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Let’s Party!

By Terry O’Neill, Editor, Powder and Bulk Engineering, Powder and Bulk Engineering International

The countdown to MMPA’s Excellence Awards is on.

We’ve worked hard all year. We’ve produced award-worthy publications. Let’s take one guilt-free night out and have some well-deserved fun!

On Thursday, November 3, the Minnesota publishing industry’s finest will flock to the Mississippi River’s only inhabited island. Gathered at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, a Twin Cities gem “rich with charm and history,” editors, designers, websters, account execs, circulation mavens, and more will rock the island. We’ll enjoy a lavish spread of lusty edibles, sip our cool cocktails, and peruse the precious prizes in the Silent Auction.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., we’ll arrive on the island, enjoying the breathtaking views of the Minneapolis skyline and the Stone Arch Bridge. We’ll turn over our cars for free valet parking before entering the transformed brick boilerworks building. Inside, we’ll visit with new and old friends during the cocktail reception. We’ll make new professional connections even while we wander from food station to food station and decide which Silent Auction items to bid on.

At 7:00 p.m., suspense will grip us as emcee Jason Matheson begins to announce the Excellence Awards winners, the special award winners, and, finally, the Magazine of the Year. Our hearts and nerves will get a workout as categories we entered are announced—were the judges astute enough to recognize our entries’ superiority?

Finally, after nibbling our final sweet crumbs and draining our final glass, we’ll pick up our awards and head for home. But awards won or not, it will have been a satisfying and stimulating evening.

Enjoy your just desserts—and more—as you celebrate with co-workers and friends at the 15th Annual MMPA Excellence Awards Gala. Register yourself or a whole table today.