Event Snapshots: A Toast to the Past and Future

  • Event Snapshots: A Toast to the Past and Future

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    1. The event’s theme was “Soirée: An Evening Paris.” 

    <p>1. The event’s theme was “Soirée: An Evening Paris.”&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    2. Sweets were served in martini glasses. 

    <p>2. Sweets were served in martini glasses.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    3. MPI MN member and Past President Robert Payne emceed the event. 

    <p>3. MPI MN member and Past President Robert Payne emceed the event.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    4. EMPI winner Meghan Likes. 

    <p>4. EMPI winner Meghan Likes.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    5. The new Board of Directors takes a pledge. 

    <p>5. The new Board of Directors takes a pledge.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Susan Bormann and Steph Pfeilsticker, 2016-17 president. 

    <p>6. Susan Bormann and Steph Pfeilsticker, 2016-17 president.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    7. Michelle Emberley, Debbie Friedman-Hueller, Bridgette Sobraske, Jen Ruthig, Holly Bowman and Steph Pfeilsticker. 

    <p>7. Michelle Emberley, Debbie Friedman-Hueller, Bridgette Sobraske, Jen Ruthig, Holly Bowman and Steph Pfeilsticker.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    8. Nicole Coon and Jen Ruthig, the association’s new president. 

    <p>8. Nicole Coon and Jen Ruthig, the association’s new president.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    9. Back row, left to right: Katie Numedahl, Dirk VanderBent, Jill Blihovde, Amy Beilke; front row, left to right: Rondi Pacheco, Monique RochardMarine and Debbie Friedman-Hueller; all with Land O’Lakes

    <p>9. Back row, left to right: Katie Numedahl, Dirk VanderBent, Jill Blihovde, Amy Beilke; front row, left to right: Rondi Pacheco, Monique RochardMarine and Debbie Friedman-Hueller; all with Land O’Lakes</p>

On May 10, the MPI Minnesota chapter celebrated its members and the successes of its 2016-17 year at Union Depot in St. Paul. The theme was “Soirée: An Evening in Paris,” and attendees dined on French-inspired food from Crave. The 2017-18 Board of Directors and incoming president, Jen Ruthig, CMP, were welcomed, and EMPI awards and scholarship recipients were announced.

Tucked in Minneapolis’ Harrison neighborhood lies the latest addition to the city’s craft distilling scene. But unlike other distilleries, newcomer Royal Foundry Craft Spirits (RFCS) is focused on more than stills and spirits; the distillery was designed as an event destination.

 

Minnesota has a bounty of venues that are made for sharing on social media.

 

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.