• Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

The Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) celebrated the holidays in Western style with its themed Holiday Hoedown on Dec. 4, 2015 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. A silent auction, Wall of Wine benefiting MSAE’s charity of the year, Matter, a Heads or Tails game for cash, holiday photos, and themed food and drinks had guests in good spirits. To make the night even better, Roger Radley made sure the group was in stitches during his comedy set.

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like brunch? Me neither—and I doubt I ever will. It’s hard not to love a two-meals-for-one situation, especially one that incorporates the best meal (breakfast, of course), and the most important one, as we all learned growing up. Throw in a late-morning reverie and some heartier lunchtime fare, and you’ve got a recipe for human comfort.

 

D'Amico Catering has officially opened Bushel & Peck, the Mill City Museum's new cafe. 

An approachble lunch menu, new weekend brunch, and wine and beer options round out the menu. Later this spring, the cafe will fill with fully updated décor; a food truck also is in the works.

 

The 15th Annual Best of Minnesota Meetings + Events readers’ choice awards welcomed meeting and events professionals to Solar Arts by Chowgirls on March 30 to honor this year’s best in the business. As the resident new guy (I started as assistant editor Monday of that same week) I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the local industry. I’m convinced the best way to acclimate to a new community is to dive right in, and during my first week, the Best Of awards provided the perfect opportunity to do just that.