Meeting/Event Information

VENUE CHANGE! April 2019 NACE Meeting!

April 03, 2019
5:00 PM CDT - 8:00 PM CDT
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The Van Dusen Mansion
1900 Lasalle Ave
Minneapolis , MN 55403

*** Venue Change: Summit Manor is unavailable next week to host us as they need to focus on a few building maintenance items with all of the Spring weather we have had. We are so excited that Mintahoe also has The Van Dusen Mansion, which will be our meeting host venue next week! We apologzie for the shift in location, but are truly thrilled that we are able to relocated to another historic venue for this event! ***



Twin Cities NACE invites you to a night of education on some of Minnesota's most well known historic venues. There are many details that you don't think about when working in a historic venue. The panel discussion will help us learn the following:

  • What defines a venue as historic
  • How does a historic venue change the approach in F&B
  • How to sell a space that is not the "newest" or "most green" or doesn't even have AC!
  • What clients need to know when using a historic venue
  • Operational challenges and benefits
  • How to stand out against other style venues

Meet the venue:

The host venue for the program The Van Dusen Mansion. This is an iconic venue in the Twin Cities and is also managed by that Mintahoe Catering and Events!

About The Van Dusen Mansion:

The Van Dusen Mansion was built in 1892 for George Washington Van Dusen and his wife, Nancy.   Mr. Van Dusen was an entrepreneur who founded Minnesota's first and most prosperous grain firm in 1883.   After Mr. Van Dusen passed away, his estate remained in the family for decades.   In the 1940s it was sold and began serving a variety of commercial uses. Many years later the property was abandoned. In 1994, a city permit was issued to demolish the grand, historic structure.   As fate would have it, two weeks before the demolition was to begin a heroic investor swept in, bought the property, and initiated an epic three year restoration project. Thanks to a brilliant architect, tireless craftspeople and tremendous resources, the Van Dusen Mansion was restored to its original splendor and earned distinction on the National Register of Historic Places.

Meeting Details:

5:00PM - Reception and Registration

6:00PM - Welcome and NACE Updates

6:15PM - Dinner + Panel Discussion

7:30PM - End of Panel Discussion

8:00PM - Event End

Meet the Historic Venue Expert Panel:

Linda DeRoode | Director of Cultural Programming | Germanic American Institute

Nicole McMahon | Event Center Director | Minnesota Humanities Center

Jessica Sutherland | Program Supervisor | James J. Hill House 


$45.00 - Member Tickets

$50.00 - Associate Member Ticket (Guest of a Member)

$60.00 - Guest Ticket

Thank you to our creative partners!

Housekeeping Notes:

Cancellation/No-Show Policy:  Cancellations received five business days prior to the event are refunded the registration fee.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations recieved five business days prior to the event.  No-Shows will be invoiced for any unpaid registration fees.  We enforce this policy in respect to our guaranteed counts to our sponsors, vendors and venues.  

Mailing Address 
TwinCities NACE
100 South 1st Street
P.O. Box 580365
Minneapolis, MN 55401



$45.00 Member Ticket
$55.00 after 05:00 pm March 27

$50.00 Associate Member - Same Company
$60.00 after 05:00 pm March 27

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$70.00 after 05:00 pm March 27

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June 05, 2019
5:00 PM CDT - 8:00 PM CDT

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
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