Minnesota Meetings + Events Magazine

Take Business to One of Minnesota’s Many Lakefront Venues

Get away and get business done. Being the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota has no shortage of lakefront retreats. These resorts are located on lakefronts and are able to accommodate corporate meetings and conferences.

Ludlow’s Island Resort, Cook

No cars. No motorized traffic at all. Gilligan’s Island? Nope. We’re talking about Ludlow’s Island Resort, located on Lake Vermilion.

Game-Changing Tech Companies Make a Global Impact

An Irishman walks into a bar … an Irish pub, no less, and discovers an opportunity to use technology as a way to engage his audience. Not funny? That’s because it’s not a joke, though the man referenced, John Cosgrove, is in fact a professional comedic emcee from Northern Ireland. He’s also the founder of VoiceHive, a web-based presentation platform for events that Cosgrove conjured up while hosting trivia events at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis.

Relive Yesteryear in a Minnesota Historic Venue

Minnesota may be known as the "Land of Lakes," but it could be referred to as the “Land of Historic Sites,” as well. From Grand Rapids to the Twin Cities to Red Wing, there is a cornucopia of historic venues in state that recall the days of yore. The following are 10 renowned spots that will take you back in time.

St. James Hotel, Red Wing

Kapow Events Makes Its Way From Chicago to Minneapolis

Kapow Events, a unique online marketplace for corporate outings, kicked off operations in Minneapolis with the launching of its website on June 1. Kapow offers a wide range of event options, featuring highly regarded venues with reputable locations including cultural institutions, spectator events, restaurants, bars and many more.

Do Not Underestimate Value of the Handwritten Thank You Note

What seems automatic to someone of the Gen X or babyboomer generation seems to be an unnatural response for emerging leaders: hand writing a thankyou note. So many young people today miss the opportunity for relationship building by not doing this simple task.

Meet Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute

Chris Heeter wants you to get wild at work.

Before your jaw drops, Heeter defines that four-letter adjective as: “Having the courage to bring the gift of all of who you are to all of what you do.” An award-winning speaker and founder of The Wild Institute in Bloomington, Heeter does just that by translating her 30 years of experience as a wilderness guide into practical lessons for organizations across the country.

“If we’re able to be more wild, free and alive, that leads us to better connections,” she says.

Signature Drink: Balsamic Beet Cocktail

This drink was originally developed for a small private party, who requested an earthy fall menu for their in-home dinner. They knew they wanted something more savory than sweet, so between the beets and the hint of balsamic vinegar, this was the perfect match. Beets have been incredibly popular for the past few years, but I love that this drink showcases them in an unconventional way.”

INGREDIENTS:
—1 part beet juice
—1 part carrot juice
—2 parts sweet vermouth
—3 parts bourbon

Portable Charging Stations are the Best Way for Attendees to Power Up

There is no contesting that attendees stay glued to their phones, tablets and laptops even while participating in conferences, meetings and events. Not only do they use these devices for note-taking, trading contacts and emailing the office; it’s pretty hard these days to unplug from family and friends. Increased device dependency results in a greater need for battery charging on the fly, especially when high usage and heavy network traffic cause the battery to drain faster than usual.

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