• Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

Associations North, formerly MSAE (Midwest Society of Association Executives), celebrated 60 years at Aria Minneapolis on Aug. 4 by honoring the past, present and future. Guests were greeted with stilt walkers, valet parking, champagne tower and a walk through the decades in the form of 8-foot-by-8-foot photo walls from the past six decades. Member logos were highlighted in a big “60” for a memorable backdrop. The four-sided bar and video cube overhead highlighted more member photos and videos on the impact of associations (complete with a blooper reel). Surprise entertainment from Dragons Fire Theater included an aerialist performing to Prince’s “Purple Rain,” LED show and fire dancers. Guests were treated to gourmet food and drink, two Delta airline giveaways (one a surprise), and VIP lounges with custom cigars and wine throughout the evening. Featured entertainment, Free and Easy Band, kept the celebration rocking with their killer vocals, horns and dance music. associationsnorth.com

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.

 

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On May 31 at International Market Square, the National Speakers Association – Minnesota Chapter (NSAMN) held its annual gala to celebrate the past year and recognize outstanding members, from those who earned their CSP to those who offered advice and knowledge throughout the year. Awards were presented for Newcomer IMPACT, Chapter Member of the Year, Next Level, Volunteer of the Year, the Mark Leblanc Award, Minnesota Speaker Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award. The incoming board was also introduced.