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Mingle & More postponed until Thursday, March 6.


Due to the weather, the Mingle & More has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 6. Your registration is valid for that date, and you do not need to re-register. If you cannot attend on the rescheduled date, contact the office for a refund. Announcing the Magazine Mingle & More! Has the coldest weather in years got you dreaming of something more? Escape it for a night of warmth and…

2013 Summit & Expo to Deliver

Extraordinary commentary, fresh ideas, and solutions. ­The 2013 MMPA Summit & Expo is a must for publishers, editors, marketers and sales teams that are seeking forward thinking, solution-driven, high-value sessions that deliver tangible results. ­This is your chance to spark creativity and deliver value back to your company. Register today for an extraordinary day of sessions devoted to your…

MMPA Summit & Expo: Register by April 16 for Chance to Win Buca Gift Card

Take advantage of discounted registration to the year’s top professional development event before it’s too late. UPDATE: April 2, 2013. MMPA has just announced that a $100 gift card will be awarded to each of two random Summit & Expo attendees. Eligibility is limited to those registered by the end of early registration on Tuesday, April 16. Register now! Come join us for a must-attend day of…

Education Series: March 13 Features Innovator Award Winner

by Jim Tarbox

Rat Rod publisher to discuss his surprising success. Stale, stagnant, afraid to change? Innovation in the magazine market is not dead! That’s the word from Steve Thaemert Jr.—editor of Rat Rod magazine and winner of the 2012 MMPA Innovator Award—who will present his thoughts in a dialog with Greenspring Publications’ circulation director Tim Morgan on March 13 at the Good Sam offices in Plymouth as…

Embracing Change and Stubborn Perseverance Pay Off

by Jim Tarbox, photo by Kelsey Houle

Hedlund accepts Hedley Donovan Award at MMPA gala. “Out of the ashes …” and all that, you know. Minnesota magazine icon, Steve Hedlund, certainly does know, and his phoenix-like career as an industry innovator has garnered him the highest of accolades from his peers: the 2012 Hedley Donovan award for lifetime achievement. In the wake of that presentation at this year’s MMPA Excellence Awards Gala in…