Portland, OR. The eight annual SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party drew over 500 people who enjoyed views of Mt. Hood and the downtown cityscape from the roof of the Hotel deLuxe. Board members from SEMpdx showed their colors at the photo booth during the non-profit trade group’s annual party. The event on August 9th was presented by Moz and raised money for a charity called Reading Results. It’s an organization which works in low-income schools in the Portland-area to identify 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders who are already falling behind in reading and intervenes with paid tutors during this most vital window of literacy development.

Volunteers from Moz hand out ice cream to professionals on the roof of Hotel deLuxe.

Over 500 marketers stormed the rooftop of Hotel deLuxe to party for charity, and enjoy views of downtown Portland.

Keith Daly, Development Director at Reading Results, poses with SEMpdx Charity of Choice Director, Darin Fenn and SEMpdx Editor, Todd Mintz.

Keith Daly, Development Director at Reading Results, poses with SEMpdx Charity of Choice Director, Darin Fenn and SEMpdx Editor, Todd Mintz.

Volunteers from Moz hand out ice cream to professionals on the roof of Hotel deLuxe.

SEMpdx President, Kevin Getch, SEMpdx Past President, Alan George, and SEMpdx Events Chair, Robert Frost draw prizes for attendees, including tickets to Engage Conference.

Volunteers from Moz hand out ice cream to professionals on the roof of Hotel deLuxe.

Volunteers from Moz hand out ice cream to professionals on the roof of Hotel deLuxe.

Employees from long time Rooftop Networking Party sponsor, Logical Position, pose in their booth.

Employees from long time Rooftop Networking Party sponsor, Logical Position, pose in their booth.

SEMpdx continues to build on the foundation of supporting local digital industry professionals and area businesses through educational and networking events. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Reading Results.

The SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party is co-hosted by the Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO), Oregon-Columbia chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and pdxMindShare.

Event sponsors include: presenting sponsor Moz, The Growler Guys, Webfor, Ethology, Tricor Brand Communications, and American Marketing Association PDX Chapter (AMA PDX).

About SEMpdx

SEMpdx (Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland) is a nonprofit group dedicated to nurturing the development of the search engine marketing (SEM) and social media marketing (SMM) industries in Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington. Created as a resource for both local industry professionals and businesses, SEMpdx strives to build national credibility for the area as a hub for the industry, as well as improve the quality of work and life for its professionals. Committed to giving back to the local community, SEMpdx supports a charity of choice for a twelve-month period.

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