• 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

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MNM+E’s annual readers’ choice awards brought 295 meeting and event professionals to the Lumber Exchange Event Center on April 24 to honor the 2019 award winners and Hall of Famers. Frank Maciel was the event’s emcee. Mall of America was the premier sponsor, and Discover St. Louis Park was the event’s Uber sponsor, giving attendees a credit to the ride-share app.

 

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