Idaho

Mountain Resorts can Take Your Next Meeting or Event to New Heights

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Mount Hood, Schweitzer, Whistler, Denali—the Northwest does not want for spectacular mountain destinations. Not only do they provide a stunning setting in which to live, work and play, they also serve as a gorgeous backdrop for meetings and events. While these locales are notable winter playgrounds for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, sleigh riding and other activities, they are also outstanding options for groups in the warm summer months. Here are a few Northwest resorts that sit at the foot or at the top of some of our region’s favorite peaks. 

Shore Lodge Welcomes New Dining Options

Shore Lodge—an award-winning lakefront resort in McCall, Idaho—has welcomed a new restaurant concept this summer, the first of several it has planned. Formerly the Lake Grill, the new restaurant, The Cutwater, offers a locally inspired menu, including its famous huckleberry pancakes made with huckleberries foraged from local mountains and the Huckletini, a cocktail creation of vodka, Cointreau and local huckleberries.

Meet Curt Asmussen

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Curt Asmussen was recently hired as general manager at The Inn at 500 Capital in Boise, Idaho.

Flashback: Historic Wilson Theatre Gets a Callback

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From the silent-movie era to a 21st-century renovation, the Historic Wilson Theatre of Rupert, Idaho, has witnessed nearly 100 years of history. After it opened in 1920, the theater became a central part of the community, hosting an array of events such as graduation ceremonies, stage productions, weddings, recitals and conferences. Its doors closed in the 1980s, and the building wouldn’t experience a revival until 2000, when it was acquired by the city of Rupert. 

Sister Cities Celebrates Global Connections Through Special Events or Business Meetings

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Last year, Sister Cities International celebrated its 60th anniversary. The organization was founded as a result of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s People-to-People program. Eisenhower believed that cultural exchanges, youth programs, sharing arts and culture, and exchanging business ideas and research and development projects could foster bonds between people of different communities. Here in the Northwest, each of our major cities has a number of sister cities. Seattle, for example, has 21, while Portland, Oregon, has nine (and one friendship city). 

Corporate Holiday Parties Can Now Include the Whole Family

If your company holiday festivities' guest list includes spouses, partners and children, the Northwest has numerous family-friendly venues that will make everyone feel welcome. Here are just a few:

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Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle

Boise Welcomed New, Multifaceted Creative Center

This past December, Boise welcomed Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP), a nonprofit, interactive creative center and community-gathering place. Named for Idaho agribusiness icon J.R. Simplot—founder of the agricultural supply company J.R. Simplot Company—the center’s six-story, 65,000-square-foot main building includes five interactive learning studios. Each studio’s name indicates the activity that can be explored and shared within the space.

Best of the Northwest 2015 Editor Picks

I once saw a T-shirt that read, “Alcohol: Because no great story ever started with a salad.” While I’m not sure that is actually true, booze and brews can certainly make a party that much more enjoyable. So this year, I salute some of our region’s finest distilleries and breweries that also happen to offer on-site event space. Cheers!

The Last Frontier’s First Choice for Brews and Banquets 
Glacier BrewHouse

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