• Nature Infuses Event-Worthy Rochester Hotel

    FROM THE Fall 2022 ISSUE
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Since opening in January 2020, Hotel Indigo has become a hub of Rochester and the Mayo Clinic area. The city’s nature is emphasized in all guest rooms, which feature color palettes inspired by the nearby Zumbro River and hiking trails. This “nurtured by nature” theme continues in the indoor atrium, a 15,000-square-foot room full of natural light. “It’s a space where we can set up based on the needs of the group,” says Dawn Vickerman, director of sales at Hotel Indigo-Rochester and Mayo Clinic Area. For events hosted in the atrium, the famed on-site restaurant CRAVE Food & Drink is available for catering, and the retractable roof and windows create the ultimate indoor-outdoor dining experience.

Hotel Indigo partners with LC’s Venue, a 3,000-square-foot venue owned by Leah Driscoll and Cassie Fenstra. LC’s holds up to 155 guests. Studio 324 in a historic building downtown is another venue that has become one of the hotel’s favorites. The 1,700-square-foot space can accommodate 113.

Sun Country Airlines announced a major route expansion to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) adding 15 domestic destinations to its summer 2023 schedule, including three new cities not served by any other airline at MSP.    


New executive role reflects the company’s commitment to clients.

Skyline Exhibits in Eagan, Minnesota, a trade show exhibiting company, appointed industry veteran Mike Montgomery to the Skyline leadership team as senior vice president of client services. In this newly created role, Montgomery will strengthen Skyline’s relationships with clients, support customer growth, and elevate Skyline’s position as the leading provider of custom modular exhibits, the company said.


Some 35,000 people of Native American heritage call the Twin Cities home, and sites across the area have indigenous cultural roots.

Since winning the 2022 James Beard Best New Restaurant in the nation, Owamni by the Sioux Chef in Minneapolis has brought Native American cuisine to the forefront of fine dining in the eyes of foodies. It is one of many indigenous businesses in the Twin Cities.