Have you let your favorite vendor, event planner or venue know how much you appreciate them by voting for them in Northwest Meetings + Events Best of  2019 readers’ choice awards? No? Well, what are you waiting for? Show them some well-deserved love!

You can choose from one of the prepopulated nominees from past awards OR write in another favorite. Only one ballot is allowed per email address, and voters must vote in at least 10 categories. Vote now and then forward this to all of your coworkers and friends and have them vote, too.

The nominees will be announced this summer and the winners will be announced at the annual Best of Awards Party to be held this fall (more details on the celebration to come).

In the early 1990s, Washington communities and activists had a vision of maintaining green wilderness and creating space where people could embrace the outdoors near urban cities like Seattle. “We’re all better and healthier when we’re connected to nature,” says Caroline Villanova, community and partnerships manager at Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

 

Visit Seattle, in partnership with the King County government, will host “Cloudbreak: Seattle’s Revive Live Music Fest,” in support of Seattle’s music community. 

 

As the story goes for millions around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic put plans and work on hold for Ray Maestas when it first hit in 2020. Promptly, the restaurant Maestas was working at closed, and he suddenly had extra time on his hands.