October 2010  

Community Service

On Sept. 15, 2010, the Houston Chapter of Nace donated time, effort and money to raise awareness and funds for the Houston Food Bank.  The following is a list of those companies and individuals that contributed. 

Avalon Music
Courtyard on St. James
Darryl and Co.
A Day to Remember
Perfect Touch Linens
Southwest Casino Productions
Casino Table Sponsors:
Avalon Music
DJs Unlimited
Elegant Beginnings
Adam Rineer, CMP
Silent Auction Donations:
A Finer Event
Bay Oaks Country Club
Bright Star Productions
Cakes By Gina
Crowne Plaza West
The Cookie Girl
Divisi Strings
Elegant Beginnings, Inc.
The Glacier Group
Hilton Americas
Hilton Houston Post Oak
Intercontinental Houston Near The Galleria
Houston Dynamos
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Howl at The Moon
Java Pura Coffee Roasters
Kingwood Country Club
Lia Sophia Jewelry – Patsy and Noel Wilson
Marriott Medical Center
Marriott Woodlands
Michael Lyndon
Moody Gardens
Northgate Country Club
SOK Salon On Kirby
S Factor
The Tasting Room
Trevisio Restaurant and Conference Center
Westin Memorial City
The Woodlands Resort

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In-Office and On-Site Event Position

Job Summary:

Assists Director of Sales and Sales Team with daily office duties and event execution; trains directly under Director of Sales in inquiries, proposal and menu design, customer service, and event financials; provides in-office and on-site support for the Sales Team with the goal to eventually be promoted to Event Producer

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists in answering and recording incoming inquiries
  • Assists in the proposal design based on client requests and needs
  • Frequently follows up with Director of Sales and Event Producers to ensure that menu, rentals, production, guest count, and weather plan details are set
  • Confirms details of each vendor or rental order including delivery quantities, delivery date, time, and address
  • Communicates vendor delivery information to client
  • Creates client estimate letters, event save the date contracts, and event contracts
  • Helps Event Producers create event notes to send to event staff
  • Lead on special Sales Department research projects
  • Attends weekly Production Meeting with all departments
  • Attends weekly Sales Meetings
  • Attends site visits with Event Producers and updates applicable departments with event changes and logistics
  • Attends events with Event Producers
  • Once candidate has grasped the AFE way of event planning, candidate will take on projects as the lead with advisory help from Director of Sales

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 1-year experience in the catering and/or event planning industry
  • Experience in the Microsoft Suite Products
  • Driven, creative, and passionate about customer service and the event industry
  • Self-directed in a team environment
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
  • Collaborative worker who trusts the expertise of fellow departments
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Manages time, projects, and deadlines efficiently and independently
  • Direct and intuitive communication skills

Description of Package:

  • Pay to be determined based on candidate qualifications
  • Weekly office hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Event hours: evening and weekend hours required but dependent on AFE event calendar
  • Reviews: 3 Month Employee Introductory Period Review plus annual performance/compensation review
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  • Apply by sending your resume and a complete application to


Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop creative and unique event designs utilizing vendor equipment and product to procure an impressive and bespoke look for each client event
  • Manage event budgets without sacrificing the event’s identity or integrity
  • Accountable for the quality of all deliverables and performance throughout the installation and through the duration of the event
  • Be fully knowledgeable of Houston area venues, specs, loading dock and security procedures
  • Attend site visits with vendors and the AFE team
  • Participate in event execution and installation as well as facilitate vendors
  • Communicate project status, timelines, and delivery information to clients and internal teams
  • Stay current in fashion and design trends, technology, fabrication techniques, design elements, as well as vendor products
  • Collaborate with vendors to ensure quality, workability, and that the elements meet the core objectives of the event
  • Collaborate with co-workers in all AFE departments to foster a teamwork atmosphere and innovation
  • Design of customizable items, day-of-event items, invitations and other paper goods such as menu signage
  • PartyCAD diagram design to effectively scope the venue appropriate for the event and the event production
  • Uphold company core values: respect, integrity and accountability, transparency and honesty, customer dedication, teamwork, creativity, innovation, and leadership


Skills & Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in Event Production and Design
  • A solid eye for typography, composition, and color
  • Solid knowledge of visual design fundamentals including brand identity, layout, color, typography, and photography
  • Understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
  • Solid understanding and appreciation for the distinction between creative expression and business objectives
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Professional appearance and outstanding work ethic
  • Extreme attention to detail


Description of Package:

  • Daily office hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Event setup and execution as needed based on event calendar – weekdays and weekends
  • Reviews: 3-month Employee Introductory Period Review plus annual Summer performance/compensation review



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