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Fall in Love with the 253 - Tacoma NACE Feb 2015
In February, Tacoma NACE invites you to "Fall in Love with 'The 253'" True South-Sounders acknowledge with irony -- the freeway only works one way. So this month we gather to honor and celebrate, and fall in love, with all that's uniquely wonderful about
February 17, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Adriatic Grill
4201 South Steele St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
http://www.adriaticgrill.com
$35.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$40.00 after 03:00 pm February 13

$55.00 Non-Member Ticket
$60.00 after 03:00 pm February 13

$35.00 Member Spouse
$40.00 after 03:00 pm February 13

$35.00 Seattle (or other chapter) NACE Member
$40.00 after 03:00 pm February 13

$35.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$40.00 after 03:00 pm February 13

$1.00 Raffle Ticket

 

In February, Tacoma NACE invites you to "Fall in Love with 'The 253'"

True South-Sounders acknowledge with irony -- the freeway only works one way. So this month we gather to honor and celebrate, and fall in love, with all that's uniquely wonderful about Tacoma. Also known as "Grit City," and the "City of Destiny," our town has a vibe, flavor, and passion worth celebrating. 

Our guest speaker, Bennish Brown, President and CEO of theTacoma Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, talks T-Town like no one else can. You'll want a front-row seat, and you may even be tempted to ask him to autograph your new Tacoma Visitor's Guide before the evening ends!

About our Speaker:

Bennish Brown

Bennish Brown - President + CEO  |  Travel Tacoma + Pierce County

Bennish has been President and CEO of Travel Tacoma and Pierce County since June 2012.  Travel Tacoma is the official destination marketing and sales organization for Tacoma and Pierce County, recruiting visitors for conventions and leisure travel and creating economic impact through visitor spending.

Out of the top things he loves about his job, it is always the opportunity to discover and experience the wonderful things in Pierce County, and the chance to spend time with passionate members of our local tourism industry.

He is a newly elected member of the Board of Directors for the Washington Tourism Alliance, and serves as Vice Chair of the Washington State Destination Marketing Organizations Association (WSDMO). He is also a member of several local Lodging Tax Advisory committees.

A native of South Carolina, Bennish served for 12 years as the Executive Director of the Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitor Bureau in Rock Hill, South Carolina, before relocating to Tacoma.

Prior to his nearly 15-year stint in tourism, Bennish spent nearly 20 years in the communications arena, working in radio, newspaper and public relations.

His wife is principal of Bryant Montessori Middle School in Tacoma, and they have one adult son.

Our Dinner Hosts:

Monique and Bill

Monique Trudnowski and Chef Bill Trudnowski of the award-winning Adriatic Grill - Italian Cuisine and Wine Bar

Menu:

Delectable food inspired by Italy's eastern seaboard, prepared to the highest standards of quality, and graciously served in Adriatic Grill's private dining room behind the gorgeous wine bar. We will enjoy:

Appetizers:
Caprese Skewers
Cocktail Picks
Smoked Salmon Hummus
 
Dinner:
Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup
Chef Bill's Special Chicken Peperonata
Dessert:
Italian Chocolate Plate
One drink per guest will be hosted!

 

Thank you to our event professionals that help make our meetings a success:

Julia Miller (Tacoma NACE VP) - Julia's Floral: Floral Centerpieces

Adam Tiegs (Tacoma NACE Event Professional) - Northwest Event Lighting/Adam's DJ Service: Lighting and DJ Services

Mike Abella (Tacoma NACE Treasurer) - 1000 Words Photography: Photography

Barb Kvapil - AA Party Rentals: Pipe and Drape

Heather Hope - Creative Coverings: Linens

Please register early - attendance is limited and we will sell out!

 

 

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.