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2019 March NACE Meeting

March 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Columbia Winery
14030 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
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Your clients make or break your business so it's critical to see your products and services through their eyes. Come find out how to build loyalty and boost your sales from the first interaction to the follow-up marketing that will keep your clients singing your praises and coming back for more.  Join Blair deLaubenfels for a jam-packed presentation on topics including search engine optimization, website design, email marketing, sales without selling, and unforgettable customer service, then walk away with a whole new way to look at your business.



Our Speaker

Blair deLaubenfels

With 20 years of experience in the luxury wedding and photography industries, Blair deLaubenfels, is an international public speaker, a creator and former owner of Junebug Weddings, and a co-author of The Wedding Bible. Known for her savvy, no-nonsense business consulting and her kind, compassionate approach to helping entrepreneurs reach their goals, her client list includes many of the world's most talented and successful wedding professionals. 


Our Venue

14030 NE 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072


Renovated in early 2017, Columbia Winery is nestled in the heart of Woodinville wine country. They offer a selction on indoor and outdoor settings, including the signature wine country ambiance of their Barrel Room. Their picturesque venues throughout the property help you create an unforgettable occasion.


The Columbia Room can comfortable accommodate groups up to 225 people for seated events and 300 for standing reception-style events. From weddings to business functions or private parties, this room is ideal for any type of special event.


Additionally, the Columbia Room can be divided for corporate events, creating two large rooms for seated banquets. The Vision Room has with a wall of windows and delightful French doors that open to a spacious private patio. The Legacy Room offers privacy in elegance with controlled lighting. 



Our Caterer

Whether you’re dreaming up a delicious custom menu, your guest list at one of our venues, or the perfect décor – they’re here to bring your inspiration to life.


From the beginning in 1999 when CEO and founder BJ Duft first began the company, to now – every day, they are given the opportunity to foster memories for years to come. They thrive on that honor, and it means they create their clients’ celebrations as if they were their own.


For Herban Feast, delicious, seasonal flavor and care for their guests all start from a commitment to relationships rooted in trust, authentic interactions, and elevating spirits. The same is true in their work with their team, venues, partners, vendors, farmers, neighbors, and the community as a whole.


Connecting people and creating deeply meaningful relationships is their approach to success. Creating inspired celebrations, and delicious, custom, seasonal cuisine is their passion. Your inspiration, their trusted partners, and their team’s decades of expertise, this is where it all comes together.



The Menu

Tray Passed Canapes

Seared Pork Loin Crostini
tonnato aioli, arugula


Chickpea Fritter
romesco sauce


Smoked Salmon Canape
dill-yogurt, pickled shallot in a cucumber cup


Plated Dinner

Artisan Rolls
with sweet cream and Herban butters

Baby Lettuces
shaved radish, fresh herbs, lemon vinaigrette

Spanish Braised Short Rib
wild rice and charred broccolini

Crispy Cauliflower Steak
walnut-currant pesto, wild rice and charred broccolini



Gluten-free Chocolate Cake

hibiscus-cream cheese frosting


Raspberry Dazzler (cockail hour only)
Vodka, Chambord, sparkling wine, simple syrup, fresh raspberries and "raspberry bubbles"


Columbia Winery Wine

Assorted Beer



Our Sponsors

Columbia Winery

Absolute Music

Fena Flowers

Herban Feast

Pedersen's Event Rentals

Rachelle Erickson Photography

Inquire at if interested in being a sponsor for this meeting.


$50.00 Seattle NACE Member
$40.00 Earlybird rate before March 8

$55.00 Additional Guest from Member's Office
$45.00 Earlybird rate before March 8

$70.00 Future Member Registration
$60.00 Earlybird rate before March 8

$1.00 Donation Prize Drawing