Newsletter

October 2018 Print

President's Report

Greetings and welcome to Twin Cities NACE!

The past two years have been amazing, as the Twincities Chapter President I have been truely blessed to be working with so many talented professionals in the Twincities since my very first meeting in 1996 and soon it will be time to pass the torch on to the next leader.  

November is election month and you have the opportunity to engage and shape the future of the catering industry in the Twincities by joining the board or getting involved in a committee.  As the saying goes, the more you put into it, the more you get back, and that also applies to enhancing your career through networking and our educational programs each month. It's never to late to join NACE and grow your professional career! 

Share your story.  We would like to know and share what is happening in your business.  Please forward your upcoming news, events, or promotions that benefits our members to info@twincitiesnace.net. 

The Twin Cities NACE celebrated it's 30th anniversary this year and we are excited to continue in the foot steps of our founders by providing a professional meeting each month that includes networking, industry education and raising the standards of catering and events in the Twincities!    

I challenge you to take the next steps, join NACE, join a committee, become a board member or simply attend a monthly meeting. I am looking forward to seeing you at the next NACE meeting!  

Thank you, and cheers to the future of NACE!

Greg Geiger, President
Twin Cities NACE 
100 S 1st Street
P.O. Box 580365 
Minneapolis, MN 55401

 

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Welcome New Members

Jillian Alspach
Director of Group Sales
MHC Culinary Group
jalspach@rivercentrecatering.org


Craig Egan
Franchise Partner
Gecko Hospitality
craig@geckohospitality.com

 

 

 

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Affiliate Corner

If you are a member and want to share an upcoming promotion, please send the details to info@twincitiesnace.net.

TwinCites NACE
100 South 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

We also accept items that can be used as a door prizes and you and your company will be recognized. Inquire at info@twincitiesnace.net.


Posted: 6.24.18 | We Do That Promotions

Dear Fellow NACE Members,

My name is Steven Levy & I am member of the Twin Cities Nace. I work as a sales rep for We Do That Promotions, a promotional product company. My company has over 1 million products to choose from.

I am sending you this email to ask you to take a look & see if there is anything you or your company would like a quote on. One suggestion is Calendars which a lot of companies send out in late Fall as a thank you/appreciation for using their services & if that is something you like to do right now there are discount on ordering them. So if that interests you or your company or anything else feel free to either email me or call me I would very much appreciate your business.

Regards,

Steven

Steven D. Levy 
steven@wedothatpromotions.com / 612.423.5712

We Do That! Promotions 
(w) 612.223.8537 
401 N. 3rd St., Suite 675 
Minneapolis, MN 55401 
www.wedothatpromotions.com


 

 

 

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Calendar of Events


RSVP - Click Here


 November 7, 2018
5:00pm to 8:00pm

 Elections!
Election of new board and the following program

CHOPPED COMPETITION
Join Twin Cities Nace and celebrity judges,
Falen from KDWB, her husband Jake, and Sue Zelickson of WCCO
for a night of culinary competition and insight on what is trending in the Twin Cities culinary market.


Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington
3900 American Blvd. W.
Bloomington, MN 55437

 

 


   December 5, 2018

Holiday and Awards

 

The Blaisdell
2322 Blaisdell Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 


 

January 27, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019
3:30pm Awards | Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
5:00pm Afterparty | Seven Steak House, Minneapolis, MN
More info about The Charlies:  The Charlies Exceptionale

The Charlies Awards is in place of our monthly NACE meeting.
If you are interested in volunteering please email info@twincitiesnace.net


 

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Job Openings/Classifieds

Please email us at info@twincitiesnace.net if you would like to place a job posting on our TwinCities NACE website. 

Current openings:

TwinCities NACE Board and Committee
Job Discriptions located under the Newsletter section, Board Meeting Minutes.

Director of Marketing, TwinCities Nace Chapter

Posted 8.8.18 | The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter is looking for a member who would like to handle our social media, website and marketing plans.  Additional information available by emailing to info@twincitiesnace.net.  This is a volunteer opportunity to enhance your career.

Committee Members

Posted 8.8.18 | The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter is looking for members who would support the directors in one of these positions:  programs, membership, marketing, hospitality, and fundraising.  Additional information available by emailing to info@twincitiesnace.net.

Posted: 9.6.18

Submitted by: Jennifer Christens0n
Title: Catering Sales Executive
Company: Mystic Lake Center

Job Summary:
Responsible for meeting or exceeding catering-only sales targets for assigned territory.  Actively and consistently prospect and develop new and existing accounts.  responsible for maintaining client contact to establish catering details for client review and approval.  Up-sell to clients with creative menus and event design enhancements geaared towards higher guest satisfaction and increased revenue. Provide convention and catering materials to clients or prospective clients and establish payment and billing processes.

