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The Northwest Event Show is coming!

B&E Northwest Event Show


Learn, Meet, Mingle & Win at the Seattle Business Tradeshow

You've got people to meet & things to do! Join us at the Seattle Business Tradeshow. With 160 exhibitors and over 1,000 attendees, the Seattle Business Tradeshow is a 4-hour, power-packed event where you can boost your brand awareness and meet your next customers. Learn about and connect with local businesses of all shapes and sizes. Banquet & Event will be in the Gold Zone, Booth #304, with Complimentary Event and Wedding Guides.

Why attend?

  1. CONNECT: 1000+ Seattle business networking opportunities.
  2. LEARN: Join us at 2 p.m. for the our keynote "The Art of Personal Branding" from PR-guru Mel Carson. (Entrance to keynote is included with registration of this event).
  3. WIN Prizes every hour, on the hour: Great items including a Fitbit, an Xbox One, event tickets, hotel stays, gift certificates, and more!
  4. MEET: Experience the variety of products and services Chamber member exhibitors have to offer.

Plus! Dive into the ice cream sundae bar and other great bites from Gordon Biersch, Frosted Cupcakes & Cakes, Ingallina's, Buca di Beppo, and more!

Seattle Business Tradeshow
June 8, 2016 | 3-7pm
Washington State Convention Center
$10 to attend | Register HERE


Lil Blue & Half Pint: B&E Seattle Food Truck Spotlight Series

What's better than a mobile food truck you ask? How about a mobile bar!

We're predicting mobile bar service is going to be the hottest new craze and Mobile Mavens has it covered. You must to read their "love at first sight" story about Lil Blue here.

Now picture it, a little piece of history in powder blue with many stories to tell pulls up to your venue and in a matter of minutes is transformed into the coolest mobile bar complete with a craft bartender who will razzle dazzle your guests with their cocktail skills. Or how about a class where your guests are taught how to make the perfect Gin Rickey? The possibilities are sure to have guests "Saluteing" you all night long.

Did we happen to mention Half Pint, Lil Blue's side kick? Half Pint is the perfect addition to your event as his job is to transport all the cold beverages to your event. 

 Book this duo today and your party will be the talk of the town! Cheers!

Learn more about Lil Blue at

Lil Blue - Seattle Mobile Bar

Lil Blue - Seattle Mobile Bar


Mobile Mavens Picnic: B&E Seattle Food Truck Spotlight Series

What is the perfect, and most enjoyable, team-building portion of a corporate event? The food! What could more fun than treating clients and guests to an old-fashioned picnic? It encourages you to kick off those oxfords and pumps, feel the grass between your toes, and soak up the sunshine while really communicating and communing with your peers. 

Award-winning Chef Danielle Custer and catering partner Michelle Clair understand the sentimental idea behind enjoying a good hand-crafted meal. This team has elevated the picnic experience with their retro pop-up mobile truck, Picnic, and can bring that experience to your next event. 

Picnic serves up wholesome, hearty sandwiches, healthy NW seasonal soup, and a few craveables. Just look at their menu options - that include locally sourced items such as Skagit River Ranch's sausage, Neuwaukum Valley Farms & Alvarex Organic Farms local produce, and Grand Central Bakery's bread!

Learn more about Picnic at |  Follow them socially as "Seattle Picnic" on Facebook; Twitter @seattlepicnic &  Instragram @seattlepicnic | See what neighborhood Picnic is in today on their Events Calendar.

