It was a time traveler's dream come true at TMAC Alberta-NWT's Munch and Mingle on Tuesday, February 3rd at the historic National Hotel building.

About forty journalists, industry reps and local celebs circulated around the Off Cut Bar in The Nash, Chef Michael Noble's newest venture in Calgary.

He gave us the lowdown on the shady past of his dark, cozy speakeasy style bar complete with mug shots of former patrons.

The Nash is located in the heart of Inglewood (recently named Canada's greatest neighborhood in the Great Places competition).

Thanks to our M&M coordinator, Noelle Aune for organizing this successful event. Noelle is already working on our next munch and mingle so stay tuned.

As always, if you have stories about The Nash, Chef Michael or any of our Munch & Mingle partners, please let us know. We'd like to send your stories, tweets, posts and pictures along to our M&M partners. Please send links to Noelle at

Photos courtesy of Paula Worthington

TMAC Alberta-NWT's board members were on hand to announce that our next Professional Development weekend would be held in the spring of 2015.

More details and a "save the date" from our outstanding PD organizer, Paula Worthington and her PD committee crew are on the way.

Suggestions for speakers are always welcome as well as volunteers for the PD weekend.

Do you always have a smartphone or camera in your hand?

Would you like to step up as "official photographer" for TMAC Alberta-NWT's munch and mingle and PD events?

If so, please contact board member Neil Bousquet An honorarium is available for this volunteer position.