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    Bears that Care at the Sheraton Palo Alto!

    June 20, 2018
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Sheraton Palo Alto
    625 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    The Sheraton Palo Alto welcomes us for an evening of networking, an amazing menu, and education from the Vice President of TeamBuilding-Unlimited and Murder on the Menu, Frank Price! TeamBuilding Unlimited is a company that has been providing customized and interactive entertainment for over thirty years and Frank is excited to share how team building is a great way to elevate a meeting and energize the participants. Frank will describe different types of teambuilding events that work in different situations, for different groups. We will also be taking part in one of their company's most popular activities- Bears that Care- so don't forget to bring your creativity! Please note, the Sheraton has graciously offered to host our self parking, so be sure to self park! The Sheraton Palo Alto, along with the Westin Palo Alto, have also graciously sponsored an overnight stay for one of our raffle prizes, so be sure to pick up some raffle tickets! 

    Say Hello to Frank! 

    Frank Price is the VP of TeamBuilding Unlimited. After getting his teaching credential, Frank went off to the Peace Corps where he taught English and coached basketball for 3 years in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. There he developed a world view, a taste for West African food and beverage, and became fluent in French.

    Upon returning to the United States, Frank taught history, French, and a variety of sciences, as well as coached high school and junior high sports, cross country, both boys and girls basketball and track and field. While teaching, he helped write a French text book at Stanford, put on 3 county French camps, was a California Mentor teacher and received a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship to travel, learn and study in Nigeria.

    Using his teaching and coaching skills enabled him to make an easy switch to event planning and team building /team bonding, and he has become one of the leaders of Murder on the Menu and TeamBuilding-Unlimited. Frank has created and developed a variety of unique interactive team building activities for major companies from the East Coast to the West Coast and points in between. From Charity Challenges, Mini Olympic Games, Wine Games, to food based Challenge Quests, Chocolate tastings and much more, Frank brings his energy and enthusiasm to event planning and team building and mystery themed interactive dinners. Frank is also a chocolate judge, an Ambassador with San Francisco Travel, a daily 3 to 5 mile runner, and a Giants and Forty-Niners fan. Frank also enjoys, wine, beer, spirits, and good food!




    • Artisan cheese board / Antipasto display
    • Tuna tartar in a cone
    • Cauliflower flan smoked salmon "salad"
    • Chllled asparagus soup, whipped creme fraiche
    • Fried castelvetrano olives, asiago, shaved prosciutto (some vegetarian)
    • Grilled skirt steak sliders, buttered brioche, blue cheese, caramelized onions
    • Truffled grilled cheese, tomato bisque
    • Cookies, brownies, mini lemon tarts
    • Freshly brewed Starbucks regular and decaffeinated coffee and assorted Tazo teas
    • Assorted soft drinks and bottled water


    June Community Service Drive

    Register online 

    • $45 for Silicon Valley NACE Member 
    • $65 for Guest & walk-up (space permitting).
    • Raffle tickets: one for $5 and five for $20.  
    • Please RSVP by 5pm Tuesday, June 12, to avoid the $10 late fee.
    • If you encounter a problem registering, call Lindsay Fogarty at 925-373-1934.

    The Registration "fine print":

    • Only Silicon Valley chapter Members can bring a check and pay at the door. 
    • SV Members may, but all others mustpre-pay with a credit card through the website. 
    • About cancellations: There are no cash refunds.   
    • The chef needs an accurate count, so your registration fee is due, even if you don't attend. 
    • "Walk-ins" are always welcome; however, our special dinner may not be available beyond 
      the number of RSVPs, so walk-ins may receive an alternate entree.



    $5.00 One raffle ticket for $5

    $20.00 Five raffle tickets for $20

    $45.00 Silicon Valley NACE member
    $55.00 after 5:00 pm June 18

    $65.00 Guest or Walk-In
    $75.00 after 5:00 pm June 18