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Making of the MECC

With the expedient progress that has been made on the construction of the new Miners Event and Convention Center (MECC) in Virginia, one might find it hard to believe the beginnings of the new facility started more than 15 years ago.  In the early 2000s, it became clear that the Miners Memorial Building was not […]

Before the “I Do’s”

A wedding planner can calm the chaos of putting together your weddingKynze Lundeen, Duluth Wedding Company Wedding planning is always a blast, but when you get to do it for two people that have been a big part of your life, it’s even better. On July 8th, 2017, I was working at our offices preparing […]

Adding Flavor to your Event

Move over all night desserts, weddings are getting cheesy! A new trend for 2020 expands on the nibbles all-night idea – but offering savory instead of or along with something sweet. Picture a massive charcuterie board with cheese, crackers, nuts, and fruit, a keto eaters dream and not a bad idea if the bar is […]

Wedding Style

Wedding decor brings lighting to new levels, turns the tables, and makes a statement, read on! LIGHTING Lighting goes to new levels with hanging displays, tube lighting and LED bars that allow couples to change up the feel of their venue from dinner to dancing. Another new trend is a concentrated light feature, like a […]

Wedding Trends

Trends Move Toward Personal Touches and Sustainable Decor FASHION Move over white – there’s a full spectrum of color waiting to get in the wedding fashion game. Whether it be bold colors in the decor, wedding dresses that are no longer white, or tuxes that ooze personality with a favorite hue, couples are finding ways […]

Arrowhead Printing: Putting it on Paper

Eighty-seven years ago the founders of Arrowhead Printing created a birth announcement in their basement and started what would grow to become one of the region’s largest privately-held commercial printers.  Arrowhead Printing is the only women-owned union shop in the Midwest, with Sarah Erickson and her husband Dan at the helm.   Behind them is a […]

Company Party Comeback

Sounds Unlimited is pulling for a company party comeback Sounds Unlimited has been entertaining the Northland for over 30 years, and while you may know them from the most fun wedding reception you’ve ever attended, you may not know that DJing is just one of several services they offer. Business owner Cory Bonneville is always […]

Rich Cuisine: Rich in flavor, style, and service

Rich Cuisine Catering A well-known, blonde spiky haired guy once said, “Food is not just eating energy.  It’s an experience.”  That guy was Guy Fieri and the dynamic duo behind Rich Cuisine, Tom and Jess Rich, would agree.  That’s why they strive to make memorable, delicious food for every event they cater, whether it be […]

Luxury in the Loo with Aardvark Portable Rentals

Aardvark Septic Pumping & Portable Rentals Every event planner knows there are the exciting elements to plan and there are the necessary ones, like insurance, safety, and quite possibly the least glamorous, but most important – the bathrooms. Aardvark Septic Pumping and Portable Rentals, in Cloquet, is adding a little excitement to the potty planning […]