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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. 

Sponsors:
Avalon Music
Courtyard on St. James
Darryl and Co.
A Day to Remember
Perfect Touch Linens
Southwest Casino Productions
 
Casino Table Sponsors:
Avalon Music
Brides.com
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.
Gravitas
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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  • 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
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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
  • Click here to download application.
  • Apply by sending your resume and a complete application to resumes@afehouston.com
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