Wednesday May 4th, Monthly Program

Date: Wed, May 4, 2022

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Location: The Mason Dallas

Fundraiser Prelude Event

Date: Tue, April 12, 2022

Time: 5pm to 8pm

Location: Painting with a Twist

Wednesday April 6th, Monthly Program

Date: Wed, April 6, 2022

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Location: Ostreum

Wednesday March 2nd Monthly Program

Date: Wed, March 2, 2022

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Location: Dallas Arboretum

Wednesday February 2nd, Awards Gala

Date: Wed, February 2, 2022

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Location: The Statler Hotel

January 2022 Education Program

Date: Wed, January 5, 2022

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Location: GlenEagles Country Club - 5401 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX, 75093

December 2021 Education Program

Date: Wed, December 1, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Hall Arts Hotel - 1717 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201

Art of the Plate

Join Chef Dan Landsberg and General Manager Michael Gluckman of Hall Arts as they share how they work to incorporate art with their catering and food offerings. Plate presentations run the full range of super simple to very complex.  From appetizer to dessert they want their guests’ experience at any event to be enhanced by food. They will share with us how they have honed their craft in making visually stunning presentations that are not only beautiful but delectable as well!

Executive Chef Dan Landsberg

Dan Landsberg comes to HALL Arts Hotel following an 11-year tenure with ZaZa Hospitality where he led the culinary efforts at Dragonfly and later assisted in concepting and directing operations across the brand. His career has given him the opportunity to work with a variety of established restaurants, chefs and brands including Stephan Pyles Restaurant, Wynwood Hospitality, Tillman’s Roadhouse and Lange Twins Family Winery and Vineyard. Elated to be a part of the HALL Arts Hotel team and at the helm of Ellie’s, he is ready to make his mark with a new menu of flavorful dishes using seasonal and local ingredients.

General Manager Michael Gluckman

Michael Gluckman grew an interest in fine dining at a young age when he watched his grandfather run the kitchen of an 800-seat restaurant. Intrigued by his grandfather’s diligent work ethic and restaurant success, Mr. Gluckman entered The Culinary Institute of America, followed by 13 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, including 9 years as a general manager of Fearing’s at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Mr. Gluckman comes to Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge from Ventana by Buckner, a luxury senior living destination in Dallas, where he served as Director of Culinary Services. He looks forward to creating fun and memorable dining experiences for our guests.

Thank you to our December Sponsors:

New Member Orientation

Date: Wed, November 3, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Virgin Hotel Dallas - 1445 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207

Join us for our New Member Orientation at Parkway Experiences. Get to know other NACE members and how you can make the most out of your membership. We are meeting just one hour before the November program begins.

Email to confirm your attendance.

November 2021 Education Program

Date: Wed, November 3, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Virgin Hotel Dallas - 1445 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207

Sticky Situations: How to deal with family drama and other things you aren’t getting paid for

Wedding professionals are often placed in undesirable situations dealing with client family drama, unreasonable client demands, and even moral dilemmas. Additionally, we are sometimes portrayed as therapists, negotiators, fairy godparents, and many numerous things that lead to a false narrative about our industry. Being able to define your professional relationship with clients and enforce those boundaries is key to any successful wedding business.

Takeaways include:

  • Why client relationships can so easily become murky and lead to problems.
  • When (and how) to set boundaries to avoid being place in an uncomfortable position.
  • What to do first when you see a situation heading downhill. 
  • How to show empathy without allowing yourself to be taken advantage of

About Margaux Fraise

Margaux Fraise is the owner + creative director of Harmony Creative Studio, an award-winning boutique wedding firm in Los Angeles, CA. Since moving from retail consulting to events in 2011, her goal has been to design weddings with intention, infusing celebrations with her signature organic and minimal style yet still tailored to each couple. 

A Stage IV breast cancer survivor, she has a unique perspective on what is truly valuable in love, life and weddings – and brings that viewpoint to help her clients hone in on what matters to them. As a result, her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Style Me Pretty, Brides, and Green Wedding Shoes, among others.

Margaux serves as a wedding business educator, frequent podcast guest and motivational speaker. Her meticulous onboarding, planning, design and execution procedures have also caught the attention of her peers, and she shares insight regularly on efficient systems for creatives.   Margaux has also launched multiple educational courses for wedding pros and hosts the twice-yearly premiere online summit for wedding pros: the Wedding Summit Series.

Thank you to our November Sponsors:
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October Networking & Education Program

Date: Wed, October 6, 2021

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Arts District Mansion - 2101 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201 (formerly Belo Mansion)

9 Ingredients to Sustained Success

Join us for October’s NACE networking & education program on Wednesday, October 6th at Arts District Mansion!

We will kick off the evening with our New Member Orientation, so if you are a new member please make sure to attend to get all your questions answered, to meet other members, and the board. 

“9 Ingredients for Sustained Success”

For most people, the benefits of success can seem elusive.  These people struggle, search and try year after year to create a life filled with financial security, nurturing relationships, and a sense of purpose and meaning while others appear to effortlessly achieve greatness, independence, and happiness as they travel through life. There are certain attitudes, actions, and beliefs that when followed, ultimately lead to the higher ground. During this session, Tim shares nine of the critical ingredients for success.

About Tim Connor

As a global speaker and trainer, Tim Connor, CSP has given over 4000 presentations in twenty-five countries around the world to a wide variety of audiences.  Over 85% of his engagements are repeat programs with the same clients on different topics in the area of sales, management and leadership, customer service and business growth.

He is also the bestselling author of over 80 books including several international best sellers, Soft Sell (The Number One Best Selling Sales Book In The World now In 23 Languages and with sales over one million copies) and Corporate Disconnect.

Tim’s clients range in sales from 1 million to over 80 billion a year and come from a wide variety of industries including; food, manufacturing and distribution, construction, financial services, healthcare, hospitality and personal and professional services.  His presentations are filled with insightful and contemporary ideas and are presented in an engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining style.

Event Details

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Arts District Mansion
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(formerly Belo Mansion)

Meeting Registration Fees:
Members $45, Guests $60, Student $35

New Member Orientation:

Check-in & Networking:

Dinner & Eductation Program:

Desserts & More Networking:

*We are still practicing COVID safety protocols, and encourage all attendees to wear a mask if they are not seated at their table.

The last day for early bird pricing is Thursday, September 30th. Registration closes Monday, October 4th.

Thank you to our October Program Sponsors