• 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

Sun Country Airlines announced a major route expansion to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) adding 15 domestic destinations to its summer 2023 schedule, including three new cities not served by any other airline at MSP.    

 

Some 35,000 people of Native American heritage call the Twin Cities home, and sites across the area have indigenous cultural roots.

Since winning the 2022 James Beard Best New Restaurant in the nation, Owamni by the Sioux Chef in Minneapolis has brought Native American cuisine to the forefront of fine dining in the eyes of foodies. It is one of many indigenous businesses in the Twin Cities. 

 

Explore Minnesota Tourism is accepting nominations for the agency’s tourism awards through Jan. 10, 2023. The awards honor people, marketing campaigns, and other initiatives that promote Minnesota as a destination.

To be considered for an award, a form must be submitted for each nomination. Explore Minnesota Tourism requests specific details about each nomination, i.e., goals, results, return on investment figures, accomplishments, etc. Supporting documents and creative elements help the Explore Minnesota Awards Committee score each submission.