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  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
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    1. Attendees were encouraged to use the hashtag #ThinkMeetings. 

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    2. Groups worked together to build the tallest structure as a team. 

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    3. Jenn Schaal, Industrial Fabrics Association International, emceed the event. 

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    4. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis provided the energy break (sponsored by Arrowwood Resorts), which included gluten-free energy bars, green smoothie shooters, kale chips and peanut butter coconut balls. 

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    5. Jenny Prosser, LeadingAge Minnesota, and Mandy Schuchman, Meet Minneapolis, “meeting” for the first time. 

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    6. Kathy Johnson, Associations North, and Deanna Merdink, Best Meetings. Inc., engaging in a new way of thinking. 

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    7. Denise Woods, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, adds to the interactive Idea Wall. 

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    8. Josh Campbell, Brilliant Fete, quizzes Annette Belding, Minneapolis Northwest CVB, during the Art in Messaging session. 

Associations North, the association for associations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, infused excitement, creativity and innovation into its one-day Meeting Planners Symposium on Nov. 9 at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis with its open layout, new room sets, quick 30-minute sessions, hub groups and more. Keynote speaker Tamara G. Kleinberg disrupted the status quo with her “Think Sideways” presentation that introduced new tools to and generate inventive ideas. All attendees received a copy of Kleinberg’s book, “Think Sideways: A Game-Changing Playbook for Disruptive Thinking!” 

Portillo’s is bringing Chicago-style classics to Woodbury on July 11. Originating in 1963 in Villa Park, Illinois, it has since expanded to other states including Indiana, Florida, California, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Portillo’s is known for its high-quality, Chicago-style food, efficient service and vintage-restaurant décor. Some of the restaurant’s featured Chicago-style menu items include Italian Beef sandwiches, Chicagostyle hot dogs, burgers, salads and its famous chocolate cake, baked fresh in stores each morning.

 

Red Cow might be best known for burgers, but you’d be remiss to ignore the cocktail menu. Crafted by Beverage Director Ian Lowther, drinks range from beer cocktails (called boilermakers) to shaken or stirred specialties. Lowther created the following boozy concoction just for Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine. 

INGREDIENTS:
—1 t. simple syrup
—1/3 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
—1/3 oz. fresh lemon juice
—1/3 oz. Tattersall Grapefruit Crema
—1/3 oz. St. George Pear Brandy
—1 2/3 oz. Lunazul Reposado Tequila

 

Microsoft recently produced Solutions5, the seventh annual collaborative conference bringing together five premier food service associations: Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliation, Association for Healthcare Foodservice, Foodservice Consultants Society International, National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management.