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    1. Trade show entrance.

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    2. Attendees connecting during the Energy Break.

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    3. Cornholapalooza champions Chris Wagner, Experience Minnesota’s Rochester and Al Lund, Allied Charities of Minnesota (ACM) with emcee Calvin Stovall, ICONIC Presentations (middle).

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    4. Conference kickoff with textured lighting and a variety of seating options.

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    5. Board members Robbie Thompson, Professional Liability Underwriting Society; Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association; and Janel Fick, Global Management Partners, LLC.

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    6. Terri Schalesky, Brede Exposition Services; Sadie Hagen, Printing Industry Midwest; and Tara Owens, Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

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    7. Best booth winners Nicole Stephany and Melissa Harrison, Allee Creative

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    8. Jay Gunnarson, Experience Minnesota’s Rochester and Dana Randt, St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Over 400 association executives, staff and members of the hospitality community connected at the Associations North Solutions Conference at Mystic Lake Center on June 13-14. The conference consisted of the Annual Meeting & Expo, a Cornholapalooza (bean bag tournament) and a Golf Classic, and an open-concept trade show.

Drawing on the conference theme, every aspect of the meeting aimed to find solutions for association challenges. A major change and focus included four in-depth workshops to dig deeper and focus on challenges such as “Creating 4D Conference Experiences” with Sarah Michel, CSP, VP Professional Connexity, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting.

The 2018 Emerald City Applause Awards were held March 22, 2018 at Fremont Foundry. This was the 13th year for the industry event that honors event production, support services and marketing professionals. 

 

Housed in a former factory, the adjoined restaurants—Popol Vuh and its fast-casual counterpart Centro at Popol Vuh—share an entrance but diverge on fare and focus. Centro, a bright, festive quick-service taco bar offers fan favorites like ceviche, Nopales and pescado (fish) tacos, and colorful craft cocktails, including the Electric Bunny—a striking neon pink prickly pear caipirinha. 

 

The adjoined eateries showcase both fast-casual and elevated Mexican fare and agave-forward cocktails.