The NACE Board, with support from the Foundation of NACE is instituting a Membership Dues Support Program for those members who have lost their jobs, have been furloughed or otherwise impacted by the pandemic.
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We're Here For You!

When the first impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic hit the catering and events industry, NACE moved quickly to support members. The National Board has enacted several resources and measures to maintain our strong, vibrant community. We have expanded the membership grace period to 120 days, introduced flexible installment plans, expanded online education, and more.

COVID-19 and the physical distancing required have demonstrated the importance of belonging to a community. In partnership with the Foundation of NACE, the National Board is pleased to introduce a membership support program that allows members experiencing financial hardship to stay connected to the NACE community and all the resources and support NACE offers. NACE is your community and we are stronger together.

Who Can Enroll

Members in a qualifying category with a renewal date of February 2020 or beyond who are experiencing financial hardship are eligible to enroll. Those who enroll in this program are also eligible for payment plans. If you have already renewed, you can still take advantage of this program and add an additional 12 months to your membership.

Thanks to the Foundation of NACE, this program will also provide financial support to our chapters by ensuring the dues rebate program stays intact. This generous investment by the Foundation will help provide support to our vibrant chapter network.

How to Enroll

If you would like to enroll in the membership support program, please contact the national office at [email protected], via chat at or by phone at 410-290-5410.

In celebration of Super Bowl LV, the Business Connect program is hosting a one-of-a-kind restaurant week! “Road to Gameday” Restaurant Week (DECEMBER 4 - 13, 2020) will highlight 50 diverse-owned restaurants in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco County. To learn more, visit
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The application deadline is Friday, October 23, 2020!




Attention all Tampa Bay NACE Members:

We are requesting all members update their contact information if it has changed by emailing [email protected].

***Stay tuned for our upcoming member events - virtual and possible live meeting updates coming SOON!

Stay safe!


NACE Mission Statement

“To advance the catering and events industry and its professionals.”