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    1. Tim Carr, deputy director of operations, Meydenbauer Center. 

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    2. Michael McQuade, president, Emerging Sales Professionals Association. 

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    3. Artful demonstration of fidget creation. 

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    4. Julie DeWeese, senior sales manager, Oregon Convention Center. 

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    5. (Facing camera) Ginny Solomon, sales manager, Travel Tacoma. 

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    6. Joan Eisenstodt, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC - Meetings & Hospitality Consultant, facilitator and trainer. 

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    7. Emerging Sales Professionals Steering Committee: Tracy Thornton, Lynnwood Convention Center; Jane Kantor, Meydenbauer Center; Michael McQuade; Joan Eisenstodt; Julie DeWeese; Brent Grant, Washington State Convention Center; Ginny Solomon; Chris Gowe, Vancouver Convention Centre (BC); Joe Hammill, Seattle Center. 

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    8. Symposium lunch. 

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    9. Post-event reception.

This past May, the Emerging Sales Professionals Association (ESPA)—a Washington state nonprofit corporation that provides professional development training for sales staff from publicly owned convention and meeting venues—held its sixth Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium, ESP6, at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. ESPA members include sales professionals at all levels from convention and meeting venues in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The association organizes educational programs each fall and spring. For more information, contact Michael McQuade with the Washington State Convention Center at michael.mcquade@wscc.com.

Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) suppliers, members and friends started their day on Nov. 17 at the Marriott East Lansing at University Place for the Association Choice Awards Celebration (see page 56) networking brunch. Sixty-eight supplier partners that make a difference in the association community were nominated in 23 categories. Online voting by only MSAE members whittled the finalists in each category down to the winners. 

 

Thirteen meetings industry-related organizations joined forces as the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado to coordinate and host the 24th annual Serving Up Hope Luncheon on Nov. 7 at Denver Mart. More than 700 industry professionals attended and raised more than $30,000 for Food Bank of the Rockies’ Denver’s Table program. Food sta - tions receiving awards included Marriott Denver Tech Center for Best Appetizer, Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel for Best Entrée, Rialto Cafe for Best Dessert, and Scratch Catering Services for People’s Choice.

 

The annual Front Range Trade Show is the place where meeting and event planners and suppliers from around the state gather to network and book business. Destination Colorado’s 21st annual event happened on Dec. 6 at The Hangar at Stanley, located in Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace.