Earlier this week, I attended NACE Experience! 2011, the annual conference for the National Association of Catering Executives. I have been a NACE member for 10 years, and on the board of directors most of that time. I always come home from their conference with a notebook full of ideas I can't wait to share with the First Coast Weddings team, and our clients. During the conference, I received a huge honor - I was named to NACE's President's List. This award is presented for "outstanding achievement and selfless volunteer service." We have an excellent Northeast Florida chapter, and it's an honor to be recognized by them and the national board of directors as well.
Speaking of our chapter, we won Chapter of the Year for 2011! We were up against two other great chapters in the "under 100 members" category. With over 40 chapters across the country, it was so exciting to be selected!
I love being involved with local, national, and international associations for so many reasons - but mostly, I love giving back to the hospitality industry!