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The Nines Hotel

The Nines Hotel

525 SW Morrison,
Portland, OR 97204

September 24-26, 2018

Arrive early Monday to join us for a special event and opening reception Monday evening!

Our hotel, “The Nines” was built in 1909 and was the flagship store / headquarters of Meier & Frank, once considered the largest retailer west of the Mississippi. This retail dynasty was a long-standing hub of commerce for Portland and has a rich history. This location has served many functions. One of the more unusual among them was housing the Meier & Frank radio station in 1922. As the premier department store in Portland, the clientele would often dress up to look their very best, as this was the place to see and be seen. Fun fact – Clark Gable worked here selling neckties before he became a famous actor.

Please register through Eventbrite for the meeting
Registering through Eventbrite will ensure you have a room at the Nines Hotel. Your room reservation will be made for you dependent on your arrival and departure dates.

Frequently Asked Questions

OCC’s Users’ Meeting will start on Tuesday morning, September 24th, 2019 and close Thursday afternoon, September 26th, 2019.

OCC’s Users’ Meeting will be held at the Nines Hotel,525 SW Morrison, Portland, OR 97204. Your reservation will be made for you when you register on Eventbrite. Their phone number is (877-229-9995) for any other questions.

There are a number of great web sites with information about this historical and vibrant city. Here’s one: There is also information below about nearby attractions.

YES! Please register through Eventbrite for the meeting; this will ensure you have a room at the Nines Hotel. Your room reservation will be made for you dependent on your arrival and departure dates. Payment details will differ for everyone because Board sponsorships differ. Registering through Eventbrite helps us properly plan for every aspect of the meeting. Remember that you still have to make your own arrangements for transportation to and from airport.

YES! The Nines Hotel will extend OCC’s group rate of $239 (plus tax) per night up to three days before and three days after the meeting.

Reserve your room by September 3, 2019 in order to receive OCC’s group rate of $239 (plus tax) per night. You can register HERE.

Past attendees know that this is their meeting, with plenty of time allowed for open discussion on any topic. The agenda will be available on the website soon. Be sure to check back for updates.

Yes! We have three nights of OCC sponsored fun in store for you!

Monday night features a welcome reception with a throwback to yesteryear. Partner with colleagues and friends as you play video games, go bowling, shoot pool or darts or try your hand at karaoke.

Tuesday features some local history and flavor of the northwest. We will use coach buses to transport to and from McMenamin’s Edgefield in Troutdale, OR. Once there we will have an opportunity to tour a distillery, winery or brewery onsite.

To continue the networking hospitality tradition on Wednesday, we will head up to the 15th floor of our hotel and visit the west deck. Food, beverages and amazing views await you.

Please contact Corrine Sullivan for all room reservations, or any meeting details / questions.

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Please note: this agenda is a draft and is subject to change at anytime.

Outreach Promotional Committee Meeting*


Continental Breakfast, Gather and Seating


Users' Group Meeting


Lunch and Break


Users' Group Meeting


Meeting Closes


Meet in Lobby (8th floor) for Bus to Evening Event


Bus Departs to McMenamin Edgefield


Networking Event


Buses Available to Return to Hotel

*Outreach Promotional Committee Meeting
Dora Parks, One Call Concepts
Although the marketing committee was formed to explore a series of specific issues, attendance at the marketing committee meeting is open to all.

Welcome and Self Introduction
Dan Florenzo, One Call Concepts

Introducing Utility Defenders
Dora Parks, One Call Concepts

State of the Company
Dan Florenzo, One Call Concepts

Creative Update
Jim Holzer, One Call Concepts

Hazards in the NW
Prof. Doug Toomey

OCC Mobile App Updates
Adam Franco, One Call Concepts

811 On the Road Update
Jimmy Jennings, One Call Concepts Locating Services

McMenamins Brewery, Winery, and Distillery
Group Networking Event


Continental Breakfast


Users' Group Meeting Opens




Users' Group Meeting Resumes


Meeting Closes


Networking Event
15th Floor


On Your Own

Marketing Efforts Across the US
Dora Parks, One Call Concepts / Don Evans

OCC Product Updates
Connie Schmidt / Tyler Nesheim, One Call Concepts

NULCA Update
Ron Peterson

Foresite Performance Update
Vince Lacey / Jim Holzer, One Call Concepts

Next Generation - Utility Boot Camp
Jeremy Gall, Avista

Augmented Reality and Damage Prevention
Brian Collison, Argis

National Excavator Initiative Update
Lindsay Sanders

New York 811 Learning Management System
Roger Sampson, One Call Concepts

Dressed to the Nines
15th Floor Networking Event


Continental Breakfast


Users' Group Meeting Opens


Meeting Adjourned

Legislative Update
Frank Planton, One Call Concepts

Human Performance Improvement
Shane Bush, HPI

Closing Roundtable - For the Good of the Order
Dan Florenzo, One Call Concepts

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Special Events

Monday 9/23


Punch Bowl Social

Leave your unpacking for later and head down one block to Pioneer Place Mall at 340 SW Morrison Street. Make your way to the third floor and join us at Punch Bowl Social from 5:30 – 8:30PM. Enjoy networking at its finest as you partake in a variety of games and activities like bowling, karaoke, billiards, darts and many vintage arcade games. Food, beverage and bragging rights await you!

Tuesday 9/24


McMenamins Edgefield

Hop on the bus for a memorable evening at McMenamins Edgefield. Built as the Multnomah County poor farm in 1911, Portland’s first family of craft brewing, the McMenamin brothers acquired it in 1990 and began restoring it. It is now a popular Pacific Northwest destination for great food, drink, and live entertainment.

Upon arrival, we will gather in the Ballroom for a meet and greet before departing on chosen tours of the Edgefield Brewery, Winery and Distillery. Each tour lasts 45 minutes. You are also free to explore the grounds, gardens, gift shop and other amazing features of the historic grounds. The event concludes at 8:30pm when buses will head back to the hotel.

Buses board in front of the hotel at 4:15 and depart at 4:30. The event concludes at 8:30pm when buses will head back to the hotel.

Wednesday 9/25


Dressed to the Nines

Wednesday we will keep it local. After the meeting ends, retreat to your room and freshen up for the evening social networking event on the rooftop. Make your way to the 15th floor and meet us on the west deck of “Departure Portland”. Your OCC hosts await you to kick off this soiree

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