October 2018 Print

Special Announcements


The Las Vegas NACE Chapter is pleased to announce the candidates for the October elections for the Board of Directors.  Election Ballots will be emailed to all members on October 15 with elections hosted until 5:00 PM on September 19.   The annual elections will include Board of Directors as well as the Executive Board.  Please visit our elections webpage for more information and watch for emails for nominations and elections.  


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Chapter Meetings



Celebrate Octoberfest with NACE this October at Germany’s oldest beer hall, right here in Las Vegas, at Hofbrauhaus! 


Experience authentic a 4-course Bavarian tasting, paired with 4 refreshing beers on tap, in the lively Bier Garten.  All beers have scored at least 88 points and been awarded Gold & Silver Medals from the Beverage Testing Institute.

Special Dietary Requests: Please email Diane O’Brien at diane_o’ if you require a special dietary need.  Regrettably, onsite requests will not be honored. 



October 10, 2018
6:00 PM PDT to 8:30 PM PDT
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4510 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
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Complimentary.  Park in the lot next to the restaurant off of Paradise.


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Raffle Dazzle


We are excited to annouce that in 2018, 25% of our raffle funds will help fund our Community Service donations. We are consolidating our efforts at meetings to continue to fund the great work of our Community Service Committee. The Las Vegas NACE Chapter  continues to partner with local non-profit organizations to give back including Street Teens, Olive Crest and Candlelighters.  

This month's featured raffles prizes include:


(2) Tickets to Carrot Top, Lu Ann Terrell - Showtime Marketing 

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$25 Gift Card + Cook Book Carmine's Italian Restaurant 

Kay Kolbo, Alicart Restaurant Group

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Celebrate Life by Marcello Pedalino & Gift Certificate - Sight and Sound


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Board Installation and Gala

We hope you will join us for our annual awards dinner and installation November 14th, 2018 inside Veil Pavilion at the Silverton Casino Hotel Las Vegas, to congratulate the 2018 HonoreeJoshua Jones, DMCP, as NACE Celebrates 60 years. In addition to the awards and board installation, there will be a silent auction.

NACE Las Vegas Board Installation and Awards Dinner


Joshua Jones, DMCP
Regional President, Hosts Destination Services | Las Vegas

This November, the National Association for Catering and Events Las Vegas is recognizing Joshua Jones, DMCP, for his outstanding contributions and support for the Las Vegas Chapter of NACE and the hospitality industry. Joshua Jones, DMCP has been in the destination management arena for nearly 20 years starting from the group up. Joshua has helped produce thousands of events over the last decade and has a held nearly every role in destination management.  Joshua sees delivering hospitality as personal responsibility.    “Creating great experiences for everyone you touch is the mission”  Big or small, people will always remember how you make them feel.  This is how Josh approaches each day.  Josh is a believer in continuing education, giving back and industry leadership having served as President of the ILEA Las Vegas Chapter, ongoing education with UNLV and The International School of Hospitality and involvement with ADME International. Joshua currently sits on the advisory board the Timothy SY Lam Foundation which provides scholarships and grants for the hospitality industry as well as the Hosts Global Client Advisory Board.  In his free time Joshua loves to golf, travel and laugh with this friends and family and of course spend time rough-housing with his two boxers, Layla and Dempsey

Celebrate the achievements of our members.

Awards will be handed out for the following categories:

  • Best Meeting Venue of the Year
  • Professionals of the Year in a variety of Categories
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Contributing Organization
  • President's Awards
  • Legacy Award

Reception • Silent Auction • Dinner • Awards

Attire: Black Tie Optional

Registration: 5:45 pm     |     Reception: 6:00 pm     |     Dinner: 7:00 pm


  • $75.00 Members/Student Members - $85.00 after November 11
  • $90.00 Non-Members - $100.00 after November 11
  • Sponsorships. tables and ad sales are available.

Veil Pavilion inside the Silverton Casino Hotel Las Vegas


While Las Vegas wedding venues come in all shapes and sizes, Veil Pavilion is designed to create an intimately elegant space where memories are made – and new lives begin. It boasts 11,000 square feet of state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and is complemented by a dedicated events staff who focus their energies and considerable talents on bringing your special day to life, exactly the way you’ve dreamed. We’ll cater, coordinate and commit ourselves to exceeding your expectations, every step of the way.

November 14, 2018

6:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PST
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Silverton Casino Hotel Las Vegas
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139
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With the Chapter Board Installation and Awards dinner just weeks away, members are invited to recognize the talented chapter members who contribute to the success of our organization and in the Las Vegas Community.  We have expanded our awards to include recognition of NACE members who have demonstrated the Spirit of NACE and provided outstanding support and service in the industry.  This year the categories include:

  • Event Supplier Professional (Services to include DMC, Décor Companies, Rental and event planning companies)
  • Catering Professional (Members who work food and beverage including restaurants, independent caterers, and catering sales/services)
  • Convention Services Professional (Members who work in conference and convention services operations, sales, and support)
  • Event Services Professional (Professionals who provide services including DJ, Photography, Video, Floral and other support services )
  • Mentor / Educator (Open to all professional members who have demonstrated a strong sense of mentorship and education for other NACE members)

In addition, as invite our members to vote for the best NACE Event from 2018.  Ballots will be emailed to members and can be accessed on the member page when logging in.  Please return your completed ballot by October 31, 2018.


