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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SEO Secrets
The Realm’s haunting vision of New Orleans
February 19, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Realm
5602 S Washington St,
Tacoma, WA 98409

$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


Get lost in the enchanting setting of The Realm’s haunting vision of New Orleans, while indulging in Georgio’s bold Cajun flavors of the Louisiana bayou!

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

The Realm

Built in 1910 The Realm’s rustic opulence radiates vintage glamour. Transport to another age as you celebrate with your family and invited guests in privacy and allure. Serene ambiance enhances your experience, while an expansive multi- level venue plays host to an enchanting reception as you dine and dance surrounded by the warmth and charm of the buildings original brick walls, majestic wood ceilings, and planked wood floors.


5602 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98409


Plenty of FREE Parking is located across the street in the Heritage Bank parking lot.


Our Caterer

Georgio’s Catering Company is a new and vibrant catering company in the Greater Tacoma-South Sound Region.  We are very happy to have completed our first year together growing our business.  Although you may not yet be familiar with the Georgio's brand, you have probably experienced the amazing food and excellent customer service from the founder and co-founders, Marnie Hayes, Randy Spears and Angie (Mingus) Jacobsen, from previous experiences working with us under other successful businesses.  We want our guests to know that we are continuing our reputation of bringing you the same level of great service, amazing food, creativity and community partnerships that you are accustomed to receiving from us. 

The Menu

-Louisiana Cajun-


Hor d’oeuvres

Muffuletta Wedges

Mini Shrimp and Grits

Andouille Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms


Dinner Buffet

Creole Catfish fillet with Crawfish Etouffee

Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

Seafood Gumbo

Red Beans and Rice

Bourbon Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Caesar Salad

Jalapeno Cornbread & Butter



Chef Attended Banana’s Foster

Coffee Service


Hosted Bar

Signature Cocktail: Classic Pat O’Brien Hurricane

Beer & Wine

Our Sponsors

The Realm

Georgios Catering

American Party Place Rentals

Enchanted Whimsey Design

Jeremy Hamel DJ