The annual JAM took place on Dec. 17 at 415 Westlake. Guests were transported to the colorful streets of Tokyo with catering by Lisa Dupar Catering and enjoyed karaoke, robot drink delivery and so much more. JAM stands for Joint Association Mixer and is an event for professionals in local chapters of NACE, ILEA, MPI and Wedding Network Seatte.

The smiling faces say it all: it’s great to be together again! In late June, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority welcomed 18 executive meeting planners from across the country to the destination, marking the first assembly of a new customer advisory board (CAB) focused on meetings, conventions and trade shows.


The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.