Please join us Tuesday, August 8, on the roof at Hotel deLuxe for the 9th annual SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party, presented by Upsource!

Join us for some old school networking in uptown Portland at the Hotel deLuxe. Enjoy good food, drinks and conversations as DJ Chad Smith spins tunes. Don’t miss the best networking event of the summer!

Date and Time

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location

Hotel deLuxe — see map
729 SW 15th Avenue 
Portland, OR 97205
The party will be on the roof of their parking structure, across SW Yamhill from the hotel.

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!

POST-EVENT UPDATE:  Check-out the photos from the photo booth sponsored by Logical Position.

Presenting Sponsor

UpsourceUpsource is a national brand and Internet marketing agency that combines cutting edge creativity with technical expertise to build your online brand. Our all-inclusive approach to SEM means being efficient and effective: not only doing things right, but doing the right things. We offer a full suite of personalized, high-quality services including local search management, SEO, website design and development, content strategy, paid search marketing, social media services, link building, and web presence analysis. Experience the freedom of marketing your business from one source – Upsource.

Platinum Sponsor / Photo Booth Sponsor

Logical PositionLogical Position is a national digital marketing agency with a staff consisting of over 250 full-time marketing experts offering SEM, SEO and Website Design. Partnering with clients such as the Dallas Cowboys, Princeton University, USC, Portland Winterhawks, Made in Oregon and Storables along with thousands of SMBs across the country, LP has won consistent accolades as an Inc. 500 company, a Premier Google Partner, a Bing Elite SMB Partner, a Fastest Growing Company (Portland Business Journal), a Top Workplace (The Oregonian), and a 100 Best Company (Oregon Business). Headquartered in Lake Oswego, Ore., LP runs satellite offices in Austin, Chicago and Las Vegas.

Gold Sponsors

The 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. Follow The Growler Guys on Twitter at @thegrowlerguys.

 

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 adviser for all your Internet marketing needs. Leverage our expertise and take your business to the next level. Follow Webfor on Twitter at @Webfor.

 

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 10M unique visitors, and 59M page views per month1 OregonLive.com 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. 1. Source: BURT Custom Reporting, June 2017

Three Rivers WineryOne of Walla Walla’s original wineries founded in 1999, Three Rivers Winery has been producing handmade wines from the remote and arid Columbia Valley AVA in Eastern Washington.

Our fruit comes from some of the region’s most prestigious vineyards including: Boushey, Weinbau, Bacchus, Champoux, Milbrandt, Klipsun and Seven Hills. Our style is defined by moderate alcohols, firm structures and varietal accuracy. Our wines are concentrated, ripe and juicy without being overblown or heavy handed.

Silver Sponsors

Idealist ConsultingIdealist Consultings mission is to help your organization adopt technology that increases your impact. We guide you through complex projects and help you build relationships through Salesforce, marketing automation, and Salesforce application development.

With over ten years of Salesforce consulting experience and consistent top ratings on the AppExchange, our ultimate goal is to transcend the public-private sector divide and boost social impact for everyone we work with.

 

PSU Center for Executive & Professional EducationPSU’s Digital Marketing Strategies Certificate program offers students the opportunity to learn from and gain hands-on experience with top-notch digital marketing industry professionals. The certificate courses, Intro to Digital Strategies, Content Strategy, Social Media Marketing, and Digital Media Integration, teach students how to start, strategize, implement, and show return on investment for their digital marketing efforts.

OSU PACEOSU Professional and Continuing Education delivers more than 100 professional online courses and certificate programs to students from both near and far.

Serving more than 9,000 students annually, PACE focuses on empowering individual learners and organizations with flexible, innovative professional development experiences in a wide variety of subjects ranging from leadership and human resources to web development and much more.

SEMpdx and OSU PACE offer a scholarship for their Digital Brand Management Certificate.

 

AMA PDXAmerican Marketing Association – PDX 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. This year’s rooftop event will feature the AMA’s fearless leaders of fun, the Blind Pig Brigade. Stop by our table to meet fellow marketers, cheers with AMA Board Members and play games.

 

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. Follow Portland Business Alliance on Twitter at @PDX_BizAlliance.

