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October 28, 2020 | 6:00 PM PDT
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas NACE Presents... "Casamigos in Your Casa"
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Dear Las Vegas NACE Chapter,
As our city begins to reopen, we hope that everyone remains safe and healthy. A special thanks to all essential workers - please know your work and dedication it does not go unnoticed. I would also like our NACE community to know we are here for you and #inthistogether. If you have returned to your workplace and/or are returning to work in the upcoming weeks, please stay safe and healthy. If you are still furloughed or laid off the NACE team would be happy to help in provide you with resources for assistance. The Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation is offering one such grant. Please see below for more details.
If you are no longer receiving our email communication, please email me at [email protected]
If you applied for a NACE Experience scholarship, due to COVID-19, we are extending the deadline to May 31st. You will receive your award letter by June 15th.
NACE Experience is moving forward, and the planning team is excited! They are working with all partners to make ensure a safe and fun experience. If you have questions or are looking to get involved, please reach out to the NACE Experience Ambassadors, Jodi Harris at [email protected] and Kathy Dyke at [email protected]
Stay safe and be healthy!
-Jennifer Landaz Chapman
NACE Las Vegas Chapter President
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National NACE News
NACE One Awards Deadline Extended
During these unprecedented times, we understand you may not have access to awards material, and may not have had a chance to work on your submissions yet. The deadline for awards has been extended to May 20, 2020. You can visit nace.net/awards to begin or complete your submission! If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Each month we showcase members from the Las Vegas Chapter of NACE as local professionals who are dedicated to the hospitality industry. To represent the different facets of our industry, we focus on a member from Catering and Events, as well as a member who has attained their CPCE Certification.
Joy Villanueva, Group Sales & Event Manager, Clique Hospitality
EVENT PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Tammi Booth, Catering Manager, The Mirage
CELEBRATING OUR MEMBERS
NACE started with humble beginnings in 1958 in New York City as the Banquet Managers Guild. Over the years, the organization has grown across the country and with the industry to become "One Industry, One Association".
From its local beginnings in New York City, NACE has grown to encompass more than 4,000 members in more than 40 chapters in North America. NACE continues to raise the standard of professionalism in the industry through education, certification, standards, ethics and professional recognition programs. NACE remains dedicated to growing and changing with the industry’s needs, providing critical resources for all its members, wherever they are in their careers and whatever their positions. Read our story.
LAS VEGAS NACE MEMBERS ANNIVERSARIES
Each month, we celebrate our members who have been a part of the organization throughout for at least five years, providing their continued mentorship, participation, and support of our chapter and guidance for emerging leaders in our industry.
Frank Gregory, Senior Catering Convention Services Manager, Caesars Palace
Harvey Stern CPCE, CMP, Executive Director of Catering and Events, Bellagio
David Tapper CPCE, Executive Director of Catering, Mirage Resort & Casino
Donnell Bayot PhD, CPCE, CHE, Director of Academic Affairs, TISOH
Marcus Lam, Director of Admissions & Recruitment, TISOH
Steve Williamson CGSP, Event Designer, By Dzign
Donna Quichocho, Catering Sales Manager, JW Marriott Resort and Spa
Lindsay Wolf, Director of Catering & Conference Services, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino
Seth Bankier, Founder, Spin-Spun All Natural Confections
Donna Murray, Sales Manager, Quest Events
Serena Dominguez, Wedding & Social Sales Manager, Border Grill
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
The Las Vegas NACE Chapter embraces the Spirit of NACE in our commitment to our local community in believes in supporting our community through outreach to local organizations. Each month, our Community Service Committee organizes to support a variety of local charities including Candlelighters, Street Teens, and Shade Tree. Money raised at meetings goes to a variety of items to support these charities, from bottled water to gift cards. If you are interested in assisting with any of their efforts, please contact Kay Kolbo for more information.
Thank you to Joy Villanueva @ Clique Hospitality for your donation of 25 hot meals
Thank you to Jason Umphlett @ Current Events for your donation of 25 hot meals
Thank you to the NACE Las Vegas Community Service Committee for your donation of 25 hot meals
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk
Date: Sunday October 25, 2020
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer isn't just a walk. It's a movement to end breast cancer. When you sign up, you join thousands of people just like you who want to see a world where this disease doesn't exist. You'll walk, you'll fundraise, you'll make lifelong friends. Most of all, you'll help save lives from breast cancer - and help us work toward a future without it. We can't do this without YOU!
For more information on these two great events visit our current events for Community Service.
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! Each month, we will share information about one of the great benefits of joining NACE.
Need more reasons to become a member of NACE? Check out this great article outlining the Top 10 Reasons for Joining a Professional Organization.
Due to the overwhelming response of applications for the Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation’s $500 Hospitality Relief Grant program, the Foundation has doubled its relief grant fund to $200,000.00. This new round of funding will be exclusively offered to individuals in the Las Vegas hospitality industry that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
$100,000 in relief grants have already been distributed to hospitality workers across the country. A second round of relief grants has been approved by the board, and designated for distribution to qualified Las Vegas hospitality employees, who are among the most economically affected by this pandemic.
Newly added application dates are Friday, May 15, 2020, and Friday, May 29, 2020. Final applications are reviewed by a third party not affiliated with the Foundation and qualified applicants will be selected using a lottery system. For more information and to apply online, please visit www.timothysylam.org/relief-grant.