• Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    1. “60” ice sculpture. 

  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    2. Emcee and host Josh Campbell. 

  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    3. Juli Schneider, MN Dental Association, won two round-trip Delta Airline tickets. 

  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    4. Surprise entertainment from Dragons Fire Theater. 

  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    5. Anna Tanski, Visit Duluth, and Devie Hagen, Elan Speakers Agency. Nicole French, Premier Transportation, and Jessica Miller, Industrial Fabrics Association International. 

  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    6. Linda Nelson, Olsen Thielen CPAs; Lori Cates, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Nikki Fischer, St. Cloud Area CVB. Rachel Granzow, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Lexalee Momchilovich, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. 

  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    7. Celebrating community, conversation and camaraderie

  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    8. Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

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

When Minneapolis won the bid to host Super Bowl LII back in May 2014, the city and its people got to work. By the time the Eagles defeated the Patriots on Feb. 4, 2018, in front of a crowd of 67,612, more than 150 Super Bowl-related parties and events took place, 1,055,000 people attended the 10-day fan festival and 1.4 million people visited the Mall of America. The next day, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport waved good-bye to a record-breaking 61,000 visitors, and the people who worked tirelessly to pull off the event breathed a collective sigh of relief.

 

The Minneapolis makeover embraces everything the Bold North has to offer.