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    The NACE One Awards 
    Deadline is almost here!
    The deadline for the 2017
    NACE One Awards
     is Friday
    the 19th! Submit your 
    event today and you could
    be taking home the trophy!


    Summer Party Ideas
    BizBash has collected over 50 ideas for summer parties including Drinks, Décor and Food. Browse through their idea book for your next summer event.
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    Best Practices for Catering Outdoor Summer Events 
    Whether you’re planning a summer outdoor wedding or a simple celebratory BBQ ensuring food quality and safety is important. Catersource has a few tips to help ensure a successful outdoor event… 
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    2017 Spring/Summer Flower Trends
    Freshly-picked-from-the-garden, organic vibe is the theme this summer with brides. Take a look at this trend report and get tons of inspiration for your summer events. 
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    Congratulations to Kari Lilley on her promotion as the new Director of Sales & Events at Bistro Boys Catering in Denver, Colorado.

    Got a new job, received a promotion  or won an award that you would like to share with the NACE community?  Submit a picture of yourself or the honoree and details of the accomplishment.


    Annual Soirée Suisse 2017-21 (event services) - The Embassy of Switzerland in the United States launches a tender for the event services and catering of the annual Soirée Suisse event. All documents (project no. 154830 | Notice ID: 965215) on this public call to tender are only available on Please click on Running procedures - Confederation - Invitations to tender. After selecting the project please click on Registration (for calls to tender) in order to register, log in and download the tender documentation.
    Deadline: June 7, 2017 

    Are we cannibalizing our own Industry?        
    With the availability of information online and in various other mediums, we as catering and event professionals need to take additional steps to show our value to clients more than ever. But how we do that? 
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    We're looking for blog contributors. Drop us a line.


    NACE would like to congratulate Carlton Brown, CPCEEmily Evanoff, CPCE and Ray Anderson, CPCE who have earned their Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) Designation. Way to go! 






    NACE December 2014 Newsletter Print

    Upcoming Meeting

    The Newlywed Game
    January 13, 2015
    Sie Film Center
    2510 E Colfax Ave
    Denver, CO 80206

    Register Today!

    Join us January 13th to kick off 2015 NACE meetings at the Denver Sie Film Center hosted by Gourmet Fine Catering.   

    Denver Sie Film Center is a part of The Denver Film Society with a  mission to develop opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative thought-provoking experience.

    Join us for a fun night at this unique venue and participate in NACE’s creation of a classic game show- The Newlywed Game.  



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    Renew Special

    NEW Member Special - $100 off if you join in the month of December! (Use promo code: JOINNACE12 at


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    Member Benefits


    AFR Event Furnishings – Members receive 15% off all orders. Identify yourself as a NACE member when placing the order with your local AFR rep (
    AchieveLinks – Online purchasing portal which rewards points for purchasing goods and services from companies such as Target, Office Depot, and hundreds of your other favorite online vendors. Redeem points for merchandise, gift cards, and even NACE membership or conference fees! Visit, sign up for an account, and then type NACE when asked to identify your professional association.
    Assurance Association Benefit Solution (AABS) – Insurance quotes in all 50 states, representing carriers of health, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance, etc. Free benefit discount card for all NACE members, offering discounts on various prescriptions, vision services, lab tests, etc.  Visit
    CORT Event Furnishings – members receive 20% discount off all orders. Simply identify yourself as a NACE member when placing the order with your local CORT rep (
    Creative Coverings – members receive 10% off specialty linen orders (some exclusions apply). Simply identify yourself as a NACE member when ordering (
    Hertz Rental Cars – members receive various discounts on car rentals. Use our members-only discount code online, on the phone, or onsite when making your reservation – #1605259.
    TSYS – offers members discounted credit/debit/purchasing card processing services. Discounted processing rates range from 1.59% to 2.16% depending on transaction type. Visit or call 1-888-749-7860.

    UPS – members save up to 34% on shipping. Visit


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    What's New

    Remember the challenging wedding design, the spectacular band performance, or the stunning photographs from that perfect night? Your inspiration and achievements could win the next NACE LEGEND (Legacy of Excellence – NACE Denver) Award! 

    The Greater ?‎Denver?NACE LEGEND Awards are back and we’re accepting your submissions now.  We want to celebrate our member’s efforts outside of NACE events, and here’s your chance to get your talent and hard work recognized.

    Any event you’ve worked on between December 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 is eligible for submission in the following categories:

    • Best Cake/Confectioner
    • Best Catered Event?
    • Best Corporate Event
    • Best Entertainment
    • Best Event Design/Décor
    • Best Event Photography
    • Best Event Support Services
    • Best Event Videography
    • Best Non-Profit Event?
    • Best Social Event - Non-Wedding
    • Best Wedding

    All completed submissions are due by 5PM MST Friday, January 16, 2015. An outside NACE chapter will judge all Entries and awards will be presented in February at our annual Awards Event.

    For more information, instructions, and submissions, please go to our website: and click on the LEGEND AWARDS icon.Any questions, please email Maggie Glass at [email protected]


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