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    1. Lifetime Achievement honoree Becky Harris was featured on the magazine’s cover. 

    <p>1. Lifetime Achievement honoree Becky Harris was featured on the magazine’s cover.&nbsp;</p>
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    2. MNM+E editor Morgan Halaska and emcee John Cosgrove. 

    <p>2. MNM+E editor Morgan Halaska and emcee John Cosgrove.&nbsp;</p>
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    3. Discover St. Louis Park was the event’s puppy sponsor. 

    <p>3. Discover St. Louis Park was the event’s puppy sponsor.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Edward Godbout Band (sponsored by U.S. Bank Stadium). 

    <p>4. Edward Godbout Band (sponsored by U.S. Bank Stadium).&nbsp;</p>
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    5. Bill Perrine, Entrust Datacard, and Lisa Marie Borchert, Thrivent Financial. 

    <p>5. Bill Perrine, Entrust Datacard, and Lisa Marie Borchert, Thrivent Financial.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. AVEX provided the event’s A/V. 

    <p>6. AVEX provided the event’s A/V.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. Alicia and Tristan Waters, AV for You. 

    <p>7. Alicia and Tristan Waters, AV for You.&nbsp;</p>
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    8. Andy Reichl and Luca Merino, Radisson RED Minneapolis, pose with Anne DeWolfe, MNM+E associate publisher, after snagging an Editor’s Pick award. 

    <p>8. Andy Reichl and Luca Merino, Radisson RED Minneapolis, pose with Anne DeWolfe, MNM+E associate publisher, after snagging an Editor’s Pick award.&nbsp;</p>
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    9. The McNamara Alumni Center team wins the Editor’s Pick for Best University Event Venue. 

    <p>9. The McNamara Alumni Center team wins the Editor’s Pick for Best University Event Venue.&nbsp;</p>
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    10. Danielle Ottman and Lisa Niess, U.S. Bank Stadium. 

    <p>10. Danielle Ottman and Lisa Niess, U.S. Bank Stadium.&nbsp;</p>
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    11. Hall of Famer Katie Numedahl, Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, and Debbie Friedman-Hueller, Land O’Lakes, Inc. 

    <p>11. Hall of Famer Katie Numedahl, Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, and Debbie Friedman-Hueller, Land O’Lakes, Inc.&nbsp;</p>
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    12. The Event Lab team wins Best Planning Company. 

    <p>12. The Event Lab team wins Best Planning Company.&nbsp;</p>
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    13. Chris Souther, Target, and Kara Souther, Do Good Events. 

    <p>13. Chris Souther, Target, and Kara Souther, Do Good Events.&nbsp;</p>
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    15-18. Mintahoe Catering & Events’ delicious dessert spread. 

    <p>15-18. Mintahoe Catering &amp; Events’ delicious dessert spread.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Best of Minnesota Honors Industry’s Finest

     
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    15-18. Mintahoe Catering & Events’ delicious dessert spread. 

    <p>15-18. Mintahoe Catering &amp; Events’ delicious dessert spread.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Best of Minnesota Honors Industry’s Finest

     
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    15-18. Mintahoe Catering & Events’ delicious dessert spread. 

    <p>15-18. Mintahoe Catering &amp; Events’ delicious dessert spread.&nbsp;</p>
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    19-21. Food by Chowgirls Killer Catering included an oyster bar, mini Reuben sandwiches and many more small plates. 

    <p>19-21. Food by Chowgirls Killer Catering included an oyster bar, mini Reuben sandwiches and many more small plates.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Best of Minnesota Honors Industry’s Finest

     
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    19-21. Food by Chowgirls Killer Catering included an oyster bar, mini Reuben sandwiches and many more small plates. 

    <p>19-21. Food by Chowgirls Killer Catering included an oyster bar, mini Reuben sandwiches and many more small plates.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Best of Minnesota Honors Industry’s Finest

     
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    19-21. Food by Chowgirls Killer Catering included an oyster bar, mini Reuben sandwiches and many more small plates. 

    <p>19-21. Food by Chowgirls Killer Catering included an oyster bar, mini Reuben sandwiches and many more small plates.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Best of Minnesota Honors Industry’s Finest

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    19-21. Food by Chowgirls Killer Catering included an oyster bar, mini Reuben sandwiches and many more small plates. 

    <p>19-21. Food by Chowgirls Killer Catering included an oyster bar, mini Reuben sandwiches and many more small plates.&nbsp;</p>
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    The Madden’s on Gull Lake team wins Best Renovation. 

    <p>The Madden’s on Gull Lake team wins Best Renovation.&nbsp;</p>

MNM+E’s 15th annual Best of Minnesota brought 260 meeting and event professionals to Solar Arts by Chowgirls on April 6 to honor award winners and Hall of Famers. Guests indulged in fantastic food from Chowgirls Killer Catering, themed sweets from Mintahoe Catering & Events, and beer from Indeed Brewery Company. Event Lab decked out the venue with its elegant décor, which comple - mented the industrial-chic space.

Adding to the fuzzy feelings, attendees snuggled with puppies from Secondhand Hounds who were looking for a permanent home before hitting the red carpet (sponsored by Canterbury Park Catering and Events) and stepping into Time into Pixels’ photo booth.

Gift bag sponsors, Mall of America and Bloomington CVB, made sure no one left the event empty handed. Valet service, sponsored by Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, was provided by Uptown Valet.

The MPI Minnesota Chapter gathered on June 20 to celebrate the success of its past year at JX Event Venue in Stillwater. The event included a happy hour, Fun Pianos that serenaded guests, elevated food stations, trolley rides and a hidden speakeasy.

 

Would a suburb by any other name smell as sweet? Midway between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Roseville is perfectly positioned.