St. Paul

Event Snapshots: A Toast to the Past and Future

On May 10, the MPI Minnesota chapter celebrated its members and the successes of its 2016-17 year at Union Depot in St. Paul. The theme was “Soirée: An Evening in Paris,” and attendees dined on French-inspired food from Crave. The 2017-18 Board of Directors and incoming president, Jen Ruthig, CMP, were welcomed, and EMPI awards and scholarship recipients were announced.

Hot Food & Beverage Trends of 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, thoughts turn to 2017. We’ll have a new president, a new Star Wars movie will hit theaters, and Minneapolis will host the summer X Games. 

But what can the meetings and events industry expect? Eight experts weigh in on what the New Year will bring (both in and out). Our favorites? Edible spray paint, high-end catering ware, Asian-Pacific cuisine (especially if it involves poke) and an end to pretentious bartenders. 

Sit down, take notes and think about how you can incorporate all of this into your 2017 fetes, retreats and more. 

Saint Paul RiverCentre Grand Ballroom Dedicated to the Late William Morrissey

Saint Paul RiverCentre renamed their Grand Ballroom in memory of the late William Morrissey, owner and operator of the St. Paul-based Morrissey Hospitality Cos., who died in April of this year. The dedication ceremony had more 200 attendees.

Hop21 Serves up a Stellar Team-Building Activity

The first of its kind in the Twin Cities, Hop21 is a table tennis club and bar that doubles as an ace team-building outing. The 4,500-squarefoot space is fit for 20-125 guests. “Anybody can play; you don’t have to be a super athlete … that’s what’s great about pingpong,” says CEO and Chief Manager Max Vinogradov, a self-deemed pingpong amateur who grew up playing in Russia.

Have a Ball at a Minnesota Sports Stadium or Arena

You don’t need a killer arm, a world-class kick or a big league contract to enjoy a meeting or event in one of Minnesota's premier sports venues. These facilities are ready to welcome your group with an experiene that's lively, fun and decidedly out of the ordinary. 

CHS Field, St. Paul

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

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