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Jul 30, 2015

metroConnections Named One of the 25 Top DMCs for 2015

Special Events Magazine has selected metroConnections for its eleventh annual list of 25 Top DMCs, a list that recognizes the biggest destination management companies throughout the world that excel at providing entertainment, dining and cultural opportunities for visitors in their community.

An annual recipient of the award since its inception, metroConnections was profiled this year for the work its four service centers – conferences, events, production and transportation – provided to clients such as Toro, Family Career and Community Leaders of America and MPI’s World Education Congress.

This isn’t the first time that metroConnections’ work on the MPI WEC Conference has been recognized by the industry; earlier this year, the company was also the recipient of a Minnesota Meetings + Events Best Of Award and two ISES Star Awards for their work on the event. Event organizers for Meet Minneapolis selected metro's Event Services and Transportation Services to create memorable experiences for 2,000 meeting industry professionals that attended the event. The Transportation Services team’s shuttle service performed flawlessly and transported the attendees to various locations throughout the event. The “Minneapolis” theme of the closing reception was designed by the metroConnections Events Services team and featured a condensed version of the city complete with local foods and beverages, music and art that celebrate the city’s history and heritage, and appearances by Minnie and Paul, the Minnesota Twins’ beloved mascots.

Additionally, Special Events highlighted the industry trends that metroConnections has forecast for 2015, including conferences and event programs moving towards fully branded experiences, the necessity of mobile apps for large meetings and events, and the incorporation of interactive philanthropic team-building activities into your meeting, conference or event.

“Winning this award is always an honor, especially given the caliber of our fellow DMCs who’ve also been named as winners,” says Renee Splittgerber, director of Transportation Services at metroConnections. “Our focus has always been to provide a well thought out program with a flawless execution in order to make our clients shine. This win makes my team even more committed to providing the excellent service our clients deserve.”

The 25 Top DMCs list will be published in the July/August 2015 edition of Special Events Magazine and can be found on their website at www.specialevents.com.

Jun 17, 2015

metroConnections Promotes New Director of Sales

metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced Jason Rudoy as their director of sales.

Rudoy joined the metroConnections team in 2005, working as a sales account manager. In that role, he surpassed quota and assisted with public relations and marketing activities for the sales and operational teams. Rudoy has over 15 years of experience in the industry, holding previous positions in event and meeting management with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Target Corp.

In his new role, Rudoy will be responsible for sales reporting, teaming with marketing to assist in lead generation for all four service centers, implementing client strategy and overseeing ongoing day-to-day sales training and support. He will also work closely with each service director to maintain consistent, streamlined sales across all teams.

“Jason has been managing some of our largest accounts, he’s exceeded sales goals, and has made customer satisfaction his foremost priority,” said Tom McCulloch, metroConnections vice president. “In his new position, he’ll work to develop and support our sales team across events, conferences, production and transportation services, and I’m positive he’ll be very successful. This is a great step for Jason and metroConnections.”

Apr 30, 2015

metroConnections Welcomes New Manager of Attend-eTrack Services

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) – April 30, 2015 – metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced Miranda Ruzich as their new manager of Attend-eTrack services.

With almost a decade of event and conference management experience, Ruzich brings expertise in trade show management and years of experience in client management to this new role. Miranda will be responsible for managing the company’s Attend-eTrack solution, which includes facilitating client needs ahead of an event and executing the Attend-eTrack solution on-site for her clients.

Ruzich holds a bachelor degree in Mass Communication and Advertising, including a minor in Training and Development from the Winona State University.

“Miranda’s background in trade show, conference and event management led us to select her as the newest member of the Attend-eTrack team,” said Tom McCulloch, metroConnections vice president, “In this position, Miranda will provide our clients with exceptional service when using our attendee scanning software and support them throughout their conference lifecycle.”

Apr 30, 2015

metroConnections Welcomes Bruce Samuel as Director of Finance and Human Resources

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) – April 16, 2015 – metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced Bruce Samuel as their Director of Finance & Human Resources.