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Membership Spotlight


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 attainted their CPCE Certification.  


Kate Patay CPCE Kate Patay, CPCE, Chief Strategy Officer, Patay Consulting


Courtney Kemmler Courtney Kemmler, Event Coordinator, Soirees


Gary Bordman CSEP Gary Bordman CSEP, Chief Interactive Designer & Owner, Amusement Exhibit & Event Services


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NACE Legacy


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


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.

18 Years

Frank Gregory Frank Gregory, Senior Catering Convention Services Manager,  Caesars Palace

15 Years

Harvey Stern Harvey Stern CPCE, CMP, Executive Director of Catering and Events, Bellagio

13 Years

David Tapper David Tapper CPCE, Associate Director of Catering, Mirage Resort &Casino

10 Years

Donnell Bayot Donnell Bayot PhD, CPCE, CHE, Director of Academic Affairs, TISOH

9 Years

Marcus Lam Marcus Lam, Director of Admissions & Recruitment, TISOH 

7 Years

Steve Williamson CGSP Steve Williamson CGSP, Event Designer, By Dzign

5 Years

Donna Quichocho Donna Quichocho, Catering Sales Manager, JW Marriott Resort and Spa


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New Members


NACE membership provides you with an instant network of more than 3,500 professional colleagues in the catering and events industry. Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced professional, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) has the education, tools and resources you need to build and excel at your career.

Each month, we welcome our new members to the organization.  If you see them at a meeting, make sure to say hello and show them some Las Vegas hospitality!


Angela Williams Angela Williams, General Manager, Mansion 54

Interested in joining?  Learn more!

 60th Anniversary of NACE


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What are your professional goals for the year? Getting your Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) is an investment in your career that shows employers and clients your aptitude and commitment to the profession. NACE offers the opportunity to accomplish your professional goals with self-paced, online courses available through the NACE store.

Get started today! Review our certification requirements and download an application today.


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Member 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!  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.


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Community Service


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.

  • Upcoming Events
  • NACE Supported Charities

September Donations to Street Teens - Jason Umphlett - Current Events


Calling all NACE LAS VEGAS members , family and friends ! We need you to help save the day by participating in these upcoming local charities.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - October 28

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For more information on these two great events visit our current events for Community Service.


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Get Involved!


You get more out of your membership in NACE by becoming involved as a volunteer.  The opportunities for professional growth are endless as you assist with our monthly programs and events as a part of a Committee (local or national), and joining the Board of Directors.  

For more information, visit our Get Involved webpage to learn more about the following opportunities.  


As we have many transitions in our Board of Directors with the elections this year, the monthly newsletter needs a new editor.  If you have a penchant for writing and are interested in assisting on the Board with our communications, please reach out to to learn more about this role.


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Members on the Move


NACE is committed to helping our members grow in their professional careers and develop their businesses.  If you have news to share about a new job, promotion, accomplishments, or awards let us know and we will post it!  And don't forget to update your contact information with NACE National by logging into your account at


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NACE supports the continuing education of our future leaders and current members in the industry.  There are a variety of scholarship opportunities for Catering and Event Professionals interested in attending Experience Conference, earning your certification of CPCE, or furthering your eduction.  For more information, visit our Scholarship Webpage to learn how to support your continuing development and success.



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Meet the Board

The Las Vegas Chapter of NACE Board of Directors is here to represent the membership in planning meetings and providing representation for Las Vegas on a national level.  Please feel free to reach out to one of our board members for information about how to become a member, to become more involved, or volunteer for upcoming events.


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Learn more about maximizing your membership and utilizing the Las Vegas NACE website.


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Chapter News

The NACE Las Vegas Chapter newsletter offers you the opportunity to link with other Catering and Event Professionals.  Our newsletter is published quarterly and accepts submissions for articles, calendar of events, employment opportunities, community service, business updates, and other NACE success stories.

Articles:  To submit an article or other information for inclusion for our next newsletter please submit your information by the 4th day of the month.  The Calendar of Events and Employment Opportunities will be updated weekly as we receive information.  What are you waiting for?  Be in the NEWS! 

Calendar of Events:  Share your upcoming events such as open houses, grand openings, or showcases to invite other NACE members to participate or attend.  We will update this regularly even after the newsletter is issued so check back regularly to see what is new!

Employment Opportunities:  Have you checked out the classifieds?  If you are seeking another qualified individual for your business send us information including the title of the position, qualifications, contact information, and any other pertinent information to attract other industry professionals!  And don't forget to let us know once the position is filled to welcome them!

Business Updates:  If you received a promotion, changed positions, or expanded your business we would love to hear about your success!



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