2019 Capstone Sales Meeting

July 23-26, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Registration Overview


Welcome to Capstone’s registration website for the Sales Meeting, July 23-26, 2019! This year, we will gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The plans are in the works to make this the most successful and inspiring meeting yet. We are looking forward to launching Fall 2019 with new products, selling strategies, and tools to help you be even more successful and competitive in the marketplace.

Please complete the registration no later than Monday, May 20th. After you register, a representative from Remarkable Journeys will contact you by email to make your flight arrangements. Due to the high cost of airline fares, we have asked Remarkable Journeys to book the most cost effective flights. We appreciate your understanding to help us keep our costs in order.

As in the past, we have an exciting and full meeting scheduled. A final agenda and your travel documents will be sent to you prior to the meeting.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!


For program questions, please email:

Criste Cossi and
Emma Cahill Marron at salesops@capstonepub.com

Please click on the button below for Frequently Asked Questions:

Please register by:

Monday, May 20

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hotel: The Sheraton Bloomington
Address:
5601 W 78th St,
Bloomington, MN
55439
Phone: 952-835-1900
Visit Hotel Website

Itinerary & Hotel/Area Overview

Please review the trip itinerary and hotel overview before completing the registration form.

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Itinerary

Monday, July 22
Optional – Early Arrivals for Mankato Visit

Note: Guests who choose to come a day early will be responsible for their hotel costs, but Capstone will cover the rest – meals and transportation to and from the warehouse and headquarters in Mankato on the 23rd!


Tuesday, July 23:
Optional Mankato Visit, Arrival Day, Welcome Reception and Awards Dinner at the Hotel

Mankato visit for those who arrived yesterday: 
7:30am: Depart Minneapolis by van
9:00 – 10:00am: Tour the Warehouse
10:30am – 12:00pm: Tour the Mankato Office
12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch in Mankato
1:15pm: Depart Mankato for Minneapolis
2:30: Arrive to The Sheraton Bloomington Hotel

Today’s Arrivals:
This morning you will depart from your home city to Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP Airport). On arrival, transfer on your own via taxi/Uber/Lyft for the 15-25 minute transfer.

Check-in begins at 3:00pm.

3:00 – 5:00pm: Rep. Advisory Focus Group Meets – Baliff Conference Room
6:00 – 7:00pm: Welcome Reception – Garden Court
7:00 – 10:00pm: Awards Dinner – Bloomington Ballroom


Wednesday, July 24:
Meetings and Dinner in Minneapolis at the Calhoun Beach Club

7:00 – 8:00am: Breakfast at leisure – Garden Court
8:00 – 9:00am: Group welcome and meeting kickoff – Bloomington Ballroom
9:00 – 12:00pm: Breakout Meetings – Ames, Whalon, Pond, and Bloomington
12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch – Garden Court
1:00 – 3:50pm: Breakout Meetings – Ames, Whalon, Pond, and Bloomington
6:00pm: Buses depart for offsite dinner in Minneapolis
7:00 – 9:00pm: Casual Dinner at the Calhoun Beach Club


Thursday, July 25:
Meetings and Dinner at the Hotel Restaurant, Lela

7:30 – 8:30am: Breakfast at leisure – Garden Court
8:30 – 9:00am: Group Meets, Themes from the previous day – Bloomington Ballroom
9:00 – 12:00pm: Breakout Meetings – Ames, Whalon, Pond, and Bloomington
12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch – Garden Court
1:00 – 4:00pm: Breakout Meetings – Ames, Whalon, Pond, and Bloomington
7:00 – 9:00pm: Reception and Casual Dinner at Lela Restaurant in the hotel


Friday, July 26:
Departure Day

This morning, transfer by Uber/Lyft/Taxi to the airport for your flight home.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel

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Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm

Overview
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel offers world-class service and well-appointed hotel accommodations to make your stay unforgettable.Our newly-renovated hotel offers thoughtful amenities, 4-star service and a superior destination for business and leisure travel.

Explore Minneapolis and Bloomington from our convenient location near the Mall of America, Edina and Richfield. After a big day in the area, find relaxation in our spacious, pet-friendly rooms with ultra-comfortable Sheraton Signature Beds, flat-screen TVs, modern work spaces and complimentary high-speed internet access.

Enjoy world-class dining at our highly-rated, contemporary American restaurant, Lela.
In the morning, stay fit in our 24/7 Sheraton Fitness Center, or take a brisk jog in the surrounding areas.
Area Overview

Situated in the southeastern half of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul sit atop the bluffs of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. The Minneapolis metro area, flanking both banks of the Mississippi River, teems with Fortune 500 companies; a thriving music, art and theater scene; and professional sports teams.

