October 2020 Print

President's Report

NACE Family,

Seven months into this new world and finally getting back together IN PERSON!  A very wise and thoughtful friend told me, “If we aren’t prepared to do this, who is?!”  Truer words have not been spoken.  We as hospitality professionals have been preparing for this moment since March.  We have focused on ensuring that when we work with our clients, we are doing so with the upmost concern for their attendees and our employees.  We are ready to do that for NACE Charlotte on October 19th at the Grand Bohemian! Spots are limited to 50 so please sign up if you haven’t already.  I’m excited to see half of your face and the fabulous mask you decide to wear on the other half.

Thanks so much to ILEA and La-Tea-Da’s for partnering with us for the September program.  And special thanks to NACE member, Moving Mountains Studios for donating their services to film the program!  It was really awesome.  I haven’t made the paella.  I’m sure if you know me, you are not surprised.  If you don’t know me, come on over and I’ll make you my specialty, turkey and cheese on wheat bread. J  The program was so engaging and if somebody is making the dish in the next few weeks, I am available to take leftovers.

Each October, we host our annual meeting for members only.  This invite went out last week.  We will conduct the annual meeting via Zoom at 9AM on October 21st.  We will talk about where we stand as a chapter in our financials, membership and programs.  We will also vote in our new board leaders for 2021.

I was recently given a book for Ella Cate for her first birthday from a dear friend and the words really spoke to me on many levels.  Last night as I read it, I thought about many of you and this journey we have been on.  The fundamentals of the book is love each other and love yourself.  I know our spiritual journeys can all look very different but I believe we can all share in that belief of love. <3

“I’ll pray you choose hope should you ever face fear.  And seek wisdom with patience when the pathway’s unclear.  That you will love others, whether strangers or friends, with the same kind of love that God feels for them.

I’ll pray where you go, that wherever you land, you’ll find purpose and meaning and a role in God’s plan.  That you’ll know who you are and like what you do.  And love yourself fully and God wants you to.” – When I Pray for You, Matthew Paul Turner


Also, GO VOTE!!!!


Be kind to each other, be strong for each other and be hopeful!

Jenna Morrow

[email protected]

President 2020-2021

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Upcoming Events

We are only a few days away from in person networking! We will be utilizing an outdoor tented space that will give us plenty of room for social distancing. Hotel tours will be available... you don't want to miss this! Attendance will be capped at 50 people & it is almost full! Please remember to wear a mask!

The 2020 Annual Meeting is open to all NACE Charlotte members! Join us to discuss the status of our chapter & board elections. Don't forget that voting is taking place online this year! You should have already received the link to submit your votes through an e-mail titled "Your Invitation to Vote in the Election: 2021 Charlotte NACE Board Elections." Voting closes at 5pm on October 19th!

If you didn't receive the voting e-mail, please contact Cristin at [email protected]

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Member Spotlight

Make sure you follow our social media to keep up with our Member Mondays! Shoutout to all our friends featured last month!

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Awards & Recognition

Interested in taking your Certified Professional in Catering & Events exam? Our chapter owns the study materials for you to borrow! Reach out to [email protected] if you have questions.

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