Our meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from 6 - 9 p.m. (with the exception of July and when conflicting with holidays).  The meeting location changes each month to introduce our members to trending locations, unique venues, and a variety of landscapes.  The goal of each meeting is to provide great networking, outstanding educational opportunities, and amazing food and beverage.  For registration questions, please contact detroitnace@gmail.com.

2018 May Lunch & Learn

May 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown
333 East Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226


Boundaries: How to set them and stick to them

As event professionals, we want to please everyone, especially our clients and team members. However, saying yes to everything ultimately hurts your business. How can you assert yourself, and both protect and project your value, while meeting and exceeding the expectations of a demanding market? During this seminar, you will learn:

  • How to create boundaries, and why you must stick to them
  • How to balance the needs of your clients and employees versus the needs of your own and your business
  • When to put your foot down, and how to maintain respect and cooperation after you have done so
  • How to turn a difficult situation into a solid boundary win!



Emily Sullivan is the owner and lead destination planner of Emily Sullivan Events, specializing in extraordinary celebrations throughout the South. Emily's passion for New Orleans and entertaining make her an exceptional planner. but her candor and affability make her popular amongst couples and vendors alike. Eager to share her expertise, Emily is a regular on local television, as well the national conference circuit Emily has been recognized by several wedding industry publications for her achievements, including The Knot, Weddings Unveiled, Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty and Catersource.  


  • 11:00 - Registration and Networking
  • 12:00 - Lunch - soft drinks included
  • 1:00 - Emily Sullivan - Boundaries: How to Set Them and Stick to Them



A cash bar will be available for alcoholic beverages and mixers.


The hotel is offering discounted Valet parking for $15. There are various parking garages and street parking nearby.


Courtyard Marriott Downtown Chair Covers and Linens Top That Event



$30.00 Member Ticket
$40.00 after 11:45 pm May 9

$50.00 Future Member or Guest Ticket
$60.00 after 11:45 pm May 9

$20.00 Student Ticket