• 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

Walla Walla’s iconic Abeja Winery and Inn will be accepting wedding and event bookings for the first time in 2019. The venue offers five distinct indoor and outdoor venues and can accommodate groups of up to 250 guests.

 

The Hoxton, Portland officially opened its doors on November 12. The much anticipated opening was the second U.S location for the Hoxton brand. The Hoxton, based in London is planning two additional openings in the United States later in 2019—The Hoxton Chicago and The Hoxton Downtown L.A. The Hoxton Portland, located in historic Old Town Chinatown in a building dating back to 1906, features 119 rooms and three restaurants including a cocktail bar.

 

The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton officially opened this holiday season on November 15 while honoring veteran Elizabeth O’Byrne in conjunction with Veterans Day. O’Byrne and her family received the first guest special experience at the hotel’s grand opening event.