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    1. Tim Carr, deputy director of operations, Meydenbauer Center. 

    <p>1. Tim Carr, deputy director of operations, Meydenbauer Center.&nbsp;</p>
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    2. Michael McQuade, president, Emerging Sales Professionals Association. 

    <p>2. Michael McQuade, president, Emerging Sales Professionals Association.&nbsp;</p>
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    3. Artful demonstration of fidget creation. 

    <p>3. Artful demonstration of fidget creation.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Julie DeWeese, senior sales manager, Oregon Convention Center. 

    <p>4. Julie DeWeese, senior sales manager, Oregon Convention Center.&nbsp;</p>
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    5. (Facing camera) Ginny Solomon, sales manager, Travel Tacoma. 

    <p>5. (Facing camera) Ginny Solomon, sales manager, Travel Tacoma.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Joan Eisenstodt, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC - Meetings & Hospitality Consultant, facilitator and trainer. 

    <p>6. Joan Eisenstodt, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC - Meetings &amp; Hospitality Consultant, facilitator and trainer.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. Emerging Sales Professionals Steering Committee: Tracy Thornton, Lynnwood Convention Center; Jane Kantor, Meydenbauer Center; Michael McQuade; Joan Eisenstodt; Julie DeWeese; Brent Grant, Washington State Convention Center; Ginny Solomon; Chris Gowe, Vancouver Convention Centre (BC); Joe Hammill, Seattle Center. 

    <p>7. Emerging Sales Professionals Steering Committee: Tracy Thornton, Lynnwood Convention Center; Jane Kantor, Meydenbauer Center; Michael McQuade; Joan Eisenstodt; Julie DeWeese; Brent Grant, Washington State Convention Center; Ginny Solomon; Chris Gowe, Vancouver Convention Centre (BC); Joe Hammill, Seattle Center.&nbsp;</p>
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    8. Symposium lunch. 

    <p>8. Symposium lunch.&nbsp;</p>
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    9. Post-event reception.

    <p>9. Post-event reception.</p>

This past May, the Emerging Sales Professionals Association (ESPA)—a Washington state nonprofit corporation that provides professional development training for sales staff from publicly owned convention and meeting venues—held its sixth Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium, ESP6, at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. ESPA members include sales professionals at all levels from convention and meeting venues in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The association organizes educational programs each fall and spring. For more information, contact Michael McQuade with the Washington State Convention Center at michael.mcquade@wscc.com.

ILEA Seattle held its annual Emerald City Applause Awards on March 28 at the Arctic Club Seattle. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

 

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