The Minneapolis Downtown Council scored a hole-in-one with an event so unique and fun that people of all ages participated. The 10th Annual Skyway Open Golf Tournament featured an innovative yet challenging miniature golf course designed by local architects and contractors throughout a portion of downtown Minneapolis’ skyway system. This year’s design theme was “Minneapolis: America’s Most Livable City” and took place Feb. 26-28.

“When you have [the skyway] that is so internationally unique, it’s great to celebrate it with fun activities,” says Leah Wong, vice president of events and marketing, Minneapolis Downtown Council. “The Skyway Open not only accentuates our appreciation how our downtown buildings and community connect together, but it also offers a chance to embrace two other elements that are very Minnesotan: winter and golf.”

The Skyway Open was a great opportunity for family time or colleagues to network while also benefiting the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s Intersections: Downtown 2025 Plan goal to end street homelessness.

MNM+E’s annual readers’ choice awards brought 305 meeting and event professionals to the Minneapolis Institute of Art on April 5 to honor the Best of 2018 award winners and Hall of Famers. Back by popular demand, Discover St. Louis Park sponsored puppies from Secondhand Hounds, which greeted guests at registration. Mall of America and Bloomington CVB were the Gift Bag Sponsors, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge was the Valet Sponsor and Roseville Visitors Association was the Entertainment Sponsor.

 

At Hilton Minneapolis this past November, the NACE Minneapolis/ St. Paul Chapter held its educational conference entitled Minnesota Made: Midwest Moments of Wow. The aesthetic featured plenty of plaid, as the theme was “luxury lumberjack.”