DFW NACE Presents Drag Bingo (Fundraiser Prelude)

Date: Wed, June 9, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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

Jenni P

Featuring performances by:
Krystal Summers
Nichole O’Hara Munro
Kenya Blue

Tickets are $60 each
Bingo cards are included with your ticket. And daubers will be $2.
Bring cash to tip your favorite performers!

Bingo prizes will be awarded each round!

Incredible DFW NACE food and drink specials.

**Email info@dfwnace.com for Tickets**

Visit dfwnace.com/fundraiser for all of the details!

Drag Bingo Sponsors:

June 2021 Education Program

Date: Wed, June 2, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Fort Worth Club - 306 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Pocket Profitability – How to Run Your Business and Make Money with your Mobile Device

You have more power in your pocket than they needed to send a man to the moon – and yet if you don’t know how to use your phone, it’s just an expensive and distracting paperweight.

You need to know how to harness that power and make it profitable, so you can run your business instead of having it run you, and be the most profitable member of your business team.

In “Pocket Profitability,” NACE members will learn:

  1. A plan to stop wasting money and time on useless apps
  2. The ability to leverage the tools already on their phone
  3. The what and why a tool is useful – or not 
  4. A workable plan for various parts of their day to be more effective and efficient, and profitable – without spending a fortune!
Phil Gerbyshak

Phil Gerbyshak is a speaker, sales expert, corporate sales trainer, and small business coach. Phil trains his clients on the power of connection, leveraging the reach of social media, combined with the deeply personal work of nurturing 1:1 relationships, growing profitable long-term clients, transforming businesses, and boosting revenue.

Event Details

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Educated Bites with TX Whiskey*:
5:00pm (*registration required)

Registration & Networking:

Dinner & Program:

Fort Worth Club
306 W 7th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Meeting Registration Fees:
Members $45, Guests $60, Student $35, Virtual $15

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

Pricing increases after Thursday, May 27th. Registration closes on Monday, May 31st.

**If you’re not comfortable attending in person or you are feeling sick, register for our virtual option!**

**Hitch a ride to Fort Worth on our shuttle!**

Premier Transportation has generously donated a Shuttle Bus to take us from Dallas to Fort Worth (and back) for our June Education Program the Fort Worth Club!

We will be gathering and leaving from Trinity Groves at 5:00pm.

Add it to your June education program registration. There is no additional cost to all registered attendees.

Please be on time, you don’t want to miss the bus!

**Stay at the Inn at the Club**

Enjoy a Fort Worth Staycation and experience life as a “Member” of the historic and prestigious Fort Worth Club!

We are offering a special NACE Attendee rate of $125 (+tax) for this meeting only!

Stay overnight at the Inn at the Club after the NACE meeting on June 2 and enjoy membership amenities such as:

  • First Class Dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Bar Bites and Cocktails in the Davey O’Brien Sports Lounge
  • Athletic Center facility access, including on-site Cryotherapy

(Extra charges will apply.)

Reach out to front@fortworthclub.com to secure your reservation today.  

Thank you to our June Education Program sponsors!

Educated Bites with TX Whiskey

Date: Wed, June 2, 2021

Time: 4:30p

Location: Fort Worth Club

Join us & Ale Ochoa, Whiskey Scientist for TX Whiskey, to learn all about the science of Whiskey!

What you will learn:

  • The differences between whiskey, bourbon, and rye
  • How blends are made
  • And the processes behind the magic of distilling
  • Understand more about the fermentation and distillation process
  • Hear the TX Whiskey Distillery story and how they have grown.

All of this while tasting five of their different products!

Ale Ochoa (Pronounced “Al-e or Allie”)

Ale Ochoa, whiskey scientist at Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. (F&R) spends her days focused on the flavor of whiskey – from maturation, blending,  and sensory analysis to research and development – for the production of the award-winning TX Whiskey and TX Straight Bourbon.

Ochoa brings extensive knowledge of the science behind taste, aroma and the senses to the distillery team at F&R, having graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and a master’s in Animal Science.  During her studies, Ochoa spent time working in a sensory kitchen before becoming a research technician in a flavor chemistry lab. On a daily basis, Ochoa tests samples and quantifies the aromas and flavors of F&R products at every stage of the distillation, maturation, and blending, ensuring that F&R’s products maintain the highest standards of quality and consistency.

*PRO Tip to Avoid Traffic: Head out west and attend our Educated Bites class hosted by TX Whisky, where you’ll get to wet your whistle while you learn all about whiskey, bourbon, and rye!

Then it’s an hour of networking, followed by dinner with speaker Phil Gerbyshak to discuss “Pocket Profitability: How to Run Your Business and Make Money with Your Mobile Device.” This is one you won’t want to miss, register TODAY!

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
Time: 4:30pm
Where: Fort Worth Club

You must be registered for our June Education Program to attend this FREE event.

Sponsored by TX Whiskey:

Poker Tournament Fundraiser

Date: Wed, May 12, 2021

Time: 6:00pm

Location: BEYOND - 1300 Round Table Dr. Dallas, TX 75247

Entry fee: $50 to Play, or $20 to Attend
(Light Bites and Beverages are included. Bring cash for additional Play options)

Read more about Project 16 on our blog.

