Event tech leader Hubb raises $3 million series a round from Oregon Angel Fund and Elevate Capital

Event Industry News

Hubb, developer of cutting-edge event content management technology, today announced that it has raised a $3 million Series A funding round led by Oregon Angel Fund and Elevate Capital Management Fund.

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New & Renovated: In the Heart of the City

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The Hoxton, Portland, Oregon Set to open Nov. Destinations boutique chicago city fairlane hotel hospitality hotel hotel julian hoxton meeting space merrion row nashville new new york city oregon portland renovated tennessee times square urban venue

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Level Up Your Meetings in Arcade Bars

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Ground Kontrol, Portland, Oregon. Technology alcohol barcade bars beer buyout classic cocktails combination competition craft dj eco emporium environmentally Events fighter francisco friendly games ground kontrol late level local man mario meetings music new night oregon pac portland san street sustainable up video vintage yorkSome things just go well together, like peanut butter and jelly.

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DMA West: Going Viral, What’s Trending and Crisis Communication

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Joined by representatives from Visit Santa Barbara and Oregon’s Mt. After a year marked by fire, flood and tragedy , the overall tone of Destination Marketing Association of the West ’s Education Summit 2018 was light, inspiring—even funny.

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13 Design and Activity Ideas for a Ski Mountain-Theme Event


To celebrate 1,000 of its employees in the Oregon and Southwest Washington area, Comcast hosted an employee-appreciation event on February

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Amtrak Derailment Kills 6, Closes Interstate Lanes in Washington


The train was making its first-ever run along a new, faster route connecting Seattle and Portland, Oregon , when the train derailed, hurtling off an overpass bridge and down onto the highway during rush hour. Photo credit: Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times.

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6 Places Spreading the Entomophagy Bug for F&B


Does the thought of eating bugs make your skin crawl? That might change soon. Earlier this month, Justin Timberlake served ants and grasshoppers at an album listening party. And it’s quite common globally. Insect-eating, or entomophagy , is big in most parts of the world, including Central and South America as well as Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Now chew on this—many types are healthy, as they are high in protein, healthy fats and fiber. It’s also a fantastic eco-friendly option.

Top 5 Cities on the Vegan Bandwagon


Destinations accommodate affordable big cities cafe california caterers chef diet F&B Florida la list los angeles new york nyc option oregon orlando portland rank restaurants restrictions San Francisco sf survey Travel vegan vegetables vegetarianEver since Netflix released the documentary What the Health? last March, more and more people have been jumping on the vegan bandwagon.

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Lights, Camera…Movie Hotels!


Horror: Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood, Oregon . Destinations International atlanta atrium attraction awards beverly wilshire caesars capacity chicago cities comedy event space famous film four seasons hospitality hunger games iconic japan las list location lost in translation marriott marquis meeting space memories mount hood movie oregon oscar Oscars overlook hotel palace park hyatt tokyo site star the dark knight the shining the strip timerline lodge vegas wyndham grand chicago

City Guide – Portland


Where to Stay: For quick, easy access to the Oregon Convention Center, look no further than Hotel Eastlund , an Eastside oasis featuring an unforgettable rooftop restaurant & bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a 24-hour business center for those last-minute presentation updates!

Top Pick Venues that Host Youth Events

Unique Venues

Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon is your seamless one-stop shop for all your event planning needs including lodging, meeting spaces, and customizable catering. Oregon State University-Cascades can accommodate groups as large as 100 for one or more days.

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West Coast Training Venues

Unique Venues

As we begin our West Coast road trip to find the perfect training venues, our first featured venue is Oregon State University – Cascades. Your next corporate training session will be a hit if you hold it at the Oregon State – Cascades campus!

Podcast: Task Manager vs Strategic Planner: Using tech to streamline meeting planning

Event Industry News

CEO of Hubb Allison Magyar joined us from Portland, Oregon, whilst Social Tables’ Senior Community Manager Laura Lopez joined us from Washington D.C. […].