Mobile Mavens Picnic



Mobile Mavens: B&E Vendor Spotlight

Gai Box, Pop Up, Picnic, Lil Blue, & Biscuit Box... you've seen the different logos and fun & funky vehicles around town but did you know these Seattle mobile food trucks are all apart of Bon Appétit Management Company Mobile Mavens? These uniquely branded pop-up retro campers and bike carts are run by award-winning Chef Danielle Custer and catering partner Michelle Clair. They're perfect for corporate events and parties, and any other reason you can think of to celebrate! Not only do these retro campers and bikes deliver assorted foods and desserts, they now even feature bar service! (Trust us, this is going to be a hot trend!). Food trucks always bring the fun to events! So don't delay, find out where Mobile Mavens are in the Greater Seattle area today on their Event Calendar. The toughest part will be deciding if you're in the mood for bbq, tacos, breakfast, or a signature cocktail from Lil Blu! 
The first camper they opened, Biscuit Box, serves hungry guests flaky, buttery biscuits smothered in local flavor. (You may have seen them at Weddings in Woodinville this year warming up guests belly's and hearts before the tour began.) Pop Up, their bike pops, serves the best ice-cream pops, sandwiches and paletas (Mexican-style fruit Popsicles) from local ice-creamery brands like Full Tilt, Cupcake Royale, Vovito and Whidbey Island. Their hard work ensuring the “street menu” fits into all flavor palette appetites & special diet needs is apparent with the inclusion of every flavor from berries, coffee, chocolate, vegan, gluten free fruit pops. Mobile Mavens prides themselves on partnering with local vendors to bring you the freshest, finest, locally sourced ingredients and utilize our area vendors so that they can customize and deliver what clients are requesting.  

Learn more about Mobile Mavens at |  "Like" them on Facebook | Follow them on Twitter @@MobileMavensSEA | Droll over them on Instragram @mobilemavenssea.

Follow our blog over the next few weeks while we focus on each of Mobile Mavens and other Seattle  mobile food trucks individually in our B&E Seattle Food Truck Spotlight Series.


2015 Northwest Event Show Best Booth Winners

Congratulations to our 2015 Northwest Event Show Best Booth winners: West Coast Entertainment for Most Creative Booth, CORT Event Furnishings for Best Booth Overall, & Celebrity Cake Studio for Best Booth Showmanship (they had "decorate your own cake stations)!

Winners are choosen by our future event management leaders, students at Inglemoor High School of Geoffrey Gilmore, CSEP, NBCT "Event, Hospitality, and Tourism Management" class.  Geoffrey is owner of Geoffrey Gilmore Signature Events LLC., an award winning event design/planning company and member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and the International Special Events Society (ISES).  He has earned the Professional Bridal Consultant designation from ABC and earned the distinctive international Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) designation from ISES. Geoffrey holds multiple award titles including the Applause Award for "Best Non-Profit Event under $25,000," finalist for innovative design of  a couture dining table setting for the  "The Special Event" Conference in Los Angeles, the Applause Award for "Best Achievement in Logistics," international winner of the ISES Esprit Award for "Best Industry Contribution," and the Applause Award for "Best Wedding with a Budget between $25,001-$100,000."  Geoffrey shares his expertise as a seminar presenter for regional special event conferences, as an author of a number of magazine articles, and brings his students to the Northwest Event Show to learn and judge our exhibitors.  

Thank you Geoffrey and students for your valuable contributions to the Northwest Event Show, we look forward to seeing you next year, September 21, 2016.

West Coast Entertainment

CORT Event Furnishings

Celebrity Cake Studio


Whose new at the 2015 Northwest Event Show

We are excited to have over 40 new exhibitors to the Northwest Event Show! We know the following vendors will be a tremendous addition to our incredible line-up.  Be sure to stop by their booths and see how they can help elevate your next event anc check them out in the new 2016 B&E Event Resource Guide.

Buca di Beppo
Blue C Sushi
Captain Whidbey Inn
Cave B Estate Winery & Resort
Center for Urban Horticulture
Centium Software
Codini Creations - SPONSOR
Creatix Studios
Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle Airport
The Dream Detective
Efeste Winery
Emerald Downs
Enchanted Whimsy Design
Flipped Out Productions
Hansen Belyea
Hotel Bellwether
K1 Speed
Lasting Impressions
Little Creek Casino
McMenamins Anderson School
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Merchant's Design
Merry Makers Inc.
Metropolitan Market Catering
Mobile Mavens
Motif Seattle
The Panoramic Room at Pacific Tower
The Party Staff Inc - SPONSOR
Perfect Press
Portage Bay Cafe & Catering
Precision Rigging - SPONSOR
Siren Song Wines LLC
SpeediShuttle Seattle
Stimson-Green Mansion
Suncadia Resort
Veritas Coffee Company
Washington Park Arboretum
Wave Link Music
Whidbey & Camano Islands Tourism
Woodmark Hotel Yacht Club & Spa