• Minnesota M+E Best of 2018 Finalists

     
    POSTED January 5, 2018
     

Congratulations to the finalists for Minnesota Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers' choice awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Thursday, April 5 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where the winners and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

* Connect with us on social media before, during and after the awards with the hashtag #BestofMN2018

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Best Audio-Visual Provider

Allied Productions & Sales
AVEX
AV for You

Best Boats/Cruises/Charters

Al and Alma's Supper Club and Charter Cruises
St. Croix Boat & Packet/Stillwater River Boats
Vista Fleet

Best Brewery/Distillery/Winery with Event Space

Indeed Brewing Company
Surly Brewing Company
Tattersall Distilling

Best Casino

Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Best Catering Company

Chowgirls Killer Catering
CRAVE Catering
D'Amico Catering

Best Convention/Conference Center

Minneapolis Convention Center
Saint Paul RiverCentre
St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau (Town/Area More than 80,000 in Population)

Explore Brainerd Lakes 
Meet Minneapolis
Visit Saint Paul  

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau (Town/Area 25,000-80,000 in Population)

Explore Edina    
Roseville Visitors Association     
St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau (Town/Area Less than 25,000 in Population)

Discover Stillwater
Red Wing Visitors & Convention Bureau
Visit Bemidji

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)

Acme Comedy Co.
Adagio Djay Entertainment
Brave New Workshop

Best Event Décor Provider

Event Lab
Festivities
Girl Friday

Best Florist

Bachman's
Lake Harriet Florist
Sadie’s Couture Floral

Best Golf Venue

Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake
Grand View Lodge
Golden Valley Country Club

Best Historic or Cultural Venue

First Avenue
Glensheen Historic Estate
Landmark Center

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (300 or More Guest Rooms)

Hilton Minneapolis
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Radisson Blu Mall of America

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less than 300 Guest Rooms)

Hewing Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
The Saint Paul Hotel

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotel)

Day Block Event Center
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Solar Arts by Chowgirls

Best Photography

Coppersmith Photography
Joe Szurszewski Photography
lauren b. photography

Best Planning Company

Do Good Events
Event Lab
metroConnections

Best Renovation

Hilton Minneapolis
The Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Walker Art Center

Best Rental Service Provider

Après Event Decor and Tent Rental
Ultimate Events
Rudy's Event Rentals

Best Resort/Lodge

Grand View Lodge
Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior
Madden's on Gull Lake

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

Bar La Grassa
Fogo de Chão
Murray’s

Best Sports Venue

Target Field
U.S. Bank Stadium
Xcel Energy Center

Best Team-Building Activity/Organizer

Brave New Workshop
Escape MSP
GetKnit Events

Best Transportation Provider

Eclipse Global Transportation    
Lorenz Bus Service
Total Luxury Limousine Services

Shining a Spotlight on the Best of the Best

 

Congratulations to the finalists for Minnesota Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers' choice awards! We look forward to celebrating with you and announcing the winners and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees on Thursday, April 5 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

 

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.