• Event Snapshots: 2017 NACE - MSP Education Day

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    1. Keynote speaker David Caruso. 

    <p>1. Keynote speaker David Caruso.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    2. The décor panel included Michelle Smith, Rudy’s Event Rentals; Becky Harris, Event Lab; Michael Basler, edgProductions; and Audra Magel, Festivities. 

    <p>2. The décor panel included Michelle Smith, Rudy’s Event Rentals; Becky Harris, Event Lab; Michael Basler, edgProductions; and Audra Magel, Festivities.&nbsp;</p>
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    3. Dennis M. Seviola, Compass Group. 

    <p>3. Dennis M. Seviola, Compass Group.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Mimosa bar. 

    <p>4. Mimosa bar.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    5. Jody M. Lisak, Johnson Brothers. 

    <p>5. Jody M. Lisak, Johnson Brothers.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    6. Hilton Minneapolis’ executive chef, Julian Grainger, curated a locally sourced lunch; table design by edgPRODUCTIONS. 

    <p>6. Hilton Minneapolis’ executive chef, Julian Grainger, curated a locally sourced lunch; table design by edgPRODUCTIONS.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    7. Brett Dorrian talks personal branding. 

    <p>7. Brett Dorrian talks personal branding.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    8. Tablescape designed by Rudy’s Event Rental.

    <p>8. Tablescape designed by Rudy’s Event Rental.</p>

At Hilton Minneapolis this past November, the NACE Minneapolis/ St. Paul Chapter held its educational conference entitled Minnesota Made: Midwest Moments of Wow. The aesthetic featured plenty of plaid, as the theme was “luxury lumberjack.”

The day focused on three words as its mission: education, experience and enjoy. Keynote speaker David Caruso of Dynamic Events shared innovative tools and ideas with the audience, and breakout sessions were plentiful, including Ethnic Catering + Your Venue = A Happy Client with Anna Senrick, Common Food Allergies: Offering Safe Options with Cassie Weness, RD, LD, and more. twincitiesnace.net

On May 31 at International Market Square, the National Speakers Association – Minnesota Chapter (NSAMN) held its annual gala to celebrate the past year and recognize outstanding members, from those who earned their CSP to those who offered advice and knowledge throughout the year. Awards were presented for Newcomer IMPACT, Chapter Member of the Year, Next Level, Volunteer of the Year, the Mark Leblanc Award, Minnesota Speaker Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award. The incoming board was also introduced.

 

Minnesota has a bounty of venues that are made for sharing on social media.

 

MNM+E’s annual readers’ choice awards brought 295 meeting and event professionals to the Lumber Exchange Event Center on April 24 to honor the 2019 award winners and Hall of Famers. Frank Maciel was the event’s emcee. Mall of America was the premier sponsor, and Discover St. Louis Park was the event’s Uber sponsor, giving attendees a credit to the ride-share app.