We turn our attention to the NAM managers annual meeting and summer conference Aug. 4-7 in Minneapolis. Here is some information from conference chair Lisa Hills, executive director of the Minnesota Newspaper Association:
We’re staying downtown Minneapolis at the Kimpton Grand Hotel which is an easy jaunt from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. You can make reservations for the hotel by visiting their website: www.grandhotelminneapolis.com Please enter the code NEWSPA0805 in order to receive the group rate of $189. The room block cutoff date for all reservations is July 17.
For those driving, the hotel offers valet parking at $35 per day. Less expensive parking options are listed on the hotel website or you can call Lisa Hills.
Please let me know if I can help with local questions or arrangements. You can find out all about the Minneapolis/St. Paul area here: www.visit-twincities.com and www.minneapolis.org or visit www.exploreminnesota.com for statewide tourist information.
The weekend of August 7 is art fair weekend in Minneapolis; the largest one is the Uptown Art Fair: www.uptownartfair.com
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is dominated by Delta but served by most major carriers. The airport is just 10 miles from our downtown hotel, light rail, cabs and shuttle services are plentiful from the airport. All major car rental companies have operations at the airport as well. Parking downtown Minneapolis can be expensive.