The 2021 MMBA Annual
Conference will be held on Saturday, September 25 ‒ Tuesday,
September 28, at Arrowwood Resort, in Alexandria, Minnesota.
Combine homegrown talent,
charisma, compassion, and boundless enthusiasm for sports in a
hardworking, six-foot six-inch package and you’ve got Mark Rosen. Mark
is an iconic Minnesota sports director, anchor and reporter who has been
covering Minnesota sports for more than four decades.
Exploring Beer Cocktails
As craft beer continues its sudsy explosion, the abundance of new
product has also yielded a freedom to experiment, resulting in
innovations in the field of the “beer cocktail.”
cocktails are exactly what they sound like: some style of beer mixed
with other ingredients to produce a finished, balanced drink.
Led by Tattersall Distillery, explore the world of cocktails using beer
as a main ingredient, including various cocktail concepts with different
Loss Control: How
to Save Money on Your Insurance Costs
Insurance is a transfer of a portion of risk and should be viewed that
way. You can reduce your upfront costs by assuming more of the back end
risk and vice versa. Howard Beck from Illinois Casualty Insurance will
present real life claims stories to illustrate the importance of this
Succeeding in the 2021
2021 MMBA Facility
Award entries will be presented to inspire and educate attendees on
successful initiatives from operations around the state.
as traveled the world helping people sharpen professional skills to take
them to the next stage of their development.
Before the Brainstorm: If your organization doesn’t continually develop
groundbreaking ideas, you risk falling behind. Learn the process for
creating creative, market-disruptive, profitable ideas.
Next Stage Leadership: Learn what really makes your employees or
co-workers tick so you can inspire them to be their best.
Creating Drama Free Work and Home Environments
Through Resilient Relationships and Stress Reduction Tips
Imagine what it would be like to live and work without all the
relationship stress that we have going on around us. Imagine what it
would be like if we learned some ways to be proactive in approaching
stressful circumstances versus being reactive.
In this humorous and engaging session we will focus on how to improve
connection / interpersonal relationships, how to develop effective
communication skills and learn ways to develop relationship resilience
and personal resilience.
In her roles as a motivational
storyteller and engaging Amazon Top 100 author, Jen McDonough (aka The
Iron Jen) works with high-stress and service- oriented organizations and
associations to cultivate resilient team members who can walk through
Bar Success Stories
and Package Store Success Stories (Concurrent Sessions)
Both sessions will examine current industry trends and issues.
Management Ideas to Embrace in 2020
Today, more than ever, shaping how an organization ticks and how
employees function within are top priorities for a manager.
In this seminar, MMBA Conference favorite Jim Langemo will explore:
Leadership issues all managers face and how to
How to find and develop your personal leadership
Your role in team performance and how to maximize
The basics of hiring, discipline and firing
Special Bartender Training
(Limited to the first 25 participants)
session is designed for front-line bartending staff.
Presented by Diageo, the focus will be on Speed & Efficiency; including
workstation setup and prioritizing tasks, transitioning to perfectly
served drinks and upselling, including hands on training in making
Following the focus on spirits, there will be
exploration of beer styles from ingredients to production to taste.
This special half-day afternoon training does not require a
There will also be great
educational tasting dinners, an alcohol awareness training, Vendor
Showcase and time to have fun and develop relationships with other
attendees & industry representatives