Pictures from our August meeting @ Hotel RL Olympia will be provided by Rachelle Erickson Photography.  Additional pictures coming soon! Be sure to check out the Gallery for other photos from past events. 

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DIY Centerpieces "Christmas Cocktails" at Washington Floral
Join Tacoma NACE as we create a holiday centerpiece to take home
October 18, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Washington Floral Service
2701 S. 35th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 5:00 pm October 14

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 5:00 pm October 14

$40.00 Member Spouse
$45.00 after 5:00 pm October 14

$0.00 Member Caterer

$40.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$45.00 after 5:00 pm October 14

$40.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$45.00 after 5:00 pm October 14

$25.00 Vendor/Sponsor

$1.00 Raffle Ticket


Christmas Cocktails & Ugly Sweaters

Tacoma NACE invites you to the ultimate holiday pre-function at Washington Floral Service.

Enter the lavishly decorated warehouse, mingle with your NACE family, get inspired with ideas, make your own floral "Christmas Cocktail" to take home, and nosh on delicious party food by A Grand Affaire Catering. 

You could also win our chapter's first-ever Ugly Sweater Contest!

Bring your business license and resale certificate (if you have one) to get a buyer's pass, and roam the aisles of Washington Floral Service, the South Sound's only local family-owned, premier floral supply destination. Take advantage of one-night-only specials offered to our chapter members and guests.

Our Venue:

Washington Floral Service

Who we are...
Washington Floral Service is a regional floral distributor, servicing Washington and Alaska.  We don't grow anything ourselves (though some of us have green thumbs), but we source flowers, plants and supplies worldwide to bring you the widest product line possible.  We supply product to flower shops, markets, event planners, independent designers and a wide variety of other types of businesses.

What we do...

We source and distribute flowers!  Our product comes from California, Oregon, Hawaii, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Thailand, Ethiopia, Chile... You name the location and we probably have a farm there.  We not only carry a wide variety of product in stock in our coolers every day, but we pride ourselves on being able to source pretty much anything that you might need.

Yes - we do plants too.  We have a large plant department specializing in indoor ornamental green and blooming plants, with product always in stock. 

Supplies and decorator products:  We pride ourselves on having the largest and best stocked hardgoods department on the west coast.  We not only carry a full range of basic floral supplies, but also extensive lines of silk flowers, furniture, interior decor items, wall prints etc.  

Bring your business license and resale permit to do some serious Christmas decor shopping!!


Our Speaker, and Centerpiece/Floral Sponsor:

Julia Miller, Owner, Julia's Floral

"Exquisite, inspiring and award-winning floral design since 1986." Julia's Floral specializes is gorgeous, personalized wedding flowers for all sizes of events. "Cookie cutter" is not done here -- You're paying for a lot when you get married, so we strive to realize your vision for your wedding, respecting your individual tastes, needs and budget.

I'm picky, picky, picky, so that you don't have to be."

"Your wedding flowers should be as heavenly perfect as earthly possible."  -- Julia Miller, owner/designer.

Our big goal is to have your wedding be so pretty, that people talk about it for a long time. And we can do that while respecting a wide variety of budgets.

Julia's Floral has a solid history of creating and delivering beauty for weddings in Western Washington, since 1986. You’ll express your personality in countless ways as you pull together the elements of your special day -- so let us help you with amazing, thoughtfully designed, fresh flowers.

Serving clients in the Puget Sound area. 

Our DJ and Lighting Sponsor:

David Sader, Owner, Absolute Music


For more than 20 years, David has been creating the sounds that help set the mood in everything from intimate rooms to massive resorts. His clients include Ralph Lauren, Coach, Tommy Bahama and The Wynn Resorts...and of course hundreds of happy couples. 

Our approach is to learn about your musical tastes and then create a mix that makes your guests comfortable & happy, using the right music, played at the right time. When people are happy, they have fun!

Our Photographer/PhotoFUN Booth Diva:


Rachelle Erickson, Owner, Rachelle Erickson Photography


 Rachelle will be providing both the event photography AND a photoFUN booth with holiday props!

In Rachelle's words: "Our illustrative style of photography reflects my artistic eye and lends a fresh, modern spin on traditional photography. Telling your story is our passion. Simply put, we capture all the love, laughter, tears, family and friends of your special day. The quality that makes your "wedding day" priceless! We will capture the emotions, surprises and magic of one of the most significant days of our life. We are dedicated to telling a story in photographs that covers everything from the key moments to the whimsical details that you cherish forever."

Our Caterer:

A Grand Affaire Catering

As one of Seattle's finest caterers we can accommodate just about any client. From casual party platters delivered to your door, to full-service gourmet catered parties, we will give each and every Affaire our Grand touch.








Unpaid Consulting Workshop with James Alberson of Sandler Training

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Tukwila, WA


• Shorten your sales cycle by conditioning your prospects to make a decision at every step.
• Set the right expectations and remove assumptions that create difficulty in the sales process.
• Gain control of the selling process from the moment you set the first appointment until you close the deal.

Information page for the workshop
Registration page for the workshop: