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  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Art of the Party

     
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    1. Cat Villegas with Peter Corvallis Productions. 

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    2. Shawn Whittemore, Event Team Entertainment and Eric Kingstad, The Event Guys. 

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    3. Christina Safford with Designs by Muse. 

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    4. Mary Clare Adame and Kayley Oka, both with VT Group. 

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    5. Cassy Bright, Ashwood Avenue; Whitney Perry, La Tavola Fine Linen Rental; Kelly La Plante, See Level Design Co.; Jessica Haag, Whitney Werts Events.

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    6. Time out from the competition for drinks, bites and conversation.

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    7. Whitney Perry, La Tavola Fine Linen Rental; Steve Brown, Spin Events & Catering; Maria Corvallis, Peter Corvallis Productions; Kevin Molesworth, Brass Tacks Events; Maya Calavan, My Bartender. 

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    8. Annessa Hartman with VT Group. 

The Portland Chapter of International Live Events Association (ILEA) held its ever-popular Art of the Party tabletop competition at Vibrant Table Catering & Events on May 24. The fierce but friendly competition didn’t disappoint, showcasing designs ranging from grand elegance to colorful whimsy. 

Microsoft recently produced Solutions5, the seventh annual collaborative conference bringing together five premier food service associations: Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliation, Association for Healthcare Foodservice, Foodservice Consultants Society International, National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management.

 

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). 

 

How much time do you spend making sure your meeting is as inclusive as possible? Do you think about diversity when you’re forming your planning committee? Your list of speakers? The vendors you use? If not, diversity experts say you may be missing out.

Consciously and proactively embracing diversity—and not just in terms of race, but also gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability status—doesn’t just attract more attendees. It also makes for a richer, more enjoyable and memorable experience for everyone.

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