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    1. Meghan Gustafson, MPLS Downtown Council, Amy Brown, Chowgirls, and Danielle Ottman, U.S. Bank Stadium - SMG.

    1. Meghan Gustafson, MPLS Downtown Council, Amy Brown, Chowgirls, and Danielle Ottman, U.S. Bank Stadium - SMG.
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    2. Lifetime Achievement honoree Craig Oliver.

    2. Lifetime Achievement honoree Craig Oliver.
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    3. Floral arrangements from Haute House Studio.

    3. Floral arrangements from Haute House Studio.
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    4. Jess Kontz, Samantha Sommers and Madelyn Riley, Mall of America.

    4. Jess Kontz, Samantha Sommers and Madelyn Riley, Mall of America.
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    5. Connor Myhre, Heroic Productions.

    5. Connor Myhre, Heroic Productions.
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    6. The Grand View Lodge team with their award.

    6. The Grand View Lodge team with their award.
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    7. Up-and-Coming Supplier Lataya Williams and Preston Albrent, U.S. Bank Stadium - SMG.

    7. Up-and-Coming Supplier Lataya Williams and Preston Albrent, U.S. Bank Stadium - SMG.
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    8. Claire Ward illustrated attendees.

    8. Claire Ward illustrated attendees.
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    9. The awards were presented in the Lumber Exchange Event Center’s Fountain Room.

    9. The awards were presented in the Lumber Exchange Event Center’s Fountain Room.
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    10. Justin Graddy, Graddy Photography, and Laurie McVean, lauren b. photography.

    10. Justin Graddy, Graddy Photography, and Laurie McVean, lauren b. photography.
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    11. The Spring 2019 issue of MNM+E.

    11. The Spring 2019 issue of MNM+E.

MNM+E’s annual readers’ choice awards brought 295 meeting and event professionals to the Lumber Exchange Event Center on April 24 to honor the 2019 award winners and Hall of Famers. Frank Maciel was the event’s emcee. Mall of America was the premier sponsor, and Discover St. Louis Park was the event’s Uber sponsor, giving attendees a credit to the ride-share app. Event partners included Lumber Exchange Event Center (which provided the food, drinks and A/V on top of the venue); Haute House Studio (décor and floral); DJ Don/Gen Now; North Mallow (s’mores bar); Time Into Pixels (photo booth); Coppersmith Photography (photos); Claire Ward Illustrations; and Tiffany Rose Goodyear (who scented the event “Waterfall,” with notes of myrrh, vetiver and citrus).

ILEA Seattle held its annual Emerald City Applause Awards on March 28 at the Arctic Club Seattle. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

 

Consumer behavior expert and author Shawna Suckow, CMP, shared her industry insights during the Meeting Planners International (MPI) Michigan Chapter’s annual Mid-Winter Symposium and Silent Auction in February.

 

The 19th annual Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show on March 12-13 was held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver and featured two days of networking, education and an expo. MIC of Colorado is a coalition of 13 professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry.