2017 Local FGI Sponsors

Local Minneapolis / St. Paul FGI Event Sponsors



EMI Audio is family owned and has been in business since 1973. We are centrally located in Robbinsdale and our new building provides the home for our different departments including a 10,000 square foot showroom to demo rental and sale items. www.emiaudio.com
EMI Audio
Bistro 3.7.3

David Fhima comes back to Mpls. to take on The Forum
David Fhima has been busy working on the club level food service of Target Center, so really he's been back in Minneapolis for a while. In St. Paul he had closed his popular FACES on Mears Park earlier this year with a promise to remodel and relaunch it as a more French Bistro 3.7.3., but negotiations with the landlord fell through. 

Fhima has announced that he will be moving Bistro 3.7.3. to the epically gorgeous and famously difficult space known as The Forum Cafeteria (lastly Il Foro). Since there can't be a ton of remodeling changes to the historic space, he'll simply be reconfiguring the bar area (which is what everyone does) and one of the private dining rooms (adding a bakery/coffee shop, yay!). Fhima will be using it as a private event space for the coming months - Super Bowl, cough, cough...) before launching it as a full-fledged restaurant later this winter. Nothing but good luck to him, I want that space vital again. www.facebook.com/bistro373


 Bistro 3.7.3


Mall of America (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park featuring 27 rides; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America a 4D immersive flight adventure; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Café; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s longest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course. The Mall, a top American tourist and vacation destination, opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events annually, including concerts, book signings, celebrity meet-and-greets and community-focused cultural events. The Mall is also home to a 500-room Radisson Blu hotel, a 342-room JW Marriott hotel; office tower; grand entrance and more. Follow Mall  of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

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Max’s is a unique boutique, featuring a curated collection of fine artisan jewelry, gourmet chocolate confections from around the world, home décor and other gift items.  Max’s specializes in featuring items that are not available elsewhere in the Twin Cities and is the recipient of both local and national retail awards.  In July, Max’ was named Minnesota Bride magazine Editor’s Pick for Best Non-traditional wedding Rings for 2017. www.stylebymax.com


Max's Jewelry, Home, & Chocolate


Entourage Events Group

If Entourage Events Group is known for one thing it’s the non-stop energy and mind blowing production that’s needed for a social gathering. From formals to reunions & tailgates, when you’re ready to think big, think Entourage Events. www.entourageeventsgroup.com

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Mani Mela

Hana April Chughtai took her bridal business from her college dorm to a nationally recognized brand, pampering hundreds of exclusive clients each year.  

Mani Mela's innovative custom design approach to weddings has been sought after by luxury clients all across the United States.  In each of these exclusive experiences, our service is highly personal. www.manimela.com


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Dentistry by Design

Dentistry by Design is dedicated to bringing smiles to life, for people of all ages! Our Dental office offers the most advanced dental technology, years of experience and caring staff – all in a relaxing environment. Our multitude of dental services includes dental implants, teeth whitening, dental veneers, same day crowns, complete dental services, and many other services for your entire family. Dentistry by Design can ease the stress of the dental experience. Our friendly team knows just how to settle those butterflies and reassure you and your family that they are safe and will stay comfortable throughout the whole visit, a service we provide to help is sedation dentistry, which offers three different levels of effective and safe sedation. www.dbdmn.com
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MOD 22

Mod 22 is an event management and design agency with expertise in luxury event design, custom production, and management services.

Our design services include floral artistry, custom fabricated event pieces, and linen, furniture and centerpiece rentals.  Our expert management team will flawlessly oversee every detail, and execute every logistic of your event so you don't have to. www.somod22.com


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Hanshaw & Culbertson LLP
Great client service never goes out of style. Since 1934, the lawyers at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP have provided sophisticated legal advice and counsel, while valuing long-term client relationships and prioritizing contributions to their client’s success. Give Hinshaw a test drive at www.hinshawlaw.com or follow their news on Twitter @hinshaw. Questions? Contact FGI member and Partner in Hinshaw’s Minneapolis office, Annie Santos at asantos@hinshawlaw.com or at 612.333.3434.
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Evine (evine.com) is a multiplatform interactive digital commerce company that offers a mix of proprietary, exclusive and name brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience via television, online and mobile. Evine reaches more than 87 million cable and satellite television homes with entertaining content in a comprehensive digital shopping experience 24 hours a day.




June Resale - www.juneresale.com
Urban Eatery - www.myurbaneatery.com
Elixery - www.elixery.com
Art & Flowers Design Studio MN - www.artsflowersmn.com
Mademoiselle Meil - www.mademoisellemiel.com
Bryce Jermain/Kerastase - www.brycejermainsalon.com
Lili Spa Salon Galleria - www.lilisalonspa.com
Tess Tricia - Accent Bracelets - www.tessandtricia.com
Softline Brand Partners - www.softlinebrandpartners.com
Mall of America - www.mallofamerica.com
Dentistry by Design - www.dbdmn.com