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Kick Back & Relax! Tips for Meeting Planners to Relieve Stress

12/07/2018

Between the negotiating, acting as the middleman between clients and venues, unconventional hours and intense deadlines, it’s no surprise meeting planners have one of the most stressful jobs. Meeting planner or event coordinator was ranked as the fifth most stressful job of 2017 in a recent study by CareerCast. We’ve rounded up some tips and tricks for handling this stressful career and finding some balance.

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Hit the Slopes! Start Your Winter Adventure at Elm Creek Park Reserve

11/28/2018

Elm Creek Park Reserve is the biggest park in Three Rivers Park District. It’s home to 4,900 acres of hiking and biking trails and some of the best scenery in Minnesota. Elm Creek is a popular destination any time of year (In fact, it was named the 15th most visited attraction in Minnesota, with more than 1.3 million visitors in 2017!), but from December through March , the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area turns the reserve into a fascinating winter wonderland. Grab your mittens and scarf and get ready to explore! Here are some of the most popular ways to spend a winter break at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

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Above and Beyond! Minneapolis Northwest Tourism Awarded for its Commitment to Local Associations

11/15/2018

Minneapolis Northwest Tourism is excited to announce we were recently named Associations North’s Best Supporting Company of the Year at the 2018 Fall Leadership Conference. The award recognizes companies or organizations that are dedicated to supporting the mission of Associations North and go above and beyond to help the organization and its events succeed!

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Learn From the Best: Keys to Event-Planning Success from Mary Spah, Director of Sales

10/05/2018

Earle Brown Heritage Center, one of the most unique event venues in Minneapolis Northwest, showcases a rich history, beautiful landscape and impressive modern amenities. With Mary Spah, Director of Sales, at the helm, the venue sees impressive increases in repeat business and events spanning all industries, from corporate meetings and trade shows to galas and weddings. Learn from one of the best leaders in the industry the keys to executing a successful event and why the Earle Brown Center is a great venue to consider for your next meeting.

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Embrace the Hygge Trend and Get Cozy in Minneapolis Northwest

09/27/2018

As the weather changes, it’s only natural to crave more activities that leave you warm and cozy. Hygge is a Norwegian and Danish term used to describe a mood of coziness, along with feelings of wellness and contentment. From snow sports and spas to latte art and brewery yoga, our Minneapolis Northwest team went in search of all things warm and comfy to get you in the hygge spirit!

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Staff Picks: Favorite Fall Activities in Minneapolis Northwest

09/21/2018

Leaves changing colors, crisp air, apples, pumpkins, sports and Halloween fun are just a few of the things that make fall such a wonderful season! I’m Jen Durdahl-Johnson, Office Administrator at Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, and I am excited to share some of my favorite things about fall in Minneapolis Northwest!

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Girlfriends’ Getaway Guide to Minneapolis Northwest in Autumn

09/17/2018

Don’t let the year end without taking some personal time to enjoy the beauty of fall with a girlfriends’ getaway to Minneapolis Northwest! We’ve gathered some of our favorite ways to experience this wonderful season, to help you plan the perfect fall trip with your gal pals! From apple picking and rock climbing to wineries and spas, here are our top recommendations for a fun weekend getaway with the girls.

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10th Annual Girl’s Night Out: A One-of-a-Kind Shopping and Fundraising Experience

08/30/2018

Don your brightest shade of pink and celebrate ten years of Girl’s Night Out, the Shoppes at Arbor Lake's premier shopping fundraiser benefitting Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. You and your gal pals or mother, daughter or granddaughter will be showered with special shopping deals, wine, goodies and endless fun when you attend this unique event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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