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    4 Reasons Meeting in Tri-Cities, Washington Will Boost Your Event’s Attendance

     
    POSTED June 27, 2017
     
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    4 Reasons Meeting in Tri-Cities, Washington Will Boost Your Event’s Attendance

     
    POSTED June 27, 2017
     
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    4 Reasons Meeting in Tri-Cities, Washington Will Boost Your Event’s Attendance

     
    POSTED June 27, 2017
     
  • Sponsored

    4 Reasons Meeting in Tri-Cities, Washington Will Boost Your Event’s Attendance

     
    POSTED June 27, 2017
     
  • Sponsored

    4 Reasons Meeting in Tri-Cities, Washington Will Boost Your Event’s Attendance

     
    POSTED June 27, 2017
     

Sponsored by Visit TRI-CITIES 

Tri-Cities, Washington, is an appealing destination to make your next meeting or event memorable for attendees. The sun-filled region is home to a variety of meeting venues, many dining options, lodging for any budget and attractions that attendees will love. Most importantly, the Tri-Cities offer unique experiences that are sure to increase attendance to your next event.

1. Tri-Cities is the Heart of Washington Wine Country®

Located within an hour’s drive of more than 200 Washington wineries, wine tasting is a must-do activity when visiting the Tri-Cities. From Pasco to Prosser, attendees can enjoy an authentic and local wine country experience. Take your meeting to the vines to experience award-winning wine in picturesque tasting rooms with unique meeting spaces set amongst the vineyards.

Hosting your meeting or event in the heart of Washington Wine Country, one of the most popular wine destinations in the Pacific Northwest, may encourage those interested to extend their stay and explore the wine region further. Great meetings can turn into great vacations.

2. Team Building in Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities’ moderate climate, hundreds of sun-filled days and three rivers create an ideal destination for team building activities on the water—nothing builds strong bonds like trying to stay dry together.

Standup paddle boarding is an exciting way to take in the local shorelines while building lasting relationships. A group can even achieve inner bliss with standup paddle board yoga classes at sunrise (You might fall in, but the water’s fine!). More adventurous teams may enjoy a trip upstream by navigating kayaks through the Columbia River rapids while enjoying the unparalleled scenery of the Hanford Reach National Monument or the Tapteal Water Trail.

One innovative way to bring a team together is by challenging them in one of the local escape rooms. Participants must exercise their collaboration and communication skills as they search for clues to solve a series of puzzles and unveil the hidden plot—all within an hour! These exercises are the latest craze and a great fit for the meetings and event industry.

3. Health and Wellness in Tri-Cities

Help your attendees maintain their healthy lifestyles on the road and stay engaged by taking them out of the conference room and into the sun that Tri-Cities is well-known for.

The local trail systems in the region’s unique shrub steppe habitat offer routes for all fitness levels. Summiting Badger Mountain or Candy Mountain rewards attendees with sweeping vistas of the Tri-Cities region. For a more leisurely experience, the Sacagawea Heritage Trail is a 23-mile paved loop path that runs along the Columbia River shoreline, providing the perfecting setting for your conference’s wellness walk.

Yoga is a great way to give your attendees a moment to refresh and reenergize to prevent the mid-afternoon slump. Local yogis often host outdoor sessions in parks and other green spaces throughout the Tri-Cities region.

4. Taste Tri-Cities

Lots of sunshine means the Tri-Cities is not only the Heart of Washington Wine Country, but is also known as “America’s Bread Basket.” The local bounty is shared at farmers’ markets throughout the region from May to October. Local produce inspires menus at restaurants throughout the Tri-Cities, many of which offer spectacular settings to host a board of directors meeting or group reception. Impress attendees at any one of the winery/restaurants on Tulip Lane or consider an evening with dinner and dancing aboard a luxury yacht that cruises along the Columbia River.

Sponsored by Visit TRI-CITIES

Visit TRI-CITIES is ready with professional staff trained to assist in planning and administering your convention, conference, meeting or corporate retreat. Locations, amenities, entertainment, marketing and more can be arranged by our meeting specialists–work with us to plan an event that is sure to boost attendance at your next conference!

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The industry came together at The Foundry by Herban Feast on Oct. 19, 2017, for our Best of 2017 readers’ choice awards. In addition to great music and food, beer tastings, and candid photo booth snapshots, Northwest Meetings + Events raised approximately $900 for the SEARCH Foundation through a silent auction. The evening was capped off with our awards ceremony presided over by emcee Ron Hippe.