Meeting/Event Information


February 20, 2018

Tacoma NACE February 2018 Meeting
February 20, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Freighthouse Station Venues - Rainier Room
430 E 25th St
Tacoma, WA 98421
Go Big without Burnout!

$1.00 Raffle Ticket

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 03:00 pm February 16

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 03:00 pm February 16

$40.00 Member Spouse
$45.00 after 03:00 pm February 16

$25.00 Member Caterer

$40.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$45.00 after 3:00 pm February 16

$40.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$45.00 after 3:00 pm February 16

$25.00 Vendor/Sponsor

Registration is Open! 

 Go Big without Burnout!

Deborah is a speaker, coach and author. Whether speaking to a lunch n learn crowd, a
conference or online, she provides her audience with the tools to recognize their brilliance and
design actions unique to their genius that unleash their potential.

Deborah’s degree in biochemistry laid the foundation for her first career where she excelled in
corporate sales. A memorable experience at a southern California beach led her to shift gears
and embrace a second career in the non-profit world. Five years ago, her entrepreneur’s heart
prevailed and today she integrates an ocean of experience to help entrepreneurs Go BIG
Without Burnout.

Deborah is passionate to help entrepreneurs break the time for money trap so they can harness
their genius and make the difference they‘re meant to make.

In this talk audience members discover:
• The 4 drivers that keep us locked into the status quo
• The 4 questions that crack the struggle code.
• 3 strategies to enter “the Zone”, accelerate results and reduce stress


Caterer: Pacific Grill Events & Catering 

Stationary Appetizers: 

Meat Candy - Roasted dates, apple-smoked bacon and parmigiano reggiano

"Picnic Baskets" - House-made sweet corn puffs filled with tillamook cheddar nad carmelized onions


First Course: 

Beets & Blue - Crisp mixed greens, roasted beets, red onions, candied walnuts with greek yogurt- blue cheese dressing


Dinner Entree:

Summer Pork Tenderloin - Oregon-farmed pork tenderloin house smoked and grilled with tart cherry and herb coulis served with roasted fingerling potatoes and petite mixed vegetables

Vegan- Hazelnut & Herb Cutlet - Seattle's vegan field roast cutlet with mushrooms, grains, crushed hazelnuts, fresh herbs and vegan "demi glace" served with roasted fingerling potatoes and petite mixed vegetables



Chocolate Truffles


Venue: Rainier Room @ Freighthouse Square

Historic, Vintage & Urban Venues at Freighthouse Station
There are two large venue spaces at Freighthouse Station available for a variety of public and private events such as weddings, corporate events, trade shows, receptions, private parties and other special events. With plenty of parking and easy access to public transportation and downtown Tacoma. Let Freighthouse Station be the perfect location for your next event.


Entertainment: Susan Haas, Classical and Popular Harp Music for All Occasions

Award winning harpist, Susan Haas, provides a surprisingly upbeat soundscape of pop music on her concert harp. Classically trained and playing professionally since the age of 18, she teaches, records and performs for corporate events and weddings throughout the Puget Sound. With her harp comes her BOSE sound system. She also manages The Amaris Duo, a unique cello + harp team for your entertainment.


Decor: PJ Hummel & Company 

PJ Hummel & Co.


Rentals: Cort Party Rental in Fife


For over 40 years, AA Party Rentals and ABC Special Event Rentals have led the Seattle market in customer service and quality of product. In 2015, these two businesses merged and rebranded under CORT Party Rental. While the name and look of the company may have changed, the same great people are here to provide you the exceptional service and solutions you can rely on for another 40 years and beyond.


CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the world's largest provider of furniture rental, trade show and event furnishings, and relocation and transition services. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and a proprietary global network in over 70 countries around the world, CORT is dedicated to helping people and companies create environments that make a house a home, an office a great place to work, and an event memorable - no matter where, when or for how long. For more information, please visit


DJ & Lighting: Absolute Music NW

David Sader has unmatched experience in the music & entertainment industry. 10 years as a resident DJ in the Puget Sound area nightclubs and another 15 years creating programs for satellite radio, including custom programs for clients like Steve Wynn & Ralph Lauren. His mobile DJ/lighting company, Absolute Music, has been the life of the party since 1996!


Photographer: South Sound Weddings

South Sound Weddings Photography is all about classic beauty and good ol’ fashion fun. Creating breath-taking images is never dull when working with Krystal (owner/photographer) and her team during your special event. Krystal doesn’t just push a button on a camera to take a picture, but helps create amazing moments captured within a photograph.


Event Coordinated by: Mr. Event

Mr. Event is a strategic event planner, who help business owners and professionals create organized events that get results. He guides you through the event planning process and give you the resources to make it happen.

Future Meetings

August 21, 2018

Field and Farmer to Fork and Flask - Where does your food and drink come from?

August 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ocean5 and Table 47
5268 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Join us for fun and food as we hear from a panel including farmers, brewer/distiller and Chef Doug Hudson about where our food comes from.