Join us Tuesday, August 11, 2015 for the seventh annual SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party presented by Moz

SEMpdx 2015 Rooftop Networking Party

Join us for some old school networking in old town Portland at the Embassy Suites in downtown Portland. Enjoy good food, drinks and conversations as a DJ spins tunes. Don’t miss the best networking event of the summer!


The SEMpdx annual Rooftop Party promises to be the most talked-about networking event of the year. Many professional organizations will be joining us on the roof. Be on top of the latest developments going on at the most innovative marketing associations in the Pacific Northwest!

SEMpdx 2015 Rooftop Networking PartyLocation: Embassy Suites, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204
Date: Tuesday, August 11
Cost: $20 through August 5; $30 from Aug. 6 – 10;and $40 the Day of Event (Registration form is near the bottom of this page)
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9: 00p.m.

Presenting Sponsor

MozBacked by industry-leading data, comprehensive reporting, and the largest community of SEOs on the planet, Moz builds products to help online marketers not only see their data, but get actionable insights to optimize their efforts. Moz Pro is an all-in-one set of SEO research and analysis tools which help increase search engine visibility and keep ahead of competitors. Moz Local helps businesses easily make their online listings accurate, consistent, and visible across the web by partnering with several major data search aggregators. Moz also creates free tools, tutorials, and educational resources for learning online marketing. Moz supports over 35,000 customers and 500,000 community members worldwide.

Gold Sponsor

Growler GuysAt The Growler Guys our goal is to bring fresh craft beer to beer enthusiasts everywhere. Each of our locations celebrate craft brews by offering an unparalleled selection of taps, hosting frequent tastings and events and offering exceptional customer service and extensive beer knowledge.
If you like craft beer or cider, “and who doesn’t?!” visit our two Portland locations to see what we’re all about! Find us at SE 8th Ave. and Belmont in the Grand Central Bowl Building, and at South Waterfront on SW Bond Ave.

Oregonian Media GroupDigital & Print Advertising Solutions – More targeted results, within your reach! Oregonian Media Group offers a full suite of digital and print advertising solutions to generate more leads, build your brand and increase sales. Connect with the audience that’s right for your business, wherever they are. With over 3.9M unique visitors, and 25M page views per month, can deliver this audience. Combine that with the Pulitzer award-winning, The Oregonian, and you have the largest, most trusted media company in Oregon. We make it easy to reach the customers your business needs to grow.

Logical PositionLogical Position is an Inc. 500, Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner with offices in Oregon, Nevada and Illinois. Recognized as a Top Work Place in Oregon, the digital marketing agency offers full-service PPC Management, SEO and Website Design solutions for businesses large and small. With more than 50 Google AdWords Certified individuals on staff and a full team of designers, developers and writers, Logical Position is prepared to take your business to the next level.

Silver Sponsors

EthologyIt’s one thing to develop digital experiences for your customers. Connecting them into your brand’s ecosystem is another. From the building blocks of your digital marketing efforts, to the execution, promotion and governance of those efforts, Ethology knows how it all fits together. It’s more than marketing — it’s authenticity, creativity and performance. This formula is what makes our partnership different. But Ethology’s approach isn’t unique to just your customers. We practice what we preach, by seamlessly integrating with your internal and external teams, while customizing their strategies to your needs and goals. Because, ultimately, Ethology is accountable to your business and your customers.

Southwick Specialty AdvertisingCreative. Reliable. Exceptional. Branded technology products and other SWAG that deliver high awareness and marketing message to your customers and peers. Southwick Specialty Advertising‘s quality items help you retain and connect your digital customers to long term relationships by furthering their experience with your services. Mobile technology accessories, power banks, flashdrives, Bluetooth, and cool drinkware! Want to look good? Custom branded apparel & headwear! Our custom packaging and product designs are great for corporate events, holidays and rooftop parties!

WebforWebfor delivers enterprise-level digital marketing and web design expertise to small- and medium-size businesses. Our full-service digital marketing agency provides search engine optimization, website and logo design, social media marketing, email marketing, and conversion rate optimization. We put ourselves in your shoes and make decisions with the thought and care as if your business was our business. Our goal is to become an invaluable partner and trusted advisor for all your Internet marketing needs. Leverage our expertise and take your business to the next level.


AMA PDX LogoAmerican Marketing Association – Portland Chapter
Portland is home to some of the most creative and innovative marketing professionals in the nation, working with businesses that include local start-ups, globally-recognized brands, and everything between. AMA PDX brings together these professionals, from across Portland and the surrounding areas, through valuable professional development events, networking opportunities, and monthly luncheons.  Learn more at:

Portland Business AllianceThe Portland Business Alliance is Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. With more than 1,700 member companies, representing 325,000 business people in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington, the Alliance is the region’s leading business organization. The Alliance advocates for its members at all levels of government, connects its members with other established and start-up businesses through events and offers professional development opportunities to connect and foster growth in the business community.

Visual ItinerariesVisual Itineraries’ travel planning tools allow you to explore destinations and compare them both visually and by looking at characteristics such as location, facilities, and styles of accommodation. We’ve assembled photo galleries, videos, virtual tours, and more for thousands of places around the world.

