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    1. Tammy Guill, Ride the Ducks of Seattle. 

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    2. Jacob Youngblood, Hilton Eugene; and Greg Heinze, Hotel Modera. 

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    3. Alexis Abruscato, Great Wolf Lodge. 

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    4. Karen Waggoner, Triumph Expo & Events; Alisia Anderson, Safeco Field; and Mary Ellen Reihsen, DBS Law, PLLC. 

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    5. Deb Anderson, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau; Lisa Chan, Oregon Convention Center; and Sheri Harbour de Vos, Northwest Meetings + Events magazine. 

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    6. Debra Campbell from Wildhorse Resort addresses the crowd. 

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    7. Tracy Oman, Northwest Association Management; and Allan Niemi, Oregon Association of Nurseries. 

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    8. Christina Petit, Framework Meetings and Destinations. 

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    9. Julius Solaris, speaker and author; Richard Aaron, MFA, CSEP, Emeritus, BiZbash Media; and Erin Osaki, Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown. 

Northwest Meetings + Events was proud to sponsor the 2017 Cascadia Educational Conference this year. The event took place at Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton, Oregon, and drew approximately 220 industry leaders. The popular conference brought together members of the Meeting Professionals International chapters of Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia, and featured locally inspired experiences like a hoe-down themed gala and an opening prayer by members of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla. 

Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) held its annual auction on Dec. 7, 2017, at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington. The auction wa s a fundraiser for the MPIWSC Educational Fund.

 

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.

 

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.