Organization is key to a planners’ success; a system for staying on track makes for a sense of control, even for the largest of workloads. But keeping track of daily tasks, upcoming events and goals can be overwhelming, and rarely are all those things recorded in one place. That is until the Bullet Journal took hold. Ryder Carroll, inventor of the Bullet Journal, calls it “an analog system for the digital age that will help you track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future."
Chaska Curling Center opened in December 2015, and has really taken off. In that short period of time, it has grown to 1,200 curlers currently, making them largest curling membership in the country. Lately, they’ve found that corporate team-building activities have become popular in the center, which can hold up to 48 guests for events. Larger groups upwards of 100 can be accommodated by splitting the group in half.
Two Minneapolis hotels are offering new programs to get guests’ creativity flowing and legs moving.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants picked the brains of chefs, sommeliers, general managers and bartenders from its 70- plus restaurants, bars and lounges across more than 30 U.S. cities to push the foodie envelope for 2017. Here are some trends to look out for at the Kimpton and beyond:
+ MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED DISHES: Moroccan spiced lamp chops with tomato-cucumber fattoush and lemon yogurt
Meet Minneapolis recently revealed Destination Transformation 2030, the city’s first-ever tourism master plan. Inspired by multiple major events coming to the city in the next few years, the CVB decided to seize the opportunity to achieve long-term gains in tourism.
“We want to celebrate and enhance the very best of our city and everything it offers. And we want the world to know about it,” says Mayor Betsy Hodges, co-chair of Destination Transformation 2030. “The objectives outlined in this plan will help us achieve those goals.”
In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on here for our full interview with Melissa Pinard, marketing manager, InitLive
As 2016 comes to a close, thoughts turn to 2017. We’ll have a new president, a new Star Wars movie will hit theaters, and Minneapolis will host the summer X Games.
But what can the meetings and events industry expect? Eight experts weigh in on what the New Year will bring (both in and out). Our favorites? Edible spray paint, high-end catering ware, Asian-Pacific cuisine (especially if it involves poke) and an end to pretentious bartenders.
Sit down, take notes and think about how you can incorporate all of this into your 2017 fetes, retreats and more.
In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on here for our full interview with Megan Powers, marketing director, EventCollab.
EventCollab is an event-planning software created for event people by event people, filling the need for a tool that makes for easy collaboration with all stakeholders.
“It’s a food drive in the most literal sense,” says Angie Lee, marketing, events and volunteer coordinator for FINNEGANS Reverse Food Truck. The food donation truck can be spotted at events around the Twin Cities, and accepts both monetary and food donations that go to local food banks.
Roaming Hunger makes it fast and simple for anyone to book the best food trucks around for any event, including company meetings. With more than 9,000 food truck vendors to choose from, the company just launched its new in-office food truck catering program that allows customers to order their favorites in advance and voila: Gourmet meals are delivered right to your meeting or luncheon. All you have to do is let them know how many to account for and what type of food you want 48 hours in advance.