Event Profiles

Event Profiles

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BY Craig Marson


Chipotle Cultivate Festival Returned to Minneapolis

The Chipotle Cultivate Festival returned for the second time to Minneapolis on Saturday, Aug. 22. The festival, put on by Chipotle in three total cities this year, offers something for everyone. There was music, food and chef presentations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Loring Park. The festival was free and open for any who chose to attend. MNM+E spoke with Scott Robinson, manager of national events for Chipotle Mexican Grill, about what exactly makes the festival so popular.

Register Now for PAMPI Event

A stellar PAMPI event is just around the corner.

Taking place Aug. 19 at the Franklin Institute the “The Art of Connecting People” is free for PAMPI members and is sure to be an enlightening opportunity.

Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, president and chief connector, Seven Degrees Communications, LLC., will discuss ways in which to get people excited with volunteering and membership organization and how to maintain that enthusiasm.

Salvation Army's MOST Amazing Race Raises Funds & Fun

From golf tournaments to auctions and 5Ks, fundraising events can be fairly unoriginal. Ten years ago the Twin Cities Salvation Army looked for a unique annual fundraising op- portunity to engage a younger demographic. They came up with the MOST Amazing Race.

Best of Awards: IMEX Edition

Best of Award season has officially kicked off in Minnesota (if you haven’t voted yet, make sure to click here), and we thought we’d give you a little taste of what’s to come. Bobby, Morgan, Courtney and I sat down and reviewed IMEX America 2014 and decided on our top picks from the conference. Drumroll please…Here are the IMEX America 2014 Best of Awards!

Best International Booth: Munich

Full-sized pretzels, beer straight from Germany, picnic tables and foliage. Do we need to say more?

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade 2014: Chefs Unite to Fight Childhood Cancer

Food festivals have become as common as movie openings in Los Angeles, with one or more just about every weekend. But L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade, which took place a couple of weeks ago on a grassy plaza on the UCLA campus, stands apart from the rest - in both the top toques it attracts and the cause it supports. The event benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit that funds research into childhood cancer.

The Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure

Summertime is wine tasting event season in California. Every weekend brings at least one major, long-standing event to cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego with entire weekends like San Luis Obispo’s Roll Out the Barrels (2014 was the 24th edition) ongoing in wine country. How does a new wine event stand out and attract participants in this crowded schedule? The organizers of the Garagiste Wine Festivals came up with a winning formula in 2011.


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