Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

SF NACE OCTOBER: Networking + Educational Session

Please join us for an evening of networking + educational session: 
 

"Set Yourself Up for Successful Event Rentals"

Presented by

Kathy Newby, CERP, Sales Manager at Abbey Party Rents SF

 

Kathy Newby is a career event professional. She started in 1986 managing and executing trade shows in the orthodontic industry and then quickly moved to the production and rental side of special events. Her expertise lies in venue transformation, logistics, and creating a seamless full-service event experience. Kathy’s comfortable style and broad range of event knowledge are well suited for social and corporate clientele requiring a high level of privacy and discretion. Kathy’s accomplishments range from celebrity weddings and professional sports events to cultural celebrations and gala benefits including: • The weddings of San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds and TV personality Courtney Cox • Special ticket holder events for The San Francisco 49ers • National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl Tailgate parties for 3,500+ fans in Hawaii • Logistics and event design for: • Stanford University Commencement Ceremonies - Stanford, CA • Former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s Dress Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library - Simi Valley, CA • The opening of the new Teel Family Pavilion at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, CA • The Grand Opening of Terminal B at the Sacramento International Airport - Sacramento, CA • The Former President of the country of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves • Hip-Hop artist, NAS • Former US Secretary of State, Penny Pritzker • Media Mogul, Oprah Winfrey • Recording Artist and Fashion Designer, Kanye West • Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International, Jonathan Newhouse • Private screenings of the movies Queen of Katwe and I Am Not Your Negro Kathy spoke at The Special Event Conference in Long Beach, CA - in 2017 and slated to speak again in 2018; Eventworld, (ILEA) annual convention, in Hawaii, 2006 and St. Petersburg Florida, 2008. She has also presented numerous time for industry associations such as NACE, ABC. Kathy has been published in Special Events Magazine: “A New Take on Dividing Tent Space”, Dec. 2007, “Stretching Rentals Budgets”, Feb. 2009 and “The ILEA Esprit Awards: A Chance to Learn and Grow”, Jan. 2014. Kathy is currently a member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA), the Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA). She served as President of the ILEA Northern California Chapter, Vice President of the ILEA Western Region, and International Chair for the ILEA Esprit Awards all for 2 consecutive terms, as well as serving on several ILEA international committees and task forces. Kathy has also been a member of National Association of Catering & Events (NACE) and serves on the Planning Committee for the Bay Area Wedding Network (BAWN). Kathy received the designation as a Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP) from the American Rental Association in 2015. She has been honored with numerous prestigious awards & honors: • Mettle Attitude Award winner - ISES • Two-time recipient of Heart and Soul Award for Outstanding ILEANCC Chapter Leadership • Member of the Year - ILEA Napa-Sonoma Chapter • 2012 President’s Award - NACE Sacramento • 2015 ILEA Esprit Award – Best Event Volunteer Collaboration • Special Events Magazine Advisory Board 2015-2018 • Student Event Planners Association (SEPA) Advisory Board & Mentor

Kathy Newby is a career event professional. She started in 1986 managing and executing trade shows in the orthodontic industry and then quickly moved to the production and rental side of special events.

Her expertise lies in venue transformation, logistics, and creating a seamless full-service event experience. Kathy’s comfortable style and broad
range of event knowledge are well suited for social and corporate clientele requiring a high level of privacy and discretion. Kathy’s accomplishments range from celebrity weddings and professional sports events to cultural celebrations and gala
benefits including:
• The weddings of San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds and TV personality Courtney Cox
• Special ticket holder events for The San Francisco 49ers
• National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl Tailgate parties for 3,500+ fans in Hawaii
• Logistics and event design for:
• Stanford University Commencement Ceremonies - Stanford, CA
• Former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s Dress Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library - Simi Valley, CA
• The opening of the new Teel Family Pavilion at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, CA
• The Grand Opening of Terminal B at the Sacramento International Airport - Sacramento, CA
• The Former President of the country of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves
• Hip-Hop artist, NAS
• Former US Secretary of State, Penny Pritzker
• Media Mogul, Oprah Winfrey
• Recording Artist and Fashion Designer, Kanye West
• Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International, Jonathan Newhouse
• Private screenings of the movies Queen of Katwe and I Am Not Your Negro

Kathy spoke at The Special Event Conference in Long Beach, CA - in 2017 and slated to speak again in 2018;
Eventworld, (ILEA) annual convention, in Hawaii, 2006 and St. Petersburg Florida, 2008. She has also presented numerous time for industry associations such as NACE, ABC. Kathy has been published in Special Events Magazine:
“A New Take on Dividing Tent Space”, Dec. 2007, “Stretching Rentals Budgets”, Feb. 2009 and “The ILEA Esprit Awards: A Chance to Learn and Grow”, Jan. 2014.
Kathy is currently a member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA), the Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA). She served as President of the ILEA Northern California Chapter, Vice President of the ILEA Western Region, and International Chair for the ILEA Esprit Awards all for 2 consecutive terms, as well as serving on several ILEA international committees and task forces. Kathy has also been a member of National Association of Catering & Events (NACE) and serves on the Planning Committee for the Bay Area Wedding Network (BAWN).

