2017 July Print

President's Report

Hope you had a Happy 4th of July Everyone! 

July is one of my favorite months because 13 Phoenix NACE members will escape the AZ heat and head to the Experience! 2017 Conference in Houston!  This is an opportunity for members to learn more about NACE, network with professionals from across the country, and gain insight into current trends to enhance their craft.  We look forward to sharing with you some of the highlights of the conference and future opportunities for you to gain more from your NACE membership. While I am always excited to learn and grow, I cannot express how excited I am for the Awards Gala, being held on Tuesday, July 18th.  I am thrilled for this event, as our chapter had an incredible 2016 and we’ve submitted 7 chapter awards for national consideration this year and we have 2 members nominated for awards as well. Good luck to all of this year’s nominees! 

I hope everyone can break away from the office for the July NACE meeting. It’s a luncheon! Reminder our NACE meeting this month will be one week later on July 25nd. We are so thrilled to showcase the beautiful Mountain Shadows Resort. We will be hosting a CVB Panel to learn how to better work with your CVB to increase your bottom line. 

Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday! 

With love and gratitude, 

Dawn Peterson, Phoenix NACE President

Phoenix Bride & Groom Magazine


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Phoenix NACE is proud to announce we have a new CPCE member in our chapter! Congratulations to Kellie Mendoza from Tempe Mission Palms for passing her CPCE exam! We are so proud of you and all your hard work!

Who's next to take the big leap? Our VP Allison Chapin ( ) is ready to help you prepare for the test!


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Community Service

Phoenix NACE is pleased to present a check to our charity partner, Singleton Moms!

Thanks to everyone’s support in the monthly NACE raffles as well as the 2016 Project NACE Fundraiser, we were able to raise a total of $1265.00 for Singleton Moms!

Through our fundraising, Phoenix NACE will also present The Foundation of NACE a check for $1265.00 at the Experience Conference.


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Spirit of NACE

June's Spirit of NACE is Joan Fairbanks from On Jackson. Congrats and thanks for all you do for NACE!

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Welcome New Members

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Meeting Recap

Tantalizing Tables! 

This years Tantalizing Tables was a fun, interactive event! Cocktail hour showed off six preset designs from Event Professionals who love to show off their creativity! 

Santa Barbara Catering designed "Pop, Fizz, Clink!" which would be perfect for a fun bridal shower or a glitzy girly wedding. Hot Trends that were showcased were Rose Gold, Inexpensive 'organized Chaos' and a micture of patterns and sizes for a fun and whimsical look:

Design Partners: Events on Jackson & Event Rents

ARG Las Vegas showed off The Ultimate Gamin Table!

The Falls Event Center created design and dessert with their  Shabby Chic Dessert Display. The current ttrrend of shabby chic and vintage decor created a charming and striking balnace between the beloved and historic with the fresh and new.

Design Partners: BBJ Linen and Leftovers Furniture and Treasures

Butterfly Petals always comes up with something fun and trendy and "Succulents and Cement" was a great way to show that off. This summer friendly table showcased succulents, desert plantsand trendy textures and taper candle elements

Design Partner; Cre8tive Event Rentals ( Chairs)

Classic Party Rentals showed off a Desert Bohemian Theme with a balance of soft and hard textures, succulents and muted colors to create a warm balance

Design Partner: Tabletops Etc

Dionne Events changed it up with "Winter Romance" Timeless, enchanting and overall beautiful. 


DESIGN CHALLENGE Before dinner, the rest of the membership made a mad dash into the design room and created tabletop designs within a specific budget and theme. 


Visit our JUNE PHOTO GALLERY to see more pictures of the event

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Member Highlight

June's Member Spotlight is Dianne Urspringer from Arizona's Finest Wedding Sites Magazine. 

Diane moved to Arizona from Florida just over 2 years ago with her husband and twin daughters. She comes from a Cruise Industry background and because of that she has lived somewhat of a global lifestyle, living in Dubai, UAE for 2 1/2 years and in Italy for 2 1/2 years. Now back in the U.S. she is able to bring her global experience to the magazine she now owns and is publisher for - Arizona’s Finest Wedding Sites and Services magazine. Events are her passion, and being part of a wedding publication touches so many aspects of what she loves best. Diane said, “Getting married is such a joyous time in someone’s life, it’s just an amazing feeling to have a part in that process that brings people so much happiness”. Arizona’s Finest Wedding Sites and Services magazine is distributed to engaged couples at bridal shows, bridal boutiques , registries and other wedding related outlets.

Arizona’s Finest Wedding Sites and Services is a complete resource for engaged couples who are planning their wedding. Their unique Venue ads showcase important details of all the finest wedding venues in Arizona, along with the top photographers, floral designers, event planners, caterers and all types of wedding professionals.

The magazine offers many opportunities for advertising clients to highlight and promote their companies to engaged couples both in their print magazine and popular website. 


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Experience! Conference info

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Meeting Sponsors

June Member Sponsors:

Special thanks goes out to these great members who made our 

June meeting such a great success! 

Click on the links to get more information

Creations in Cuisine 

Ray the DJ

Creative Coverings

Y-Knot Party Rentals & Floral Design

Santa Barbara Catering

Classic Party Rentals 


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