Wednesday, November 30th. The Hilton Portland and Executive Tower was filled with happy holiday celebrants including Midge Dobbs, Shawn Whittemore, the event Chair, and Kristina Lazos from the Hilton. It was a night of networking, live music, and dancing. The Portland Gala was a combined partnership between Oregon’s leading associations that serve the meeting, event and travel industries. The event benefited Boys and Girls Aid.

Carter Jones, Christina Safford, Sue Corning

Carter Jones, Christina Safford, Sue Corning

Delana Tate Maxwell, Stephanie Castellucci, Jessica Church

Stephanie Castellucci, Delana Tate Maxwell, and Jessica Church

The event is popular with professionals who organize special events

The event is popular with professionals who organize special events

The group included professionals from the following organizations: Meeting Professionals International – Oregon Chapter; National Association of Catering Executives, Wedding Network USA; Association of Catering and Event Professionals; Green Meeting Industry Council; Hospitality Sales Marketing Association International; International Special Events Society, Oregon Association of Bridal Consultants, NW Wedding Pros and Wine Country Wedding Professionals.

Maddy Abulencia and Laura Graham collect for Boys and Girls Aid

Maddy Abulencia and Laura Graham collect for Boys and Girls Aid

Kami Aguilar, Karyn Roehr, Lisa Marie Hunt, Linda Smith

Kami Aguilar, Karyn R, Lisa Marie Hunt, Linda Smith

Rose Richardson, Ron Richardson from Digital Popcorn, Alesia Zorn

Rose Richardson, Ron Richardson from Digital Popcorn, Alesia Zorn

Josef Reiter and Annie Chen

Josef Reiter and Annie Chen

 

 

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