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Month: March 2020

Member Spotlight: Marsi Hubbard

Marsi Hubbard, Owner of Brite Beauty

Tell us about your business or the work you do, including what you provided at the event you most recently sponsored.

Brite Beauty is an on-location, on-demand hair and makeup company, specializing in bridal with a flair for pOpUps. I soft launched Brite April of 2018 and we celebrated our first bridal glam in June of 2018. In 2019 we did over 100 wedding parties and countless clients. Recently I was awarded with the Fashion Group International Rising Star award in the Beauty Category. I am a Texas Tech graduate, a licensed cosmetologist for over 21 years, and wife and mother to the real modern family.  My mission to serve others well through business and leadership guides me to create, connect, and inspire every single day.

What do you love most about the work you do?

I literally love ALL aspects of the work I do. (Well almost – I don’t love answering email but who does? LOL) I love our sweet clients, the community, working with such talented artists, scaling a business; it’s all so thrilling!

Which best describes you? Iphone/Mac, Iphone/PC, Android/Mac, Android/PC?

I’m totes an Apple enthusiast and have been since 2004!

When you’re not working, what are you doing?

Ask anyone: I’m always working.

Tell us one thing on your bucket list.

Visit the Edge of Bali.

Is there a song you wish they would stop playing at events? 

Nope, I love all the cheesy dance songs! Bring on the Cupid Shuffle!

If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?

Working, creating more digital content for Brite. Or maybe writing. I’m finishing up a book that is written to empower women. 

Update about Covid-19

Dear DFW NACE Family,

In light of the current situation with COVID-19 and the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have decided to cancel our next monthly meeting, scheduled for April 1st.

This decision did not come lightly for the DFW NACE Board of Directors. However, for the health and well-being of our entire community, we know that canceling the April 1st event is the best option. Those who have already signed up for the April 1st event will be refunded in the coming days. 

I can’t think of a moment in time where our event colleagues have needed a hug more than a fist bump, and to come together more than being isolated. Remember that you are not in this alone. We have a strong DFW NACE community.

Our NACE National leaders are continuing to monitor developments around Covid-19 and they are providing updates and resources as they learn more. Keep an eye on your email and follow DFW NACE on Instagram and Facebook for information about our upcoming events.

We appreciate your understanding.

Be well and stay strong,

Kimberly Rhodes
Owner & Event Planner at Hitched Events
DFW NACE President

Introducing TeamConnor, DFW NACE’s 2020 Fundraiser Beneficiary

This year DFW NACE has chosen TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation as the beneficiary for our annual fundraising event. TeamConnor is an organization that raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.

Cancer kills more children each year than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma, and AIDS combined; yet, the National Cancer Institute allocates only three percent of its budget to pediatric cancer. The Cruse family established TeamConnor to help fund childhood cancer research.

Throughout the year, DFW NACE is hosting multiple prelude events leading up to our BIG fundraiser silent auction to support TeamConnor. Keep an eye out for information on our upcoming events to join us at our TopGolf Tournament, Poker Tournament, Floral Design Workshop with a twist, and an Ultimate Tailgate party with the Dallas Cowboys and Suite for a Cowboys game. At these events, you’ll have an opportunity to connect with other DFW NACE members, while also giving back to TeamConnor.

Our annual silent auction fundraiser, DFW’s Got Talent, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at On the Levee in the Design District. September is also National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Be on the lookout for tickets to this amazing fundraising event! It’s going to be a lot of fun with some great items at the silent auction.

Some ways you can help support DFW NACE raise awareness and financial support for TeamConnor are through corporate sponsorship, (with different levels of sponsorship), and by donating products and services for our silent auction fundraiser in September. Not every donation has to be a big-ticket item, so don’t be afraid to share what you have. We are building gift baskets and different packages our bidders can bid on, so everything helps.

If you have a silent auction donation, would like to donate your services, or interested in being one of our event sponsors, please reach out to Nate Nelson and Cammie Petty Palmer at

With your help, we can continue to fight for a cure, and help the families of these children. To learn more about TeamConnor, visit

Nate Nelson
Director of Talent and Development for
LeForce Entertainment
DFW NACE Co-Director of Fundraising