Hospitality Hero Award Presented to Sinisa Djukic

  • Hospitality Hero Award Presented to Sinisa Djukic

    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE

    Sinisa Djukic, a banquet manager at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, with Stuart McKay, director of food and beverage.

Sinisa Djukic, a banquet manager at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, has been named the Hospitality Hero award winner for first quarter by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. “We receive comments after every single event about how much Sinisa was the perfect backbone to the group’s success,” says Managing Director Michael Clark. “By creating a welcoming environment for guests, Sinisa leaves a lasting impression that encompasses Minneapolis’ hospitable nature. His faithfulness continues to impress visitors, he leads the team effectively, and his role is essential to the Renaissance.”

Clark notes that clients often rebook because of Djukic’s dedication to his job; he is known to go in on his day off to ensure all is running smoothly for events. Djukic turns “transactions into memorable experiences” for the clients and guests, making hospitality a priority for every interaction. 

Madden’s on Gull Lake plans to renovate its resort property throughout the winter. The renovation is set to finish spring, 2018 and will include updates to the lake house, pool deck and dining amenities.

Madden’s is located on Minnesota’s Gull Lake. The resort currently has over 1,000 acres that include 293 guest rooms, 42,000 square feet of meeting space, 63 holes of golf, a lakeside spa, and other recreation.


The RAAS Local Market at Mall of America, which was met with great success by Super Bowl crowds earlier last month, will reopen with a new batch of Minnesota makers. 


Metro Public Works recently announced the start of a new glass recycling initiative to being in Lower Broadway in Nashville, TN.

Mayor Megan Barry said it was the city’s first glass bottle recycling initiative. “Lower Broadway has become an international tourist destination, and long-neck bottles are now synonymous with the honky-tonk experience,” Barry said. “For too long, we’ve had to throw away glass that could have been recycled and repurposed. This program is like no other, and we are excited to lead the charge toward a more sustainable city.”