• Celebrate the Event Wave Makers: Emerald City Applause Awards

     
    POSTED March 14, 2018
     

One of my first official duties as editor of Northwest Meetings + Events waaaaaaaaay back when was serving as a judge for the Emerald City Applause Awards. I remember being incredibly impressed by all of the talent in our region. I still am. Come celebrate that ingenuity at the (nearly sold out) 2018 Emerald City Applause Awards (ECAAs). Guests are encouraged to dress in accordance with the event’s theme: Seas the Night.

This year’s nominees are (I’m sure you’ll recognize a name or two or 29):

Animate Objects Physical Theater
A Well Planned Event
Azzura Photography
CORT Party Rental
Crews Creative
CRG Events
Crimson Haze Event Lighting
Davies + Dixon
Foodz Catering
GFS Events
Herban Feast Catering and Events Hines/GREF Events
Jubilee Event Engineers
Lola Creative
Magnus Media Group Video Production
Microsoft
Mike Nakamura Photography
MPI Washington State Chapter
Perfectly Posh Events
Pink Blossom Events
PJ Hummel & Company
Safeco Field - Seattle Mariners
Shindig Events
SHW
Simply Wed
Smooth Groove Productions
Tin Can Alley and PJ Hummel & Company
Tolo Events
Triumph Expo + Events

Benchmark is adding Washington's Skamania Lodge to its portfolio of resorts and hotels.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Visit Seattle experienced record-breaking tourism in 2018, with downtown Seattle hotel occupancies above 80 percent despite a 2,934-room increase with new hotel openings in 2018 and 2019. Meetings and conventions bookings peaked at 691,163 total room nights booked in 2018.