Primary Duty Description:
Contact clients to establish catering, and timetable details.  Discuss and develop proposals, contracts, group resumes, Banquet Event Orders (BEOs), etc. for client review and approval.  Up-sell to cleints with creative menus and event design enhancemnts geared towards higher guest satifaction and increased revenues.  Provide convention and catering materials to cleints or prospective clients, and establishes payment and billing methods.
Initiate action plan to approach and secure group/catering opportunities with focus on groups with potential for gaming.  Activiely and consistently prospect and develop new and existing accounts to achieve goals through telephone calls, marketing and outside sales calls, tours of facilities and email/written communications.  Achieve personal and team related revenue goals.  Propose creative strategies to increase sales.
Coordinate catering books with appropriate departments, i.e., culinary, hotel, banquets, AV and secdurity, to ensure client satisfaction.  Work with departments on changes initiatied by clinets related to menus, seating, hotel, AV needs, etc.
Adheare to sales and catering processes and systems
Develop meeting room diagrams to ensure compliance with safety and fire codes and client's wishes.  Contact slients if changes are quequired due to safety concerns.
Develop and maintain relationships with current and prospective clients to solicit future sales.  Responsible for driving guest loyalty by delivering excellent service throughout each guest experience.  Contact client after convention or catering event to evaluate service provided.  Address concderns which clients may have with appropriate department personnel.

Job Requirements:
Reflects MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING, CERTIFICATION and EXPERIENCE required in order to meet the expectations of this job:
 - Combination of post-secondary education in sales, marketing, hospitality or related course work and catering sales experience with extensive knowledge of banquet menus and room sets to equal three years.
 - Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with a diverse group of people.
 - Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently and to prioritize and organize multiple projects.
 - Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 - General knowledge of safety and fire codes.
 - Valid driver's license may be required with good driving record and reliable transportation.

Apply online and download resume Mysticlake.com or connect with Jennifer Christenson, Sales and Catering Jennifer.Christenson@mysticlake.com

 

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Recipe of the Month

Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

Recipe quanities suppy enough batter for 6 very large muffins, 9 regular sized muffins, or 12 miniature muffins. Laarger muffins may need the full baking time.

Ingredients:
Non-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups pumpklin puree
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Spray 6 mufin cups with cooking spray.
3. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole whet flour, sugar, salt, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
4. Stir pumpkin puree, milk, eggs, and maple syrup into the dry ingredients until batter is smooth; fold oats into batter.
5. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them to the top.
6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out lcean, 20 to 30 minutes; set aside to cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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Board Meeting Notes

Join the Twincities NACE Board, we need to continue to grow and have your input in planning the future.

Please reach out to any board member, email info@twincitiesnace.net or complete the intent to run form.  We also have committee positions to assist with the board.  Job descriptions listed below for each position along with the intent to run form.

Intent to Run:
2018-2019 Chapter Voting Delegate Intent to Run Form
As a current member of the National Association for Catering and Events NACE,
I, ________________________, hereby declare my intent to run for the position of:
( ) President
(
 ) Vice President
( ) Treasurer
( ) Secretary
(
 ) Director of Membership
( ) Director of Marketing
(
 ) Director of Hospitality and Fundraising
( ) Chair – Programs
( ) Chair – Membership
(
 ) Chair – Social Media - Web Site/Facebook
(
 ) Chair – Hospitality
for the 2018-2019 NACE Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter Board of Directors.
PLEASE PRINT:
Name:
Company:
E-mail:
Telephone:
PLEASE NOTE: You are required to be a NACE Member in good standing.
E-mail form by Friday, October 26, 2018 by 5:00pm to:
Bruce Vassar – Immediate Past President
bruce@theweddingguys.com
Elections will be held on November 7, 2018
Results will be announced on December 5, 2018

Director of Hospitality and Fundraising:
Charge of Objectives
Responsible for managing the reservations and registration area and all chapter annual and monthly fundraising projects.
This position is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
Method of Election: Elected at November NACE Chapter Elections/Meeting.
Eligibility:  Must be a Member in good standing.
Terms of Office: One (1) year. Can only hold one elected office at a time.
Responsibilities:

