• Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
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    1. “60” ice sculpture. 

    <p>1. “60” ice sculpture.&nbsp;</p>
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    2. Emcee and host Josh Campbell. 

    <p>2. Emcee and host Josh Campbell.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

     
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    3. Juli Schneider, MN Dental Association, won two round-trip Delta Airline tickets. 

    <p>3. Juli Schneider, MN Dental Association, won two round-trip Delta Airline tickets.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Surprise entertainment from Dragons Fire Theater. 

    <p>4. Surprise entertainment from Dragons Fire Theater.&nbsp;</p>
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    5. Anna Tanski, Visit Duluth, and Devie Hagen, Elan Speakers Agency. Nicole French, Premier Transportation, and Jessica Miller, Industrial Fabrics Association International. 

    <p>5. Anna Tanski, Visit Duluth, and Devie Hagen, Elan Speakers Agency. Nicole French, Premier Transportation, and Jessica Miller, Industrial Fabrics Association International.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Linda Nelson, Olsen Thielen CPAs; Lori Cates, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Nikki Fischer, St. Cloud Area CVB. Rachel Granzow, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Lexalee Momchilovich, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. 

    <p>6. Linda Nelson, Olsen Thielen CPAs; Lori Cates, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Nikki Fischer, St. Cloud Area CVB. Rachel Granzow, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Lexalee Momchilovich, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. Celebrating community, conversation and camaraderie

    <p>7. Celebrating community, conversation and camaraderie</p>
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    8. Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

    <p>8. Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years</p>

Associations North, formerly MSAE (Midwest Society of Association Executives), celebrated 60 years at Aria Minneapolis on Aug. 4 by honoring the past, present and future. Guests were greeted with stilt walkers, valet parking, champagne tower and a walk through the decades in the form of 8-foot-by-8-foot photo walls from the past six decades. Member logos were highlighted in a big “60” for a memorable backdrop. The four-sided bar and video cube overhead highlighted more member photos and videos on the impact of associations (complete with a blooper reel). Surprise entertainment from Dragons Fire Theater included an aerialist performing to Prince’s “Purple Rain,” LED show and fire dancers. Guests were treated to gourmet food and drink, two Delta airline giveaways (one a surprise), and VIP lounges with custom cigars and wine throughout the evening. Featured entertainment, Free and Easy Band, kept the celebration rocking with their killer vocals, horns and dance music. associationsnorth.com

From May 1 to July 14, Philadelphians were enthralled by Chinese culture at the 4th annual Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival held in historic Franklin Square. Attendees witnessed 27 lantern displays that were larger than life and made of more than 2,000 lit sculptures and 20,000 LED lights. 

 

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International – Southern Colorado Chapter held its annual summer fundraiser on July 17 at Colorado Springs Marriott. A beach party theme kept things lively, and members were encouraged to “flamingle” and bring guests of all ages. Funds raised benefitted CASA of the Pikes Peak Region.

 

Members of the National Association of Catering & Events Greater Denver Chapter pulled out the gym gear and dusted off their Nikes to take the field. The Denver Broncos’ UCHealth Training Center, a professional-grade facility, served as the backdrop for all sorts of fun and games.