Just minutes from the buzz of downtown Minneapolis, The West End Conference Center is a haven for meetings and events. With smart, distraction-free conference spaces, loads of free parking and walkable post-meeting fun, this St Louis Park gem is a win-win for everyone.

Since its inception in March of 2019, the property has committed to providing hassle-free planning and faultless experiences for attendees. “We started as an education and training company, but were frustrated with inconsistent service and unpredictable amenities that came with renting hotel ballrooms, so we created our own space,” says Teri Bylander-Pinke, the property’s COO. The product was a state-of-the-art facility with foolproof technology, flexible space configurations and catering options with no service fees.

The new facility offers three large rooms and two smaller six-person conference rooms. The ‘Tank’ is the largest of the rooms at 1,323 square feet for up to 66 guests. For more intimate breakouts, five ‘huddle rooms’ can each accommodate up to three. Free fiber-based internet, projection screens in the large spaces and TVs for the smaller spaces are provided.

Designed with businesses in mind, the contemporary, minimalist style provides a productive work environment that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. The interactive aesthetic makes the West End Conference Center ideal for events like board meetings, workshops or training sessions.

Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling opened its new destination distillery in River Falls, Wisconsin on Dec. 1, 2021. Located only 32 miles from Minneapolis, the 75,000-square-foot facility features indoor and outdoor event spaces, a grain mill, a retail market with a central tasting bar, and the craft distillery’s first restaurant.

 

For more than 100 years, the Dayton’s building has been an important piece of Minnesota’s culture and economy as the home to Dayton’s and Macy’s department stores. The department stores served as anchors for the downtown retail and business district. Now, the landmark building at 700 Nicollet in downtown Minneapolis is being reinvented for the 21st century through a $350 million historic redevelopment. 

 

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!