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    1. Karli Zimmermann, CORT Events, and Ginny Solomon, Travel Tacoma & Pierce County.

    1. Karli Zimmermann, CORT Events, and Ginny Solomon, Travel Tacoma & Pierce County.
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    2. Novelty Hill Januik Winery catered the event.

    2. Novelty Hill Januik Winery catered the event.
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    3. Robin Denny, CORT Business Services.

    3. Robin Denny, CORT Business Services.
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    4. Kat Uzzelle, RealTime Productions, and Tasha Wood, ACME Bowling Billiards Events.

    4. Kat Uzzelle, RealTime Productions, and Tasha Wood, ACME Bowling Billiards Events.
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    5. Guests arrive at the event.

    5. Guests arrive at the event.
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    6. A snapshot of Novelty Hill Januik Winery’s delicious bites.

    6. A snapshot of Novelty Hill Januik Winery’s delicious bites.
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    7. Megan Husby, Hard Rock Café Seattle, and Anne Brubaker, CraftWorks Restaurants. & Breweries.

    7. Megan Husby, Hard Rock Café Seattle, and Anne Brubaker, CraftWorks Restaurants. & Breweries.
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    8. The DJ, Able Fader with Magnolia Rhapsody, provided the entertainment.

    8. The DJ, Able Fader with Magnolia Rhapsody, provided the entertainment.
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    9. The crowd responds to a winning bid. 

    9. The crowd responds to a winning bid. 

Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) held its annual auction on Dec. 7, 2017, at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington. The auction wa s a fundraiser for the MPIWSC Educational Fund.

Consumer behavior expert and author Shawna Suckow, CMP, shared her industry insights during the Meeting Planners International (MPI) Michigan Chapter’s annual Mid-Winter Symposium and Silent Auction in February.

Suckow’s “Meetings 3.0” session focused on the evolution of technology, culture and generations that have led to changes in what audiences now demand and how planners must react to those changes. Her afternoon presentation assessed event practices that need to be disregarded because many of them no longer effectively serve planners or their clients. shawnasuckow.com/blog

 

The 19th annual Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show on March 12-13 was held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver and featured two days of networking, education and an expo. MIC of Colorado is a coalition of 13 professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry.

 

More than 500 representatives of the meetings and events industry gathered on March 11 at Mile High Station and Ironworks in Denver to celebrate the 13th annual Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers’ choice awards and Hall of Fame induction. Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!