  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Attend and lead all chapter membership programs (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Arrives early to each chapter program meeting to assist the Director of Membership and Treasurer in setting up the registration area, including but not limited to name badges, registration forms, door prizes and membership information.
  • Assist Director of Membership and Treasurer at registration table in welcoming members and non-members.
  • Inform the Director of Programs, Treasurer and Secretary two (2) weeks prior to the meeting of the donations for the door prizes, for tracking and recognition of donation.
  • Communicate with Director of Marketing to promote all fundraising efforts.
  • Attends all chapter Board of Directors meetings submitting a written report of activities for fundraising efforts.
  • Responsible for planning an annual fundraiser project and appoint necessary subcommittee chairs to execute scheduled events.
  • Hold committee meetings to discuss and confirm current and upcoming committee projects.
  • Collect all monies for fundraising efforts and prepare financial reports with Treasurer.
  • Responsible to soliciting and securing door prizes for each monthly meetings and events.
  • Prepare articles for each chapter newsletter.
  • Submit and adhere to the annual budget.
  • Carry out the duties of this position as decided by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors.
  • Represent NACE in a professional and ethical manner as prescribed by the Code of Ethics and the chapters Bylaws.  


Director of Programs:
Charge of Objectives:
Responsible for managing the programs committees in selecting venues, developing themes and coordinating all logistical requirements for all NACE meetings. This position is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
Method of Election: Elected at November NACE Chapter Elections/Meeting.
Eligibility: Must be a Member in good standing.
Terms of Office: One (1) year. Can only hold one elected office at a time.
Responsibilities:

  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Attend all chapter membership programs (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Confirm sites for all chapter NACE monthly programs and Board meetings using NACE member’s facilities as priority in the area, documenting all meeting specifics to facilities and caterers.
  • Send and receive confirmation with each property/facility to confirm date and meeting location four (4) months in advance.
  • Appoints and recruit committee members to assist in planning of programs.
  • Works with Director of Membership to ascertain that facilities, caterers and other pertinent parties being considered for each monthly program are members in good standing of the chapter of NACE.
  • Work with committee to arrange host sites and themes for each monthly membership meeting and maintain all costs within approved budget.
  • Approve menu with facility or caterer and forward appropriate information and billing to Treasurer.
  • Coordinate and manage all logistical aspects of the monthly meetings developing a scripted agenda to document details for all parties involved.
  • Coordinate entertainment, linens, décor and photography for monthly chapter programs and ensure policy guidelines are enforced with utilizing NACE members as priority for services at each meeting.
  • Arrive early to each chapter program to review event setup, including timing with the catering manager or banquet captain making certain that there will be no disruptions (clearing of dishes, service, etc.) during the featured speaker or program. This also includes the Board meeting.
  • Provide program information to Director of Marketing for website and media purposes, include Secretary and Vice President on communications.
  • Responsible for obtaining reservations for meeting attendance and communicating this to the host venue a minimum of 72 hours in advance before meetings and continue to update as appropriate.
  • Greet speaker upon arrival and review presentation content and introduction prior to the start of the meeting.
  • Determine and confirm program content (speaker, entertainment, panel discussion, etc.) for all chapter monthly meeting, documenting specifics to all speakers involved.
  • Provide list of comp tickets (speakers, sponsors, etc.) to Director of Membership to enter on website, include Treasurer and secretary on all comp tickets.
  • Approves cost of any speakers prior to commitment in conjunction with the President.
  • Submit and adhere to the annual budget.
  • Provides Director of Marketing, Secretary and Vice President a written recap of each monthly chapter meeting for the newsletter, providing all details from previous month’s meeting. Also, provide future meeting program information for inclusion in upcoming chapter newsletter.
  • Provide the Secretary with the names of all persons to be presented with thank you certificates at monthly meetings.
  • Carry out the duties of this position as decided by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors.
  • Represent NACE in a professional and ethical manner as prescribed by the Code of Ethics and the chapters Bylaws.


Director of Membership:
Charge of Objectives:
Responsible for maintaining all chapter membership activities including the maintaining member information, retention and recruitment campaigns and member services. This position is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
Method of Election: Elected at November NACE Chapter Elections/Meeting.
Eligibility: Must be a Member in good standing.
Terms of Office: One (1) year. Can only hold one elected office at a time.
Responsibilities

