Lynnwood Convention Center 4th Quarter, 2016
Reaching Out to Our Community

The Lynnwood Convention Center is partnering with local organizations to give back to our community. Please see how you can contribute to our ongoing efforts to help others in need.
Lynnwood Food Bank- The Lynnwood Convention Center continues to support the Lynnwood Food Bank in helping feed our local hungry. We donated over 1800 lbs of food through the months of August - October, 2016. This is an ongoing effort we look forward to continuing in 2017. 
Adopt a Family- This holiday season the Lynnwood Convention Center will be adopting a local family in need. With the combined efforts of the Edmond's School District, our staff and community members, we plan to make a family's holiday season a little brighter. 
Lynnwood Convention Center Blood Drive- The Lynnwood Convention Center will be partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to host a blood drive. Bloodworks Northwest states "Nearly 900 people must donate blood through Bloodworks Northwest every day to meet the needs of local patients." Please sign-up today to join us for our blood drive event this January!
If you would like more information on how you can make a donation to our Adopt a Family program or to participate in the blood drive, please contact Jenna Wennerstrom, Front Desk Manager at 425-778-7155 or jwennerstrom@lynnwoodcc.com.
Cooking with Chef Michael

Apricot-Cranberry Stuffing
6-8 oz butter 
1/2 lb. dried apricots, julienne
1 onion, ¼ dice
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 medium red bell pepper, small dice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbs. fresh ginger minced
2 medium orange, juiced
1 crusty baguette or quarter sheet of focaccia
1 tbs. fresh thyme, finely chopped (dry can be substituted if necessary)
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2t tsp ground cinnamon
12 oz heavy cream (chicken or vegetable broth may be substituted for a lower fat option)
2 eggs, beaten
4 oz grated Asiago cheese (Parmesan cheese can be used instead)
1 tbs. kosher salt
1 tsp white pepper
  
Cut the bread into half inch cubes and dry in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pot. Add the onions, garlic, ginger, red peppers, and dried spices and sweat over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Stir in the apricots, cranberries and thyme. Add the bread to the vegetable and fruit mixture and stir until the bread cubes are coated. Add the cream and orange juice and gently cook all of the ingredients together, stirring frequently until the liquid is absorbed and the bread has softened. It might be necessary to use some additional liquid. Cool slightly. Add the eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Place mixture in a well buttered or sprayed medium sized casserole dish, taking care to press the mixture in evenly.
  
Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 40-45 minutes in a preheated 325 degree oven, removing the lid or foil to brown the top of the stuffing for the last 10 minutes.
 
2016 Holiday Greeting Card Design Winner 
Artist: Soo Vin Baik  
Age: 13 Years Old 
School: Alderwood Middle School
  

Pictured: Soo Vin Baik with her parents, art teacher Amy Barnes and Principal Brian Stewart.
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-Anna Shea
 

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Employee Spotlight

Matt Ziontz
Food & Beverage Team
 
Matt Ziontz was selected as employee of the quarter for his professionalism and going the extra mile to give guests an outstanding event experience. We have received guest surveys and client emails thanking Matt for his great service. No matter how busy, Matt always has time to assist his colleagues, attend to guest requests and do it in a friendly, professional manner.   
 
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