• Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    1. Meghan Gustafson, MPLS Downtown Council, Amy Brown, Chowgirls, and Danielle Ottman, U.S. Bank Stadium - SMG.

    1. Meghan Gustafson, MPLS Downtown Council, Amy Brown, Chowgirls, and Danielle Ottman, U.S. Bank Stadium - SMG.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    2. Lifetime Achievement honoree Craig Oliver.

    2. Lifetime Achievement honoree Craig Oliver.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    3. Floral arrangements from Haute House Studio.

    3. Floral arrangements from Haute House Studio.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    4. Jess Kontz, Samantha Sommers and Madelyn Riley, Mall of America.

    4. Jess Kontz, Samantha Sommers and Madelyn Riley, Mall of America.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    5. Connor Myhre, Heroic Productions.

    5. Connor Myhre, Heroic Productions.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    6. The Grand View Lodge team with their award.

    6. The Grand View Lodge team with their award.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    7. Up-and-Coming Supplier Lataya Williams and Preston Albrent, U.S. Bank Stadium - SMG.

    7. Up-and-Coming Supplier Lataya Williams and Preston Albrent, U.S. Bank Stadium - SMG.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    8. Claire Ward illustrated attendees.

    8. Claire Ward illustrated attendees.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    9. The awards were presented in the Lumber Exchange Event Center’s Fountain Room.

    9. The awards were presented in the Lumber Exchange Event Center’s Fountain Room.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    10. Justin Graddy, Graddy Photography, and Laurie McVean, lauren b. photography.

    10. Justin Graddy, Graddy Photography, and Laurie McVean, lauren b. photography.
  • Event Snapshots: Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    11. The Spring 2019 issue of MNM+E.

    11. The Spring 2019 issue of MNM+E.

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. Event partners included Lumber Exchange Event Center (which provided the food, drinks and A/V on top of the venue); Haute House Studio (décor and floral); DJ Don/Gen Now; North Mallow (s’mores bar); Time Into Pixels (photo booth); Coppersmith Photography (photos); Claire Ward Illustrations; and Tiffany Rose Goodyear (who scented the event “Waterfall,” with notes of myrrh, vetiver and citrus).

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.

 

The 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium held at The Graduate Minneapolis and McNamara Alumni Center was all about unique venues and experiences. From a Scrabble team challenge to a mini hackathon, meeting with no walls and a surprise session on a coach bus, this learning opportunity was anything but ordinary. Teams worked together to solve a complex problem and pitch their idea for $500 cash. Through beautiful chaos, attendees discovered fresh, unconventional approaches to do their jobs better.

 

Minnesota Meetings + Events is proud to introduce our 2019 Hall of Fame, made up of seven top-notch individuals who are positively impacting the meetings and events industry.