• A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country. 

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

For Andrea Mokros, Minneapolis-based public relations executive and independent event consultant, the last decade has been a whirlwind. From serving as special assistant to President Obama and director of strategic planning for then-first lady Michelle Obama, to welcoming newcomers to the Bold North as the vice president of communications and events for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Mokros shares the key takeaways that inspire her work today. 

 

At first glance, it was a fete like any other. There were sponsors to thank and a bubbly emcee to lead the charge … but not a single attendee in sight. Not in person, anyway.

“Guests” of the Thank You For NOT Coming Tech Dump Gala, the first-ever fundraiser for St. Paul-based electronics recycler Tech Dump, were encouraged to skip the formalwear and small talk. The novel concept was designed to break away from the waste associated with more traditional galas.