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Why We’re Thankful

I make it a point to constantly focus on being grateful, but often even more so during the holidays. A loving family, good health, and fantastic teammates are at the top of my list. Yes, you, Opus/MAS team! I’m thankful for all the diverse, spirited, and brilliant people across our agency, as well as for the integrity in which you operate and the great work you do.

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What it Takes to Produce Big-Name Talent

Event production involves many moving parts that can greatly affect an event; Opus producers are able to adjust to each facet to execute flawlessly. Sometimes, the most delicate aspect of production is the onstage talent. Opus producers are no stranger to producing celebrity talent. I have experience working with Gavin DeGraw, Alicia Keys, Steve Miller Band, and John Legend. While celebrity talent can add to attendee experience, it also requires extra measures from the production team.

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The Relationship Between Creativity and Technology: It’s Complicated

Creative professionals are tasked with balancing creativity with technology, this balancing act can be a difficult one. The speakers at this year’s Adobe MAX, a gathering of 14,000 multi-disciplinary designers, tackled this concept head on. The event embodied this intersection with beautiful creative installations and exciting event technology. Read on to find out more about this fascinating program and what we took away from it.

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Opus Celebrates Women in Technology: Meet Kristen

As an agency with an internal tech team that primarily serves technology clients, we are huge fans of women in tech. We understand the unique obstacles women in the tech industry face, and we’re proud to highlight our female tech team members who are thriving. In this installment of Opus Women in Tech, get to know Quality Assurance Analyst II, Kristen Martin.

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Opus Hires Experienced VP to Global Accounts Team

PORTLAND, Ore. – September 11, 2018 – Opus Agency is excited to announce the addition of Kate Clarvoe as Vice President on the Global Accounts team. Clarvoe, who joined Opus September 4, will provide key guidance and leadership as the agency continues to evolve its model for strategic account direction.

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Maestro Labors of Love: Noah Dunham

Opus values work-life balance, and celebrates the amazing and creative passion projects that our employees maintain outside of work. In this series, we’ll be highlighting Maestro side hustles.

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Opus says “Farewell” to the Summer Interns!

Opus was excited to welcome a crew of interns this summer! Sadly, their internships are ending. We’re reflecting on their time with us and getting excited for the next steps in their professional journeys! Here’s what our interns had to say about their Opus experiences:

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Maestro Labors of Love: Valerie White

Opus values work-life balance, and celebrates the amazing and creative passion projects that our employees maintain outside of work. In this series, we’ll be highlighting Maestro side hustles.

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Opus Celebrates Women in Technology: Meet Petra

As an agency with an internal tech team that primarily serves technology clients, we are huge fans of women in tech. We understand the unique obstacles women in the tech industry face, and we’re proud to highlight our female tech team members who are thriving. In this installment of Opus Women in Tech, get to know Technical Project Manager, Petra Fasana.

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Opus Acquires Level 2 Design—Our Third Strategic Acquisition this Year

(PORTLAND, OR—JULY 10, 2018) Opus Agency, a leading provider of global event experiences, today announced it is acquiring Level 2 Design, an industry leader in technical design and production. Level 2 Founder and President, Tommy Melancon will join the Opus leadership team, offering strategic guidance and increased bandwidth to the Opus production team.

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Rethink Vegas: Unique Offerings Off the Strip

Event professionals and meeting planners spend a lot of time in Vegas. Like, a lot of time. My team often refers to Vegas as their second home, as they spend weeks there every year. When meeting planners think of Vegas, a few clichés come to mind: heavily air-conditioned meeting spaces, stereotypical casino carpet and décor, and the unmistakable sound of slot machines.

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Opus Team Donates Blood to American Red Cross

The team took some time out of their busy day to help save lives! American Red Cross stopped by the Portland office for a blood drive; Maestros were able to fill the entire donation schedule for their visit. Of the 30 employees who donated blood, 28 of them were first-time donors!

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Make Your Next Event a Strawless One

The “strawless” movement is in full swing. Major cities such as Seattle and Malibu have banned or limited the use of plastic straws. Restaurants across the country are voluntarily removing plastic straws from their businesses as well. Why? In America, we use over 500 million straws every day; most of them end up in the ocean.

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11 Ways C2 Montreal is Unlike any B2B Conference You’ve Ever Attended

Last week, I attended C2—the Commerce and Creativity Conference—in Montreal, Canada with my Opus colleagues, David Lemke and Jason Curtis. It had Snoop Dog (talking about the legalization of cannabis) as the big draw, but that’s not why I wanted to go. I was primarily interested in seeing a new event experience, and evaluating how that might be applied to the B2B events we work on, which are largely tech company user conferences. Luckily for me, there was no shortage of ideas to draw on.

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