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WHAT’S HAPPENING: EVENTS, EVENTS, EVENTS

Autumn has arrived in the Twin Cities and with that comes a flurry of client events. Since events are really our sweet spot, we wanted to share a few things we are proud to have been a part of:

Ski season is fast approaching and the ninth annual Explore Minnesota Slopes Ski & Snowboard Expo at Mall of America in October gave active Minnesotans the opportunity to get into the spirit of the season by visiting the booths of more than a dozen ski hills from around the state as well as area retailers and businesses.

Autumn has arrived in the Twin Cities and with that comes a flurry of client events. Since events are really our sweet spot, we wanted to share a few things we are proud to have been a part of:

Ski season is fast approaching and the ninth annual Explore Minnesota Slopes Ski & Snowboard Expo at Mall of America in October gave active Minnesotans the opportunity to get into the spirit of the season by visiting the booths of more than a dozen ski hills from around the state as well as area retailers and businesses.

Greater Twin Cities United Way’s Women United is hosting the seventh annual Flight of Fashion benefit event on November 3 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Aria. This year’s theme is The Unstoppable Collection, referencing women’s ability to have a significant impact on their community via donating and volunteering. Guests can expect to see the latest fashions as well as hear inspiring stories of strength and kindness from women in our community. Produced by Minneapolis-based style expert Grant Whittaker, the show will feature CEOs and recipients of some of United Way’s agency partners. As always, 100% of the proceeds of this signature stylish event fund Women United programs that support school success for children and financial stability for women. Info: www.gtcuw.org/fof.

New to the Twin Cities is the shopping extravaganza known as Holiday Boutique, produced by Marketplace Events. This fun and festive shopping experience will take place November 11-13 at U.S. Bank Stadium, bringing together exclusive, high-quality vendors and artisan designers. Expect to see the latest styles, trends, jewelry, gifts, children’s items and gourmet foods with more than 200 exhibitors and an estimated 25,000 shoppers. Buy tickets and learn more at MinneapolisHolidayBoutique.com.

Also in November will be the sixth annual Charlie Awards, a showcase for our local food and beverage community, November 13 at the Pantages Theatre. This year’s Charlies will also salute area farmers and their contributions to the industry. The event emcees will be Joy Summers and Jason DeRusha, food editors for Minnesota Monthly. Tickets are available at charliesexceptionale.com; at the box offices of the State, Orpheum and Pantages theatres; or at any Ticketmaster outlet. 

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WHAT’S HAPPENING: GIRLS IN AVIATION DAY 2016

Things will really be flying high on September 24 when the Minnesota Chapter of Stars of the North, Women in Aviation launches Girls in Aviation Day 2016 at the St. Paul Airport. Sponsored by our client, Subway® (among many other companies), this event is designed to bring the passion, exploration, learning and excitement of aviation and aerospace to the next generation of aviation enthusiasts. Girls and boys are welcome to attend this free event to learn what it’s like to have a career in the aviation and aerospace industry

Things will really be flying high on September 24 when the Minnesota Chapter of Stars of the North, Women in Aviation launches Girls in Aviation Day 2016 at the St. Paul Airport. Sponsored by our client, Subway® (among many other companies), this event is designed to bring the passion, exploration, learning and excitement of aviation and aerospace to the next generation of aviation enthusiasts. Girls and boys are welcome to attend this free event to learn what it’s like to have a career in the aviation and aerospace industry

Girls in Aviation Day 2016 will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will feature two special guests: former U.S. Army Black Hawk pilot Elizabeth McCormick as the guest speaker, and KARE-11’s Belinda Jensen, who will be reading from her book series, Bel the Weather Girl.

While this is a free event, registration is requested:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-in-aviation-day-attendees-tickets-26112582437

Please share the news of this event to the aviation loving boys and girls in your life; hope to see you there!

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WHAT’S HAPPENING: BRIDGEWATER BANK

Everyone loves a good visual before and after, right? We had the opportunity to be a part of one when we were approached by Bridgewater Bank with the assignment of refreshing the bank’s outdoor billboards, bus bench ads, and backlit Skyway ads. The goal of the ad refresh was to promote Bridgewater’s small bank approach and speak to both of their commercial and personal banking audiences, as well as demonstrate how they differ from large, impersonal banks.

Everyone loves a good visual before and after, right? We had the opportunity to be a part of one when we were approached by Bridgewater Bank with the assignment of refreshing the bank’s outdoor billboards, bus bench ads, and backlit Skyway ads. The goal of the ad refresh was to promote Bridgewater’s small bank approach and speak to both of their commercial and personal banking audiences, as well as demonstrate how they differ from large, impersonal banks.

Our creative team designed several concepts that got to the heart of Bridgewater Bank’s strengths. Our result: a headline of “BIG BANKS? NO THANKS.” teamed with a bold, yet clean and streamlined design that was a major crowd pleaser.

