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Tacoma NACE March 2015 Meeting
“Once Upon a Time: Storytelling for Fun and Profit”
March 17, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tacoma Country and Golf Club
13204 Country Club Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
$35.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$40.00 after 3:00 pm March 13

$55.00 Guest Ticket
$60.00 after 3:00 pm March 13

$35.00 Member Spouse
$40.00 after 3:00 pm March 13

$0.00 Member Caterer

$35.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$40.00 after 3:00 pm March 13

$35.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$40.00 after 3:00 pm March 13

$1.00 Raffle Ticket


“Once Upon a Time: Storytelling for Fun and Profit”

(Or “How your company history can engage your clients and enrich your life!”)

Our Presenter, Elizabeth Kraus, Author of 365 Days of Marketing


One simple story can sell a prospect. Another can help them make a buying decision among your product offerings. And a happy experience between you and your customer will become a story you can use to motivate prospective clients in the future. You have more power in your stories than you realize. The key is awareness, and the confidence to use your stories to benefit yourself and others.

Elizabeth Kraus is the owner of Be InPulse branding, marketing and design and the author 365 Days of Marketing, Make Over Your Marketing and 12 Months of Marketing for Salon and Spa.

Elizabeth says, "Everything is marketing. To build a strong business requires that you become aware that your 'brand' (everything that people believe to be true about you or your business) is being built and enhanced -- or damaged -- in the minds of clients and prospects, each and every time they come into contact with you or with any aspect of your business.

 For more information, visit www.12monthsofmarketing.com.

Our setting for the evening: The scenic and elegant Tacoma Country & Golf Club.

Founded in 1894, it is the oldest golf club west of the Mississippi, and among the premier private country clubs in the northwest. Perched on the banks of American Lake, the clubhouse offers an unequaled setting for weddings, banquets and other private special occasions. In our intimate dining space for the evening called, “The Living Room,” we’ll enjoy a specially prepared dinner as the sun sets over the still waters of American Lake.

For an entertaining look at the history of  TG&GC, watch this (after you register for the meeting). How many cool  T-Town icons you can identify in 24 minutes, and time flies, because it’s such a well-told story:



Our Chef for the evening – Chef Jamie Belilse

Executive chef at TC&GC for seven years, and the previous 15 at Tacoma’s Lobster Shop Restaurants, Chef Jamie Belisle is no stranger to Northwest fare. Jim is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and his love for the outdoors and passion for fresh flavors are evident in his cooking style. His specialty is high quality, fresh ingredients simply prepared to enhance the flavors of the produce he is featuring.

Jenny Storment of Jenny Storment Photography is our chapter's newest member and will be providing the photography for the evening!



Pictures from our November meeting at C.I. Shennanigans were provided by Lobban Photography.  Be sure to check out the Gallery for other photos, including previous meetings.