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 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.


The Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) hosted its first inperson event since the pandemic began at The Medalist Golf Club in Marshall. MSAE’s goal was to host a fun networking opportunity that followed COVID guidelines, and helped members gain confidence attending in-person events again.