PDX PipelinePDX Pipeline and @PDXJobs can increase your event attendance, grow your business and find the right people to make your business a success. We have worked with thousands of companies, producers, agencies, and HR departments since 2005. Our large audience encompasses over 50,000 email subscribers, 180,000+ Facebook fans, 70,000+ Twitter followers, and four million yearly website visitors. We also have robust organizations in Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego to expand your reach across the West Coast.


Yelp PDXYelp Portland is all about Real Portlanders writing Real Reviews about businesses. It’s also all about Community.   Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps you find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what’s great — and not so great — in your world.


Your company can be a sponsor too. Check out these great sponsorship opportunities.

Door Prizes

There will be business card drawings for door prizes, including:

Charity of Choice

Brody Borlaug FoundationThe Brody Borlaug Foundation was established in 2011 after Jeff and Tracy Borlaug lost their 3-year-old son, Brody, to a rare immune deficiency. In both honoring and continuing Brody’s legacy, the Brody Borlaug Foundation has partnered with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to establish an on-site Pediatric Immunology Program, which will support and enhance the Cancer, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant programs by increasing its ability to diagnose and care for children with immune deficiency diseases. By supporting the Brody Borlaug Foundation, you are not only honoring the spirit of a beautiful child, but also a cause that ensures that we bring top-notch pediatric medical professionals and research to our region.


PSU Center for Executive and Professional Education

Portland State University – Center for Executive and Professional Education
If you’re looking to learn new skills, take your career to the next level or change career paths, you’ve come to the right place at PSU’s Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE). Join the over 30,000 CEPE alumni who have fast-tracked their careers with courses at CEPE!

Mac's ListMac’s List is a locally owned and operated online community in Portland, connecting job seekers with employers offering rewarding work since 2001. On Mac’s List, you will find more than 300 jobs, internships, volunteer and event listings each week, and a well-known blog about how to find work in Oregon.


pdxMindSharepdxMindShare was founded by Kent Lewis, president & founder of Anvil, in 1999 as a way for career-minded individuals of Portland to connect. It initially began as a networking event and evolved to include a career-focused workshop. Expert speakers are brought in each month to help attendees learn ways to be successful professionally whether it’s to find a new job, secure a promotion or change careers. Topics include optimizing your online brand, maximizing your LinkedIn profile and tips for interviewing in addition to much more. The networking component is a great way for professionals to connect and grow their networks in addition to meeting potential employers. Currently, events are held at Trader Vic’s, voted best happy hour in Portland, and draw a great crowd of professionals. Everyone is welcome and events are free of charge!

PRSA LogoThe Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) serves public relations professionals throughout the Portland metro area and Southwest Washington. With more than 250 members, our chapter is one of the most active in the nation and we welcome you to join us at any of our upcoming networking and industry-focused events.

IABC - Oregon ColumbiaIABC‘s mission is “to provide lifelong learning opportunities that give our members the tools and information they need to excel in their chosen disciplines.” Members include executives, freelancers, consultants and students in media relations, employee relations and communication, development, graphic design, media production, advertising, marketing, public affairs,  program management and many others.

Portland Creative ConferenceBeing held Friday, Sept. 25, the Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries.  This single-track event features presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, challenges, influences and inspirations; showing samples of their work along the way. Register through Aug. 31st and save 20%.

Professional Associations Invited

We’re inviting our partner associations in the Pacific Northwest to join us on the roof:

  • AIGA Portland
  • Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO)
  • Northwest Internet Advertising Group (NWIAG)
  • Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN)
  • Oregon Media Professionals Association (OMPA)
  • Portland Advertising Federation (PAF)
  • Social Media Club
  • Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

TV Coverage…

Thanks to Cassidy Quinn and the crew at KGW Live @ 7 for covering the 2015 Rooftop Party. Watch the video right here:

Photos from the Roof…

Lisa Mark and Trish at 2015 Rooftop
Click on the photo above to view Richard Guerrero’s photo album of the Rooftop Networking Party.

Richard Guerrero (of Odin Technologies) has created a photo album of this year’s event Check out photos from the Rooftop Networking Party!

SEMpdx Rooftop 2015 selfie photo by Nina Johnson
SEMpdx 2015 Rooftop Networking Party selfie photo by Nina Johnson. Click on photo to see her album.

Nina Johnson took some great photos on the Rooftop. Look at Nina’s photos of the Rooftop Networking Party. coverage…

Check out the Oregonian article about this year’s Rooftop Party.


Rand Anne and Geraldine at 2015 Rooftop
Click the photo of above to read about the Rooftop Networking Party on the Portland Society Page.

Rooftop on the Portland Society Page

The Rooftop Party was also included within the Portland Society Page, check out the article here.


5 thoughts on “August 2015 – Rooftop Networking Party presented by Moz

    1. I’d say 95% of the people work in some facet of marketing, mostly online, but every group would be represented, from large agencies, to employees, freelancers, in-house marketing teams, etc. It’s fun, you should come.

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