We know we were a bit quiet this summer – because we were up to big things! Over the past few months, we’ve celebrated award wins and (in-person!) client events, gathered as a team for professional development, took a trip to Duluth together and much more! Here is a snapshot of our summer highlight reel!
Strive Bookstore Grand Opening
Strive Bookstore, the Black-owned community publisher and bookstore in downtown Minneapolis, officially celebrated its presence with food, art and live readings from its published authors. We were honored to coordinate media outreach and coverage surrounding the grand opening, inclusive literature and inspirational founder.
While part of our team regularly spends time in our Duluth office, this summer, our whole Bellmont Partners crew hopped on a bus and headed north for a fun-filled day of professional development and bonding. This included stops at some Duluth favorites along with 90s trivia and snacks (celebrating our anniversary of being founded in August 1996!) – and plenty of blue sky and sunshine!
MSPBJ Best Places to Work
Companies from all around the Twin Cities gathered at Topgolf to celebrate the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2022 Best Places to Work honorees. The award recognizes companies for their workplace culture and benefits, and we were grateful to make the list for the fifth time!
Mall of America
We had the privilege of helping Mall of America (MOA) celebrate its 30th birthday! MOA celebrated its decades of innovation by hosting a week-long STEAM event and robotics competition for thousands of youths from across the globe. And of course, what’s a birthday without a party? Our team had a blast celebrating together.
Alongside our client, the city of Duluth, and our partners at Lawrence & Schiller, we supported the launch of an updated Visit Duluth website. We love how the refreshed site turned out, and think Duluth visitors will, too! We also worked with journalists and social media influencers on planning and coordinating their Duluth itineraries, and we enjoyed sending these folks on journeys across the entire city.
Live Your Healthy Lyfe
Live Your Healthy Lyfe was a block party event by the Northside community for the Northside community and beyond. The one-day, free festival was designed to provide Black residents with additional accessibility to and awareness of area health resources. We were thrilled to be part of the event from the beginning, helping with planning, securing sponsors, design and media relations.
Digi-Key Product Distribution Center Ribbon Cutting
Client Digi-Key Electronics celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting for their Product Distribution Center expansion in Thief River Falls, which officially enlarged the company’s headquarters’ footprint by 2.2 million square feet, making it one of the 10 largest warehouses in North America. Our team coordinated the media presence at the event, which resulted in excellent local, North American and trade coverage of the milestone event.
Trimble Insight Technology Conference
Members of our Technology Practice Group were onsite in Orlando to support client Trimble Transportation at its Insight Tech Conference + Expo. The team scheduled and staffed media interviews, an executive roundtable with media and podcast recordings, resulting in positive event and company coverage in industry trade publications.
Minnesota State Fair: Princess Kay of the Milky Way, The Dairy Goodness Bar & All You Can Drink Milk Stand
We once again worked with Midwest Dairy, promoting all things dairy at the Minnesota State Fair. Our team secured media coverage for the Princess Kay program, Flavor of the Fair, Dairy Goodness Bar and All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand, including stories in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Minnesota State Fair: Second Harvest Heartland
Hunger is often reflected in data and numbers, but it’s such a human experience – everyone’s story matters and deserves to be told. Client Second Harvest Heartland debuted its Story Harvest Booth, created by Street Factory, as part of MPR Day at the Fair. We managed the creation of the booth in the weeks leading up to the fair and helped fairgoers record their hunger and food stories.
Minnesota State Fair: Bluestone Physician Services
Client Bluestone Physician Services, is Minnesota’s largest primary care provider in assisted living and group homes. We secured a segment for one of their physicians on FOX 9 at the Fair to talk about the hundreds of memory tests they were administering to fairgoers.
Minnesota State Fair: Minnesota Wine Country
Cheers to another great year for the Minnesota Wine Country booth at the Minnesota State Fair, coordinating media segments and daily education presentations.
Whew! And that’s just a sampling of what has kept us busy over the past few months. Thanks to all our clients and partners for the opportunities to work on these projects – we’re looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring!