Member Spotlights

Happy June!

Note from the President

Happy June NACE Detroit!

The summer is finally back in the Motown as we've kicked off the event season with our big Detroit Grand Prix this month.  I know that our friends over at Event Source and Andiamo were rockin' and rollin' with the Indy Cars on Belle Isle. :)

As many of oyu know, we have started to incorporate more "member only" events onto this year's calendar.  Why, you ask? Great Question.

We want your opinion.  We want your ideas.  NACE is truly a mini Detroit family, and we want to share everything together with you.  If you need help growing your business, let's figure it out together.  If you are interested in more National Guest Speakers to come to our meetings, let's find a way together in how to raise more funds.  We want NACE to work for you; personally and professionally.  Tell us how we can.  As a benefit of membership to our chapter, we want this meeting to be your perk for your support.  Not to mention- IT'S FREE!

Our next meeting is the second of three "Members Only" meetings to be held this year.  Join us on July 20th at 8am- located at the lovely Event Source in Ferndale.

Make it sparkle,
Kate Montgomery, CPCE
Detroit Chapter President

Upcoming Events:

Members Only Meeting
NACE Members are welcome to join us on the morning of Thursday, July 20th.  We will be meeting at the Event Source HQ in Ferndale at 8:00 am.  Not a NACE member yet? CLICK BELOW for membership details!
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August Full Meeting
Who doesn't love a tailgate?  Join us for the August meeting for an evening of beer, great food, and tailgate treats.  Compare tailgate ideas with local experts as you look forward to Fall planning.  We will meet at Atwater Brewery in Detroit from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. CLICK BELOW to register!
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New Member Spotlight:
Why pick just one?!  This month, we are thrilled to announce the addition of not 1, not 2, but 12 brand new members.  We will be spotlighting individuals as we go, but here is a quick list of those that have recently joined our network.
Ashley Lynch from Festoons and Flourishes
Ashley O'Gieblyn from MotorCity Casino Hotel
Kristina Fetter from The Inn at St. John's
Kimberly Covin from Especially Yours by Kimberly
Gina Cairns from the Auburn Hills Marriott Campus
Brian Weitzel from BTW Photography
Yana Deych from The Kingsley Inn-Bloomfield Hills
Paulette Kruger from The Kingsley Inn
Shivani Kothari from Vaniko Designs
Ann Brutell from Meeting Coordinators, Inc.
Erin O'Hara from the Detroit Foundation Hotel
Samantha Visconti from Andiamo Catering and Events
Please join me in welcoming these new members!!  We're looking forward to sharing, learning, networking, and getting to know each of you.  Welcome aboard!

Trend Watch:
Watch out for an influx of experiental moments added into more and more events.  As we are half way through 2017 (where did the first half of the year go!?) we're seeing a huge push for interactive and interesting elements.  Some examples; chef attended stations, staff that interact with the guests, creative lighting and staging, roaming entertainers, and more.  Why have a musician on stage when one can move through the crowd?  Why serve a buffet from the kitchen when you can have chefs building small plates live in front of your guests?  This is a fantastic way to put a personal stamp onto your event. You can pull your client's vision togehter while keeping your guests talking.


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