Kathy received the designation as a Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP) from the American Rental Association in 2015.
She has been honored with numerous prestigious awards & honors:
• Mettle Attitude Award winner - ISES
• Two-time recipient of Heart and Soul Award for Outstanding ILEANCC Chapter Leadership
• Member of the Year - ILEA Napa-Sonoma Chapter
• 2012 President’s Award - NACE Sacramento
• 2015 ILEA Esprit Award – Best Event Volunteer Collaboration
• Special Events Magazine Advisory Board 2015-2018
• Student Event Planners Association (SEPA) Advisory Board & Mentor

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Carrie Dove Catering & Events Showcase & Open House
Aug
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Carrie Dove Catering & Events Showcase & Open House

 

Welcome Home Carrie Dove Catering & Events

Carrie Dove Catering & Events has a new home! 

Please join SF NACE in support & celebration of our community members:

"We are so excited about our new space, and proud of all the growth we have experience as a company.From a small apartment kitchen 15 years ago, to our new facility today, we look forward to hosting our friends, family and colleagues in celebration of our growth and future!" -Carrie Dove Catering & Events

We love any reason to celebrate the growth of our SF NACE community and member successes and we look forward to raising a glass with you! 

It's free to attend, make sure you're RSVP'd to this great party-you don't want to miss out on all the fantastic food + libations! 

Valet parking will also be provided! 

 

Thank you to the event sponsors:

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Jun
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

June SF NACE: 6.27.2017 Educational Session + Mingling

This month, past President of SF NACE and total culinary badass, John Silva of Culinary Eye Catering & Events will be presenting: "How to Grow Your Business and Build a Cult Following". 

We're looking forward to soaking up all the knowledge he has to offer and connecting with event attendees for another evening of great networking and exploring his beautiful new space! 

Haven't met John yet? You need to! Check out his bio: "It’s hard writing your own bio because it sort of seems like bragging.  But, if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it completely:  I took my first job when I was 15 ½.  Since then I’ve been a mechanic, a custom cabinet builder, a cashier, a bag boy, a catering cook, a catering sales manager, an event manager, a safety diver, a deck hand, a galley cook, a butcher, a banquet chef, a bartender, an avid installation and interactive artist, a frame maker, a potter, a non-profit grant writer, an instructional chef, a prep cook, a sous chef, a bar and restaurant consultant, a private chef, a designer, an event planner, a florist, and a business owner.  I’m also a husband, a brother, a father, and a son.  I’ve run rescues to save stranded divers at sea, lead cooking classes for 200 guests, managed weddings with power outages and delayed shuttles over 300 miles from our base camp.  I moderate a group of over 2000 industry professionals and I've also sat on the board and functioned as the financial advisor and president for NACE San Francisco.  Even more challenging, I help out nightly in the negotiation of bath time for my 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter.  I’m also astrologically a cancer who loves long walks on the beach…. So, what does this all mean?  Well, for all intents and purposes related to Culinary Eye, it means that I have a wealth of knowledge that I apply to every event I plan and work on.  I know from first hand experience what it’s like to plan your wedding.  I understand what is behind the decision process for choosing the right vendor for your non-profit gala or fundraiser.  I see what you’re looking for as you plan a dinner to impress investors.  I know how to create a moment that will inspire your guests.  And, above all, I love what I do because every event I put on becomes something that can be shared by many and is consistently better than the last."

Haven't met John yet? You need to! Check out his bio:

"It’s hard writing your own bio because it sort of seems like bragging.  But, if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it completely: 

I took my first job when I was 15 ½.  Since then I’ve been a mechanic, a custom cabinet builder, a cashier, a bag boy, a catering cook, a catering sales manager, an event manager, a safety diver, a deck hand, a galley cook, a butcher, a banquet chef, a bartender, an avid installation and interactive artist, a frame maker, a potter, a non-profit grant writer, an instructional chef, a prep cook, a sous chef, a bar and restaurant consultant, a private chef, a designer, an event planner, a florist, and a business owner.  I’m also a husband, a brother, a father, and a son.  I’ve run rescues to save stranded divers at sea, lead cooking classes for 200 guests, managed weddings with power outages and delayed shuttles over 300 miles from our base camp.  I moderate a group of over 2000 industry professionals and I've also sat on the board and functioned as the financial advisor and president for NACE San Francisco.  Even more challenging, I help out nightly in the negotiation of bath time for my 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter.  I’m also astrologically a cancer who loves long walks on the beach….

