OUR PHILOSOPHY:

We pride ourselves on being innovative, and finding creative solutions to the most complex challenges. But just as important at Ideas NW is dedicated.

We have built our business by:

  • Seeing each project as a unique experience and customizing each detail with the audience in mind

  • Being humble, gracious and proactive

  • Treating every client and meeting as if it were the only one

  • Creating and maintaining close relationships with all vendors and hotels - which creates trust and camaraderie

  • Keeping a low overhead, our proposals are based on the budget you give to us and we propose a fair bid

  • Retaining clients by creating strong relationships that are built on the foundation of proven success

The Ideas NW Team

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Stacy Ringer

Owner & Event Director

After years in the hospitality industry and convention management, Stacy opened Ideas NW in August 2005. Clients need someone to be their voice, negotiator, trusted teammate and a person who could navigate hotel contracts! Stacy is well known in the industry for producing mind blowing, customized events with a twist. 

 

Stacy has established great relationships with global vendors and doesn’t take “no” for an answer! She is a partner to her clients and contractors! Stacy thrives on new ideas she can bring to your next event! Stacy has developed a team of strong, creative, outgoing and intelligent people who you want managing your next event!

 

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Linda O'Keefe, Event Manager

Who knew when you graduated from Dental Hygienist school, planning events is the next step in life? Well it was for Linda. She started planning events for orthopedic surgeons and medical distributors for fun before joining Ideas NW in 2009. Linda has an incredible sense of what's best for the client. She enjoys working closely with vendors to help them produce their best work for our clients. Linda is business savvy, extremely intelligent and someone you want to place your trust in when it comes to important board meetings or conferences. Her smile (great teeth) and love for her kids is contagious. 

Lexi Ames, Director of Operations

Lexi holds a master’s degree in education and worked in the classroom for almost 10 years.  She brought her skills and knowledge to Ideas NW in 2006 and plays a key role as the details person. She has the ability to visualize an event and pro-actively map out all the elements for success!  We create ideas and Lexi makes them happen. Her specialty, besides loving a great Martini with blue cheese stuffed olives, is contract negotiation. When you need an honest, fun, energetic person to ensure your event is successful, Lexi needs to be on your team. 

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Courtney Salisbury, Account & Finance Manager

Courtney has a business degree with an emphasis in human resources. She understands people and listens to each client to ensure we deliver exceptional events. Courtney has been with Ideas NW since 2007 and personal attention to every detail has earned the trust of many attendees and clients! The work for AT&T for 15 years has allowed her to bring best practices to our business. She keeps us on track and on time. Courtney’s understanding of the corporate world helps her to identify and relate to everyone!