• 21st annual Event Planners and Suppliers Expo to be held at Earle Brown Heritage Center

     
    POSTED January 30, 2019
     

The 21st annual Event Planners and Suppliers Expo, scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, will be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, in Brooklyn Center, MN. The expo has become a meeting place for meeting and event planners of corporate functions, association conventions, fairs, festivals, city celebrations and retreats.

"We have a plethora of resources here," says "MagicBrad," who has produced the expo since 1991. "It's where the meetings, conventions, tourism, attractions, hospitality and entertainment industries come to meet, connect, network and do business. We've moved to a new, larger and unique location for 2019 and are looking for select suppliers to help with the event, to decorate, help with registration, volunteer, and marketing. We are also looking for some strategic partnerships to help with marketing and promotion."

Exhibitors include everything from advertising specialties to tour operators and expo attendees can register for the event and find more information online

 

The expansive Grand View Lodge is getting even bigger. Two-ish hours from Minneapolis, the resort is appealing to planners with its new hotel and conference center it’s planning as part of its $30 million expansion. The 60-room boutique hotel—simply called North—is situated to become the perfect venue for groups looking to escape the city.

 

After four generations of Ruttger family ownership, the historic Lake Bemidji resort is now under new ownership. Mark and Karrie Nelson purchased Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge at the conclusion of the 2017/18 season and will be expanding the property into a year-round resort.

The couple, who bring ten years of experience from previous ownership of a family resort on Cass Lake, plan to re-brand Ruttger’s as an upscale, year-round family vacation destination and retreat venue.

 

A historic landmark property has been completely overhauled and transformed into a new charming Midwest meeting place.