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Recipe of the Month

White Bourbon

Credit: Laura Sant


2½ oz. bourbon
½ oz. St. Germain
2–3 dashes Angostura bitters
Strip of lemon zest, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS: Stir bourbon, St. Germain, and bitters in an ice-filled mixing glass or mixing tin until very chilled; strain into a rocks glass with a large cube of ice. Garnish with lemon zest.

Quote of the Month

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Dr. Seuss 


March 2015  

President's Report

Spring has Sprung (well almost)

As we are all recovering from the various southern “snow storms” that plagued us February, your Executive Board and Committee Chairs have been hard at work improving NACE Charlotte.

In January, six board members traveled to Washington DC to the National Leadership Summit. Those learnings and ideas were shared with entire board at our retreat in February, which concluded just as the first snow started falling.

Some new things to look forward to:

Member Spotlights

That’s right, we are bringing the spot light back. Each month we will have “member spotlight” and a “get to know your board member”. These individuals will be selected at our monthly meetings.

March Member Spotlight: Brian Moran with The Westin

March Get to Know Your Board Member: Tim Kolesar with Scott Brown Media Group

Social Media

In DC we discovered #allaboutthatNACE (and then the song was stuck in everyone’s head all weekend) This Spring, Charlotte NACE will be increasing our presence on both twitter and Instagram. Check us out at #NACECLT..

Follow us through Facebook and Instagram for upcoming events and latest trends: 

Facebook Page: NACE Charlotte 

Intagram Page: naceclt


It’s Awards Season and we are not talking about the Oscars…. This year, Charlotte NACE will be applying for a minimum of FIVE national awards.

-          2014 Chapter of the Year

-          Program of the Year – 2014 Tri Chapter Retreat

-          Program of the Year – NACECENTER at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

-          Catered Event of the Year

-           George Zell Spirit of NACE

Upcoming Events

Get ready for some awesome events!! In March we will have our second Tri-Chapter Retreat at The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge. You won’t want to miss this fun and educational glamping experience with our friends from the Appalachian and Triangle Chapters.   In April we will be getting motivated with an inspiring national speaker and May continues our “My Big Fat Wedding” series with My Big Fat LBGTQ Wedding.

See, we really have been taking advantage of those snow days. I hope you are all excited for a fun filled, action packed Spring with Charlotte NACE. Now, we just need the warmer weather and sunshine!


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Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members!

Canteen, Compass Group- Erica Pickrell                      

The Peninsula Club- Ryan Wells                         

The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge- Emily Brandewie                             

Carolina DJ Professionals- Troy Adams                                      

Mac's Speed Shop / Red Star Catering- Tami Klein          

Sodoma Law- Matthew Villmer                                            

National Association for Catering and Events- Anne Harper                                    

Lost Dog Cafe and Lounge- Monica L. Mavian             

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Awards & Recognition


Foundation of Shalom Park- Jay Parton | 2013

The Perfect Wedding Guide Charlotte- Cathy Terry | 2007

Creative Events Charlotte- Beth Redlich-Mattos | 2007

La-tea-da's- Chrystal Woodson | 2006


Scott Brown Media/iWed- Beth Mangus | 2014

East Coast Entertainment- Chris McClure | 2013

Sheraton Hoteal and Le Meridien- Justen Hix | 2010



Hilton Center City- Megan  Applegate | 2014

NACE- Laura Roberts | 2014

Zelnik the Magician- Greg Zeleznik | 2014

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge- Monica Murano Robinson | 2013

NACE Headquarters- Sylvia Buell | 2008

Reverend Rebecca Nagy- Rebecca Nagy | 2007

The Villas of Grand Cypress- William Singleton | 1993

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