• 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.

Nashville is scaling up its musical reputation with a partnership between JW Marriott Nashville and Sony Music Nashville

 

Hilton is opening Columbus, Ohio's first 1,000-room convention hotel in June 2022. Hilton Columbus Downtown is adding a tower, which will allow Columbus to attract new meetings and events business, helping the economy.

 

The Minnesota State Fair is essentially a red carpet event for Minnesotans. That is, if red carpet events include food that is either fried, on a stick, or both. To celebrate the great love that Minnesotans have for their state, Radisson Blu Mall of America is offering state fair-themed meetings.