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    POSTED November 21, 2017

ILEA Live, the annual flagship event for the International Live Events Association, will take place Thursday, August 8 – Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minn.

The 2018 event will take place in Denver. Those already working on creating the 2019 event are excited to support the award-winning ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter and take advantage of a growing destination for culture and cuisine.

“Minneapolis was a natural choice for ILEA in 2019,” says ILEA President Ingrid Nagy, CSEP. “Not only does it provide ease of travel for a majority of our members, the support we have received from our Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter made this selection even easier. We’re thrilled to bring our event to this up-and-coming destination!”

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.”


Located at 9980 Wayzata Boulevard, the 142-room Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis West opened its doors in St. Louis Park, Minnesota on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Its prime location makes it convenient for guests to access the Mall of America, Target Field, Ridgedale Center, and U.S. Bank Stadium.