• Staging Concepts: Staging and Social Distancing

     
    POSTED May 20, 2021
     
  • Staging Concepts: Staging and Social Distancing

     
    POSTED May 20, 2021
     
  • Staging Concepts: Staging and Social Distancing

     
    POSTED May 20, 2021
     
  • Staging Concepts: Staging and Social Distancing

     
    POSTED May 20, 2021
     
  • Staging Concepts: Staging and Social Distancing

     
    POSTED May 20, 2021
     

As the number of vaccinations across the country increases, the amount of live events and gatherings will hopefully rise with it. However, that doesn’t mean the way people gather will go back to normal instantly: there may be an adjustment period before bars, theaters, stadiums and churches are all full of people again.

 Spacing, social distancing, and creativity will be vital for planners and venues in the meantime, and tools like staging, seating, and more will be crucial for the execution of these.

“All these spaces will have to think creatively: How do they change to create more space? How do they change to allow different types of events?” says Cindy Albrecht, director of sales and marketing for Staging Concepts. 

The Minneapolis-based company offers a wide variety of products such as portable staging, semi-permanent seating, ramps, platforms, risers, and plenty of adjustable equipment that along with many other purposes can assist with perpetuating social distancing and flexibility for venues. One of their newest products, the Uplift, just needs a cordless drill to raise and lower, providing an easy way to change the configuration of stages with simple installation–just one of the things that may be necessary for live events going forward. 

Staging Concepts has provided solutions for several venues in Minnesota, such as Ecolab and Target Field. At U.S. Bank Stadium, Staging Concepts’ suite dividers create private and socially distanced boxes for visitors. However, installations and product choices differ at each location, as each one has different needs. 

“Really, our custom capabilities are what we pride ourselves on, so we don’t force a solution on the customer. We say, ‘What is it that you want to achieve?’ And then we build around what they need.”
As it has been for the past year, flexibility will continue to be critical as we readjust to the reopening of the world, and Staging Concepts will be there to enable it in Minnesota, across the country and around the globe. 
 

Minneapolis’ first five-star hotel is thoughtful in details with breathtaking views of the Mill City—and several destination restaurants.

“I’d sure like to take a bath there,” I said, perhaps a little too revealingly, to others in the bathroom suite during a tour of the new Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis. Beyond the tub, the floor-to-ceiling windows revealed the Mississippi River, a large swath of the northern and western Twin Cities, and the meandering lines of Interstate Highways 394 and 94.

 

The 2022 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held on March 1 at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel, featured both in-person and virtual learning for representatives of tourism organizations, attractions, lodging properties and other entities. The gathering kicked off with remarks by Gov. Tim Walz and Explore Minnesota Director Lauren Bennett McGinty. 

 

D’Amico Catering has returned to Walker Art Center as the exclusive culinary and planning service for all private events taking place at the museum. The Minneapolis-based catering company managed the Walker Art Center’s special events and food service from 2011-2016.