  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Attend all chapter membership programs (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Review the monthly list of members whose membership is up for renewal within the next three months, the monthly list of dropped members, and the monthly list of new members and provide a written report at each Board meeting as to the status of these members.
  • Responsible for confirmation of attendance of all members and non-members (guests) for monthly programs including printing name badges and registration lists for the registration table.
  • Maintain supplies for name badges, ribbons, etc.
  • Develop and recruit a committee to assist with calling to inactive and prospective members.
  • Execute and promote membership drives.
  • See that each committee member meets objectives and stays within submitted budgets.
  • Submits a Membership article for every chapter newsletter that includes all new members and members on the move, changed positions or companies.
  • Send membership applications when requested to all prospective members attending monthly programs. Send any completed membership applications and checks directly to NACE National.
  • Import chapter roster from NACE National database into chapter website weekly for membership directory is always up-to-date.
  • Provide updated chapter roster for use at monthly meetings and at the registration table.
  • Enter all comps into website registration (including speakers). Director of Programs to provide names.
  • Attend and facilitate each new member orientation.
  • Communicate all changes of member information (address, company, etc.) to NACE National in a timely manner.
  • Submit and adhere to annual budget.
  • Develop a welcome information kit to be sent to all new chapter members.
  • Carry out the duties of this position as decided by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors.
  • Represent NACE in a professional and ethical manner as prescribed by the Code of Ethics and the chapters Bylaws.


Director of Marketing:
Charge of Objectives:
Responsible for managing all chapter communications to include all public relations and other marketing efforts.
This position is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
Method of Election: Elected at November NACE Chapter Elections/Meeting.
Eligibility: Must be a Member in good standing.
Terms of Office: One (1) year. Can only hold one elected office at a time.
Responsibilities:

  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Attend all chapter membership programs (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Recruit committee members to assist in any necessary assignments.
  • Submit proposed advertising rates for a Board of Directors vote and gather bids for layout, design and printing of all marketing material efforts.
  • Design and print programs for each monthly program for distribution.
  • Coordinate the design, printing and circulation of meeting notices and invitations.
  • Develop press/media relations and issue press releases and notices for all noteworthy NACE happenings.
  • Extend invitations to press for appropriate Chapter events.
  • Submit and adhere to an annual budget.
  • Gather any newspaper or media coverage of NACE or NACE events as well as copies of chapter newsletter any other memorabilia pertaining to the chapter and submit to Secretary for inclusion in archival storage. (Drop Box)
  • Submit an article for each chapter newsletter with upcoming calendar of events.
  • Submit newsletter final proof copy to the Chapter President for final approval before going to print. Execute the distribution of the newsletter – posted on website and emailed to all members and prospects.
  • Maintain the Chapter’s website and other social media platforms.
  • Distribute survey email after every monthly meeting.
  • Compile evaluations from each program and present to board at each Board of Directors meeting.
  • Maintain a spreadsheet of evaluation responses from each program.
  • Carry out the duties of this position as decided by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors.
  • Represent NACE in a professional and ethical manner as prescribed by the Code of Ethics and the chapters Bylaws.


Secretary:
Charge of Objectives:
Responsible for maintaining the records of the chapter and is a voting member of the Board of Directors.

Serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and this/her committees.
Method of Election: Elected at November NACE Chapter Elections/Meeting.
Eligibility:Must have completed one (1) year as a committee member.  Must be a Member in good standing.
Terms of Office: Two (2) years. Can only hold one elected office at a time.
Responsibilities

  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Attend all chapter membership programs (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Record minutes at all Board of Directors meetings.
  • Record minutes at any official NACE chapter meeting where recorded minutes are deemed necessary as decided by a vote of the Board of Directors.
  • Distributed a typed record of the minutes within a two-week period to the Board of Directors.
  • Keep all governance documents and bring to all meetings – including Bylaws, signed Job Descriptions, etc.
  • Maintain a diary of past meeting minutes for reference. This diary should be brought to all official meetings of the chapter.
  • In the case of emergency meetings, notify members of the Board of Directors by telephone or email.
  • Send thank you letters to all parties involved in coordinating, each meeting and prepare thank you cards for speakers and honorees – both general membership meetings and board meetings.
  • Submit and adhere to an annual budget.
  • Prepare online (website) template of invite/reservations with program.
  • Send invite (email, mail, etc.) of monthly meeting with coordination of Director of Programs, Director of Membership and Director of Marketing.
  • Serve as Board of Directors liaison to any committee(s) assigned to ensure that the committee(s) are properly performing their duties and responsibilities.
  • Carry out the duties of this position as decided by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors.
  • Represent NACE in a professional and ethical manner as prescribed by the Code of Ethics and the chapters Bylaws.


Treasurer:
Charge of Objectives:
Responsible for the financial stability of the chapter and the maintenance of the complete and accurate financial records of the chapter and is a voting member of the Board of Directors.

Serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and this/her committees.
Method of Election:  Elected at November NACE Chapter Elections/Meeting.
Eligibility:  Must have completed one (1) year as a committee member.  Must be a Member in good standing.
Terms of Office:  Two (2) years. Can only hold one elected office at a time.
Responsibilities

  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Attend and lead all chapter membership programs (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Maintain overall financial stability of local chapter of NACE to include establishment of an annual budget with the President, and analysis of ad hoc projects for cost effectiveness and profitability.
  • Monitor budget and subsequent expense approvals by the board of directors.
  • Act as one of two signatures on the chapter checking account.
  • Provide monthly financial statements to President’s monthly report to NACE National.
  • Research and collect returned checks and unpaid invoices.
  • Maintain meeting attendance records by working with Director of Membership.
  • Collect monies if needed at the monthly meetings and collect any outstanding receivables.
  • Prepare quarterly report for the Board of Directors on budget vs. actual numbers.
  • Maintains $50 bank to be used at registration table at monthly meetings.
  • Deposit all monies collected into the chapter bank account within four (4) business days and prepare a monthly bank reconciliation to be distributed at the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
  • Complying, prepares and submits all state and federal tax returns.
  • Work closely with Director of Membership to ensure follow-up on delinquent rebates and to audit activities of NACE office.
  • Maintain files for bank statements, deposits and all accounting receivables and payables.
  • Serve as a Board of Directors liaison to any committee(s) assigned to ensure that the committee(s) are properly performing their duties and responsibilities.
  • Carry out the duties of this position as decided by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors.
  • Represent NACE in a professional and ethical manner as prescribed by the Code of Ethics and the chapters Bylaws.


Vice President:
Charge of Objectives:
Second in command after the President and is a voting member of the Board of Directors. Serves as the liaison between the Board of Directors and his/her committees.

Method of Election: Elected at November NACE Chapter Elections/Meeting.
Eligibility: Must have completed one (1) year as a committee member. Must be a Member in good standing.
Terms of Office: Two (2) years. Can only hold one elected office at a time.
Responsibilities:

  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Attend all chapter membership programs (maximum of 2 absences).
  • In case of death or absence of the President or of his/her inability for any cause to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President.
  • Coordinate chapter scholarship applications for annual Experience Conference.
  • Attend all Chapter Leaders’ Council meetings and the Experience Conference to represent the local chapter (in addition to Chapter President and when available)
  • Promote CPCE certification and organize study groups for those interested.
  • Serve as Board of Director’s liaison to any committee(s) assigned to ensure that the committee(s) are properly performing their duties and responsibilities.
  • Carry out the duties of this position as decided by the President with the advice and consent of the Board.
  • Represent NACE in a professional and ethical manner as prescribed by the Code of Ethics and the chapters Bylaws.


President:
Charge of Objectives:
To direct the activities of the chapter, and is a voting member of the Board of Directors.

Method of Election: Appointed at November NACE Chapter Elections/Meeting.
Eligibility: Must have completed two (2) years on the chapter board of directors.  Must be a Member in good standing.
Terms of Office:  Two (2) years. Can only hold one elected office at a time.
Responsibilities:

  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Attend and lead all chapter membership programs (maximum of 2 absences).
  • Report to the NACE National Board of Directors.
  • Attend annual NACE Evolve and Experience Conferences.
  • Receive National communications and forward to chapter’s Board of Directors.
  • Oversee the direction, financial stability, image and unity of the local chapter.
  • Network and maintain public relations efforts relating to special events, industry affiliated organizations and the needs of the local membership.
  • Serve as official spokesperson to all media contacts.
  • Chair Board of Directors meetings.
  • Act as chair of monthly meetings to include updating membership on recently developed chapter news.
  • Attend all Chapter Leaders’ Council meetings at the Experience! Conference to represent the local chapter.
  • Serve as liaison between the local chapter, NACE National and CLC chair.
  • Contract on behalf of the chapter.
  • Submits a President’s message for the e-newsletter.
  • Serve as official representative of the chapter to allied organizations, unless a representative is appointed.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member without vote on all committee except the nominating.
  • Appoint committee chairs, if a vacancy occurs, with approval of the Board.
  • Complete quarterly reporting for national transmittal and confirmation with Secretary/Treasurer.
  • Complete annual CharterWatch documentation and submit to national for approval.
  • Assist the immediate past president with the preparation of award submissions, with further assistance from the board.
  • Represent NACE in a professional and ethical manner as prescribed by the Code of Ethics and the chapters Bylaws.

 

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Press Release/Media News

NACE TWINCITIES

100 S 1st Street
P.O. Box 580365
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Please use this address to connect with local Minneapolis / St. Paul chapter and for payment of monthly meeting dues.


NACE NATIONAL

10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044

Phone: 410.290.5410

Please use this address for payment of membership.

 

 

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