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Special Events + the Perfect Wine Bar Make a Winning Combination

From intimate spaces to grand venues, these wine bars offer the wine connoisseur and novice alike a delightful environment in which to explore, converse and celebrate.

CRUSH WINE BISTRO AND CELLAR
Anchorage, Alaska

Dirty Jobs Northwest Meetings + Events Edition

A successful event isn’t just about the exquisite venues, inspiring presentations and scrumptious food that guests enjoy. There’s a seemingly unseen team of people at work that helps ensure the party keeps rolling and your job is easier. Short a few centerpieces? No one but you will notice. Short a few portable toilets? Things just got real.

Tee Up Your Group Event at a Golf Resort

Stunning views and rolling fairways make our region a particularly ideal setting for a round of golf or two with your group, postmeeting. Better yet—many courses o er their own meeting spaces, so meeting to fairway is just a short golf cart drive away.

ANCHORAGE GOLF COURSE
Anchorage, Alaska

Signature Drink - Charity

Named for Three Sisters’ south mountain, this drink by Sunriver Resort makes us feel downright charitable.

INGREDIENTS
—2 cucumber slices
—1 grapefruit slice
—1 sugar cube
—1.5 oz. Hendrick’s gin
—4 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
—2 oz. soda water

DIRECTIONS
1. Muddle the cucumber slices, grapefruit slice, sugar cube and a splash of soda in a pint glass.
2. Fill with ice.
3. Add the gin and grapefruit juice.
4. Shake well and pour into a collins glass.

Get to Know The Tri-Cities

When Visit Tri-Cities President and CEO Kris Watkins first came to the Tri-Cities from Bellevue, Washington, to open a branch office for her then employer, she had only planned to stay six months. The lure of the Columbia River, abundant golf and romance (she met her now husband Clark during her initial visit) kept her put. Here are three reasons why meeting planners are also drawn to this southeast Washington hub:

Spokane Transformed Into a World-Class Meeting Destination

Spokane is no meetings and events newbie. Situated along the Spokane River in eastern Washington, this Northwest gem became the smallest city to host the World’s Fair in 1974. Expo '74, as it was called, was the first fair centered around environmental issues with a theme of “Celebrating Tomorrow’s Fresh New Environment.” Approximately 5.6 million people attended the fair, and its legacy was an urban renewal that balanced Spokane’s natural beauty with its downtown core.

Luxe Lakefront Venues Add Recreation to Rest & Relaxation

Heading to a lake for corporate retreats or private gatherings is a great way to add a little R&R to an agenda of business meetings or group festivities. But if you’re planning to stay at one of these Northwest lakefront venues, you may want to add another “R” to the rest and relaxation equation: recreation. In addition to generous views of sparkling water and the surrounding landscapes, these resorts provide plenty of opportunities year-round for your guests to amp up or wind down.

Check Out New Spaces Around the M+E Venue Block

With old-school gaming systems, a dance floor and slider versions of the adjoining Lunchbox Laboratory’s burgers available, it’s no wonder The Event Lab is a popular choice for corporate events or private parties.

Expansion Made Way for New Hotel at Angel of the Winds Casino

Dubbed the “world’s friendliest casino,” Angel of the Winds Casino will boast its 100,000 square feet of additional casino, as well as 50 jobs for the community of Arlington, Wash., through the ongoing $27 million construction project. The hotel is set to open mid-December 2014 and is in the third phase of the expansion project.

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