• The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     

Three hundred meeting and event professionals gathered at Aria on March 31 for MNM+E’s 14th annual Best of Minnesota awards. Guests walked the red carpet (sponsored by Canterbury Park Catering & Events), posed at the Snapz Photo Booth and sipped bubbly from an aerial bartender (sponsored by Roseville Visitors Association). Saltee filled the main room with live music.

Local refreshments from Surly and Cannon River Winery were served, while Fabulous Catering’s heavy appetizer spread included mini lobster rolls and noodle stir fry in takeout containers. Mintáhoe Catering & Events’ decadent dessert selection ranged from cake pops to cupcakes. Attendees left with gift bags (sponsored by Mall of America and Bloomington CVB) that contained a signature DoubleTree by Hilton cookie, among other goodies. Meet Minneapolis sponsored the event’s registration. AVEX and Festivities provided the A/V (including a light-up curtain behind the stage) and décor, respectively

The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.

 

The Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) hosted its first inperson event since the pandemic began at The Medalist Golf Club in Marshall. MSAE’s goal was to host a fun networking opportunity that followed COVID guidelines, and helped members gain confidence attending in-person events again.