South Florida NACE NEWS - 2018 1st Quarter Print

President's Letter


2017 Board of Directors




Marci Guttenberg

An Affair To Remember By Marci

2nd Vice President – Membership & Hospitality

Anna Garcia

Addison Reserve Country Club


Haley Haughey

3J Hospitality


Michelle Hunter

Menin Hospitality

Director of Programs

Keith Willard

Keith Willard Events


 Committee Members



Membership Committee (Retention)

Membership Committee (Retention)

Saskia Markowski

Marcia Villiers

The Signature Grand

Beautiful Kreations

Membership & Hospitality Committee 

Jaye Goldberg 

Ultimate Bridal Beauty

Membership & Hospitality Committee

Cindy Serano  

Ceremonies by Cindy

Taste of NACE / Programming Committee   

Tara Horner

Deer Creek Country Club


Welcome to our first newsletter for 2018!  Words cannot express the honor and excitement I feel to be your NACE South Florida Chapter President for a second term.

We started this year off with “Let’s Motivate!” At Wynwood Walls on January 16, 2018.  Our Motivational Speaker, Devin Burke, gave us helpful tips to start off the new year without all the brain clutter. Sponsors included Wynwood Walls, Wynwood Parlor, Over the Top Rental Linens, 900 Novecento, Café Ala Carte, Chef David Schwadron Cuisine and Event Design, Christie’s Photographic Solutions, SuViche, and Complete Media.

Our February 20th meeting, “Love The NACE You’re With”, was held at the Embassy Suites Boca Raton. Attendees found new event matches with this fun and energetic speed networking event.  Sponsors included Embassy Suites Boca Raton, Over the Top Rental Linens, Café Ala Carte, DJ TLake, PSAV and Smile Event Photography.

Our March Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 20th at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. This was one of our most exciting and well-attended general events for NACE! We shared some wine together, while gaining lots of knowledge! We were honored to have Professional Sommelier Rémy Bourzade, present this educational event with a unique twist. Sponsors included Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Black Glass Events, Café Ala Carte, Chocolate Fountains of South Florida, Beautiful Kreations, Over the Top Rental Linens, DJ TLake, and Cheryl & Jay Wedding Photographers.

This past year, we held some amazing events, and we look forward to bringing you more outstanding events this year! As we approach the end of the first quarter,

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

Warmest Regards,
Marci Guttenberg

Marci Guttenberg, Owner/President, An Affair To Remember By Marci

NACE South Florida Chapter President

(954) 306-5999 / [email protected] 

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Welcome New Members!

Celebrate Our Members!  Join us in welcoming these New Members:

Risy Gonzalez, Premier Table Linens
Gerardo Machado, Decora- Furniture Event Rentals

Joseph Veneman, StaffMate Online

Congratulations to these Milestone Members:

20 Years - 1998
David Buckley, AFR Event Furnishings
Bonnie Fimiano, Café Ala Carte
Marci Guttenberg, An Affair to Remember, LLC

15 Years - 2003
Maxine Chen, Indian Spring Country Club
Andrew Masia, Boca West Country Club

10 Years - 2008
Kate Patay, Patay Consulting
Susan Jaffe-Reben, Pieces of Dreams
Lorant Botha, Broken Sound Country Club


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Upcoming Meetings


April 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Let's Dance!  Join us for a mix n' mingle night with fellow Nace members and guests.  Plus enjoy sweet treats and delicious bites from our sponsors.



Meetings are subject to change, please stay tuned for details and registration on Interested in hosting or sponsoring a monthly meeting?
Please contact: Keith Willard, Director of Programs, NACE South Florida, [email protected]

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 one week in advance.  Details can be found in your email announcements and on Facebook for each meeting date.


What do you like most about spring? Is it the extra hours of daylight or the beautiful flowers sprouting up everywhere? Or, how about the opportunity to offer prospective members $100 off the NACE membership fee?

  • Restrictions: Valid for new members only or members who have lapsed for a year or more
  • Online Discount Code: SPRING18 (Code is REQUIRED to receive discount online)
  • Young Professionals receive 3 months free membership when they join NACE. That's 15 months for the price of 12! No code needed!

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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. 

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



The Club at Ibis ( in West Palm Beach, FL is seeking an experienced Catering Director. Interested candidates may apply online,

About Ibis

The Club at Ibis is an award-winning West Palm Beach country club with a legendary reputation.

What makes The Ibis Experience™ unique are the incomparable sports programs, the engaging lifestyle, its beautifully-manicured setting, and the all-new Sports Village and Clubhouse. More than just world-class golf, we also offer a selection of four new distinctive dining venues, planned social and cultural activities, swimming, tennis, fitness, and a luxurious spa. 

Full-time eligible employees are offered a highly attractive benefits package including health, dental, disability, life, vision, accident, and tax deferred savings accounts. In addition, a 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, a college savings plan, paid time off, education assistance, and summer golf, fitness, pickleball & tennis privileges. At Ibis, family comes first! Employees enjoy wellness initiatives including an annual health fair, a Thanksgiving gift card, “Cookies with Santa” family event, and an annual holiday party. The Club at Ibis offers its team members a merchandise discount and a complimentary meal program.


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