Register to Attend the SMTA Meeting in Mankato March 1-2, 2017 


Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM CST
Thursday March 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM CST

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Blue Earth County Historical Society 
424 Warren St.
Mankato, MN 56001

Driving Directions 


Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

Address: 20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato MN 56001

Room Block Rate:  $119/ea

Use the hotel group name SMTA when calling to make your reservation 507-344-1111. 

When prompted dial '0' to reach the Mankato Hilton Garden Inn front desk and be sure to mention group name SMTA when making your reservation. 

To qualify for this room rate, reservations must be made by Feb. 17, 2017. 


Lisa Havelka 
Southern Minnesota Tourism Association 

             Southern Minnesota Tourism Association Meeting                       

Wednesday, March 1

Noon-4 p.m. SMTA Executive Marketing Meeting 

**Vendors are asked to refrain from attending the Marketing Meetings, unless asked to be on the official Marketing Meeting Agenda.**  

Wednesday Afternoon Community FAM & Networking Dinner

4:30 p.m. Kato Escape Room Challenge - $10/per person, please pay at the door.      MAX: 20 People              Address:  619 S. Front Street    Mankato, MN 56001                                                                                                        
**There is on-street parking available and a couple smaller parking lots nearby. Otherwise, Kato Escape is a 0.3-mile walk from the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, where there is a large parking ramp.**

6:30 p.m. Dinner at Number 4 Restaurant                                                                                                           Address: 124 E. Walnut St.    Mankato, MN 56001

Thursday, March 2 - SMTA Board Meeting

Meeting Location: Blue Earth County Historical Society                                                                                                                                  Address: 606 S. Broad St., Mankato, MN 56001                                                                                                          
8:30 a.m. Meeting Registration & Light Breakfast *                                                                                            *Registration is $25/ea - please pay cash or check at the door to Visit Mankato.

9:00 a.m. Meeting Start & Introductions

9:30 a.m. Tourism Roundtable - How to Work with Travel Bloggers  

11:45 a.m. Lunch and Door Prizes
Lunch will include a choice of sandwiches, soup or poteggo salad, dessert and beverages. 

Noon Lunch & Educational Speaker -  Chris Willaert, Visit Mankato Sports Commission  
                         - How to work with sporting events while maximizing your tourism opportunities                                                                                                               


 Bring a tourism colleague to SMTA!   Or email the name/email of a local attraction, event planner, or neighboring community that would benfit from becoming involved with SMTA.