Samuel comes to metro with more than 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, HR, operations, payroll administration and office management. In his new position, he is responsible for overseeing the Accounting Department and Human Resources Department as well as general office administrative-related functions. He holds a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in accounting from Marquette University, an MBA in Finance from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and he earned his CPA certification from the state of Wisconsin.

Samuel began his career in the Twin Cities with Republic Airlines and then Northwest Airlines, then moved into the CFO position at MilePoint and The Lacek Group in Minneapolis. Prior to joining the metro team, Samuel was the Financial Manager at BI Worldwide and Controller at Martin Bastian Productions. He has also been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity since 2001, where he leads a work crew one week every summer.

“Bruce is an incredible asset to our organization,” said Mike Graves, metro Senior Vice President at metroConnections. “Not only is he a great fit based on our company culture, he comes to us with an impressive background and professional experience in our industry. We’re growing and the timing couldn’t be better for Bruce to join our team.”

Apr 22, 2015

metroConnections Recipient of Two ISES Star Awards and Best Of Award

With awards season underway, Minnesota’s event professionals are submitting their best work with the hopes of gaining recognition among the industry. So far this year, metroConnections, Inc. has received multiple awards: two Star Awards from the International Special Events Society, an independent win at the MN Meetings + Events Best of Awards and a joint win in the Best Event category.

“The metroConnections Event Services team is thrilled to have been finalists in a number of categories for both the ISES Star Awards and the MN Meetings + Events Best of Awards this past week,” said Andrea Hanson, Director of Event Services. “It has given us the chance to reflect on an awesome year of events and celebrate our successful collaborations together as a team.”

Presented on March 27, 2015, the Star Awards were created by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of ISES to recognize outstanding professionals in the special events industry. metro was awarded Best Team Effort for transportation services provided for the MPI WEC Opening Reception as well as Best Event Décor & Design Over $25,000 for the MPI WEC Closing Reception.

The MPI WEC Conference, orchestrated by Meet Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association, took place in August 2014. Event organizers selected metro's Event Services and Transportation Services to create memorable experiences for the more than 2,000 meeting industry professionals that attended the event. The shuttle transportation provided by metro flowed seamlessly behind the scenes to move attendees to various locations, and the closing reception, with the theme “Minneapolis!,” was a resounding success. Within Orchestra Hall and Peavey Plaza, the metro Event Services team created a condensed version of Minneapolis, highlighting the unique features the city has to offer. Attendees enjoyed beers from ten local breweries, snacked on desserts from Spoon Bridge & Cherry, met Minnesota Twins’ icons Minnie and Paul and enjoyed music and art that celebrate the city’s history and heritage.

Minnesota Meeting + Events celebrated its 13th annual Best of Awards on April 2, 2015, in which the magazine’s readers vote for their favorite event industry professionals and businesses. metro was awarded Best Team-Building Activity/Facilitator/Organizer for its creative team-building activities, and recognized for their role in MPI WEC 2014, winner of the Best Event award.

“Our team is very proud to once again be voted the Best Teambuilding Activity/Facilitator/Organizer by the readers of MN Meetings & Events Magazine,” said Hansen. “We strive to provide our clients with unique and innovative – not to mention fun – activities that lead to engaging experiences for their attendees.” Some of the voters’ favorite interactive opportunities include a localized version of The Amazing Race, culinary competitions and Playing Picasso.

Not only was metro an honoree during the Best of Awards ceremony, they were also an Event Partner that sponsored furniture for the evening. White leather lounge chairs were arranged to create a large seating area in the middle of the room, and mirrored side tables, high top tables, and stools with classic white finishing made for elegant additional seating.

metroConnections is honored to have their hard work and creativity recognized by those in the industry and looks forward to provide more award-winning event services in the future.

Release published by Midwest Meetings. 

Apr 07, 2015

Stephanie Montini, CMP honored with guest blog spot

Asked to be their guest blogger, our very own Stephanie Montini explains the true benefits and growing trend of CARING in the workplace.  See her in this month's MPI SEC 2015 blog!

Mar 20, 2015

metroConnections Welcomes Business Development Manager

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) – Mar. 05, 2015 – metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced Heather Morris as their Business Development Manager.