Bloomington, a suburb 15 minutes south of downtown Minneapolis and 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul, is the site of the hugely popular Mall of America. Two other Minneapolis suburbs that draw visitors are Edina, for its upmarket boutiques and Southdale and Galleria shopping centers (about 15 minutes from downtown), and Shakopee, with its sprawling Valleyfair Amusement Park and Renaissance Festival, about 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.

Weather in July (Average)
High of 84° / Low of 64°


Sights: The Mall of America; St. Anthony Falls and the view of the Mississippi River from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail; the Victorian mansions on St. Paul’s Summit Avenue; the Spoonbridge and Cherry fountain and other works in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden; the Minnesota Zoo.

Museums: The ancient art collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; the modern sculpture collection at the Walker Art Center; early-20th-century art at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.

Memorable Meals: The contemporary Italian pasta bar at Bar la Grassa in the Warehouse District; diverse ethnic offerings along “Eat Street” (Nicollet Avenue); legendary pub fare at Anchor Fish and Chips.

Late Night: Dancing at First Avenue and Seventh Street Entry; jazz at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant.

Walks/Sports/Recreation: Walking the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail; taking in a game at Target Field; biking, skating or strolling around the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes—or kayaking across them.


Fun Facts:

The Twin Cities metropolis perennially leads the ranks of “most literate cities,” fueled by the writing talents of Judith Guest, Pulitzer-Prize-winner August Wilson, among other local literary talents.

In addition to Swedes and Norwegians, the Twin Cities also boast burgeoning Hispanic and Somali communities, as well as the largest concentration of Hmong immigrants in the U.S.

Minneapolis’ Mill City Museum is built from the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, once the world’s most modern and largest flour mill.

The first permanent crossing of the Mississippi River—completed in 1855—combined a bridge from what is now downtown Minneapolis to Nicollet Island with another from Nicollet Island to the river’s opposite bank.


History:

Native American tribes (Sioux, Ojibway and Dakotah) were the primary inhabitants of Minnesota until the late 1600s. In 1680, Louis Hennepin, a Belgian-born Catholic priest, visited the territory and began trading fur with the Native Americans. This marked the beginning of one of the area’s biggest industries.

In 1803, the region was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase, and in 1820, the government established Fort Snelling at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. The land to the east of the Mississippi River, which had been set aside as a government reservation, eventually became St. Paul, the capital. A village named after nearby St. Anthony Falls sprang up on the west bank of the Mississippi. Soldiers from Fort Snelling had constructed a sawmill and flour mill near the village, which became known as Minneapolis by the mid-1800s. Companies such as Cargill, Pillsbury and the forerunner of General Mills started milling grains in the city and delivered their products via the Mississippi River.

A mass immigration in the 1880s brought many of the current citizens’ Scandinavian relatives, who—cheered by the pine-hemmed lakes that looked like home—came to the region to take advantage of its iron-mining industry and the westward expansion of the railroad. In the 1920s and 1930s, St. Paul became a way station of sorts for gangsters throughout the Midwest. Local authorities welcomed John Dillinger, Al Capone, Kate “Ma” Barker and other notorious criminals as long as they agreed not to cause problems in town. This arrangement didn’t last long, however, and a series of shoot-outs between the FBI, Dillinger and members of Barker’s gang disrupted the relative peace of St. Paul in 1934.

After World War II, manufacturing increased, and the Twin Cities prospered. Minneapolis, which is the slightly larger city, is more industrial, but St. Paul maintains its share of manufacturing and high-technology companies. Together, the cities are considered the cultural and business hub of the upper Midwest.

Registration Overview

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Step 3: Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us or Remarkable Journeys if you have any questions about the meeting or your travel arrangements. But before you do, please check out our FAQ document. This file covers a wide range of questions we have received previously.

 

General Questions and Support

Katie Ricketson – Program Manager
Work phone: 952-224-9902, ext. 303
Fax: 952-224-9905
Email: katier@remarkablejourneys.com

Carrie Jackling
Work phone: 952-224-9902, ext. 304
Fax: 952-224-9905
Email: agent@remarkablejourneys.com

Airline Information/Ticketing

Nyla Bridges
Work phone: 608-399-1390
Email: traveldesignsbynyla@charter.net

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting!