• Event Snapshots: Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

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

  • Event Snapshots: Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    2. Michael McQuade, president, Emerging Sales Professionals Association. 

  • Event Snapshots: Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    3. Artful demonstration of fidget creation. 

  • Event Snapshots: Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    4. Julie DeWeese, senior sales manager, Oregon Convention Center. 

  • Event Snapshots: Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    5. (Facing camera) Ginny Solomon, sales manager, Travel Tacoma. 

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    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    6. Joan Eisenstodt, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC - Meetings & Hospitality Consultant, facilitator and trainer. 

  • Event Snapshots: Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    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. 

  • Event Snapshots: Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    8. Symposium lunch. 

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    9. Post-event reception.

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.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
—1.5 oz. Baileys Salted Caramel
—2 oz. half and half

DIRECTIONS:
Combine ingredients in a Belgian beer glass garnished with soft caramel along the rim, chocolate sauce and a chocolate branch. Looks fancy schmancy and tastes deee-licious!

Courtesy of Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho

 

This past October, the world lost a business and philanthropic giant with the passing of Paul Allen. Here in the Northwest, his absence will be deeply felt. Among his many achievements, Allen co-founded Microsoft; founded Vulcan Inc., Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen Institute for Brain Sciences, and Allen Institute for Cell Science; and was owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers. There doesn’t seem to be an industry that he hasn’t touched, expanded and improved, including the meetings and events industry, particularly in the Seattle area.