Three national awards are coming to the Tacoma/South Puget Sound chapter of NACE, the National Association of Catering and Events.

The 50-member local group won Chapter of the Year awards for three key educational meetings and Fundraiser of the Year, according to an announcement after the national meeting in Texas.

Additionally, Paula Lowe, owner of Expressions Media LLC in Olympia, received the President’s List certificate in honor of her “significant achievements in the mission of NACE.” She is public relations chair for the local chapter, in addition to publisher of “South Sound Wedding & Event” magazine, the producer of South Sound Wedding Show.

“Paula Lowe is the consummate professional and team player,” says Bill Riordan of Act 3 Catering and secretary of Tacoma NACE.

“Her dedication to Tacoma NACE is unparalleled,” adds Emily Cook, local NACE chapter president.