The shiny new ads have spurred a great deal of positive feedback, engaging both current and potential new customers for the bank – and for Nemer Fieger, as this project has led to a handful of new opportunities with Bridgewater.

We’ll be honest - it’s a thrill to drive down Excelsior Boulevard and see one of the newly designed billboards near our office in St. Louis Park.

Ok, we’ll stop talking now and simply let the images prove our point.

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CELEBRATING OUR (REAL) POWER 50 PRESIDENT!

People win awards every day, but when it’s your President who brings home the hardware? Well, it’s clearly a red letter day! And that’s precisely what happened recently when our very own J. Marie Fieger won Minnesota Business magazine’s The (Real) Power 50.

In its fourth year, The (Real) Power recognizes those passionate business leaders who know how to take charge, network with a purpose, and get things done. The nominees are chosen by the award’s Alumni, as well as the magazine’s trusted partners and business leaders.

People win awards every day, but when it’s your President who brings home the hardware? Well, it’s clearly a red letter day! And that’s precisely what happened recently when our very own J. Marie Fieger won Minnesota Business magazine’s The (Real) Power 50.

In its fourth year, The (Real) Power recognizes those passionate business leaders who know how to take charge, network with a purpose, and get things done. The nominees are chosen by the award’s Alumni, as well as the magazine’s trusted partners and business leaders.

Honorees attended an event at the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America, with a night of drinks, dinner, and celebration. Each honoree was also listed in the May issue of Minnesota Business magazine.

J. Marie credits her father Jim for teaching her to navigate the tricky yet rewarding ropes of advertising , along with the importance of tendering key relationships with clients of all sizes. 

We at Nemer Fieger are thrilled to know the Twin Cities recognizes our President in such an honorable way. Her benevolent spirit and indefatigable work spirit inspire us every day. Congrats J. Marie!

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NEMER FIEGER OUT AND ABOUT

As we’ve previously noted on this blog, Nemer Fieger has a definite soft spot for volunteering. It’s really important to us to get out and love on our Twin Cities, and we always end up feeling as though we personally gained just as much as the recipients.

As we’ve previously noted on this blog, Nemer Fieger has a definite soft spot for volunteering. It’s really important to us to get out and love on our Twin Cities, and we always end up feeling as though we personally gained just as much as the recipients.

Our most recent volunteer gig took us to the Mall of America for One Walk, the world’s largest Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk anywhere. There were more than 20,000 walkers at MOA supporting the JDRF to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. 

In addition to walking more laps than we could count around the Mall, the Nemer Fieger team exceeded our fund raising goal and helped break the JDRF goal by raising over $1.6 million for the Minnesota chapter. Hats off to the JDRF for an incredible event and the Nemer Fieger Team for setting the bar higher for next year’s 25th One Walk Anniversary!

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What’s Happening: Charlie Awards

November is the month of food (thanks for that, Thanksgiving), and one of our favorite times of the year due to the Charlie Awards. In its fifth year, this event showcases our local independent food and beverage community, and recognizes the exceptional contribution of the Twin Cities metro area restaurant, food, and beverage industry. Nemer Fieger’s charge was to garner pre and post publicity for the event, as well as secure media partnerships.

November is the month of food (thanks for that, Thanksgiving), and one of our favorite times of the year due to the Charlie Awards. In its fifth year, this event showcases our local independent food and beverage community, and recognizes the exceptional contribution of the Twin Cities metro area restaurant, food, and beverage industry. Nemer Fieger’s charge was to garner pre and post publicity for the event, as well as secure media partnerships.

This year’s Charlie Awards was on November 15 at the Pantages Theatre, hosted by Kieran Folliard and Thomasina Petrus. The entertainment-packed show was well-attended and included a Minnesota Monthly After Party and a Chefs’ Dinner.  A portion of the proceeds benefitted Open Arms of Minnesota, the only nonprofit organization in the state that cooks and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutritional needs of individuals living with life-threatening illnesses.

Drum roll, please…here are this year’s winners:

Lifetime Achievement: Molly Broder

Community Hero: Seth Bixby Daugherty

Outstanding Chef: Marshall Paulsen

Emerging Food Professional: Thomas Kim

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Karyn Tomlinson

Outstanding Restaurant Service: The Corner Table

Outstanding Restaurant: Spoon and Stable

Outstanding Restaurant Design: The Commodore Bar and Restaurant

Outstanding Bartender: Robb Jones

Outstanding Beverage Program: GYST Fermentation Bar

Outstanding Food Truck: Tatanka

Outstanding Local Craft Brew: 300 IPA by Fulton Beer

 

Congrats, cheers & bottoms up!

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Nemer Fieger New News

It’s been a wild and crazy autumn around Nemer Fieger and we’re having great fun working on lots of client events and projects. In between all that, we’ve been fortunate to participate in several new business presentations, and are proud to announce our new relationship with Running Aces Casino & Racetrack. Based in Columbus, Minnesota, this premier card room and entertainment destination has live harness horse racing in the summer, and gambling, entertainment, and cuisine year round.

