February Newsletter Print

President's Report

Hello Greater Palm Springs NACE!

We are off to a great start to the year and we are excited for what is to come.  Since taking office in December, the new Board of Directors have been busy.  We held our annual Board Retreat in December to discuss our plans for the year.  Cathi Horner, the Chapter and Partner Relations Director from NACE National, also attended our retreat and lead us in a Strategic Planning workshop.  She helped us identify our mission statement and core values along with our goals for the upcoming year

Mission Statement:    NACE Greater Palm Springs exists to grow our members business and careers through education, community and networking. 

NACE Palm Springs Core Values
  • Transparency
  • Inclusiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration
  • Ingenuity
  • Achievement

We are working to elevate our meetings and the education/speakers each month to enhance your experience and for you to continue to show your employer the value of your membership. 

We also have new opportunities that we will be implementing this year, including our Monthly Member Spotlight and monthly meeting sponsorships.  Please let one of the Board Members know if you are interested in either of these or would like to hear more.

I am excited for the year to come.  If there is anything that you would like to see, please let me know. The Board is here to make your membership valuable!  

Sandy Maurin
NACE Greater Palm Springs President

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Welcome New Members

Welcome to our New Members!

Lola Kent, Doubletree Gold Resort
Jennifer Saccardi, The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage
Francis Tupas, Francis Ralph Photography
Joey Green, Luxe Linen


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Congratulations to our newest CPCE, Michelle Garibay of Michelle Garibay Events!  This brings the total number of CPCEs in out chapter to 4. 

The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) is a nationally recognized program and the mark of excellence for catering and event professionals.  The recognition and opportunities that come with a CPCE designation empower you to fast track your career or business.

If you want to learn more about the CPCE, please visit the NACE National Website at www.nace.net/grow/cpce or email with Michelle Stansfield, CPCE at [email protected]




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Calendar of Events

Save the Date for our upcoming meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Venue: Miramonte Resort & Spa
Program: Wellness and Self Care
The registration is open on the website if you want to RSVP

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Venue: Morton's The Steakhouse
Program: 2020 Beverage Trends
The registratoin is open on the website if you want to to RSVP

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Venue: To Be Announced
Program: 2nd Annual Chef Showdown

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Venue: To Be Announced
Program: To Be Announced

Our meetings are are currently scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Be sure to visit our website for details and to RSVP.
If you would like to host one of our events, please contact Christine Gorman at [email protected]

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NACE Experience! 2020

The 2020 NACE Experience Conference is a community experience that inspires catering and event professionals to elevate their ideas and expertise.  Experience is at the Bellagio Resort & Casino August 2th - 5th.  You won't want to miss this one! 

You can register at www.nace.net/events.  Register before March 31st to take advantage of the early bird pricing!

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NACE National News

A few other mentions:

NACE One Awards are now open for submission! 
Please visit the NACE website for a complete listing of the awards and how to submit.  www.nace.net/grow/awards.

We would also like to congratulation our Immediate Past President,
Michelle Stansfield, CPCE on her appointment as the Chair for the National Education Committee of NACE.  

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