Pictures from our February meeting at The INN at Gig Harbor are provided by Rachelle Erickson Photography.  Be sure to check out the Gallery for other photos from past events. 

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Tacoma NACE June 2018 Meeting
Join Tacoma NACE at Tacoma's newest venue: West of the Waterway!
June 19, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
West of the Waterway
1901 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 3:00 pm June 15

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 3:00 pm June 15

$40.00 Member Spouse
$45.00 after 3:00 pm June 15

$0.00 Member Caterer

$40.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$45.00 after 3:00 pm June 15

$40.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$45.00 after 3:00 pm June 15

$25.00 Vendor/Sponsor

$1.00 Raffle Ticket


Our Speaker: Kay Miller

Do you want more customers, referrals and repeat business? Attend this lively, interactive and value-packed program to gain an Uncopyable perspective on marketing.

Kay Miller has a unique and Uncopyable background in sales and marketing. After graduating from WSU, she was the first woman ever hired as an outside sales rep by a national builders’ hardware company.  In her next position (equally glamorous) she worked for an automotive company. She sold aftermarket mufflers and catalytic converters, and was eventually named Salesperson of the Year for achieving the highest sales increase in the country. Her nickname became “Muffler Mama.”  

Steve Miller, Kay’s hunky husband, is the author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller, “Uncopyable - How to Create an Unfair Advantage Over Your Competition.” Kay and Steve have worked together in their Marketing and Consulting business since 1992. Coincidentally, that was the release date of their proudest joint venture, a daughter named Kelly.

Steve’s title is “Kelly’s Dad and Marketing Gunslinger.” Steve’s written a total of 7 books, and teaches businesses to market their services and products in a way that makes them Uncopyable. Kay’s title is  “Kelly’s mom and Everything Else.” Kay’s role includes marketing, writing and editing, product creation, social media, and vacuuming.

Steve’s latest book been a game-changer for businesses of all sizes, in multiple industries. Besides being a#1 Best Seller Status on Amazon, “Uncopyable” has 60 perfect 5-Star Reviews, and was selected as one of only 11 books to be featured at the giant technology event known as CES 2018 (formerly called the Consumer Electronics Show).


Kay Miller’s program will focus on Steve Miller’s book,  How to Create An Unfair Advantage Over Your Competition, Kay will apply the game-changing principles in this #1 Amazon Best-Seller to the specific challenges of the Catering and Events Industry. Kay will cover:

  • The Marketing Diamond, and why ALL marketing should start with one simple question
  • How to Build Your Own Box (including 5 simple tools you can use right away)
  • The best ways to create an Uncopyable Attachment with customers
  • How to use the concept of “Stealing Genius” to develop Uncopyable Innovation.


Our Venue: West of the Waterway


Our Caterer: Gallucci's Catering 

Gallucci´s Catering offers the finest in catering and specialty foods. Gallucci´s is a premiere catering company having catered thousands of weddings, luncheons, holiday parties, and corporate events. Gallucci´s provides a truly memorable experience for any wedding, business meeting or social event.

Made to order tacos: seasoned white fish and carnitas
Tray passed bacon wrapped chicken bites with blackberry jalapeno dipping sauce
Plated Salad:
Mixed greens with feta, sliced apples and candied walnuts with an apple cider vinaigrette

Plated Dinner:
Ribeye Steak with a blackberry red wine reduction
Herb brown butter steamed wild rice
Glazed carrots
Topped with sauteed prawns
(Vegetarian option available upon request)

Mixed berry mini galettes with fresh berries and cream