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As we continue our focus on our DEI initiative, ML Steak was the host of last night’s cocktails and conversation 🍸⁣

ML Steak, the newest restaurant to open from local entrepreneur, Chef Mike Lindsey. ML (Mildred Lindsey, Mike's Mom) Steak is a modern Chophouse from Lindsey Food Group with a fun and fresh approach to the old stuffy steakhouse. Located in the previous Fatty Smokes BBQ Joint space, ML boasts great food, cocktails, wine, and hospitality in a fun atmosphere.⁣
Check out @lfg.rva to learn more about Lindsey Food Group! ⁣

It was a great night for networking before we hit the holidays! ⁣

Citrus Fruits

On Oct. 24, 2023, the Richmond NACE Chapter gathered to vote for the 2024 Board of Directors and to learn about how to relax and be well in this chaotic and stressful world. Here is a little about the event and a gallery of photos from the event taken by Aurelia Studios.

Enjoy networking and chatting it up with some industry friends, new and old, over tasty provisions provided by Atlas 42.

The Board of Directors of Richmond NACE will be holding elections for the coming 2024 term. If you are a current member of NACE, you get to VOTE!

Followed by an educational opportunity to learn how to be well and take care of your body, mind, spirit, soul, or whatever you hold close to you, just taking care of YOUrself.


Meet Jacquelyn Craig, Dedicated Event Professional, Yoga Ambassador & lives by the Yogi Lifestyle. Jacque will briefly speak on how we as event professionals are heavily impacted with everything going on around us and need to take a step back to relax, live in the moment, enjoy the little things, take a moment to breathe and find what is right for you and to you.

Meet Lily Robinson of Peace Lily Yoga

Lily will be guiding you through the Education on Relaxation & Breathing Techniques, Meditation, Positive Mindset & Stress Relief in the work place, at home, out on the run, any time or place.

All photos taken by Ashley of Aurelia Studios
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An Evening Honoring Morgan Montgomery, CPCE, CMP We hope you will join us on Tuesday, September 26 at Salisbury Country Club, as we celebrate the 2023 Honoree, Morgan Montgomery, CMP, CPCE. Tuesday, September 26, 2023 6pm - 9pm Reception, Dinner, Presentation, Dessert & Dancing Attire: Tropical Cocktail Attire Location: Salisbury Country Club 13620 West Salisbury Road Midlothian, VA 23113 Event Partners: Salisbury Country Club, Bunn DJ Company, Classic Party Rentals of VA, Don Mears Photography, Paisley & Jade, Glamorous Events, LLC. About Morgan: Montgomery is the Co-Owner at Paisley & Jade, a distinguished specialty rental company based in Richmond, VA. With a distinguished career, Montgomery holds her CPCE (Certified Professional in Catering and Events) and her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional), illustrating her commitment to maintaining the highest standards of expertise and professionalism in her field. Her accolades extend far beyond her qualifications, as she is a past National President of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE). Montgomery's dedication to elevating the industry is evident through her extensive involvement in both national and local capacities. At NACE, she has played multifaceted roles on the national board, leading critical committees and shaping the organization’s direction. Her journey with NACE has seen her excel as Business Development Committee Chair, Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect, President, Immediate Past President. and currently the 2023 Nominations & Elections Committee Chair. Beyond her influence at the national level, Montgomery was a founding member of the Richmond NACE Chapter in 2010. Through visionary leadership, she has also served as Chapter President, Immediate Past President, and Co-Chair for The NACEYs, the chapter’s prestigious annual awards & fundraiser gala, in 2016 and 2018. A mentor and an inspiration to her peers, Montgomery's passion for sharing her expertise is evident in her prolific speaking engagements. She has graced stages at NACE & WIPA National Chapters, industry conferences across the nation, and even local non-industry conferences in her beloved city of Richmond.




AUGUST 22ND, 2023

Raj is the Chef & Owner of District Events & Catering in Atlanta, GA 

They are a full service luxury catering and event production company specializing in multicultural affairs. 

Having over 15 years of experience in the catering and event industry, Rajan Mistry has fulfilled all roles in servicing and executing both social and corporate events. These roles include menu curation, vendor relations (contract negotiations), client relations (event creation), timeline production, venue relation (communication), catering service, and project management to lead a team for event execution. Mistry has produced and managed many successful events of high capacity, domestic and international. Recent achievement includes joining the ICA Board. He was a speaker at Catersource in March of 2023 and spoke on South Asian Weddings & The Evolution of Pricing + Food Costs & Its Impact on Your 2023 Clients.

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