Northwest Meetings + Events Magazine

Washington's Wenatchee is a Flourishing Destination for Meetings and Events

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Few places in hte country rival the Pacific Northwest’s beauty, and one of its most stunning locales is Washington’s Wenatchee Valley. Nestled in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, this picturesque area—known as the “Apple Capital of the World”—features an abundance of outdoor adventures and versatile spaces for meetings, conferences and conventions.

Getting Down to Business

Special Events + the Perfect Wine Bar Make a Winning Combination

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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

Tips From a Pro for Writing the Perfect Toast

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There is art to giving a toast at an event. It has to be conscientious, poignant and funny (if appropriate) and mesh with the overall theme of the evening. To learn how to strike this delicate balance, we spoke with Lynn Gaertner-Johnston, business writer, writing coach and founder of Syntax Training, a business-writing training company. Gaertner-Johnson has helped clients such as Microsoft, REI and Port of Seattle perfect their writing skills. Here are her toast-writing tips.

Get Swept Away by the Central Oregon Coast

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NATURE IS BIG ON THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST. From the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North Americato the biggest sea cave in the country, the Lane County coastline boasts awe-inspiring sights millions of years in the making,as well as thoroughly modern ways to enjoy them. Event and conference planners looking for a location that offers somethingfor the most sedate to the most outrageously adventurous guests will find everything they need right here.

Versatile Venues

Expert Tips & Tricks for Planning Fun Runs and Walks

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Nothing could be more fun on a gloriously sunny day than participating in a run or walk-especially in support of a good cause. Friends and family can feel virtuous while getting some fresh air, exercising those muscles and bonding over the experience. Whether it’s a community run celebrating good health, a charity fundraiser or a challenging road race, there are a multitude of resources out there to help you plan one. Here are some expert tips to get you started.

First Things First: Set Goals

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