April News Letter

~ Up-Coming Meeting~


 ​​​​​​Wine Pairings for the Average Joe

This event is LIMITED to 80 tickets, so make sure to grab your tickets today!

Enjoy an evening of wine education with the owners of City Scape Wine, Josh and Debra Jones.

They will take their wine knowledge and mix it with the culinary magic of Larkin's Catering to create the perfect food / wine pairings. You will leave the evening with a better understanding of what wine pairs with the right food.





~ February Nominees~


Entertainment: Uptown Entertainment

Photo/Video: Sposa Bella Photography

Venue(s): Old Cigar Warehouse

Catering: Table 301

Planning: RSVP

Florals: Dahlia

Bakery: Couture Cakes

HMU: Rose Glow Beauty

Rental: Professional Party Rental

Specialty: Blush Nutrition


~ April Nominees~


Entertainment: PPE Event Group

Photo/Video: Noveli Wedding Photography

Venue: Revel

Catering: Chef 360

Event Planning: Love This Little City

Florals: Urban Petals

Bakery: Kathy & Co.

HMU: Bo Steagall

Rental/Décor: Industry Rentals

Specialty: My Wedding Group


~ Special Thanks- March Meeting~


Claire Stam with Upstate Harpist


~ Special Thanks- March Raffle Items~



Spartanburg Marriott

Doubletree Asheville

Embassy Suites at Verdae

Pedal Chic


~ Community News~

My Wedding Group will be hosting thier Bridal Shower Event on April 17th at the Upstate History Museum. Find tickets here: 



~Reminder of Voting rubric for the NACE GALA Awards~

A survey monkey sent to ALL NACE members AND nominees. Each one of these votes will be 1 point.


The board to judge on the following-


Involvement in NACE (up to 15 points)

        Leadership (scale of 1-5)

        Volunteering (raffle items, venue sponsor, donations, etc) (scale of 1-5)

         Have they attended a meeting (1 point for each meeting attended, up to 5 points)


Social/marketing/web presence (judged on the professionalism of their presence of the company, not the individual) (up to 6 points)





Overall board vote (1 point each)


Overall executive board vote (President, VP, secretary, treasurer, and membership) (3 points each)



~President’s note~


Thank you so much to all of the guests at our Engaging your Social Media Audience event. Due to your interest and generosity we have been able to grow our grant fund to give even more to the event and hospitality community!  

I’m excited for the rest of the year and the variety of subjects and speakers- from wine pairings to intellectual property protection, we want our meeting attendees to be more informed.

I look forward to Wine pairings for the average Joe and cannot wait to see everyone at The L!