U.S. Bank Stadium Custom Magazine

I was contracted to create the Minnesota Meetings + Events U.S. Bank Stadium by clients SMG and MSFA, organizations tasked with creating and running the stadium. This issue was published in the fall of 2016, coinciding with the stadium's opening. It won the Gold Award in the 2017 Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards in the category of Single-Topic Issue for Business Trade Organizations. Here's a look at the issue as a whole.

CSR Central

This Editor's Letter & article combo (make sure to pan down to see both stories) revolved around MPI's 2014 World Education Congress in Minneapolis. It's a huge responsibility and opportunity in and of itself for Minneapolis to host this massive national event, but Meet Minneapolis and the local chapter of MPI teamed up to take it to a whole new level by launching a completely original CSR program representative of the local volunteer-rich community. The Editor's Letter won the Gold Publishing Excellence Award for Best Editor's Editorial in the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association (MMPA) in 2015.

Conflicts of Interest Embraced

The Editor's Letter I wrote in the Spring 2014 issue of Minnesota Meetings + Events took second place in the 2014 Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association Awards in the Business/Trade Under 30,000 circulation category. The editorial was a humorous take on my local ties to the issue, which highlighted a modeling gig I did for my boss' side business, my experience as an event server at a local Greek restaurant, my connection to a local Hall of Fame inductee and my feelings about my former neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis blowing up into an event hot spot.

Selling Minneapolis

This Editor's Letter I wrote in the Winter 2014 issue of Minnesota Meetings + Events won the Gold Award in the 2014 Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association Awards' Business/Trade Under 30,000 circulation category. The editorial was about how Minneapolis is growing into a popular national event destination--attracting a notable national event lineup in 2014, which included the MLB All-Star Game--in a large part thanks to the efforts of Meet Minneapolis.

Youth Movement

This image of a Monticello High School tennis player won first place in the Association of Free Community Paper's national photo contest in 2007. The photo captured a moment when a young, star freshman hit a winning forehand. Her legs were in full stride, freezing her in mid air, while her arms followed through across her body with the ball exploding off her racket. It was a unique position for a body to be in and showed the athlete's promising potential. The title of the photo and feature was fitting for her young talent: "Youth Movement."
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