Northern Lights Chapter

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About Us

The Northern Lights Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals was founded in September 1997 as the 25th Chapter of SGMP by Jennifer Edone (Kahler Hotel, Rochester), Stephanie Grimaldi (St. Paul CVB), Jo Maniaci (Office of Special Events & Planning, State of MN), Marsha Signorelli (Duluth CVB), Judy Nichols (Regal Minneapolis Hotel), Roger Williams (MN Department of Children, Family, and Learning), and Bob Easton (Bloomington CVB). 

The Chapter is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and serves the needs of federal, state, and local government meeting professionals in the state of Minnesota. We hold networking and professional development meetings on a monthly basis to support the mission and goals of SGMP. 



Chapter Meetings & Events

SGMP Northern Lights hosts monthly meetings and events to offer education, professional development, and networking opportunities to our chapter members. You can view and register for chapter events on the SGMP National Events Calendar. Click the button below and select the "Northern Lights" category to view only chapter events. View all upcoming events on our Chapter Events page.


Chapter Newsletter

SGMP Northern Lights publishes a quarterly newsletter, delivered by email to our chapter members. 


Chapter Sponsors

SGMP Northern Lights is grateful for the many sponsors who help to support our work! Sponsors support our monthly networking and professional development meetings. Thank you!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Visit Greater St. Cloud    Courtyard by Marriott    Bloomington CVB    Minnesota Humanities Center
Duluth    Renaissance    Great Wolf Lodge