Fall has been a very busy season for Bentley’s Grill, The Grand Hotel Salem, and The Salem Convention Center– aka The Salem Block- with so many wonderful events, conferences, fundraisers, and reunions!
Recently, we were honored by The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce at the 2011 Business of the Year Awards; and we enjoyed watching the wild ride of Soraida Cross and Kristi Reed, aka Bentley’s Grill Girls, as they won the 2011 Grape Stomp at Willamette Valley Vineyards and went on to compete in the Sonoma County Harvest Fair World Championship Grape Stomp in Santa Rosa, California.
We also welcomed the Oregon Artists Series’ 5th Annual Exhibit, “Sculpture Now!” in The Salem Convention Center plaza and is open to the public through 2013!
Other highlights: The Bravo! Willamette Valley Event Showcase brought together some of the area’s top businesses in the event industry, in one afternoon! Family Building Blocks had record breaking attendance (more than 800 people!) at the 11th Annual Dream Builders Luncheon on October 20, 2011 to learn more about their work with high-risk children and families. Both events were held at The Salem Convention Center.
Be sure to visit The Salem Convention Center and The Grand Hotel at Salem on Facebook to see all upcoming events and get more info on what’s happening on The Salem Block. Here are a few other events happening in the coming weeks (visit www.salemconventioncenter.org for a complete list of events coming up)!
Though October 31- Game Fest at Bentley’s Grill
Join us this month for our Annual Wild Game Festival. Our specials this month will feature Wild Game appetizers, salads and entrees created by Chef Derek Ridgway. All specials will be paired with exceptional wine selections by our Wine Steward Mark Jacklich.
October 29: Willamette Humane Society Presents Bowser’s Boo Bash
This Halloween themed fundraiser will be held at The Salem Convention Center on Saturday October 29, 2011. This event is presented by Capitol Subaru and is Willamette Humane Society’s signature event benefiting the animals! Guests don their favorite costumes and enjoy a gourmet meal, drinks, live music, and the opportunity to bid on hundreds of items and one-of-a-kind experiences during the silent and live auctions.
November 5: Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Presents Evening d’Elegance
This annual black tie gala and fundraiser will be held at the Salem Convention Center on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from 6-11:45pm. This years theme is “The Art of Salem” and celebrates the arts in our community. The event features dinner, dancing, hundreds of fabulous items for bid in the silent auction, a live auction featuring 12 large packages, and a multi-media rock show like nothing you’ve ever seen from DesignBand (back by popular demand)!
November 17: Civil War Dinner & Auction to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion & Polk Counties We are proud to be a Supporting Sponsor of the eighth annual Bonaventure Senior Living Civil War Dinner & Auction at the Salem Convention Center November 17, 2011. This event benefits the support after-school and summer activities at Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion & Polk Counties.
November 23-28: The Grand Hotel in Salem Thanksgiving Weekend Harvest Celebration 2011 Package
The Grand Hotel in Salem invites you to enjoy the 2011 Thanksgiving Weekend Harvest Celebration in “Grand style”. Special rates are available that weekend as 150+ wineries in the area open their doors to kick off the winter wine tasting season.
We feel lucky to be a part of such an active community and look forward to serving you!