Meydenbauer Center is raising a Ruckus about Wi-Fi

wireless photo LaptopHow many of you meeting planners have faced this challenge?

You are planning a meeting for 2,000 technology savvy professionals and you know they will be checking emails and staying in touch with their office throughout the day. But now, the keynote speaker just said something like “I want to increase engagement during my presentation by having people tweet and ask questions throughout .”  You are excited for the interaction and energy this will create and think to yourself, “That sounds like a great idea!”,  but at the same time you are asking yourself “does the meeting venue’s Wi-Fi have the capacity to meet the expectations of the presenter and the guests?”

Beginning this summer, the answer to this question for meetings at Meydenbauer Center is YES!

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Meydenbauer Center’s new wireless system makes it easy for attendees to instantly download presentations to their tablet or laptop.

To address the challenge of providing wireless in high density environments and make our client’s events come off without a hitch, we have installed an all-new Ruckus Enterprise Wireless System that can accommodate up to 2,000 simultaneous users!  We have made significant investments in providing increased bandwidth and wall to wall wireless so that all important tweet or even more importantly that download of the CEO’s presentation to an attendee’s tablet happens quickly.

ruckesswirelessinstallYou can read more about other stadiums and convention centers’ successes in deploying Ruckus Wireless systems here.

We look forward to talking with you about how you can “Wi-Fi enable” your next event at Meydenbauer Center.  Just drop us a note at sales@meydenbauer.com, call 425-450-3723 or review the Wi-Fi information on our website.

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Treat your attendees to Northwest fresh and creative delights with Meydenbauer Center’s new menu

Menu-CollageMeeting planners: Get ready to wow your attendees and delight some taste buds with our new menu, featuring an array of thoughtful and delicious menu selections for your next event.

Make Your Event Shine!

We think every aspect of your event at Meydenbauer Center deserves to be extraordinary. In creating the new menu, our food and beverage team focused on cooking up offerings that are current and fun while maintaining Meydenbauer’s long-standing reputation for high-quality food and attention to detail. The new culinary choices ensure that your guests will not be served something that simply satisfies, but instead, they will experience something truly remarkable.

“We offer fun creative menu solutions from a completely self-contained operation – a very different approach from a typical convention center. I really wanted to convey that on paper,” explains Food and Beverage Manager, Aaron Shook. “I wanted to be able to express the uniqueness of our F&B program, to convey the attention, importance and value with which we approach our menus and food service.”

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Fresh, Seasonal, Local

The new menu items are made using the finest seasonal and local ingredients.  Your attendees can experience the best of the Northwest with fresh seafood choices such as Pacific salmon and Penn Cove Mussels; local favorites like Beecher’s cheese and Top Pot doughnuts; and farm fresh ingredients including Skagit Valley berries and Draper Valley chicken.

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Catered to your needs

The new menu offers a wide variety of catering solutions at multiple price points. Several of the new services we created, such as the “Market Style” Breakfasts and Packaged Receptions, were in direct response to needs expressed by meeting planners. “Market Style” Breakfasts offer a casual quick breakfast option at a price point that is slightly lower than our standard breakfast. The reception packages take the guess work out of the equation for the meeting planner making it easy to create a fun reception at a set price.

_MG_9307crop-webWondering about the exciting approaches we’ve taken with the new menu items? Keep an eye out for additional blogs posts in the coming weeks highlighting different sections of the menu! In the meantime, the full Meydenbauer Center menu can be viewed online here. And remember that our printed menu is just a starting point for creating the perfect food for your next event.

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Meydenbauer Center Open House Highlights

Did you miss our Open House last month? With aerial artists, an ice bar, animated photo booth, delicious small bites and more, it was an evening to remember! We didn’t want those of you who couldn’t make it miss out on all the fun, so we’ve compiled a quick video recap and photo slideshow to share some of the highlights from this spectacular event. Many thanks to everyone who joined us, and to all the great vendors who participated!

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Video Recap

 

We look forward to collaborating with you on your next event. If you have any other questions or would like to connect with a sales representative, please contact us at sales@meydenbauer.com or 425-450-3937.

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