Membership Benefits

Why become a member of your local NACE Chapter when you can just attend monthly events?  Joining NACE offers a variety of benefits for personal and professional growth, as well as an opportunity to become part of an incredible national organization!

  1. Network with other Catering and Event professionals locally and nationally.  You will have access to the national database to assist you both locally and in expanding your business across the country.  With over 40 Chapters nationally and 5000 members you have access to resources and information to help grow your business and your career!

  2. Become a Sponsor!  What better way to promote yourself and your business?  NACE members have the opportunity to host events or showcase their services to their colleagues and potential customers at monthly meetings.

  3. Enhance your Career!  Being a member of NACE showcases your dedication to your field and participation in the industry.  Businesses want to invest in those that invest in their futures.  Just ask some of the current members who have gained employment and career advancement through their participation in NACE.

  4. Grow your business!  We all know the power of networking and that we do business with like minded individuals.  NACE Members like to do business with other NACE Members, because we want each other to succeed.  

  5. Meeting registration is offered at a discounted rate for monthly meetings!

  6. Earn scholarships to attend NACE Experience!  Each year, Experience! is hosted in a different city offering four days of networking opportunities and educational sessions.  As a NACE member and participating at meetings with donation of services, raffle prizes, volunteering for Community Service, and attending events you are eligible to earn a scholarship toward attending the conference.

  7. Participate in monthly webinars hosted by professionals in the Catering and Events Industry!  Each month, free webinars are offered for members to continue their education from the convenience of their computer.  Learn about current topics and have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with your counterparts across the country!

  8. Get recognized!  Each year both the local and national chapters offer award opportunities to showcase your work.  Join a list of other professionals who have been recognized by their peers as the best in the industry!

  9. Earn your CPCE.  It isn't just a catering thing.  Becoming a Certified Professional in Catering and Events showcases your commitment to the hospitality industry and allows you to become a part of an elite group.  Show your expertise and continue your professional growth.  For more information on earning your CPCE visit the national website.

  10. Discounts!  We know it is all about business and providing an ROI as a business.  While there are the previous benefits are great, I am sure you are asking, how is it supporting the bottom line.  By joining NACE, you have access to a variety of discounts with business partners, including shipping with UPS!

    • AFR Event Furnishings – Members receive 20% off all orders.
    • Assurance Association Benefitt Solution (AABS) – Insurance quotes in all 50 states, representing carriers of health, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance, etc. Free benefit discount card for all NACE members, offering discounts on various prescriptions, vision services, lab tests, etc.
    • BBJ Linen - Receive 10% discount on linens. 
    • BizBash - Discount on directory listings.  
    • CORT Event Furnishings – Members receive 20% discount off all orders.
    • GigSalad - Save 40% off a Pro or Featured membership.  
    • Hertz Rental Cars – Members receive various discounts on car rentals.
    • Industry Events - Registration discounts to BizBash, Catersource and the Special Events Show. 
    • ThriveHive - 20% off your first year with ThriveHive.
    • TSYS –  discounted credit/debit/purchasing card processing services.
    • UPS – members save up to 34% on shipping.  
    • Verterra - Save 10% on sustainable ware for your special events.  
    • - Referral fee when referring Wine for the Reception to your clients.

NACE National offers a variety of additional discounts and benefits.  Visit for more information.