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Kratt Chat: Get your MOVE ON!

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:22pm

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Get your MOVE ON!  From tradeshows, festivals to movie theatres, you will find us busting out everywhere!  The quickest move for me this month was my dash into Lake Superior.  Well, actually, the dash out was more like lightning speed.

Visit Cook County is all about “getting our MOVE on”.  One of the two most significant moves occurred mid-month when we joined forces with our Info Center team and moved them to the new office building.   A four month renovation project was completed and our new location promises to be more visible from Highway 61 and more spacious for our visitors.

While most of the crew stayed home and coordinated our Moose Madness Festival, a few of us hit the highway and headed south.  Jim Vick, Kjersti Vick and I traveled to the Mall of America for the Minnesota Ski and Snowboard Expo.  It was heartwarming and satisfying to hear from so many people regarding their love of our area.  They truly call Lutsen Mountains home.   Kjersti hit the road again the next week and attended the Windy City Ski Show  in Champlain (Chicago) Illinois.  She is young and can do these back to back weekends which are extremely fun but very exhausting.

At the end of the month, the administrative team bid farewell to the Mayhew Building and MOVED to the heart of downtown.  Visit Cook County and the Information Center are all part of one big team located at 116 W. Highway 61 (the old Gunflint Realty Building).  I figure if I describe our location as the “old Gunflint Realty” AND NOT “right next to the Dairy Queen”, I might forget that a DQ Blizzard is literally 20 feet away.

Please make sure to mark your calendars for:

Visit Cook County – Open House

Wednesday, December 10th

3:00 to 5:00pm

Kjersti, Anna and I will be packing our bags and taking Cook County to the metro once again. You’ll find us wearing our moose horns and talking up a storm at the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo  on November 21, 22, and 23.  If you are visiting Minneapolis, please stop by and see us.    We will be joined by many area businesses who have found this show to be an opportunity not to be missed.

Visit Cook County will also be a part of (for the first time ever) the Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show in Duluth on December 12, 13, and 14 .  Just the name of this the show was screaming to me “you need to be here”!

In other exciting news, Lutsen Mountains opened for the 2014-15 season on Saturday. It was a beautiful sunny weekend with great man made snow. Open weekends until December, you can now get your move on down the slopes!

And last but not least, the coolest thing ever – our winter video will be part of pre-viewing in select theatres across the metro during the holiday season.  The 15 second winter video clip will hit 57 screens more than 12,000 times from November 14 through January 8th.    You will find us at the following theaters:

  • Showplace ICON at the West End – Minneapolis
  • Mall of America – Minneapolis
  • Rosedale 14, St. Paul
  • Eagan 16, Eagan



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