• Giveaway Ideas That Will ‘Stick’ with Your Guests

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

    Tree Huggers

Portland-based Toast is changing the way planners make a lasting impression on attendees and prospects through its stickers crafted of sustainable wood. Customizable with logos and other artwork, the stickers can be attached to water bottles, laptops, notebooks and any other surface you “wood” like your message to adorn.

The company—which runs on 100 percent renewable energy—only uses responsibly grown, rain forest–friendly wood and bamboo, and all products are distributed in Forest Stewardship Council–certified paper packaging. The entire company generates only one garbage can of waste each month. It is also a member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1 percent of its profits to environmental nonprofits, and partners with Trees for the Future, planting one sapling for every product sold. At the time of this writing, that adds up to more than 56,000 saplings.

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

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