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June 2016 Tacoma NACE Meeting
Brush Up on Your Social Graces in the "Riehl World"
June 21, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Point Defiance Park Pagoda
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 5:00 pm June 17

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 5:00 pm June 17

$40.00 Member Spouse
$45.00 after 5:00 pm June 17

$0.00 Member Caterer

$40.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$45.00 after 5:00 pm June 17

$40.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$45.00 after 5:00 pm June 17

$25.00 Vendor/Sponsor

$1.00 Raffle Ticket


Join Tacoma NACE as we learn about etiquette and social grace with Jackie Riehl of Riehl Events.

Networking Etiquette for the "Riehl" World
This interactive meeting will work with the attendees to practice networking dos and learn the networking do nots of interacting with people in a social setting. Attendees will learn techniques to make people remember them, as well as how to remember people's names, what they do and how to deal with the uncomfortable situation of being caught in a group conversation with a competitor.

Yes, you will learn how to eat, drink, stand and talk all at the same time! AND, you will get to know the people at your table REALLY well! It is a fun class that will have you laughing and learning. 

 The Point Defiance Park Pagoda is our setting for this meeting, with ACT 3 as our caterer.

Our Venue

Point Defiance Park Pagoda
5400 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 305-1090
Capacity: 125 Seated     250 Standing 
Our Speaker
Jacque Riehl of Riehl Events

Jacque Riehl, founder, event marketer and planner of Riehl Events, has been featured in multitude of local and national media blogs, publications and TV shows and has planned and designed events for celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Greg Germann, and Scott Caan. She was chosen for the American Entrepreneur project sponsored by InfusionSoft and has been featured in various national business publications with that project. She has been commissioned by such companies as the Sundance Film Festival, Acura, Bon Appetite Magazine, Crown Royal, the US Women's Ski Jumping Team, United Way, ESPN, Rockwell Transmissions, Walt Disney, Patron, Warner Brothers, Jose Cuervo and has helped to design events with the Food Network's "Surreal Gourmet" - Bob Blumer, The "GooGoo Dolls" John Rzeznik, HGTV's "Hand Made Modern" designer - Todd Oldham, Food Network's "Everyday Italian" and "At Home with Giada" chef - Giada De Laurentiis, and the "Black Eyed Peas" Mixologist - DJ Motiv8. She works closely with vendors and clients from all over the world and is also known for her etiquette classes, "Modern Manners for the Riehl World", that she holds for corporations and the public alike where she has been lovingly named the "Etiquette Guru". She started Riehl Events, a boutique full-service event marketing, planning, production and design firm specializing in modern concept environments, strategic and measurable marketing, detailed planning, refined design aesthetics and flawless execution, in 2004 and she brings a different view to event strategy, how to market your business through events, and event planning as a whole.

Our Caterer


ACT 3 Catering
15665 Nelson Pl
Tukwila, WA 98188
(425) 251-9102
Terri & Chuck Doremus – Owners
Bill Riordan – Sales & Marketing
Executive Chef – Greg Shaffer
Donna Henline – Special Events Coordinator
Janice Bundy – Special Events Coordinator

ACT 3 Catering has been serving the Puget Sound region since 1984. We are a family owned and operated business. We welcome you to share our passion for great tasting food at an affordable price.

 ACT 3 Catering has a complete team of enthusiastic and hardworking professionals who work together to create and deliver a memorable food experience with excellent service to all.

Officially known as Terri D’s Catering Inc. dba ACT 3 Catering. Our owners, Terri and Chuck Doremus, over the years, have acquired two catering companies. Atwood Catering in Kirkland and California Catering in Renton. The word ACT was created by taking the A from Atwood, the C from California and the T from Terri D’s. The Red ball with the White number 3 was added to represent the 3 companies working together as one.

Our Menu:

Asian Marinated Flank Steak - Flank Steak char grilled with a ginger soy glaze
Grilled Fillet of Salmon - Fresh Salmon fire grilled, finished with a sweet Thai chili butter
Coconut Jasmine Rice
Stir Fried Vegetables
Asian Noodle Salad
Pacific Rim Salad - Watercress, Napa cabbage, mandarin oranges, roasted cashews and sesame vinaigrette
Glazed Rolls & Rustic Hearth Bread w/ butter

Beer & Wine provided compliments of ACT 3 Catering

Décor courtesy of Janice Bundy, Special Events Coordinator, ACT 3 Catering


Jack Walsh, Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt: http://www.subzeroicecream.com/


Stephanie Williams, Platinum Designs: http://www.pdseattle.com/ or 206.369.6821

Floral and Centerpieces

Maureen (Mo) Croft, Posh Wedding Flowers: www.poshweddingflowers.com or 253.380.3500


David Sader, Absolute Music: http://www.absolutemusic-dj.com/ or 253.335.5557


Rachelle Erickson, Rachelle Erickson Photography: www.photosbyrachelle.com or 425-829-0532





Pictures from our November meeting @ Gallucci's were provided by Rachelle Erickson Photography.  Be sure to check out the Gallery for other photos from past events.