SakeOne

Nestled in the beautiful terrain just west of Portland, SakéOne is America’s premier saké brewery. Originally an importer of Japanese saké, SakéOne constructed its brewery in 1997, adding Oregon crafted brew to an already unrivaled portfolio of Japanese imports. Fueled by pure Willamette Valley water and a pioneering spirit that is the essence of our Pacific Northwest home, SakéOne delivers the ultimate saké experience, one bottle at a time. Kanpai!

 

VeracityVeracity is a PR & digital firm handling the needs of clients in the real estate, development, financial, health and hospitality industries, along with foundations, charities and a ton of events. We additionally attempt to empower our clients—and anyone else who is paying attention—through knowledge on our blog, specialized workshops, seminars, and our PR Talk podcast where we speak candidly with the media for tips or talk with each other about digital topics.

PPDX PipelineDX Pipeline is Portland’s top events website as well as an extensive Portland online jobs board. Our newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to event listings through a new, customizable calendar, as well as an improved mobile website experience. PDX Pipeline and @PDXJobs can increase your event attendance, grow your business and find the right people to make your business a success. 

 

Become a Sponsor!

Your company can be a sponsor of this fun summer event! View the 2017 Rooftop Networking Party Sponsorship Opportunities or email the SEMpdx Sponsorship Team for details.

 

Co-Hosts

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. Everyone is welcome and events are free of charge!

IABC - Oregon ColumbiaIABC Oregon-Columbia: the connection for business communications professionals The Oregon-Columbia chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. The organization offers professional development and networking opportunities that advance your strategic value as a communications professional within your organization. IABC Oregon-Columbia members are business communications professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington, in roles that include: Marketing communications, Corporate communications, Employee communications, Communications agencies, Public Relations.

SMPS

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers. Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of nearly 6,000 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada.

Refreshments

No drink tickets again this year. All 6 taps of craft beer are hosted, thanks to our sponsor the Growler Guys. And, the wine is hosted, thanks to our sponsor Three Rivers Winery. Cocktails are a cash bar (credit cards also accepted). And bottled water is always free.

  • Craft beer sponsored by the Growlers Guys – here’s the Tap List (subject to change): 
    • Laurelwood Workhorse IPA
    • pFriem Helles Lager
    • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
    • Sunriver Fuzztail Hefeweizen
    • Founders All Day IPA
    • Firestone Walker Pale 31
  • Northwest wine sponsored by Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla, WA:
    • 2014 Three Rivers “Rivers Red” Red Blend
    • 2014 Three Rivers “Steel” Chardonnay
  • Appetizers

Games – NEW

New this year – the Veracity Game Zone, sponsored by Veracity. Join your fellow rooftop attendees in some games, including giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, and Cornhole.

 

Door Prizes

SEMpdx Rooftop 2016

Parking & Transit

There is street parking available around the venue for $2.00/hour until 7:00 or 10:00 pm (depending on Providence Park schedule), and a pay lot with limited availability below our event. Streetcar stops are 4-5 blocks East on SW 10th and 11th, MAX stops are several blocks away at The Galleria and Library, and the nearest bus stop is a couple blocks away on SW 14th & Salmon (routes 15 & 51). Also, don’t forget about Uber and Lyft! SEMpdx urges all attendees to be safe and take public transit or rideshare to this event.

Coverage of Last Year’s Event

Original video by Nathan Issacs – 7G Media

Tickets

Rooftop tickets are $20 Early Bird, $30 Standard, or $40 Day of Event. Ticket sales are final; there are no refunds.

Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Director of Professional Services at Odysys
Robert Frost has been the Director of Events for SEMpdx since July 2014. He has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, with a focus on Paid Media across many verticals, and over 20 years of management experience. Robert is currently the Director of Professional Services at Odysys, a SaaS provider for the hospitality industry. He is also the founder and principal of RPerro Media, where he consults with small businesses on their digital marketing initiatives. Robert was previously the Director of Media Operations at Ethology, a full-service digital agency, and also served as the General Manager of Ethology's Portland office. Outside of digital marketing, Robert is an avid wine enthusiast, foodie, and fitness fanatic, and can often be found wine tasting, checking out the city's amazing restaurant scene, in the gym, or running on Portland’s beautiful riverfront and woodland trails.
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