Morris joined metroConnections as a senior account manager, Attend-eSource® services in 2011, and was most recently in the role of account executive. In this new position, she will be responsible for building relationships with current clients, overseeing assigned accounts and partnering with marketing communications to build channel partnerships and marketing opportunities. She holds a bachelor degree in communication from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.

According to Tom McCulloch, vice president of metroConnections, Morris was selected for her broad range of industry knowledge, client management skills and marketing and branding experience.

“Heather’s diverse background in client management, marketing and conferences and events led us to put her in a unique position to maximize her skill set,” said McCulloch. “In this position, Heather will use her broad range of industry knowledge and experience to allow our company to best serve our clients, while maximizing metro’s business opportunities.”

Mar 02, 2015

metro makes an appearance in Midwest Meetings magazine, Spring 2015 Issue!

metroConnections teaches the ins-and-outs of using a teleprompter in the Spring 2015 Issue of Midwest Meetings magazine.

See the full story Here!

Jan 15, 2015

metroConnections gains recognition for CSR Central

metro makes the winter edition of Minnesota Meetings + Events Magazine! Check out the link for the full story here.  See our mention in the Editor's letter here!

Dec 19, 2014

metroConnections Welcomes New Marketing, Public Relations Manager

metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced Kimberly Walters as their new marketing and public relations manager.

With almost a decade of marketing and account management experience, Walters brings expertise in digital media solutions, branding, corporate communications, event planning and marketing communications. In her new role, she will be responsible for executing and managing budgets for marketing plan projects, as well as maintaining and supervising marketing and sales databases. Further, Walters will oversee marketing collateral inventory and participate in all aspects of each of the four metroConnections business unit services.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations, including a minor in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. 

According to Tom McCulloch, Vice President of metroConnections, Walters was selected for her broad range of industry knowledge and integrated marketing and branding experience.

“Kimberly’s diverse marketing background and proven digital media experience led us to select her as the newest addition to our exceptional talent at metroConnections. I believe Kimberly will make great strides in promoting our ‘one-stop-shop’ integrated services across the landscape of conferences and events,” said McCulloch.

 

 

 

 

 

May 22, 2014

metroConnections announces promotion for Cassandra Fameree

metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conferenceevent, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced that Cassandra Fameree has been promoted to Account Coordinator for the firm’s Attend-eSource® Services team.

Fameree joined metroConnections as a Registration Lead in 2011, and was most recently the Assistant Manager of Registration Support Services. In her new role, she will be responsible for website/online registration coordination with clients, hotel block management and overseeing various administrative duties. A 2010 graduate of the University of Minnesota, she was previously employed at the Hyatt, Downtown Minneapolis.

According to Tom McCulloch, Vice President of metroConnections, Fameree’s dedication, attention to detail and positive attitude have earned her many accolades from clients and co-workers, which makes her the ideal candidate to work with clients on building websites, mobile apps and other technology solutions. 

About metroConnections
Since 1984, metroConnections has provided complete conference, event, stage production and transportation services for meeting and event planners nationwide. With annual revenue of $15 million, the company operates from its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. and produces more than 1,400 programs per year. The metroConnections team uses its expertise and resources to specialize in the design and implementation of themed events, stage productions, transportation, tours and conference program logistics and meetings. metroConnections also offers audio/visual and production services and is the creator of Attend-eSource®, a web-based solution that includes elements such as online registration and custom-built event websites. For information on planning conferences, events, stage productions, transportation logistics or group/companion tours, contact metroConnections at 612-333-8687 or visit www.metroconnections.com.

Mar 21, 2014

metroConnections Recognized with Three “Best of the Industry” Awards from Minnesota Meetings + Event

metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – recently received three “Best of the Industry” awards  from Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine.

metroConnections was selected for their work in the Best Teambuilding, Best Transportation and Best Event Décor categories. The winners are selected based on a poll of readers conducted by the magazine. A recipient of the awards program in the past, metroConnections has been selected as a favorite 22 times, in a variety of categories, since 2002.

