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    1. Trade show entrance.

    1. Trade show entrance.
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    2. Attendees connecting during the Energy Break.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

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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.