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Press Release: Mintahoe Catering & Events + Envision Catering

 

Press Release: Mintahoe Catering & Events + Envision Catering

We are pleased to announce the merger of Mintahoe Catering & Events and Envision Catering, combining to form the largest privately-owned, pure catering company in Minnesota.  

Mintahoe (a company owned by the McMerty Family) has provided catering ranging from parties for 25,000 guests to box lunches for groups of ten. Mintahoe has exclusive catering agreements with eight venues, providing catering every year for hundreds of corporate and social events along with more than 400 weddings. 

Envision (a company that was owned by the Given Family) brings its excellent reputation for quality into the combined company along with one of the largest independent catering venues – formerly the Envision Event Center - in the region, a venue that can seat 1,000 guests for dinner. We are also proud to announce that the Event Center is in the midst of a major renovation, rebranding this Oakdale facility as Inwood Oaks, a beautiful, functional and desirable site for every type of event. Chandeliers are in, painting has begun, carpet will be replaced in July, a state-of-the-art audio system is in place with more dramatic improvements continuing.  Please come and see what we have undertaken!

Mintahoe Catering & Events can meet the needs of every type of event you might have, from the most prestigious gala to corporate deliveries throughout the Twin Cities. With two hundred employees, including more than twenty culinary staff and twenty sales and sales support personnel to assist you, the merged companies represent the best and the strongest catering company in Minnesota. We appreciate the superb support we have received for many years and look forward to serving you at an even higher level.

Jim McMerty

President

 

Suzi McMerty Shands

Vice President, Sales

 

Shawn McMerty

Vice President, Business/Finance

 

Mintahoe Catering & Events – Envision the WOW!

Minnesota Star Awards 2017 Wins BizBash Award

Minnesota Star Awards ANNOUNCED AS A
2017 BIZBASH EVENT STYLE AWARD WINNER

 

BizBash congratulates ILEA MSP Chapter for its innovative contributions to the event industry

 

October 27, 2017—BizBash, the leading resource for event and meeting professionals, announced Minnesota Star Awards as a 2017 Event Style Award winner during BizBash Live: New York on October 25. Recognized for their groundbreaking work in the event space, ILEA MSP is part of an elite group of award winners who continue to elevate the level of the industry.

 

The fifth annual awards honored organizations across the event and meeting landscape, showcasing galas, conferences, product launches, social events and more. Submissions flooded in from across North America, as well as India, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Qatar, Tokyo, and other global destinations.

 

Jessica Barrett Direct of the Minneota Star Awards 2017- "This event wouldn't have been possible without all of the hard work of volunteers, committee members, sponsors, and ILEA board members.  When all of that talent and skill comes together its nothing short of award winning, and we're so thrilled to be honored with this Style Award."

 

“This is an impressive group,” said Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash. “We call these the Event Style Awards, but there is significant substance behind that style. The Minnesota Star Awards rose to the top because it represents the best in fresh thinking and execution of meetings and events.”

The full list of Event Style Award winners can be seen at: www.bizbash.com/eventstyleawards.

 

For more information

Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, is available for comment. For additional information, contact Brittany Bucceroni at bbucceroni@bizbash.com or 646.839.6846.

 

About BizBash

BizBash empowers event professionals with ideas, intelligence, and resources to create smarter events. Each month more than 225,000 unique users across North America and beyond look to BizBash for venue discovery, event style, technology, and tools for their next event. Visit us at www.bizbash.com. Follow us at @bizbashlive on Twitter and Instagram or www.facebook.com/bizbash.

 

 

2017 ILEA ESPRIT AWARDS NOMINEES

2017 ILEA ESPRIT AWARDS NOMINEES

BEST EVENT FILMMAKING (VIDEOGRAPHY)

Cirque Holiday Extravaganza
Justen Pohl
Enticing Entertainment
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul 


Best Entertainment Production (Under $25,000 USD)

Cirque Holiday Extravaganza 
Justen Pohl
Enticing Entertainment
ILEA Chapter:  Minneapolis/ St. Paul


 

BEST EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Thrivent Field Leadership Strategy Conference
Joe Szurszewski
Joe Szurszewski Photography, LLC
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul


BEST EVENT DESIGN/DÉCOR (OVER $75,000 USD)

Curtain Call Ball
Ryan Hanson, CSEP
BeEvents
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul


BEST EVENT DESIGN/DÉCOR (OVER $75,000 USD)

Curtain Call Ball
Ryan Hanson, CSEP
BeEvents
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul


BEST EVENT WITH A LEGACY

Medal of Honor Convention 2016
Madelyn Arthur
metroConnections
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul 


BEST SOCIAL EVENT (NON-WEDDING) (OVER $ 75,000 USD)

Feeling Minnesotan
Ryan Hanson, CSEP
BeEvents
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/ St. Paul


See the full list of nominees HERE

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Chapter Slate

It is time to appoint those leaders who will guide and direct ILEA Minneapolis St. Paul Chapter for the next 12 months, beginning on July 1, 2017

Please find the proposed slate for the ILEA Minneapolis St. Paul Board and Chapter Officers.  

Regarding the election:

All members of ILEA should take time to consider this proposed slate by the ILEA Minneapolis St. Paul Nominating Committee.  As an ILEA member, please participate in this important process. 

If you would like to petition this slate, 20% of the voting chapter members (must be a full ILEA member as of 4/19/2017) need to petition the Nominating Committee by the deadline in order to change the elections to a ballot.  All petitions should be sent to Christie Altendorf no later than April 27, 2017. If you do not respond to this slate it is automatically assumed you vote in favor of these Nominees. 

Please submit any petitions to the Slate to Christie Altendorf via christie.altendorf@gmail.com  If you have any questions on the slate please call Christie Altendorf at 612-238-4012.

DEADLINE FOR PETITION:           APRIL 27, 2017

ILEA MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL 2017-2018 OFFICIAL ELECTION SLATE

The ILEA Minneapolis St. Paul is now electing its 2017-2018 Officers and Directors. The following names represent the nominees as presented to you by the Nominating Committee, comprised of Dawn Dacut, Meghan Gustafson, and Amy McMonigal. 

According to the Bylaws of the Society, the Chapter must have at least the number of Directors totaling one more than the number of Officers (TOTAL of 13). Directors serve two year terms, with one half being elected in odd numbered years and one half being elected in even numbered years. Chapter Officers serve on year terms.

OFFICERS                              NOMINEES
ONE YEAR TERM

President                                      Maria Cabrera Hutera, CMP
3M
President-Elect   Gretchen Culver
Rocket Science Events
VP-Membership   Jessica Ruth
Children's Cancer Research Fund
VP/Education and Programs   Sarah Cash-Darvell
Augburg College
VP/Communications   Sarah Johnson
Machine Shop
Immediate Past President
(not for consideration)
  Christie Altendorf
D'Amico Catering
DIRECTORS                          NOMINEES
TWO YEAR TERM

Director of Membership                    Mark Miller
AVEX
Director of Administration        Jenna Anderson
Solar Arts by Chowgirls
Director of Programs   Nick Peter
McNamara Alumni Center
 Director of Communication   Hayley Matthew-Jones CSEP
Minneapolis Craft Market
 Director of MN Star Awards   Lisa Marie Borchert CSEP
Thrivent Financial
COMPLETING 2ND YEAR OF TERM (NOT FOR CONSIDERATION)

Director of Sponsorship   Jessica Barrett       
Machine Shop   
Director of Communications   Josh Reitan
AV for You