David Graves, CEO, metroConnections, noted that it is humbling to be selected again by the industry for these awards. “Winning these awards is great recognition for our employees. They work hard to provide the quality of service we offer in our creative team building and themed events, modern décor and furniture, and outstanding transportation services. Being recognized by meeting professionals for our continued effort is a great honor,” said Graves.

The awards were presented March 21 at the Minneapolis Event Center at the 12thAnnual Readers’ Choice Best of Awards Party.  For more information, visit Minnesota Meetings and Events Readers' Choice Best of Winners.


About metroConnections
Since 1984, metroConnections has provided complete conference, event, stage production and transportation services for meeting and event planners nationwide. With annual revenue of $15 million, the company operates from its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. and produces more than 1,400 programs per year. The metroConnections team uses its expertise and resources to specialize in the design and implementation of themed events, stage productions, transportation, tours and conference program logistics and meetings. metroConnections also offers audio/visual and production services and is the creator of Attend-eSource®, a web-based solution that includes elements such as online registration and custom-built event websites. For information on planning conferences, events, stage productions, transportation logistics or group/companion tours, contact metroConnections at 612-333-8687 or email info@metroconnections.com.

Mar 05, 2014

metroConnections’ Stephanie Montini earns CMP certification

metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced that Stephanie Montini, National Sales Account Executive, received her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification.

Established in 1985, the CMP certification program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry's highest standard of professionalism. To earn the CMP designation, meeting professionals must demonstrate their experience and education in this field and pass a rigorous exam. Montini is among more than 14,000 individuals in 51 countries and territories that have earned the CMP designation since its inception.

According to Tom McCulloch, Vice President of metroConnections, Montini is now considered a leading expert in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. “Stephanie understands the art behind meeting management. This certification further accredits her knowledge and skills to represent metroConnections’ standard of excellence for our clients.” said McCulloch.

Montini has established extensive experience working with corporate and association clients for meetings, conferences, conventions, tradeshows, incentive trips and other meetings. Previous experience includes sales and operation account management in both South Florida and San Francisco. She currently sells all four of metroConnections’ services centers nationally including: Conferences, Events, Production & Transportation. A graduate of Columbia College, Chicago, Montini is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP).

To learn more about the CMP certification program, visit Convention Industry Council.

About metroConnections
Since 1984, metroConnections has provided complete conference, event, stage production and transportation services for meeting and event planners nationwide. With annual revenue of $15 million, the company operates from its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. and produces more than 1,400 programs per year. The metroConnections team uses its expertise and resources to specialize in the design and implementation of themed events, stage productions, transportation, tours and conference program logistics and meetings. metroConnections also offers audio/visual and production services and is the creator of Attend-eSource®, a web-based solution that includes elements such as online registration and custom-built event websites. For information on planning conferences, events, stage productions, transportation logistics or group/companion tours, contact metroConnections at 612-333-8687 or visit www.metroconnections.com.

Feb 24, 2014

metroConnections welcomes new marketing and public relations manager

metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced Jana Lee Schmid as the new marketing and public relations manager.

With more than eight years of marketing, design and promotional advertising experience, Schmid joins metroConnections to fulfill the marketing and public relations manager duties. In her new role, she will be responsible for executing and managing budgets for marketing plan projects, as well as maintaining and supervising marketing and sales databases. Further, Schmid will oversee marketing collateral inventory and participate in all aspects of each of the four metroConnections business unit services.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and advertising from the University of Colorado Boulder.

According to Tom McCulloch, Vice President of metroConnections, Schmid was selected for her broad range of industry knowledge and integrated marketing and branding experience. “Jana’s diverse marketing background in publishing, commercial real estate and software led us to select her as the newest addition to our exceptional talent at metroConnections. I believe Jana will make great strides in promoting our ‘one-stop-shop’ integrated services across the landscape of conferences and events.” said McCulloch.

About metroConnections
Since 1984, metroConnections has provided complete conference, event, stage production and transportation services for meeting and event planners nationwide. With annual revenue of $15 million, the company operates from its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. and produces more than 1,400 programs per year. The metroConnections team uses its expertise and resources to specialize in the design and implementation of themed events, stage productions, transportation, tours and conference program logistics and meetings. metroConnections also offers audio/visual and production services and is the creator of Attend-eSource®, a web-based solution that includes elements such as online registration and custom-built event websites. For information on planning conferences, events, stage productions, transportation logistics or group/companion tours, contact metroConnections at 612-333-8687 or visit www.metroconnections.com.

