• A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     

MPI Minnesota celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 17th at the newly remodeled Treasure Island Resort and Casino. The event kicked off with a volunteer appreciation cruise on the Mississippi, thanking those that have served on committees or the board for the past 40 years. The awards gala followed at the Treasure Island Resort event center. 

The celebration continued over a surf & turf plated dinner. MPI Minnesota distributed their prestigious Excellence in Meeting Professionals International (EMPI) awards to the following five participants:

Outstanding Meeting or Event: Tom Edelen, Thrivent Financial

Outstanding Planner Member: Amanda Sullivan, CFA Society of Minnesota

Outstanding Supplier Member: Kathryn Laulainen, The Marquette Hotel

Outstanding Supporting Company: Synergos AMC

Rising Star: Emily Van Lith, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

The night ended with full black jack tables and a performance by the band Hitchville. MPI hosts about a dozen events a year and welcomes non-members to attend meetings.

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.   

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in