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Melvin’s Messages

Weekly, President & CEO of Meet Minneapolis, Melvin Tennant (above), communicates timely hospitality information and messages to the Meet Minneapolis community at large through email communications called the "Meet Minneapolis Minute."

The collection of recent stories are listed below. If you wish to receive this weekly email, please sign up by emailing Melvin melvin@minneapolis.org

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The Final Stretch

The Final Stretch

09/19/2017 10:54AM MST

Meet Minneapolis is one of several business associations that is working closely with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee in the execution of Super Bowl LII and related activities. Another key group is the mpls downtown council/Downtown Improvement District. Steve Cramer leads these organizations and is deeply involved in curating the downtown experience that more than 1 million visitors will have in late January and early February of 2018. He has kindly shared some updates on his organizations’ preparedness for the big game by having Nicollet Mall ready for the big time. Read More

No Remorse: Preparing for the Best Super Bowl Visitor Experience

No Remorse: Preparing for the Best Super Bowl Visitor Experience

09/05/2017 10:06AM MST

Over the next few months, we will use this space to share interviews with members of the Meet Minneapolis team and our partners as we prepare for the upcoming Super Bowl LII. This week, Madonna Carr, vice president of Destination Services, answered some questions about the overall preparation underway now. Read More

Buckle Your Seatbelts!

Buckle Your Seatbelts!

08/22/2017 2:03PM MST

For the last three years, Meet Minneapolis Director of Market Research and Public Policy Kevin Hanstad has candidly shared the predicted downturn in our local lodging industry that has come to fruition. As he has often said, we report on what we think will actually happen versus what we hope will happen.Read More

Are We Ready For Some Football?

Are We Ready For Some Football?

08/08/2017 8:52AM MST

There are 178 days until the kickoff of Super Bowl LII, and even fewer days until we begin to officially welcome visitors to the Bold North in the days leading up to the game. Read More

What A Difference A Year Makes

What A Difference A Year Makes

07/25/2017 12:25PM MST

The recent success of ESPN's X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium (USBS), along with the staggering list of other events held in the stadium, has perhaps overshadowed the fact that the facility has only been open one year as of this week. This first anniversary of the facility is worth celebrating, even after “The Bieb” just cancelled the remainder of his tour that included an August USBS date. He'll be back, so don't fret! In his place, couple of our own local “superstars” are worth mentioning today.Read More

Summer of Sports

Summer of Sports

07/11/2017 11:04AM MST

Since its inception in 2014, Meet Minneapolis’ Sports Minneapolis affiliate has evolved into the engine that has partnered with numerous public and private entities to secure sporting events large and small for the region. Read More