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Atticus Opens in McMinnville

The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.  

Get to Know: Kelowna, BC

Lisanne Ballantyne, president and CEO of Tourism Kelowna, is not originally from British Columbia. Born in Montreal and raised in Winnipeg, she was working in Alberta—most recently as general manager of the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton— before arriving in Kelowna last year. The decision to move, she notes, was an easy one. “The Okanagan Valley is one of the most beautiful destinations in Canada and a region undergoing tremendous growth.

Finding the Right Venue for Your Small Group Clients

Sponsored by Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, Inc.

As a meeting planner, you know your ability to source the perfect venue or destination for your clients’ events is of paramount importance. The requirements for a 2,000-delegate convention are pretty well defined, but for smaller groups there are endless options for creating a memorable event. Using some creativity and the following tips will help you better determine a great fit.


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