Minnesota Meetings + Events Magazine

Relive Yesteryear in a Minnesota Historic Venue

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Minnesota may be known as the "Land of Lakes," but it could be referred to as the “Land of Historic Sites,” as well. From Grand Rapids to the Twin Cities to Red Wing, there is a cornucopia of historic venues in state that recall the days of yore. The following are 10 renowned spots that will take you back in time.

St. James Hotel, Red Wing

Kapow Events Makes Its Way From Chicago to Minneapolis

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Kapow Events, a unique online marketplace for corporate outings, kicked off operations in Minneapolis with the launching of its website on June 1. Kapow offers a wide range of event options, featuring highly regarded venues with reputable locations including cultural institutions, spectator events, restaurants, bars and many more.

Do Not Underestimate Value of the Handwritten Thank You Note

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What seems automatic to someone of the Gen X or babyboomer generation seems to be an unnatural response for emerging leaders: hand writing a thankyou note. So many young people today miss the opportunity for relationship building by not doing this simple task.

Signature Drink: Balsamic Beet Cocktail

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This drink was originally developed for a small private party, who requested an earthy fall menu for their in-home dinner. They knew they wanted something more savory than sweet, so between the beets and the hint of balsamic vinegar, this was the perfect match. Beets have been incredibly popular for the past few years, but I love that this drink showcases them in an unconventional way.”

INGREDIENTS:
—1 part beet juice
—1 part carrot juice
—2 parts sweet vermouth
—3 parts bourbon

Portable Charging Stations are the Best Way for Attendees to Power Up

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There is no contesting that attendees stay glued to their phones, tablets and laptops even while participating in conferences, meetings and events. Not only do they use these devices for note-taking, trading contacts and emailing the office; it’s pretty hard these days to unplug from family and friends. Increased device dependency results in a greater need for battery charging on the fly, especially when high usage and heavy network traffic cause the battery to drain faster than usual.

Duluth Makes Big Waves as a Destination to Meet & Play

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"[Planners and attendees] often refer to us as a hidden gem,” says Julie Johnson Atkinson, senior sales manager of Visit Duluth. But word is getting out about Duluth. Its biggest spectacle, Lake Superior, inspires, relaxes and brings people together, something that the people of Duluth capitalize on. And there’s an undeniable sense of community, especially when it comes to planning a meeting or event. Restaurants, venues, caterers, hotels and planners work together to make it work—whatever it is.

Best of Minnesota Meetings + Events 2014

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Congratulations to the finalists for the Minnesota Meetings + Events' Best of Awards 2014! We look forward to celebrating with each of you at our Best of Awards on Thursday, April 2 at WINDOWS on Minnesota, where the winners will be announced.

* Connect with us on social media before, during and after the awards with the hashtag #BestofMN2014

13th Annual Minnesota Meetings + events Best Of Awards 2014

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Thursday, April 2

Time: 
6-8:30 p.m.

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