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Month: February 2020

And the Winners Are…

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! 2019 was a BIG year for our chapter and all of our members. And these awards prove it. Below is the complete list of DFW NACE Award winners.

Special Honors

Howard Eckhart Hall of Fame: Dawn Finley CPCE, CWP
President’s Award: Leigh Tidwell, CSEP
President’s Award: Chris Harmon

Member Awards

Member of the Year: Rebecca Wright, CPCE
Committee Member of the Year: Amber Knowles
Rising Star: Amber Knowles
Business Partner of the Year: Harmland Visions

Meeting Awards

Facility of the Year: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (November meeting)
Culinary Presentation of the Year: The Joule (August meeting)
Best Meeting Decor: Freesia Dallas, Eleven Embers, TLC Event Rentals, AFR Rentals, Top Tier Event Rentals, Belle Decor, AM Linen Rentals, 5×7 Designs (October meeting)
Entertainment of the Year: Brite Beauty & Center Stage Band (November meeting)
Program of the Year: 4 Day Weekend for their ‘Yes, And’ Experience (August meeting)
Meeting of the Year: The Joule, Lindsey Zamora Events, Allen Tsai Photography, Brown Fox Creative, Nick DiGennaro, DFW Linens, Beyond, Top Tier Event Rentals, Speed Pro Imaging, FunkyTown Donuts, Beautiful Event Rentals, Cam Event Designs (August meeting)

Industry Awards

Catered Event of the Year: CN Catering
Event Photography of the Year: See Pink, Inc
Team Event of the Year: Sarabeth Events
Event Production of the Year: Sarabeth Events

Photos by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography

NACE Evolve 2020 in Dallas

NACE Evolve is an annual opportunity for the Leaders of each NACE chapter from across the nation to come together. It is a weekend event filled with informative education and networking amongst fellow NACE Board Members. And this year’s event was hosted in Dallas!

This year’s conference took place at the W Hotel in Downtown Dallas. We kicked off the first day by inducting the NACE National Board and Foundation of NACE followed by individual chapter award recognition. Our DFW chapter took home THREE awards! We then got into an Ice Breaker with Meghan Ely who was wonderful and got us all chatting about what we have in common on our mobile phones! We wrapped up the day with a fantastic dinner to support the Foundation of NACE at Truluck’s.

During Day 2, we learned all about growing our chapter. We were able to hear and learn from other chapters on how they go about executing creative and engaging ideas for their members at meetings. The day ended with a fun, entertainment-filled night at The Perot Museum with games, music, food, and drinks! But the evening wasn’t over yet. After, Jordan Kahn’s Orchestra escorted us to the House of Blues where we sang, danced and ate the best grilled cheese sandwiches… all night long!!  

NACE Evolve was an incredible weekend. My biggest takeaway was being able to learn how other chapters host their meetings. It was enlightening and inspiring getting to hear directly from them about the creative meetings they host for their members. I’m looking forward to bringing more of those ideas to DFW NACE.

Alex Turzinski
Catering Sales Manager at The Joule Hotel
DFW NACE Education Chair

All event sponsors are listed below

Thank you to all of the sponsors:⁣⁣

Evolve Conference
W Hotel Dallas
Instawork
Simon Luna Photography
The Brand Booth
Swapcard
Vestals Catering
Tito’s Vodka
DFW NACE
Foundation of NACE
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Networking & Dinner at Perot Museum⁣
Venue: @pmns_events ⁣
Catering: @chefwolfgangpuck ⁣
Videography: @chrisharmonfilm
Photography: @simonlunaphotography
Guitarist: @guitarmannick
Music Performance Duo: @dominatedjduo
Creative Science Activities (Lava Lamp & Shaving Cream Art) : @ideafountaininc ⁣
Edible Bubbles, Dancing Disco heads, Glow in the dark face painting, Cowboy living statue: @bravoentertainment ⁣
Lighting, stage, and backlighting: @leforcedj ⁣
Floral Centerpieces: @magicmoments_partiesandevents ⁣
Photo Booth: @myeventisthebomb
Stationary & graphic design: @5by7design ⁣
Linens: @bbjlinen ⁣
Lounge Furniture Rentals: @afr_rentals
Glassware & Dinnerware Rentals: @toptiereventrentals
Printing: @speedproaddison ⁣

After Party at House of Blues⁣
Venue: @hobdallas
Videography: @chrisharmonfilm
Band: @jordankahnorchestra
Photography: @simonlunaphotography
Linens: @bbjlinen ⁣
Stationary & graphic design: @5by7design ⁣
Donuts: @funkytowndonuts
Ice cream: @frost321_
Dance floor: WOW VIP Events⁣
Lounge Furniture Rentals: @percheventdecor
Lighting: @beyondldtx
Floral: @davidkimmeldesign
Draping & Food Station Facade Rentals: @belledecordallas
Confetti: @ultimateconfetti