So, what does this all mean?  Well, for all intents and purposes related to Culinary Eye, it means that I have a wealth of knowledge that I apply to every event I plan and work on.  I know from first hand experience what it’s like to plan your wedding.  I understand what is behind the decision process for choosing the right vendor for your non-profit gala or fundraiser.  I see what you’re looking for as you plan a dinner to impress investors.  I know how to create a moment that will inspire your guests.  And, above all, I love what I do because every event I put on becomes something that can be shared by many and is consistently better than the last."

Thank you to our June Sponsors! 

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May SF NACE: 5.30.2017
May
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

May SF NACE: 5.30.2017

There's so much to learn when you combine great creatives, and we know you'll enjoy an evening discussing popular topics in our industry with some top local industry talents including Cristine Thomas from Today's Bride SF, Shawna Gohel of Maharani Weddings and more! Register Today! 

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Apr
6
to Apr 19

April SF NACE: 4.6.2017 Global Meetings Industry Day Meeting

This month, SF NACE is joining 9 other meetings + events industry associations to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day!

Please join us for a fabulous evening filled with amazing networking with SF NACE members and beyond! We can't wait to see you all there! 

PS, Save $20 by signing up online instead of at the event: Click the image below to register!

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March SF NACE: 3.22.17 Educational Session by Julie Novack, CEO of PartySlate
Mar
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

March SF NACE: 3.22.17 Educational Session by Julie Novack, CEO of PartySlate

SF NACE MARCH: Cocktail Mixer + Educational Session:

"Your Guide to Event Pro SEO: 5 Easy Ways to Earn Traffic & Leads"

Join us at the beautiful One Kearny Club for an evening of networking, a presentation by Julie Novack and delicious food by Fork & Spoon Productions!

Julie Roth Novack is the CEO and Co-founder of PartySlate, a digital photo-rich marketing platform designed specifically for event professionals and venues. Before launching her own company, Julie held a number of leadership positions at leading mobile and digital agencies over the past 20 years. Most recently, Julie was the General Manager of Razorfish Chicago where she managed a team of 250 digital marketing consultants and designers.     

Julie Roth Novack is the CEO and Co-founder of PartySlate, a digital photo-rich marketing platform designed specifically for event professionals and venues. Before launching her own company, Julie held a number of leadership positions at leading mobile and digital agencies over the past 20 years. Most recently, Julie was the General Manager of Razorfish Chicago where she managed a team of 250 digital marketing consultants and designers.     

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:


Thank you to SF NACE SPONSOR:

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February SF NACE: 2.28.17 Mixer + Educational Session: "What's Trending-Indian Weddings!"
Feb
28
3:30pm 3:30pm

February SF NACE: 2.28.17 Mixer + Educational Session: "What's Trending-Indian Weddings!"

Join us Tuesday February 28th, 2017 at New Delhi Restaurant for an afternoon of networking and an educational session from Chef / Owner of New Delhi Ranjan Dey! 

Attendees will enjoy a small taste of the famous cuisine served by Chef Ranjan as well as a presentation on What's Trending: Indian Weddings! 

This is the perfect break in your week, we hope to see you there! 

 

Thank you to our February Event Sponsors:

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Jan
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

January SF NACE: New Year Networking + Educational Mixer

Join SF NACE for our January Meeting! 

January is the perfect time to reflect, refresh, reconnect and refocus. At our event this month, hosted by The Argonaut, we'll reconnect after a successful & busy holiday season, reintroduce the 2017 board and have an educational presentation by our 2017 SF NACE President, Melissa Hagen.

 

Social Media + Your Business: Posting with a Purpose

Melissa is a wedding industry expert, bringing her experience in the luxury events industry to wedding & events industry businesses helping them to refine their online presence to attract their target clientele.  Melissa will share insight on how to make the most of your social media activity and the importance of shifting your focus from attracting followers to attracting paying clients. 

 

 

About our event host: The Argonaut

Located in the historic Haslett Warehouse, the Argonaut's home is a grand building built in 1907 of exposed brick, Douglas Fir beams and so much seaside character; you feel as though you can almost reach out and touch the colorful Barbary Coast past here. We're excited to take a tour of the Argonaut, learn more about their offerings for special events + meetings and experience a sampling of the wonderful banquet options (and drinks too!) available at The Argonaut.

