2019 Q1 Newsletter Print

President's Report


 This year is off to a great start and we are so thrilled to be upping our education game. We have a few national speakers coming throughout the year plus some unique and exciting events to share with everyone.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the NACE Experience Conference: July 14 – 17, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This years theme is THRIVE and you can find more information if you click here! If you have never attended before, I highly encourage you to check it out this year. Early bird registration goes until May 6th!

Our main mission this year is to foster more member involvement. You may have received an email from one of our board members asking for your input or feedback – we truly want to know what kind of events will get you excited and what you want to see more of from Orlando NACE.

If you have any feedback or would like to learn more about how you can get involved, please feel free to reach out to me anytime at [email protected] . My ‘door’ is always open!

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Yay for education! We have so many exciting programs in store for you this year and can't wait to share our schedule! Head on over to our meetings tab on naceorlando.com to get a sneak peek of where we will be heading! We are also filling the calendar for 2020 events (can you believe it?!) so if you would like to be a host venue or sponsor, please reach out to [email protected] to get your business to get in front of the event community! 

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We are so excited in Fundraising as we expand to have a committee for the first time! Jessica Raper from Over the Top, Shelbey Hanson from Florida Event Décor, and Andie Muller from The Flower Studio. With such a great support team, we are excited to bring you new monthly raffle items and a fun twist to our Silent Auction this year! -Carolyn Durrant, Fundraising Director

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Welcome New Members

Welcome to our newest members of 2019! We are so happy to have you as part of the NACE family.


Peter Khan, The Elite Show Band

Betsy Scotten, Destination MCO

Jennifer Toller, Destination MCO

Haley Hogan, Hello! Florida

Grace Beredo, Orlando World Center Marriott

Caitlin Channing, Centerplate

Niko Bennett, Hello! Florida

Sydney Fitzgerald, Chic Event Furniture Rental

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Right now we have an awesome membership special running! You can now join both the National Association for Catering & Events and the Orlando Chapter and get 15 months of membership for the price of 12! Learn more www.nace.net/join

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