SEMpdx Helps Local Marketers Party for a Cause

August 14th marked the fourth annual SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party. The party was completely sold out, with over 500 people bustling around, sharing business cards, and using their free drink coupons. Local marketers partied for a cause on the rooftop of the Hotel deLuxe.

Nearly 250 lbs of coats were collected – photo courtesy of Kenneth Benjamin Reed Photography

A back-to-school coat drive for children in need was organized for SEMpdx’s 2012 Charity of Choice — the Portland Sunshine Division.

Attendees were enticed to donate a coat by SEMpdx who offered a exclusive “coat prizes” to contributors. The drive benefited children of all sizes (adults sizes fit many teenagers and youth) who need help due to the loss of a parent’s job, domestic crime, illness, or being victims of fire or other disasters. Over 249 pounds of coats were collected in total. SEMpdx will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the rooftop party, and all other events from this entire year to the Sunshine Division.

KGW Live@7’s Joe Smith interviews Mike Rosenberg – photo courtesy of Kenneth Benjamin Reed

The event ran very smoothly with wonderful food, music, and professionals to talk to. It was a great way to meet other Portland marketers, especially if you were looking for a job or new business lead! We even got a visit from KGW’s Joe Smith (interviewing our own Mike Rosenberg, current President of SEMpdx) to discuss the growing attendance the rooftop party has acquired. I’m ready to get my tickets for next year!

Joe Smith at the SEMpdx Rooftop party

Jackie Chelf