~ Up-Coming Meeting~


Engaging Your Social Media Audience

Presented by Leslie Haas

Wednesday, March 28th

6:00-8:00 pm

Larkins- Cabaret Room

Click here for more info!


~ February Nominees~


Entertainment: Jumping Jukebox

Photo/Video: Josh Jones

Venue(s): Larkins

Catering: Larkins

Planning: Crystal Williams

Florals: Statice

Bakery: Holly’s Cakes

HMU: Cotton Rouge

Rental: Tri-County

Specialty: Danielle Baker


~ March Nominees~


Entertainment: Uptown Entertainment

Photo/Video: Sposa Bella

Venue(s): Old Cigar Warehouse

Catering: Table 301

Planning: rsvp wedding coordination

Florals: Dahlia A Florist

Bakery: Couture Cakes

HMU: Rose Glow Beauty

Rental: Professional Party Rentals

Specialty: Blush Nutrition


~ Special Thanks- February Meeting~


Katie Cotton with Cotton Rouge & Company


~ Special Thanks- February Raffle Items~

Holly’s cakes

City Scape Winery


Double Tree at Biltmore Farms


~ Community News~

Larkin’s recently opened their gorgeous new event center, the “L”. To tour their new facilities, please reach out to Nicole Swinson at nicole@larkinsontheriver.com.

Pedal Chic will be hosting their grand opening March 9-10th from 4:00-6:00 pm. Help welcome them to the community and learn about the creative services they offer!


~Reminder of Voting rubric for the NACE GALA Awards~

A survey monkey sent to ALL NACE members AND nominees. Each one of these votes will be 1 point.


The board to judge on the following-


Involvement in NACE (up to 15 points)

        Leadership (scale of 1-5)

        Volunteering (raffle items, venue sponsor, donations, etc) (scale of 1-5)

         Have they attended a meeting (1 point for each meeting attended, up to 5 points)


Social/marketing/web presence (judged on the professionalism of their presence of the company, not the individual) (up to 6 points)





Overall board vote (1 point each)


Overall executive board vote (President, VP, secretary, treasurer, and membership) (3 points each)



~President’s note~


I cannot express how honored and excited I am to be the president of the Appalachian Chapter of NACE. 

One of the multiple things that I am excited about is our chapter’s new grant program. We also have some amazing sponsors lined up for the year that are kind enough to host our meetings. We were able to lower the cost of our ticket admission for all of our networking and education meetings that we will have every month. With these sponsorships we are able to put additional monies toward supporting our community and advancing careers for hospitality and about professionals. 

With clients expectations growing being excellent, furthering education, networking, and being a leader is super important. And if we can raise the standard of professionals in our community then we will be able to really show off the Appalachian region on a national level.