We'll also have some fabulous raffle items including:

  • A one night's stay at The Argonaut and a gift certificate for the The Blue Mermaid Restaurant
  • Gift Basket from Carolyn Wilson Weddings & Events
  • 1 Hour Social Media Consultation with Melissa Hagen of Melissa Fancy

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:

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Oct
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

October NACE Event: 10.11.16 Educational Session

JOIN SF NACE FOR AN EDUCATIONAL SESSION + COCKTAIL MIXER OCTOBER 11, 2016 FROM 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

AT THE LODGE @ THE REGENCY CENTER

1290 SUTTER STREET, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94109

Presentation:


Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Able to to Tell Stories Using Social Media

by Anna Yuan, Startup Marketing Specialist of YSquared.in

 

The role of social media is to help individuals and businesses to be seen, to be heard and be able to to tell stories. This presentation will touch on useful social media strategy + tactics to achieve measurable results. Anna will focus on three social media platforms: 

  • How to use Instagram to inspire and to create brand awareness.
  • How to use Facebook to engage, target and retargeting existing potential customers and using facebook pixels. 
  • How to use Pinterest to create stories, drive traffic and make sales.

Learn More + Register --->

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Jun
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

June NACE Event: 6.7.16 Cocktail Mixer + Educational Session

"SEO + YOUR Business" Presented by Thomas Petty of Bay Area Search Engine Academy

Thomas Petty is a digital marketing and SEO trainer who has taught business owners from around the world how to get found online when their customers are looking for them. He's a popular speaker and blogger on many online marketing topics.

He'll be sharing with us:

The Top 3 Things Businesses Need to do to Get Found Online.

  • How your website has to convert visitors to leads
  • Simple search engine optimization (SEO) + local search 
  • Why online reputation management is SO critical to closing the deal, and how to set yourself up for success

Tuesday, June 6th from 6PM to 8PM  at

HYATT CENTRIC FISHERMAN'S WHARF SAN FRANCISCO

Don't miss out! Register Today!

Members: $35 / Non-Members: $65

Cocktails & Appetizers Hosted by Hyatt Centric

Thomas Petty has been a digital marketing and SEO trainer with the Bay Area Search Engine Academy for nearly a decade. He has taught business owners from around the world how to get found online when their customers are looking for them. He's a popular speaker and blogger on many online marketing topics and holds regular, free webinars to teach a variety of topics to his listeners. He's a Certified Usability Analyst (HFI-CUA®) from Human Factors International, and is an expert in web usability and how people interact with website. He's taught workshops at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and SCORE.

Thomas Petty has been a digital marketing and SEO trainer with the Bay Area Search Engine Academy for nearly a decade. He has taught business owners from around the world how to get found online when their customers are looking for them. He's a popular speaker and blogger on many online marketing topics and holds regular, free webinars to teach a variety of topics to his listeners. He's a Certified Usability Analyst (HFI-CUA®) from Human Factors International, and is an expert in web usability and how people interact with website. He's taught workshops at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and SCORE.

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Apr
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cocktail Mixer + Educational Session

"How to get Publicity for your Wedding Business"

presented by Sasha Vasilyuk  of I DO PR

Tuesday, April 26th from 6PM to 8PM  at Blu Bungalow 

Don't miss out! Get your tickets today! 

 
Eventbrite - SFNACE "How to get Publicity for your Wedding Business"
 
 Sasha Vasilyuk is the founder and CEO of I DO PR, a strategic public relations agency for bridal, travel and lifestyle brands, which has worked with Weddington Way, HoneyBook, AllSeated, Best Buy, Virginia Tourism Authority and many others. Sasha is also an award-winning journalist and has written for USA Today, LA Times, Huffington Post, Newsweek, San Francisco Chronicle, and others. She is the author of upcoming book “Publicity Guide for Wedding Professionals.

 Sasha Vasilyuk is the founder and CEO of I DO PR, a strategic public relations agency for bridal, travel and lifestyle brands, which has worked with Weddington Way, HoneyBook, AllSeated, Best Buy, Virginia Tourism Authority and many others. Sasha is also an award-winning journalist and has written for USA Today, LA Times, Huffington Post, Newsweek, San Francisco Chronicle, and others. She is the author of upcoming book “Publicity Guide for Wedding Professionals.

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February Educational Program - Fireside Chat with Valerie Gernhauser
Feb
12
11:00am11:00am

February Educational Program - Fireside Chat with Valerie Gernhauser

Valerie is a recovering attorney-turned-wedding planner based in New Orleans. She is a natural-born leader that takes pride in moving people, creating memorable milestones, and maintaining her poise under pressure. She has owned and operated Sapphire Events, a full service event planning and design firm for over four years, and in early 2015 founded sister company Ruby and Pearl Events, specializing in event management. She is also the founder of Sapphire Sessions, her business-to-business course on practical business strategies for entrepreneurs in creative industries. She has two beautiful daughters, Ramona and Veronica, two pugs, Maxwell Smart and Lucille Ball, and a darling husband, Davey, who is her rock and biggest supporter.

sapphireevents.com
Instagram: @SapphireEvents

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