WELCH—MPI painted the town ruby red for their 40th anniversary celebration on May 17th at the newly remodeled Treasure Island Resort and Casino.
The landmark 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 began back at the Treasure Island Resort event center with the space glowing a luscious red. Treasure Island continued to roll out the red carpet from their décor to their menu — a gorgeous surf & turf plated dinner.
MPI Minnesota distributed their prestigious Excellence in Meeting Professionals International (EMPI) awards to five lucky recipients:
• 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 blackjack tables and an incredible live band, “Hitchville.”
MPI hosts about a dozen events a year and welcomes non-members to attend meetings. For more details on MPI Minnesota please visit: mpiweb.org/chapters/Minnesota