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 15% off all orders. AFR is also a NACE national partner.

    • AchieveLinks – free online purchasing portal, exclusive to NACE members, which rewards Links (points) for every purchase. There are hundreds of online shipping sites represented and more are added every month. The links can be redeemed for various products and services, includ ing NACE membership, Experience registration, etc.

    • Assurance Association Benefit Solution (AABS)– customized, co-branded website designed for FREE insurance quotes in all 50 states. Representing all carriers of health, dental, vision, life and pet insurance, etc. FREE benefit discount card automatic to all NACE members – this card offers discounts on various prescriptions, vision services, lab tests, etc.  

    • CORT Event Furnishings - members receive 20% discount off all orders. CORT is also a NACE national partner.

    • Creative Coverings– members receive 10% off specialty linen orders (some exclusions apply). Creative Coverings is also a NACE national partner.

    • Cvent– members receive 10% off Cvent online registration services.

    • Hertz Rental Cars– members receive various discounts on car rental.

    • TSYS– offers members discounted credit/debit/purchasing card processing services. Discounted processing rates range from 1.59% to 2.16% depending on transaction type.

    • UPS – members save up to 34% on shipping.

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