US court reverses decision to dismiss lawsuit against Coachella’s restrictive radius booking clause

Event Industry News

Originally filed in April 2018 , Oregon-based promoter Soul’d Out Productions’ lawsuit against Coachella promoters Goldenvoice alleged that Coachella’s radius clause constituted “tortious interference and unlawful competition”. The U.S.

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20 Portland Event Venues Your Attendees will Love


From 1911 parking garages to floating dance floors, this Oregon city is also home to some amazing event venues. EcoTrust is a collection of four different event venues in Oregon. The Oregon Zoo. The outdoor space at The Oregon Zoo provides a scenic setting within the city.

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20+ Cannabis Events That Are Shaping A New Industry


And as more and more states and countries decriminalize marijuana use and production (in the US it’s legal for recreational use in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and California), the list of yearly cannabis events is poised to grow.

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Where Implicit-Bias Training Falls Short

PCMA Convene

Professor Neil Lewis (center) speaks about implicit bias at at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2019 annual convention in Portland, Oregon.

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One reason I like science fiction

Conferences that Work

“They’re a commune, down on the Oregon coast. The other day I was rereading Idoru by William Gibson , and the following passage spoke to me. It’s a conversation between two teenagers: Chia McKenzie from Seattle who is visiting Mitusko Mimura in Japan in the near future… Mitsuko was getting her computer out. It was one of those soft, transparent Korean units, the kind that looked like a flat bag of clear white jelly with a bunch of colored jujubes inside.

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4 Great Reasons to Meet in Portland


Portland, Oregon , is all about progress. Oregon Convention Center is among the most energy efficient conference venues in the world.

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7 Smart Moves at W San Francisco, Kimpton Los Angeles and More

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She previously managed the sales departments of Boston’s Copley Square Hotel, as well as Crown Plaza Downtown and The Heathman Hotel, both in Portland, Oregon. Meeting Professional International’s Oregon chapter presented Rahm with the Rising Star Award.

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The Best Little Group Activity You Never Heard Of


It’s an Oregon-based yoga community (with chapters in eight cities) that comes together several times a month to celebrate its love for yoga and equal appreciation for local, craft beers. In fact, the beer yogis recently completed their second annual, five day, four night Yoga + Beer Retreat in beer-loving Bend, Oregon. A post shared by Yoga + Beer® (@yogaandbeer) on Sep 6, 2017 at 12:40pm PDT.

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Best Food-Truck Catering for Your Next Event


Koi Fusion, Portland, Oregon. The company currently serves the greater Portland area and has plans to expand across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Voodoo Van, Portland, Oregon. Food trucks are fun, convenient, serve delicious food at a fraction of the cost of a sit-down meal, and are a great addition to any event. Is it any wonder, then, the concept has caught on big time, with an ever-expanding fleet of these kitchens-on-wheels in operation on any given day?

When Canceling Doesn’t Feel Like the Right Thing to Do

PCMA Convene

Back in March, as the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS20) — scheduled for April 23-25 in Portland, Oregon — approached, the outlook, from board and conference program chair Jonathan Singer’s point of view, was “terrifying on many levels.”.

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Planners Reveal Their Most Surprising Site Visits

Connect Your Meetings

I was surprised by The Nines in Portland, Oregon. Event managers share what cities and meeting properties have impressed them with pleasantly surprising site visits. “I I have never been more surprised than when I toured Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is truly a hidden gem, tucked away in a residential community. Its grounds are tropical, and then you have your own walk out to a private beach. We have booked an event there for 2017.

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REAL ID is Coming: How to Get Yours


Most states have since become compliant and only four—Oregon, Oklahoma, Maine and New Jersey— still have an extension. I’m sorry to say that a trip to the DMV might be in your future. If you haven’t heard of REAL IDs or you haven’t gotten one yet, now is the time.

