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Apr 10

April 2018 Meeting "Branding Your Event"

April 2018 Meeting: "Branding Your Event"




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Welcome to the NACE Austin Chapter

The National Association for Catering and Events, NACE,  is the world's leading association of caterers, event professionals and special event services that provides resources to the special event industry. Networking, education and business development are the legacies NACE has to offer members, their clients, and businesses.

We invite you to explore NACE and enhance your event world!

Upcoming events: 

NACE Austin April Meeting

Please join us for dinner on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at one of Austin's newest venues in the Parkside Projects family, 7co, located in East Austin! We are so excited that our speakers, Heather & Susan from Gifts for the Good Life, will be presenting about "Branding Your Event."

6:00 PM Registration and Networking 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner & Program

$30 Member/ $60 Non-Member 

RSVP before 5pm on Tuesday, April 3rd to avoid the $10 late registration fee


Location: 7co, 1501 East 7th St.

Parking: Available onsite


Heather & Susan with Gifts for the Good Life

Heather and Susan are best friends and creative soul mates who are coincidentally sisters. From a very early age, they loved inventing and making things almost as much as they loved being together. What was passed down from the four generations of artists/entrepreneurs before them was a love of the creative process, materials, and seeing great ideas come to fruition.

Inevitably, they joined together and the marriage of art + product organically grew into Gifts for the Good Life. GGL is known for creating moments of Surprise and Delight through collaborative brand story-telling and compelling touchpoints. They are passionate about knocking socks off with layered gift experiences for events, conferences, launches and campaigns for luxury corporate, fashion, resorts, sports, technology and entertainment brands.

Recognized by BIZBASH as an Event Innovator and most recently, winner of Best in Show for the HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards, Heather and Susan believe that events and experiences are opportunities for moment-making and artful branding.


Thank you to our sponsors for this meeting:

7co East Austin Event Venue

Clink Events

Gifts for the Good Life


Julie Wilhite Photography


Merveille Floral Design & Atelier

Boarding School Collective




Reset Mentoring

Working exclusively with Williamson County Juvenile ServicesReset Mentoring is a non-profit organization that was created to help teens RESET their lives. Whatever that looks like for them. 

We have found over the past 7 years that one size fits all just doesn’t work. The teens we work with are as different as you and me. They have their own God given talents, dreams and future and we have found that for them to succeed long term we need to walk alongside them in their next best step. 

We meet the teens where they are, whether that is when they are in placement or on probation, and begin to build relationship through weekly church services, letter writing, face to face mentoring, life skill classes and monthly fun days. Building on the relationships developed in placement, Reset expands their services further by offering more extensive life skill classes, once a week teen nights and continual one on one mentoring. We also provide assistance with job searches, academics and  assisting with their physical and emotional needs.Reset will continue to assist with advanced life skills and planning for next steps into adulthood! This includes budgeting, home skills, help with documentations needed. We also provide help with the college application process, obtaining a GED and trade school programs.

In a world where margins are slimmer and expectations are greater than ever before, catering and event professionals must keep current on trends, produce creative ideas and continually build upon their network of innovating professionals to be successful and competitive. The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) provides this network to advance the catering and events industry and its professionals.