**Email info@dfwnace.com to RSVP** Note: When you RSVP, please note if you plan to play poker or just be a spectator.

Visit dfwnace.com/fundraiser for all of the details!

Including information on how you can make a donation and build your brand awareness with a branded poker table.

Poker Tournament Sponsors:

New Member Orientation

Date: Wed, May 5, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Parkway Experiences - 14555 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75254

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 May meeting begins.

Email membership@dfwnace.com to confirm your attendance.

May 2021 Meeting

Date: Wed, May 5, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Parkway Experiences - 14555 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX, 75254

Purveyors of Pixie Dust – How to Use the Magic of Storytelling to Drive Results

Summer Jelinek

Have you ever attended a meeting, conference, or educational event and when someone asks what you learned, you find yourself sharing a story from the speaker instead of a statistic? Do you love hearing the story of how a long-married couple first met? If so, you are living proof that as humans, we are hardwired to focus on stories. As a business owner, why does this matter to you? If you can translate what you do into a story for your client, or even better, use what you do to elevate their story, then you are tapping into the secret weapon used by many successful companies and entrepreneurs. Join Summer Jelinek as she shares her love and passion for storytelling; learned from some of the best companies in the world, including Walt Disney World, The Disney Institute, and H-E-B, to help you use the magic of storytelling to drive results for your clients. 

  • Understand why the most important part of the story is not the Once Upon a Time 
  • Learn how a consistent sprinkle of the story will enhance the client experience and keep them  coming back for more 
  • Receive specific examples on how the best story tellers are able to see a happily ever after that the Client hasn’t even imagined
Event Details

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Arrival & Registration:

Dinner & Program:

*We will be outdoors. Masks are encouraged.

Parkway Experiences
14555 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75254
(Our rain plan is at Alora Event Venue)

Meeting Registration Fees:
Members $45, Guests $60, Student $35, Virtual $15

Pricing increases on Friday, April 30th. Registration closes on Monday, May 3rd.

**If you’re not comfortable attending in person or you are feeling sick, register for our virtual option!**

Thank you to our May Meeting sponsors!

Community Service: TeamConnor 3 Forks Golf Classic

Date: Mon, May 3, 2021

Time: Varies (Choose your time slot)

Location: Gleneagles Country Club

Serve the community with your fellow NACE members at the TeamConnor 3 Forks Golf Classic.

General volunteer help is needed to help set up, checking people in, manning the hole-in-one and beverage stations, and tear down.

Sign up for a time slot to volunteer at http://www.dfwnace.com/golf

April 2021 Meeting

Date: Wed, April 7, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: The Mason Dallas (115 S Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203)

Good People Make Great Communicators

Few of us need to give speeches and even fewer want to hear from them, but we all have to communicate well to do our jobs well. This is especially true for those of us in service industries because our success often depends on how well we interact with people under high levels of stress, which can make monsters out of the best of us. 

David Henderson will share a few techniques he learned as an SVU prosecutor that will help manage difficult personalities on your job the way they helped him manage them in court. 

Meeting Registration Fees:
Members $45
Guests $60
Student $35
Virtual $15

*Don’t wait to register! Space is limited in order to create a COVID-safe environment.*

Pricing increases on Friday, April 2nd.
Registration closes on Tuesday, April 6th.

Register Here

Annual Awards Gala

Date: Wed, March 3, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Thompson Hotel Dallas - 205 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

“A Night with the Stars” is all about YOU. And we can’t wait to showcase what our favorite industry STARS were able to accomplish in 2020!

Don’t forget to submit yourself for our NEW awards at http://www.dfwnace.com/awards by February 15th!

*If you want to join us at Catbird after the dinner please be sure to make a reservation at the following link: http://resy.com/link?venue_id=40056

**If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you please not attend.

February Virtual Meeting

Date: Wed, February 3, 2021

Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

“Leveled Up Virtual Presentations”

Certified Virtual Presenter, Rob Ferre, will give you strategies to improve your virtual meetings and strategies with your potential clients. You too can create virtual presentations that will give you a leg up on the competition. This will also enhance the way you do business and have business with clients outside your immediate market. It’s time to level up your virtual game and never look back!

  • How to share your slides, video and photos effectively
  • Best meeting platforms and how to use them
  • Lights, camera and audio! Tips on creating the best look for your virtual office with the latest tech
  • Scheduling and automating your meetings to simplify your client’s experience.  

Rob Ferre is an entertainer, speaker and DJ from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is the owner of Life of the Party Entertainment which is a five-time Best of State winner for DJ Services. He founded his entertainment company in 2007 after training 3 years in the family entertainment capital of the world, Orlando Florida. Where he worked for Disney, Universal Studios and Nickelodeon as a game show host and DJ. He has been speaking to and entertaining audiences for over 20 years. He is one of the most sought after speakers in the wedding and event industry. Over the last three years Rob has spoken to audiences in Italy, Armenia, Dubai and all over the continental United States. He was the official emcee of WeddingWire World and Destination Wedding Planners Congress in Dubai. Rob is a proud member of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association, American Disc Jockey Association, and the National Speakers Association where he serves as the Past President of NSA Mountain West.