When a suspicious package forced SeaTac International Airport to shut down for a few hours May 6, the situation set into motion alternative plans for SHW’s incoming clients. SHW Event Manager Natalee Giamalis was prepping for the arrival of 95 guests to the airport on their way to Seattle for an incentive trip, a week of wining and dining and exploring the city.
Since the #MeToo movement began gaining momentum in October, people from all professions have shared stories of workplace harassment. Six months later, the topic is still top of mind, showing how far the issue reached. The events industry is no excpetion.
The SHW office was missing a few of our Docksiders last week. Why? Because this month, SHW went down to San Diego to operate an awesome week-long program!
While Seattle is our home, our events take us to cities all around the world. As event professionals, it’s our job to always do what we do best for our clients, no matter which city we’re in.
by Addison Callaghan, Marketing Manager
The idea of virtual reality isn’t entirely new; immersive flight simulators were used to train pilots as early as 1929, and let’s not forget Morton Heilig’s “Sensorama” from the 1950s which used a combination of video, sound, small fans, smell generators, and vibrations to as closely as possible recreate a.
A modern version of 1960s supper clubs, pop-up restaurants have gained popularity recently. Pop-ups are temporary restaurants that are often held in unconventional locations. What’s not to love? The fleeting nature of pop-ups offer a truly unique experience, and it gives newer chefs a chance to showcase their skills, or established chefs to try out new ideas. It’s a win-win for any food.
Valentine’s Day is synonymous with classic rose bouquets and fancy dinners. BORING. How about something a bit more surprising? Here are a few ideas to make this year’s Valentine’s Day one to remember.
1. Go wine-blending
Adding charitable elements to your event is a great and easy way to pay it forward in the community where you hold your event.
And while it can help engage your attendees and benefit your event overall, it can also make a positive impression on the community you’re visiting. Say you have a 4,000-person meeting and arrange to have leftover food donated through a local food bank. Chances are.
Why settle for just sitting around a table when you’re out with friends? These days, it’s getting easier to find a pub that’s more than talking and drinking. Take SPiN, for example, which is opening their new Seattle location this month. When they opened their flagship location in New York, the idea of a bar completely centered around ping pong was pretty groundbreaking.
It makes sense too.
If you’re still at a loss for plans here in Seattle, no need to worry! Here are 7 ways to ring in the new year, whether you’re looking for dancing and DJs, or a quiet night out with the kids.
1. New Year’s Eve pARTy at Chihuly Garden & Glass
Located at the base of the Space Needle, Chihuly is opening up The Glasshouse for a party with drinking, eating, dancing, and a perfect view of the.
There’s a lot of moving parts that go into hosting holiday gatherings. There’s the food, music, drinks – and of course making sure everyone has a good time.
Festive cocktails don’t have to be an extra thing on your plate that takes away time with family and friends. Here are our favorite large-batch holiday cocktails to have ready before the party starts, so those early guests can serve.
Holiday shopping for a big traveler?
Luggage technology continues to make seriously cool strides, so you might want to consider a new carry-on or luggage device for the business traveler in your life. Some of the industry brand leaders are coming out with some useful – and surprising – features.
The holiday season is coming up quickly, and there’s a lot of pressure to host a great party. We get how easy it is to forget, or get too busy. You don’t have to stress though-- there’s still time to plan a holiday party that people will be talking about for years with some helpful tips from the pros here at SHW.
At its core, TEDxSeattle is driven by the intention to spark conversation and bring together a community. On November 18, thousands of guests will fill McCaw Hall who share the common goal of learning something new.
The TEDxSeattle team brought together 14 speakers this year that come from a wide range of backgrounds, from the co-founder of the Pacific hyperloop to a critically.
“We chase ideas, not speakers.”
That’s the goal of TEDxSeattle, says Lee Gibbs, co-chair of the speaker team. “Notoriety isn’t nearly as valuable to us as a new idea that will ignite our audience’s imagination and allow them to see the world in a fresh way.”
TEDxSeattle returns to McCaw Hall on November 18 with 14 local speakers who will address this year’s theme, “Changing.
On November 18, 2017 TEDxSeattle returns to McCaw Hall for an event that aims to spark thoughtful discussion and build community. This year, SHW is proud to partner with TEDxSeattle in support of our mutual value of bringing people together. We know that planning events is much more than just booking a space. It’s about creating a meaningful experience from start to finish.
If you’re looking for an incentive trip to really wow star employees, look no further! Crystal Skye is a new luxury jet product by the people at Crystal Cruises. Think of it as a hotel in the air.
Crystal Skye is a bespoke Boeing 777-200LR, with glamorous amenities to pamper up to 88 guests. The jet has been heavily customized by Crystal, making this a truly one of a kind experience.
by Brett Robertson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
In 2007 I landed at SeaTac International with two bags of clothes, a hotel reservation, and not a clue what I was getting myself into. With a rough plan of staying here temporarily – 6 months to a year – before heading back to Oz to settle down and get real about life, 10 years later I’m still having a cracking good time and for a bloke.
When you’re planning a big event, finding sponsorships can be one of the most daunting tasks. Whether it’s a local food festival or an international conference, having a fantastic lineup of sponsors can offer a lot of benefits. As event professionals, we’re often asked to put together sponsorship packets, so here are our tips for snagging the best possible sponsorships for your event!
We all were deeply saddened report the passing of our original office dogsider, Maggie, on August 8, 2017.
Maggie has been a fixture in our offices for the past three years, when Marka joined the company. As an older dog, Maggie was low-key, and had a calming presence as she lay on the floor of Marka’s office during the day.
Summer 2017 is in full swing, and with the beautiful weather, it’s the perfect time to spend some time outdoors – even if that’s just grabbing a drink and enjoying a nice view. Here are some of our favorite rooftop spots, starting with our hometown of Seattle.
SHW is excited to bring you our new weekly blog, featuring new trends in the events industry and some of our tips and tricks. From topics like “why incentive travel is important for your business” to new technology that could give your event an extra boost, there’s a little something for everyone.
You may be asking, though, why call it The Dockside? The Dockside is a term we use here at SHW.
We’re pleased to announce a few exciting changes here at SHW! As we head into our 40th year, there’s a lot to celebrate and share with all of our friends.
New Home Friday April 14th, we unplugged for a couple of hours to make the big move across the street. Operations will resumed as normal Monday, April 17 in our new space at:
100 West Harrison Street, Suite S-370Seattle, WA 98119New Main.
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