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    1. Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP and Dr. Manny Steil CSP, CPAE.

    1. Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP and Dr. Manny Steil CSP, CPAE.
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    2. Tom Guetzke.

    2. Tom Guetzke.
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    3. LynMarie Winninger.

    3. LynMarie Winninger.
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    4. Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE; Joe Schmit, CSP; Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP; and Dr. Manny Steil CSP, CPAE.

    4. Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE; Joe Schmit, CSP; Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP; and Dr. Manny Steil CSP, CPAE.
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    5. Tim and Marci Malzahn.

    5. Tim and Marci Malzahn.
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    6. Patricia McGinnis, Robin Kellogg, Dr. Jermaine M. Davis and Carol Kaemmerer.

    6. Patricia McGinnis, Robin Kellogg, Dr. Jermaine M. Davis and Carol Kaemmerer.
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    7. Dan Diebold, the first president of NSA-MN 39 years ago, and his wife.

    7. Dan Diebold, the first president of NSA-MN 39 years ago, and his wife.
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    8. Guy Marzano, Annie Meehan, Tracy Patil and Christine Leick. 

    8. Guy Marzano, Annie Meehan, Tracy Patil and Christine Leick. 

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 theme was Be a Pineapple with a Tropical Twist, and mentalist Joe “The MindShark” Curcillo provided entertainment with a thought-driven program.

Over 400 association executives, staff and members of the hospitality community connected at the Associations North Solutions Conference at Mystic Lake Center on June 13-14. The conference consisted of the Annual Meeting & Expo, a Cornholapalooza (bean bag tournament) and a Golf Classic, and an open-concept trade show.

 

MNM+E’s annual readers’ choice awards brought 305 meeting and event professionals to the Minneapolis Institute of Art on April 5 to honor the Best of 2018 award winners and Hall of Famers. Back by popular demand, Discover St. Louis Park sponsored puppies from Secondhand Hounds, which greeted guests at registration. Mall of America and Bloomington CVB were the Gift Bag Sponsors, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge was the Valet Sponsor and Roseville Visitors Association was the Entertainment Sponsor.