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    President's Report

    Hello Charlotte NACE family!

    The annual Tri-Chapter NACE retreat in March was a big hit as usual!  The three chapters (Triangle, Appalachian, and Charlotte) convened in Greenville, SC for two days of networking, team-building, and inspiration.  A big thank you to the Appalachian team who organized a wonderful retreat.  Plan to attend next year’s retreat which will be hosted right here in Charlotte!  If it’s anything like previous years it will be a weekend to remember!  Save the date in March 2018!


    April’s program was hosted at the beautiful Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.  The theme was Engage! 16 Sea Island:  Insights and Trends.  Several members who attended the conference led an evening of conversation with 3 Charlotte local businesses as they shared their experiences from Engage!  Engage! is a luxury wedding conference and we learned hot new tips, trends, and tricks in this lucrative industry.


    May’s program will be Kentucky Derby themed at the Mint Museum Randolph.  Plan to attend and wear your best Derby hat and attire!  Our Programs team is hard at work planning a fun evening to recreate the famous Kentucky Derby atmosphere including refreshing cocktails, regional food, and a festive exciting atmosphere.  Register today at


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    For the May program, we want to encourage team building within your company, the industry and the NACE organization. 

    Assemble a team (or go solo if you dare!) and create a one-of-a-kind derby hat! Come up with a team name, a song and a walk for the runway to show off your design for a chance to win! You will be judged on Creativity-Walk-Overall Performance-Member Votes. 

    Voting proceeds will be donated to our 2017 community partner, CORE! 

    We can't wait to see everyone's creativity on the red carpet!

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    Job Description

    Who we are: Party Reflections is a leading event rental industry provider in the Carolinas. The business started in 1958 and has been a family operated business since day one. The most important piece to our success is our people.  We strive to make great moments happen for both our clients and our employees. We are always eager for motivated, and results-driven people to join our team!

    Job Title:             Account Executive | RALEIGH

    Qualifications:                  Strategic and creative thinking to understand industry and business trends.

                                               Great organizational, oral and written communication skills.

                                               Extensive experience with presentations and client facing communication.

                                               Ability to work independently and meet quota-level goals.

                                               Good understanding of event management.

                                               Experience demonstrating the ability to manage multiple projects.

                                               Knowledge of event rental equipment a plus.                                     


    Experience:                        Bachelor’s degree and 3 + years sales experience.

    Classification:                   Exempt

    Position Summary:          The Account Executive manages the sales process of our rental equipment through current relationships as well as develops new business relationships in the Carolinas and surrounding areas.

    Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

    • Generating new revenue through closing sales by acquiring new business customers and growing existing customers.
    • Design effective proposals and quotations, and respond in a timely manner to Requests for Proposals (RFP).
    • Create and Maintain contracts with clients through the event process.
    • Practice effective time management for sufficient sales activity.
    • Identify future product and market growth opportunities.
    • Oversee the coordination of sub-rentals and outside vendors when necessary.
    • Develop new business leads through networking.
    • Join professional organizations such as NACE or ILEA to build professional network.
    • Adhere to company policies and pricing structure.
    • Cultivate and increase annual rental revenue.
    • Track and report results of market analysis and business development for future opportunities.
    • Work with the Operations Staff and Project management team to ensure jobs are handled appropriately and meet the client’s expectations.


    Software Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Proficient use of rental software a plus.


    Please visit for more information and to apply! 


    Event Assistant

    Part Time Position 15-25 hours per week


    Description of Position


    The event assistant is responsible for event set up, execution, and event break down, catering deliveries and Retail Operations. This person must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license, clean driving record, along with their own vehicle. They must be available to work as needed for Events and deliveries as needed.



    The Event Assistant will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of our menu and learn processes quickly. The Event assistant is responsible for set up and execution of all in house and offsite catering events. The Event Assistant must be able to support the Catering Sales Manager in assigned weekly tasks and able to complete other duties as assigned. This person will also assist in running our retail operations. Open Availability is necessary. Excellent communication skills required to work with clients during event. Excellent presentation skills required in representing company during events.


    Job Functions:

    •          Setup and Execution of Events
    •          Being efficient and having great organizational skills
    •          Learning menus and standard setups for events
    •          Ability to deliver catering orders
    •          Passion for catering and events
    •          Work as a team player with a passion for continuous learning
    •          Being able to work different Retail Outlets within the company
    •          Answering phones and inquires

    Event design


    Minimum Requirements:

    •          HS Diploma or GED Equivalent
    •          Valid NC Driver’s License
    •          A minimum of 1-year Hotel, Catering and or Retail Experience
    •          Open Availability including evenings and weekends
    •          Ability to lift 35 pounds


    Dynamic Catering Event Sales Assistant- We are looking for:

    •          Great interpersonal skills
    •          Strong written and verbal communication skills
    •          Strong computer skills
    •          Great attention to detail
    •          Hospitality preferably hotel and or catering experience
    •          Must have own vehicle and acceptable driving record

    Please Send Email with Name, Telephone, and Resume Attachment




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