Grenobloise, Preserved Lemon, Fried Caper

Wild Mushroom Gougères
Herbed Cream Cheese & Arugula


Kale & Fingerling Potato Salad
Pickled Red Onion, Pepita, Urfa & Tahini Vinaigrette

Snake River Farm Wagyu Beef
Red Wine Reduction, Pomme Robuchon, Wild Mushroom, Romanesco

Almond Cake
Huckleberry Chai Cremeaux


Our Sponsors

Novelty Hill Januik

Lobban Photography Inc.

Affairs to Remember DJ Entertainment

Cort Party Rental

Fun Frames Photo Booth

Fena Flowers

Inquire at if interested.





$50.00 Seattle NACE Member
$40.00 Earlybird rate before January 5

$1.00 Donation Prize Drawing

$55.00 Additional Guest from Member's Office
$45.00 Earlybird rate before January 5

$70.00 Future Member Registration
$60.00 Earlybird rate before January 5