• The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     

Three hundred meeting and event professionals gathered at Aria on March 31 for MNM+E’s 14th annual Best of Minnesota awards. Guests walked the red carpet (sponsored by Canterbury Park Catering & Events), posed at the Snapz Photo Booth and sipped bubbly from an aerial bartender (sponsored by Roseville Visitors Association). Saltee filled the main room with live music.

Local refreshments from Surly and Cannon River Winery were served, while Fabulous Catering’s heavy appetizer spread included mini lobster rolls and noodle stir fry in takeout containers. Mintáhoe Catering & Events’ decadent dessert selection ranged from cake pops to cupcakes. Attendees left with gift bags (sponsored by Mall of America and Bloomington CVB) that contained a signature DoubleTree by Hilton cookie, among other goodies. Meet Minneapolis sponsored the event’s registration. AVEX and Festivities provided the A/V (including a light-up curtain behind the stage) and décor, respectively

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that all gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The recommendation covers events like parades, concerts, festivals, conferences, sporting events, weddings and more.

 

As co-presidents of Eureka Recycling, a social enterprise dedicated to demonstrating that waste is preventable—not inevitable—Kate Davenport and Lynn Hoffman want to help planners think beyond recycling bins and compost collection.