Oct 28, 2013

metroConnections announces strategic promotions and new hires

The following team members have accepted new roles and responsibilities within the firm:

  • Sydney Wolf has been promoted to Event Services Sales Manager. Wolf has been with metroConnections has been with metroConnections as an Event Program Manager and Event Coordinator and brings valuable operational experience to the sales team. Her responsibilities will include proposal development, increased client management and event logistics management. Wolf holds a bachelor’s degree from Johnson & Wales University.
  • Mary Beth Blom has been promoted to Human Resources Coordinator. Blom joined metroConnections in March 2012 as Program Coordinator, Tours & Transportation Services. In her new role, she will assist with payroll processing and paycheck distribution, managing employee paid time off requests, and managing employee uniform orders. Further, Blom will facilitate certificate of insurance requests for employees.  A graduate of St. Cloud State University, Blom previously served as Marketing Manager for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres; the Administrative Manager for the Ultimate Pajama Party; Events Coordinator, Expositions & Events for Greenspring Media Group; Sales Marketing Coordinator for WCCO-TV; Account Executive for Nemer Fieger & Associates; and Promotions Associate for Infinity Broadcasting (WXPT-FM / KSGS-AM). She also volunteers as a league official for the Minnesota State High School and the Judges’ Association of Minnesota Dance Teams.

Sydney Wolf

Sales Manager, Event Services

Mary Beth Blom

Human Resources Coordinator

metroConnections has also welcomed four new hires. Joining the metroConnections team this year are Sarah Leathers, Mallory Marshall, and Alexus Magnuson as Attend-eSource® Account Coordinators; and Sam Fortin as Attend-eSource® Technology Solutions Designer.

  • Leathers, Marshall, and Magnuson will be responsible for assisting the Account Management team with client communication, timelines, expectation and delivery for all Attend-eSource® Services sold. In addition, this position entails assisting in all areas of the conference website build process, including collection of content and branding guidelines, quality control/proofing of websites, and assisting both the Account Management & Web Design teams to provide the client with a quality website and/or online registration. Leathers has eight years of industry experience handling internal meetings, conferences and incentive trips, as well as managing critical event planning for large events. She holds an associate degree from the Minnesota School of Business. Marshall has experience planning large events from across the country, handling attendee communications, and several logistics tasks for the Health Enhancement Research Organization. She also has expertise in strategic planning and software programs and direct client service. She holds a Bachelor of Art degree in global communication & commerce, with a minor in Spanish studies from the University of Minnesota. Magnuson has experience in the travel and tourism industry from the Minnesota Travel & Tourism Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in travel and tourism and minor in marketing from St. Cloud State University.

Sarah Leathers

Attend-eSource® Coordinator

Mallory Marshall

Attend-eSource® Coordinator

Alexus Magnuson

Attend-eSource® Coordinator

  • As the new Attend-eSource® Technology Solutions Designer, Fortin will be responsible for building custom branded websites for client conferences and events. In addition, he will specialize in creating attendee registration forms and implementing other Attend-eSource® solutions. Fortin has five years of experience in the industry performing various tasks such as conference communications and marketing, registration and membership database management, and onsite conference support. He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Sam Fortin

Attend-eSource® Technology
Solutions Designer

According to David Graves, President of metroConnections, they continue to strengthen their team by adding and developing top-notch talent in the industry. “We proudly welcome our new team members and praise our promoted staff members as metroConnections continues to build a strong team of experts,” said Graves. “These efforts allow us to provide excellent services and innovative offerings to our clients.”

