Have you let your favorite vendor, event planner or venue know how much you appreciate them by voting for them in Northwest Meetings + Events Best of  2019 readers’ choice awards? No? Well, what are you waiting for? Show them some well-deserved love!

You can choose from one of the prepopulated nominees from past awards OR write in another favorite. Only one ballot is allowed per email address, and voters must vote in at least 10 categories. Vote now and then forward this to all of your coworkers and friends and have them vote, too.

The nominees will be announced this summer and the winners will be announced at the annual Best of Awards Party to be held this fall (more details on the celebration to come).

When it comes to apples, Minnesota knows its stuff. Home of the Honeycrisp, Minnesota proudly boasted its apple knowledge at the Minnesota Cider Guild's 6th annual Minnesota Cider Fest on Saturday, June 8. With more than 30 local, national and international cideries, the Minnesota Cider Fest offered samples of endless flavors of cider, and for the cider connoisseur, education sessions to test your apple knowledge.

 

D'Amico Catering celebrated the opening of yet another sure-to-be-a-hit restaurant and bar, The Brooklyn at Edinburgh USA on June 6. From miniature pies, lobster rolls and burgers to tables overflowing with artisan cheeses, fresh vegetables and gourmet breads, the grand opening of The Brooklyn made sure no guest left hungry. 

 

Any time of year, you really can find it here. Minnesota's resorts are the perfect places to celebrate the state's vastly different but equally beautiful seasons. From drifting off to a peaceful sleep in the warm glow of a fireplace, to skiing down rolling hills of freshly fallen snow, Minnesota's colder seasons can be some of the most beautiful to take in the state's nature. But there's something special about the light dancing on the lake and the lush greenery of a Minnesota summer.