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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Snowmageddon got you down?
February 19, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ocean5 and Table 47
5268 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 3:00 pm February 18

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 3:00 pm February 18

$40.00 Member Spouse
$45.00 after 3:00 pm February 18

$0.00 Member Caterer

$40.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$45.00 after 3:00 pm February 18

$40.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$45.00 after 3:00 pm February 18

$30.00 Vendor/Sponsor

$1.00 Raffle Ticket


Snowmageddon got you down? Time to get out of the house and have some fun.

Due to the recent weather, the original meeting, The Realm’s haunting vision of New Orleans, has been postponed until April 16.

This months meeting has been moved to Ocean5. We will have the same speaker.

Our Speaker

Dr. Ty Belknap



Dr. Ty Belknap worked his way from entry level to manager and executive in both the retail and
high tech industries, including being a manager for the Microsoft Network Engineering team in
He has three degrees in leadership, including a Doctor of Strategic Leadership in Life Coaching.
He help struggling businesses with business development, and coaches at-risk and homeless
Dr. Ty has written three books (Leadership for Introverts, Timeless SEO Secrets and How To
Get Exploding Referrals) as well as writing hundreds of articles for over 30 magazines and
online blog sites (including Reader’s Digest).
A self-professed techy-nerd, he has the ability to translate Geek-Speak into English.
Dr Ty is the founder of Port Bell, an SEO and digital marketing firm that has been providing
search engine optimization to Tacoma businesses since 2002.

Our Venue and Caterer


Built and operated as one of the most environmentally responsible businesses in the region, Ocean5 shows that you can have fun and have a positive impact on the environment and community.

Ocean5 is named after the five great oceans. As they're all connected, so are we - to each other and our planet. That's the big idea behind Ocean5: we know that even the simplest efforts can make a big impact, and together we can make a difference. 

We're proud of where we are starting but know there is always more we can do. We love to learn, grow, and be inspired. Ocean5 is on a journey and invite you to join us.  Here we go!


5268 Point Fosdick Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335



The Menu




local pork blended with jasmine rice, sweet and sour sauce, cashews



crimini mushrooms stuffed with wild mushrooms, fresh herbs, caciotta cheese, pine nuts



dungeness crab, panko, quinoa, harissa aioli, lemon, fennel





squash, mint chimichurri, farmers cheese, baby greens, pepitas





espresso chili rub, agrodolce, salsa verde, squash, carrots, sunchokes, sunflower seeds



harissa sauce, roasted vegetables, chickpeas, quinoa, yogurt, apricots





sponge style cheesecake, fresh berries, chantilly

Our Sponsors


Enchanted Whimsey Design

Jeremy Hamel DJ

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