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New Event Center on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

Re-live your grade school days with a conference or event at the Chinook School Event Center. The 1924 schoolhouse in the fishing village of Chinook, Washington, was no longer serving students, and, over the years, it fell into disrepair. It has now been beautifully restored and revitalized as a community center and event venue. “This has been a true community collaboration, preserving the historic property while re-purposing it into a useful venue,” explains Andi Day, executive director of the Long Beach Visitors Bureau. With a capacity of 299, the school’s gymnasium building can accommodate conferences, meetings or seminars. The large
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The Northwest’s Newest Casino Opening Soon for Entertainment and Events

A mid-April opening is scheduled for Ridgefield, Washington’s ilani Casino and Resort. Located along I-5, just 20 minutes from Vancouver, Washington, the casino will offer new opportunities for entertainment and meetings with easy access from Portland and Seattle. “This is a large project, and we will be opening in phases,” says Kara Fox-LaRose, president of ilani. “We are committed to developing a world-class facility that is warm and welcoming. Modern designs reflecting the indigenous traditions will complement views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams and Mount Hood,” Fox-LaRose adds. The initial phase includes a 100,000 square-foot gaming space along with
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Mountain Resorts & Lodges

Photo © Claire Skinner The Resort at Paws Up A luxury Western-style experience awaits groups at this Montana resort Set on a 37,000-acre working cattle ranch in the hills of western Montana, The Resort at Paws Up offers a rustic, yet luxurious, option for retreats, conferences or incentive trips. Even though they are only 35 minutes from Missoula, visitors to Paws Up will find themselves in the middle of a vast unspoiled landscape. It is a perfect choice for groups that want to have a get-away-from-it-all experience yet bask in the elegance of a first class resort. Whether it is a
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