It’s been a wild and crazy autumn around Nemer Fieger and we’re having great fun working on lots of client events and projects. In between all that, we’ve been fortunate to participate in several new business presentations, and are proud to announce our new relationship with Running Aces Casino & Racetrack. Based in Columbus, Minnesota, this premier card room and entertainment destination has live harness horse racing in the summer, and gambling, entertainment, and cuisine year round. Nemer Fieger will provide media buying and planning, as well as media relations and consulting for Running Aces. Check them out at www.runaces.com.

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NEMER FIEGER OUT AND ABOUT

We work hard here at Nemer Fieger, but that’s not all we do. Being entrenched in our community and giving back is a solid passion of ours, and we’re so lucky to have the support of our executives, who not only encourage all of us to get out and volunteer during the workday, but also join right along.

We work hard here at Nemer Fieger, but that’s not all we do. Being entrenched in our community and giving back is a solid passion of ours, and we’re so lucky to have the support of our executives, who not only encourage all of us to get out and volunteer during the workday, but also join right along.

Once a quarter, we choose a volunteer opportunity that helps out a local non-profit. This time it was “A Celebration of Sorts,” a collaboration of Arc’s Value Village and Greater Twin Cities United Way. We spent the morning at the Minnesota State Fair’s Dairy Building sorting semi-truckloads worth of Halloween costumes. You can imagine the fun that ensued. Click the camera icon to see our smiling faces and delightful wares.

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A TASTY WORLD RECORD

Our clients often tell us we go the extra mile for them and it’s true. We put a lot of brainpower, strategy, and nose-to-the-grindstone work into all of our projects. And sometimes, all of that effort pays off in an unusual way, such as it did when we helped SUBWAY® break a Guinness World Record recently.

Our clients often tell us we go the extra mile for them and it’s true. We put a lot of brainpower, strategy, and nose-to-the-grindstone work into all of our projects. And sometimes, all of that effort pays off in an unusual way, such as it did when we helped SUBWAY® break a Guinness World Record recently.

It’s true, Nemer Fieger employees Barb and Tom were a part of history August 1 along with 1,481 other nimble-fingered folks at the recent 2015 SUBWAY® Convention in Las Vegas, breaking the Guinness World Record for “Most People Making Sandwiches Simultaneously.”

The event was a part of celebrating SUBWAY’S® 50th anniversary this year, with all of the sandwiches being donated to the Salvation Army.

“Around the world each and every day, SUBWAY® prides itself on making great tasting, affordable, made-to-order sandwiches,” said SUBWAY® President Suzanne Greco, who accepted the World Record certificate from Guinness World Records adjudicator Michael Empric. “We are extremely proud of the dedication shown by the entire SUBWAY® family by coming together to participate in this record-breaking event, as it signifies our commitment to our customers as we prepare to celebrate our golden anniversary.”

Other participants in this record-breaking event included SUBWAY®franchisees, Sandwich Artists, Development Agents, vendors, and other suppliers.

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CALLING ALL ADVENTURE SEEKERS! GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER FOR THE BIG WIFF

We need to make the most of every summer day here in Minnesota, and trust me, we do. One way is via the fourth annual Popsicle’s The BIG WIFF, a wiffle ball tournament benefiting the Miracle League of Minnesota. This super fun event takes place on Saturday, August 22, in Blaine, Brainerd and Minnetonka, and the championship tournament is Sunday, August 23, at the Minnetonka Miracle League field.

 

We need to make the most of every summer day here in Minnesota, and trust me, we do. One way is via the fourth annual Popsicle’s The BIG WIFF, a wiffle ball tournament benefiting the Miracle League of Minnesota. This super fun event takes place on Saturday, August 22, in Blaine, Brainerd and Minnetonka, and the championship tournament is Sunday, August 23, at the Minnetonka Miracle League field.

 

Popsicle’s The BIG WIFF is a benefit for the Miracle League of Minnesota, a non-profit organization that provides kids who have challenges with the opportunity to play baseball. Miracle League fields are custom-designed to accommodate wheelchairs and walking devices while preventing injuries.

 

Wiffle ball is easy and fun, especially with no base running. Previous experience is not necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Teams of all ages, from 2-92 years old, can register to participate in The BIG WIFF tournament by the deadline of August 17, 2015 at www.thebigwiff.com. Prizes will be awarded for Best Team Costumes.

 

On Saturday, August 22, beginning at 10 a.m., teams of three to five people will play in a round-robin tournament at three fields across Minnesota:

 

Blaine: Ivy Hills Park, 1150 Paul Parkway

Brainerd: Memorial Park, 1700 Mill Avenue

Minnetonka: Bennett Park, 3717 County Road 101

 

Join us as we celebrate summer – and the Miracle League of Minnesota!

 

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