About metroConnections
Since 1984, metroConnections has provided complete conference, event, stage production and transportation services for meeting and event planners nationwide. With annual revenue of $15 million, the company operates from its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. and produces more than 1,400 programs per year. The metroConnections team uses its expertise and resources to specialize in the design and implementation of themed events, stage productions, transportation, tours and conference program logistics and meetings. metroConnections also offers audio/visual and production services and is the creator of Attend-eSource®, a web-based solution that includes elements such as online registration and custom-built event websites. For information on planning conferences, events, stage productions, transportation logistics or group/companion tours, contact metroConnections at 612-333-8687 or visit www.metroconnections.com.

Jun 13, 2013

metroConnections announces strategic promotions and new hires

metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, production and transportation services firm – has announced several new personnel changes for the firm.

The following team members have accepted new roles and responsibilities within the firm:

  • Cassandra Fameree has been promoted to Assistant Manager, Attend-eSource® Support Services.  Fameree joined metroConnections as the Attend-eSource® Registration Services Lead in 2011. In her new role, she will be responsible for assisting the Support Services Team with onsite registration coordination, report training/efficiency, training team members and overseeing various administrative duties. A 2010 graduate of the University of Minnesota, she was previously employed at the Hyatt, Downtown Minneapolis.
  • Meghan Foulkes has been promoted from Office Assistant to Sales Support Coordinator. In this role, Foulkes works hand-in-hand with providing support services for the metroConnections sales team. She is responsible for all sales support duties ranging from development of service proposals and contracts to research and lead generation, database management, and creation of company sales tools..
  • Amanda Sommers was promoted to Registration Manager, Attend-eSource® Support Services. A member of the team since 2010, Sommers has developed a full understanding of the Attend-eSource® Registration System and its services as she started with metroConnections as a Registration Lead. In her new role, Sommers will oversee various client programs, registration support staff, onsite coordination and other tasks.

metroConnections has also welcomed four new hires. Joining the metroConnections team this year are Heidi Bachler and Courtney Skoog as Registration Leads, Attend-eSource® Support Services; Erika Koeberl as Production Coordinator, Production; and Ryanne Dunning as a Corporate Office Assistant.

  • Bachler and Skoog will be responsible for working with the company’s suite of Attend-eSource® Tools and Services to coordinate client registrations and other client details such as housing management, name badges and onsite services. Bachler has experience with office management and sales. She holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University with a major in hospitality and tourism and a business administrative minor. Skoog has experience working with corporate clients, vendor relations, budget management and other aspects of event management. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
  • As the new Production Coordinator, Koeberl will be responsible for assisting with program timelines, researching contract vendors, speakers and entertainment, as well as staffing and travel coordination. She has industry experience coordinating banquets and managing event budgets and timelines, as well as planning and executing career fairs. Koeberl graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Art degree in travel and tourism from St. Cloud State University.
  • In her role as Corporate Office Assistant, Dunning will be responsible for greeting visitors, answering incoming calls and assisting each department with proposals and research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications & film production from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

According to David Graves, President of metroConnections, they continue to hire and retain the best talent the industry has to offer. “Without the knowledge and experience our team brings, we wouldn’t be able to provide the exceptional services that we do for our clients. As we continue to grow as a firm, our leadership has strengthened with the addition of these exceptional individuals. We look forward to building these new relationships,” said Graves. “We also take pride in the development of our staff. Their determination and loyalty to our brand help us continue provide top-notch talent to our clients.”

Mar 26, 2013

metroConnections Receives Three “Best of the Industry” awards from Minnesota Meetings + Events

metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, production and transportation services firm – recently received three “Best of the Industry” awards  from Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine.

metroConnections was selected for their work in the Best Teambuilding, Best Transportation and Best Event Décor categories. The winners are selected based on a poll of readers conducted by the magazine. A recipient of the awards program in the past, metroConnections has been selected as a favorite 19 times, in a variety of categories, since 2002.

David Graves, CEO, metroConnections, noted that it is an honor to be selected by the industry for these awards.  “We take pride the work we provide and continually strive to innovate new and fresh ideas while offering the best level of service and execution to clients. For this to be recognized by our industry peers, is a great honor.”

The awards were presented Marched 21 at the American Swedish Institute at the 11thAnnual Readers’ Choice Best of Awards Party.  For more information, visit http://mn.meetingsmags.com/article/rsvp-11th-annual-best-awards.