• Event Snapshots: Alamo NACE President's Gala

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    1. A beautiful table setting using décor from Marquee Events and Rentals and Freesia Designs floral arrangements.

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    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    2. Krista Lee, owner, A Signature Event by Krista.

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    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    3. An actress dressed as Marie Antoinette with a cheese and charcuterie display by Fresh Horizons Catering.

  • Event Snapshots: Alamo NACE President's Gala

     
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    4. Emily Simpson and Lori Zeigler with Cartewheels Catering.

  • Event Snapshots: Alamo NACE President's Gala

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    5. Honoring past and present Alamo NACE chairpersons. From left, Tina Sturchio, owner, Sturchio Entertainment; Rebecca Hermanson, sales director, Marriott Rivercenter; Michelle Moon, director of facility sales and service, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts; Caryn Hasslocher, owner, Fresh Horizons Catering; chef Johnny Hernandez, owner, La Gloria Restaurant; Nikki Jarzombek, director of catering, Tobin Center Catering.

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    6. Jamie and Courtney Turnage, owners Bokeh Photography.

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    7. Guests tear up the dance floor. From left, Miguel Perez, Kimberly Straughan, Teresa Alvarez, Cali Kenway, Lindsay Harmon-Holliday, Lisa Hartman, Armando Seledon and Sandrine McCurdy.

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    8. Joe Macias, catering manager, Embassy Suites Downtown, and guest.

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    9. Ron Peene, owner, Cutting Edge Entertainment; Sarah James, vice president, Alamo NACE and Michelle Moon, president Alamo NACE.

The Alamo Chapter of NACE held its 10th Annual President’s Gala in November 2015 at the beautiful Southwest School of Art in San Antonio. The theme of the event was “Bienvenue a Versailles: An Evening of French Elegance.” Guests enjoyed cocktails under the stars and fundraisers that included a Queen’s mystery tea cup auction, Marie’s mystery match game or croquet.

Once inside the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art, guests were greeted by gorgeous tablescapes and floral displays fit for royalty.

Five past Alamo NACE presidents were honored. Four San Antonio industry leaders were celebrated: Caryn Hasslocher, Fresh Horizons Catering, Alamo NACE Caterer of the Year; Ron Peene, Cutting Edge Entertainment, Alamo NACE Event Professional of the Year; Stephanie Olivares, RK Group, Alamo NACE Rising Star; Traci Maricle, Ace Mart Restaurant Supply, Alamo NACE President’s Award.

The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel celebrated its grand opening in September. The hotel includes 15 floors, 288 rooms, 16 suites, 19 meeting rooms and 30,000 square feet of ballroom and event space. Located next door to the newly developed Toyota Motors North America headquarters and the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, the hotel features a provocative and diverse collection of art that underscores its inventive West of Zen design theme.

 

In May, Eatzi’s Market and Bakery hosted a preview party in celebration of its new (and first) Fort Worth location in University Park Village. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed wine and signature bites from Eatzi’s while mingling and shopping the new store. CEO Adam Romo, along with the rest of Eatzi’s team, greeted guests—as did Eatzi’s instore opera singers. It was an evening of celebration for all those who have long-awaited the brand’s expansion to Fort Worth, including meeting planner who may now take advantage of Eatzi’s group catering options.

 

The Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. The property opened its doors in 1982 and was the first downtown hotel located south of the river. The hotel continues to provide modern and upscale accommodations for travelers and underwent a recent $70 million renovation, says Michael Murphy, general manager of Hyatt Regency Austin.