FivePine Lodge and Conference Center in Sisters, Ore., is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year—and its customers are the ones getting the gifts!

If you and your group are looking to get away for a quick break, the lodge is offering a $99 room rate from March 12 through March 16 and many specialty add-ons for just $20.07 (in honor of the year it was founded). Log on to FivePineLodge.com/10year for details and information about this special.

In addition, if you’re looking for a unique wedding venue, the lodge is offering $1,000 off remaining dates in June, July and August. For available dates, contact events director Tricia Maxson at 541.549.5900, extension 107.

Featuring Three Sisters Mountains as its backdrop, FivePine has 24 luxury cabins—with an additional 12 scheduled to be opened this summer—eight lodge guestrooms, a conference center with 4,800 square feet of event space, a spa, movie theater, brew pub and athletic club. In addition, guests have the use of custom cruiser bikes, and right outside each cabin is the 26-mile Peterson Ridge Trail System. The lodge is minutes away from Bend and Redmond Oregon.

The average event-goer spends long days sitting in meetings or professional development sessions, followed by an hour or two of standing and sipping cocktails. But holding your next big event at a spa resort opens a realm of possibilities for wellness breaks. Moving the action from the boardroom to the steam room can improve morale by combining business with pleasure—while also boosting attendees’ health. 

 

 Seattle is young and ever evolving, a dynamic city where newness is an integral part of the culture. And it has a long, proud history of hospitality.

In the early 1850s, Chief Seattle welcomed strangers to the banks of Puget Sound. Because of his kindness, they named their new settlement on Elliott Bay after him. “Seattle is a new city with an ancient culture,” notes Ken Workman, Chief Seattle’s great, great, great, great grandson. “It’s less than two grandmas old, as we like to say.” 

 

Many see Portland as a progressive city. No event venues are likely more in line with that world view than the two run by Ecotrust Events. Ecotrust, the events branch’s overarching nonprofit, leads a staggering number of social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental programs, from supporting Native American land rights to building intergenerational wealth for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) individuals. What does this have to do with hosting a corporate meeting? Everything.