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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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Thanks to our Partners!

Thanks to our Partners!

11/21/2017 8:00AM MST

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to do something a little different. Most weeks, this column aims to provide insights on the hospitality industry, as well as events and topics that may impact you and your business. Today, I simply want to say “Thank you.”Read More

Marilyn Carlson Nelson on the Super Bowl “Then and Now”

Marilyn Carlson Nelson on the Super Bowl “Then and Now”

11/08/2017 11:16AM MST

We are very fortunate to have business leaders in our community who are willing to devote their time and talents to raise our city’s profile nationally and internationally. Marilyn Carlson Nelson has played a vital role as Chairman and co-Chairman of the Host Committees for the 1992 and 2018 Super Bowl games, respectively. This week, she shares some of her thoughts on then and now:Read More

FIFA World Cup Soccer Bid

FIFA World Cup Soccer Bid

10/25/2017 4:30PM MST

A worldwide audience will see Minneapolis shine during Super Bowl LII. But did you know that the roughly 160 million Super Bowl viewers pales in comparison to more than three billion viewers for World Cup soccer?Read More

Super Bowl Readiness

Super Bowl Readiness

10/11/2017 8:42AM MST

We are more than a full month into the NFL regular season, which means the excitement is building rapidly and the bright spotlight will soon shine on Minneapolis as the host city for Super Bowl LII.Read More

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