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South Florida NACE NEWS - 2nd Quarter 2017 Print

President's Letter

Marci Guttenberg, Owner/President, An Affair To Remember By Marci, LLC
NACE South Florida Chapter President
(954) 306-5999 /


2017 Board of Directors    
President Marci Guttenberg An Affair To Remember By Marci, LLC
Vice President Susan Jaffe  Susan Jaffe Design
Secretary Elizabeth Sommerfeld Xtreme Action Park
Treasurer   Linda Prince Connie Duglin Specialty Linen
Director of Social Media Jeff Gold Motiv8 Events
Director of Membership Anna Garcia  Addison Reserve Country Club
Immediate Past President Alexis Wells Renaissance Hotel Boca Raton



Committee Members    
Membership Committee (Retention) Saskia Markowski The Signature Grand
Membership & Hospitality Committee  Jaye Goldberg  Ultimate Bridal Beauty
Membership & Hospitality Committee Cindy Serano   Ceremonies by Cindy
Programming Committee    Barbara Lane The Riverside Hotel


The new Board of Directors was installed at our November 15 Dinner meeting at Pavilion Grille. We took part in a Chapter Board Retreat in early January and to ensure we are all fully versed in all the benefits that our association has to offer its members. Select Board of Director members joined NACE chapter leaders from all across the country to convene in one of two conference locations – Long Beach, CA or Philadelphia, PA for the annual Evolve Conference. Your Board of Directors have been developing additional strategic plans at our monthly board meeting thereafter.

In the meantime, we held our kickoff 2017 meeting at the newly renovated B Ocean on Tuesday, January 17th. our February meeting was held at O Lounge / Yolo and March at the soft opening of Ouzo Bay Boca Raton. We are looking to bringing you new and exciting events/meetings for 2017, and hope to see you there! Our meeting schedule will remain as the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

We are always looking for committee members to help us plan meetings, work the registration desk, make phone calls, and more. If you are interested in joining a committee please reach out to any board member. Just a reminder that your committee participation counts towards your CMP or CPCE application or recertification.

Warmest Regards.

Marci Guttenberg


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Welcome to Your Newsletter


The NACE South Florida Chapter newsletter offers you the opportunity to link with other Catering and 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.

If you have something to share such as industry trends or local happenings involving NACE members,  email us.


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Upcoming Meetings

 Join us for an evening fit for a Queen!



April 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guest Speaker:  Rod Westmaas, CPCE

United Kingdom native, Roderick "Rod" Westmaas lived in South Florida where he formed his lifetime love of our industry. Rod is a longtime NACE Member and Past President of our Chapter.  
We invite you to join us in welcoming him on his return visit and learning about his prestigious career in Catering and Hospitality for Royalty, Celebrities and Politicians.


Parkland Golf & Country Club
10001 Old Club Road
Parkland, FL 33076


Beautiful KreationsCafé Ala Carte, Motiv8, Over the Top Rental LinenMichael Wright Photography, and LiquidXCream





BizBash Live Expo

May 4, 2017
Expo Hours: 11am-5pm

Save 15% on your BizBash Live pass with code NACE17.



Meetings are subject to change, please stay tuned for details and registration on Interested in hosting or sponsoring a monthly meeting? 

Please contact:
Susan Jaffe
Vice President, NACE South Florida
(305) 937-2026  /


Need help signing up for meetings? Always check your username and password... or you can click "forget password" for a new link to create a new one.



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Get Social

Socialize with us!  Follow us on these social sites for real time updates, offers and happenings...


Facebook: @nacesofla
Instagram: #nacesouthflorida
 Twitter: @SFLNACE



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Membership & Meeting Promotion



For a limited time, take advantage of our new Early registration pricing for Meetings.  Save $10 off our current rates if you register by the cutoff date.

Details can be found in your Email Announcements for each meeting date.

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Fundraiser Event

Grace Missions Donation

NACE South Florida presents a BIG CHECK to Grace Missions, Inc.  Members present in order from left to right: Jeff Gold, Jaye Goldberg, Cindy Serano, Marci Guttenberg, Delette Matheus, Susan Jaffe, Elizabeth Sommerfeld, Alexis Wells & Linda Prince.


On Tuesday March 21, Nace South Florida proudly donated $3,000 to Grace Missions, Inc.  These funds were our portion of the 2016 Holiday Industry Party and Fundraiser Event held at Xtreme Action Park in December.  We are proud of our contribution to this amazing charity and gladly presented this big check to our own chapter member Delette Matheus who personally traveled to Haiti to deliver it.

The purpose of Grace Missions, Inc. is to provide quality care and education in a Christian environment for abandoned girls in Haiti and to maintain a college scholarship fund for qualified students whose primary goal is to serve their country. Grace Missions, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian charitable organization.

Learn More about Grace Missions Inc.



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Welcome New Members!

New Members!

Join us in welcoming these New Members:


Peacock's Pantry Boutique Catering



Owner/Executive Chef

The Club at Ibis



Cultural and Catering Director

The Club at Ibis



Social and Cultural Manager

Riverside Hotel



Social Catering Manager

Good to be Framed




Galaxy Productions




Menin Hospitality



Senior Catering Sales Manager

Dekade Entertainment





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Member Benefits

Top Reasons to Join NACE:

NETWORKING Opportunities:

  • Local NACE chapters
  • MyNACE Members-only Online Community
  • Member Directory


  • Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE)
  • Business Academies Certificate Program
  • Experience! Conference and Expo
  • NACE Members-only Idea Swaps
  • NACE Educational Webinars
  • Affinity Benefits
  • Catering & Events Weekly*
  • Catering Magazine*
  • Catersource Magazine*
  • NACE e-news*
  • NACE Advantage Program
  • NACE Industry Awards Program

     * Complimentary subscriptions






NACE offers many members-only benefits in partnership with companies that can help improve your business.

  • AFR Event Furnishings – Members receive 20% off all orders.  
  • Assurance Association Benefitt Solution (AABS) – Insurance quotes in all 50 states, representing carriers of health, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance, etc. Free benefitt discount card for all NACE members, offering discounts on various prescriptions, vision services, lab tests, etc.
  • CORT Event Furnishings – Members receive 20% discount off all orders. 
  • Hertz Rental Cars – Members receive various discounts on car rentals. 
  • TSYS –  discounted credit/debit/purchasing card processing services.  
  • UPS – members save up to 34% on shipping. 


Did you know that when you refer a membership to NACE you save $50.  That's right, for each referral you save $50 off your membership renewal.  Refer 4 prospects for a membership that's a $200.00 savings towards your membership renewal.  Please ensure your prospect submits your name as the "referred by" when signing up.  For assistance, please  email 

*Membership Terms Subject to Change.




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Job Openings/Classifieds


Have a job opportunity you want to expose to hundreds of industry professionals? 

As a NACE members, you can advertise current openings both on the NACE South Florida website and in our quarterly newsletters.  Non-members can adverstise as well for a small fee. 

If you are interested in posting a position, please contact NACE South Florida Secretary, Elizabeth Sommerfeld,


For futher interest, job description, or contacts of any job openings, please contact your chapter president, Marci Guttenberg at for lead information - if is not listed..


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