Stephen Gossett

Chapter President

Co-Owner

Noveli Wedding Photography

FamZing Studios

My Wedding Group

Being in the event world is more than being at an event. What we do impacts lives both present and future. As a photographer for 15 years, it has been an honor to have clients reach out to me and tell me how much they still look at and cherish their photographs years after their wedding / event. Being surrounded by my industry peers that helped make those events a reality is truly humbling and is a career I never though I would have when I started.

 

I am excited to see the direction of our chapter. NACE is invaluable to professionals young or seasoned to gain valuable growth both personally and in their business. Our goal is to continue that mission to help our industry peers grow and succeed as a community, and help them become the industry leaders of tomorrow.

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Katie Cotton

Chapter Vice President

Owner

Cotton Rouge & Company

 I love the overall community of the event world. The way that so many very different businesses come together to make an event happen is truly a cool thing!

 I believe in the community you are in supporting and lifting each other.  By being in an organization like NACE, there is an entirely added level of support.  Not only are you able to grow closer to your peers but you also learn together how to develop and better your business. This enables the multiple different businesses to work together in an even stronger way, strengthening the event industry as a whole.

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Holly Bowers

Treasurer

Owner and Decorator

Holly's Cakes

Love being a small part of so many celebrations and working with some fabulous professionals.

Excited to be in NACE for the opportunity to grow personally and in my field.  There is always a take-away from the meetings!

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Tia McAlister

Secretary

Owner

Complete Weddings + Events

President

Complete Weddings Carolinas

I love the event world because it gives us the change to see someone’s vision that they cannot see become a reality. We get to be a part of the best moments for our clients and that is a feeling that can’t be described. 

 

I’m excited to be a member of NACE for the education and connections both locally and nationally. I’m honored to serve on the board to be a part of a Nationally recognized organization that provides so many opportunities to develop more professionally while surrounded by people that uplift and support me. 

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Carly Chapman

Membership Director

Assistant Coordinator

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The collection of people who breathe life into the event world are like no other.  They each come with their own talents and sense of style, which they utilize to create different forms of art for people to live in and experience.  Event professionals are fiercely dedicated to serving others, and can transform the most mundane gatherings into unique memories.

 

I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of an organization that encourages both personal and professional growth for all age groups.  We are so lucky to be able to build upon an existing community in our local event world, and to bring people together so that the community can continue to expand.  I am eager to connect with others and learn about their interests, while also creating new opportunities for existing and incoming members.

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Samantha Radandt

Communications Director

Owner and Planner

B & R Events, LLC

Chief Brand Officer

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Director

Southern Gala

I love events because I love creating beautiful experiences and seeing my clients face light up.  I have been blessed to have been a member of the event community since 2006 and have seen Greenville expand and grow with beautiful venues and talented professionals.  The best feeling in the world is when your client realizes that everything you have planned for them has come to fruition.

I believe in NACE because it is extremely important to have continuing education for event professionals and have a national association.

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Jennifer Riehle

Gala Chairperson

Sales Coordinator

Southern Way Catering

I love the events world because it is a creative outlet for me. Each event is totally different and I love taking personal touches about each client and incorporating it into their event. Working for a catering company most of the events we are involved in are celebrations of some sort. I love seeing people come together and being part of those memories means a lot to me.

 

I am excited to be a part of NACE because I am able to collaborate with others in our community that I normally wouldn’t have an opportunity to work with. There are many talented people in our industry and to be a part of an organization that promotes creativity and to think past the “normal” is exciting and pushes me both personally and professionally.

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Susan McMakin

Scholarship Chairperson

Owner and Decorator

Couture Cakes of Greenville

I love that each event we do is different. Each client is different and we are able to sculpt together something unique and creative that epitomizes the client ideas. I also love working with other very creative vendors to bring an event together. 

I love to learn! There is something new to learn everyday in our industry. Styles change, rules change, how we interact with clients is even changing. We must never stop learning and evolving for our clients. NACE provides educational meetings every month and also networking opportunities.

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Sam Luba

Fundraising Chairperson

DJ and Production Lead

Uptown Entertainment

 I loves seeing the dance floor packed and a leaving everlasting smiles on the Bride and Groom's faces the entire night!

I’m super thrilled to be in NACE this year for one main reason, have fun! The NACE organization overall is a great community to bring industry professionals-together and help build the community! Serving as Fundraising Chair I am excited to bring so awesome items to the table for our events this year that will really help drive towards awesome attendance!

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Melisa Nordmeyer

Immediate Past President

Membership Assistant

Event Liaison and Assistant

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Events are about bringing people together to celebrate! There is nothing more rewarding than working with other passionate event professionals to bring an event to life. Seeing the end results…watching people come together to have fun or celebrate milestones. The event industry is composed of such a remarkable community of artists and passionate professionals all dedicated to helping others achieve dreams. It makes all the hard work worth it.

 

NACE provides incredible networking opportunities and has also increased my vendor relationships in too many ways to count.

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Audrey Martin

Communications Committee

Events Concierge

Commerce Club

I love seeing events come together and helping create memories. 

I am excited to be in NACE because it offers many opportunities to learn. I am looking forward to promoting this great organization. 

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