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What Event Organizers Can Learn From a Beer Tour Company About Virtual Education

PCMA Convene

The company offers what he calls “education-first craft brewery tour experiences” in 11 cities spanning from Portland, Oregon to Washington, D.C. When the COVID-19 pandemic began to hurt its business, City Brew Tours got crafty by offering online brewing and beer pairing classes.

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Podcast: Cvent discusses the power of podcasts for events

Event Industry News

Offering their expertise on the subject was Cvent’s marketing manager, Brooke Gracey, and team lead, Cody Liskh from their offices in Portland, Oregon. On this week’s podcast, we discussed how podcasts can benefit live events. As hosts of the How Great Events Happen podcast, Brooke and Cody were able to offer our podcast host, James Dickson, invaluable advice on how to use podcasts for events. Podcasts are useful for event professionals to broaden their scope of expertise and knowledge.

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Apple Maps Adds 8 Airports to iOS 11


Paul International (MSP), Oakland International (OAK), O’Hare International (ORD) in Chicago and Portland International (PDX) in Oregon. Apple has expanded its Maps app to include terminal maps of eight more U.S. airports, after introducing maps at two airports earlier this year.

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Real options for professional growth

Plan Your Meetings

The Oregon Trail Generation is an outstandingly apt title for those born between 1977 and 1981, so named as many members of this group played the epic educational game The Oregon Trail during elementary school computer classes.

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New Board Members and Best Ideas Recognized During 2016 DMA West Education Summit


Travel Lane County, Oregon. The goal was to create a campaign that would inspire visits to Eugene, Cascades and Coast region from nearby markets with an emphasis on Portland, Oregon’s largest population center. Hood Territory/Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs in Oregon.

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Wyndham CEO Geoff Ballotti is U.S. Travel’s New National Chair


Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson previously held the role. The U.S. Travel Association has announced that Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, was elected national chair in a member-wide vote. “We are thrilled to welcome Geoff as our new chair,” said U.S.

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Annual Conference

PCMA Convene

We repeatedly heard from those who came that this was a very strong conference, an excellent program with many networking opportunities,” said AAMG President Jill Hartz, executive director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon.

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Unique Experiences

Unique Venues

Viking Pavilion at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon is a modern, LEED-compliant sports and event arena that hosts concerts, corporate events, conferences, trade shows, family entertainment, and tournaments. Don’t Plan on an Event… Plan an EXPERIENCE!

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7 Sweet and Savory Late-Night Hotel Snacks

Smart Meetings

Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek in Oregon serves complimentary freshly baked cookies and cold glasses of milk, as well as PB&J sandwiches, from 10 p.m.

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Travel Portland’s Karen Martwick Plays Her ACES

Connect Your Meetings

What happened when full-time Travel Portland (Oregon) editor and part-time American Copy Editors Society executive committee member Karen Martwick took on the volunteer role of ACES conference organizer?

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Cultural Experiences on Mexico’s Pacific Coast


At the time, the area was populated by the Pericues tribe, who were “civilized” by Jesuit conquerors who established missions throughout the Californias (from San Jose del Cabo to Oregon).

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Venues for a Spiritual Awakening

Unique Venues

Located in Sublimity, Oregon, Silver Falls’ lodges are perfect for keeping your group together while also providing individual suite-style living spaces for your guests to be alone for quiet meditative thoughts.

Report Shows Convention Centers More Eco-Conscious than Ever


Javits Center in New York City; Moscone Center in San Francisco; Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas; Oregon Convention Center in Portland and Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, among many others.

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Airport Satisfaction Makes Getting to the Meeting Easier


Portland International Airport (Oregon, PDX) 783. Event planners know that getting there is half of the challenge, but a new report by J.D. Power says most people are finding that, despite more people in ever-growing terminals, flying is getting easier—and some airports are easier than others.

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Planner-Friendly Copy Editing Tips

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Well-written, clear and grammatically correct and consistent copy conveys trustworthiness,” says Karen Martwick, editor and content strategist at Travel Portland (Oregon).

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