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  Catering Excellence. Event Success.

Welcome to the National Association for Catering & Events.

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support, promote and enhance the catering and special events industries.
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 Meeting Information

Minneapolis / St Paul NACE & HSMAI Minnesota Joint Meeting
Put the WOW into your Client Events & More Money into your Bottom Line
April 08, 2015
9:30 AM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT
Minneapolis Marriott North West

Receive 20% off NACE membership 

when you join at this April 8th meeting! 

Contact membership@twincitiesnace.net to learn more! 



Wednesday, April 8



7025 Northland Dr N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428





Membership Partnerships:

How They Work to Increase Venue Revenue

As groups’ lengths of stays shrink, the pressure to capture ancillary spend is stronger than ever, including food & beverage spend of groups large and small.

How can we replace this lost profit in our hotels and venues? Fundamentally, you have to be creative in order to be competitive. Learn what trends a panel of local sales and food & beverage leaders are seeing in the marketplace, hear some best practice tips, and gain insight into maximizing your group business!



Darryn Maloney, GM at Courtyard MOA


Pete Zelmer, DOSM at St Paul Hotel


Suzi McMerty - Shands, VP of Sales at Mintahoe Catering & Events


Marc Faubert, GM at Sheraton Bloomington Hotel and Westin Edina Galleria


Moderated by: Bob Anderson, President of Star Performance 


9:30am – Registration

10:00am – Panel Discussion

11:00am – Panel Ends and Q&As

11:30am – Luncheon with 30 second "get to know you" elevator speeches

1:00pm – Event Concludes


What is HSMAI?


Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry's leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue.


What is NACE?


The NACE community includes caterers, event planners and event professionals who are part of an extended family, there to help you with all your business and career needs. Join now!

Cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the event for a refund.
All no shows will be billed. Substitutes are accepted 

For more information and to register, please visit us at www.twincitiesnace.net


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2013 - 2014 Board of Directors


Lisa Brenna, President


Bruce Vassar                 Kristen Babcock           Matt Johnson              Greg Geiger  

Past President                Vice President              Treasurer                     Secretary  



Kirk Holslin                          Dawn Henriksen                             Nikki Houser

Membership Chair             Programs Chair                          Social Media Chair