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In This Issue:

Welcome New Partners!
Travel Portland welcomes the following partners who joined in Jan. 2013:

Glow Gifts, LLC
Hawks View Cellars
Oregon Wines on Broadway
Portland Penny Diner
Saint Cupcake

Anniversaries: Jan. 2013

25 Years
Mt. Hood Skibowl Winter Resort & Summer Adventure Park

10 Years

5 Years
Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.
Portland Area Business Association (PABA)

Other Ways to Connect

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State of the Industry Breakfast, sponsored by LivingSocial Escapes

Portland Marriott Waterfront DowntownThursday, Feb. 28: 7-9 a.m.
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront – Ballroom
1401 S.W. Naito Parkway
Portland | Map it
Cost: $25
RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 27
RSVP now >>

Join us for this annual event, where we will provide insight into the tourism industry over the last year, as well as the short- and long-term market outlooks for business and leisure travel. We will present the result of the formation of the Tourism Improvement District (TID) and share how these additional funds are expanding the sales and marketing programs for Portland.

Sponsored by LivingSocial Escapes.

Travel Portland 101

Travel Portland 101 at The Heathman HotelThursday, March 14: 8-10 a.m.
The Heathman Hotel
1001 S.W. Broadway
Portland | Map it
There is no cost to attend, but partners should pre-register.
RSVP by Wednesday, March 13
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Hear from representatives of Travel Portland’s Partner Services, Convention Sales & Services, Marketing, Communications & Public Relations, Community Relations and Tourism Sales departments. Decide which program areas can help keep your business on the right track.

Networking Event — Mercy Corps Action Center

Mercy Corps Action CenterMercy Corps Action Center
Thursday, March 21: 4-6 p.m.
45 S.W. Ankeny St.
Portland | Map it
Cost: $10
RSVP by Wednesday, March 20
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Mercy Corps Action Center, located next to Portland Saturday Market and the historic Skidmore Fountain, has unique flexible rental space with state-of-the-art technology. Join Travel Portland partners in the Aceh Community Room for networking, no-host beverages and appetizers plus a tour of all the event space available.

Enter at 45 S.W. Ankeny. MAX stops in front of the center and Smart Park is at First & Davis.

Partners — promote your business! Bring a giveaway for our business card drawing during introductions. Also, a table will be available for your brochures or magazines.

Networking Event — Electric Vehicles: Resources for Visitor & Tourism Partners

Electric Vehicles: Resources for Visitor & Tourism PartnersWorld Trade Center – Outdoor Plaza 
Friday, April 5: 4-6 p.m.
25 S.W. Salmon St.
Portland | Map it
Cost: $15
RSVP by Wednesday, April 3
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Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how the electric vehicle industry can enhance your business, from personal use to trip itineraries.

Hosts Portland General Electric will join with representatives from Travel Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to outline the resources available to Oregon visitors and tourism industry businesses. They’ll describe the ever-growing network of public charging stations, marketable regional tourism itineraries and other ways your business and customers can tap into this green travel experience.

All Travel Portland partners including tour operators, concierges, Visitor Information Center volunteers, regional destination marketing organizations and sustainable tourism supporters will benefit from this program. Networking plus appetizers and a no-host bar will be available.

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