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Success in the Face of Adversity – 2021 Event Observations to Make You Smile

We’re not going to start this blog post with something along the lines of “it’s been an unprecedented year” simply because we’ve already done that. A lot. In fact, thinking about the number of articles and blog posts out there that talk about changes to the industry or silver linings of the pandemic, we wanted …

What Does Mass Reopening Mean for the Event Industry?

When Washington State entered a statewide reopening on June 30th, everything was thrown into a tizzy. Here at Meydenbauer Center, we’d been talking for months about the inevitable opening of the proverbial floodgates and it would appear the time is upon us. Now, almost six full weeks from that date, we’ve learned some things and …

Takeaways from the Sounders: Attending Pre and Post-Reopening Games

As a California transplant, one of the most exciting things to discover upon moving to Seattle a little over ten years ago was the unmatched love for Seattle’s sports teams. I grew up in Sacramento where, aside from the heydays with the Sacramento Kings, there weren’t many opportunities to throw on the cities colors and …

What the State Reopening Means at Meydenbauer Center

It’s official! On June 30, nearly all the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in Washington. Since the start of the pandemic, gatherings have been limited in some form or fashion, and we’ve been getting questions about what limitations may remain for events following the reopening. The short answer is that the only situation in which there …

Extending Your Attendee Experience in Bellevue

Just outside of Cleveland, in Sandusky, Ohio, there’s a theme park with some of the most intense roller coasters I’ve ever been on. Now, you might be rereading the title of this post and thinking to yourself, “Well, Ohio is the last place I thought would get mentioned.” This theme park, Cedar Point, was part …

Some Fresh Perspective for Events

Can you believe it? After over a year, the world is finally beginning to open back up. We’re leaving our homes, we’re getting to see people again, going on vacations, and most excitingly of all – we’re starting to plan events! While we’re so excited to get back to doing what we love, we also …

Pivoting in the Pandemic – 5 Local Industry Partners Discuss Adapting to New Circumstances

We recently reached out to some of our partners here in the Greater Seattle Area, curious how they’ve been adjusting and fine-tuning their operations to meet the needs of the pandemic. COVID-19 has drastically altered our industry’s approach to business operations and decision-making and we wanted to share the feedback we received in the hopes …

What We Can Learn from Youth Sports Events

Venues across the country, including ours, have been busy planning and executing youth sports competitions over the last several months. They have been happening safely in many communities, and I think there is a lot that we can learn from youth sports that can be applied to other events. One of the largest convention centers …

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How the Event Industry Can Help with Vaccination

We find ourselves in both an exciting and monumental time in our country. Coming up on one year of the global pandemic, distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine is underway. In a world where no one is immune to the virus, administering the vaccine is a delicate matter. While our nation’s government has an ongoing plan …

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