Welcome to the McNamara Alumni Center blog! We’re excited to begin sharing with event planners advice, observations and delights about the event industry from our unique perspective. We recently compiled McNamara’s 2016 year-end event statistics. Here’s why we think we have lots to talk about and share with planners:
- In 2016, 860 meetings and events took place in our 10-room, 36,000 sq. ft conference center.
- The top three kinds of events we facilitated were meetings (106), conferences (54), dinners (48).
- 56 wedding receptions occurred here in 2016.
- 94,000 guests attended events at McNamara.
Those on our team who love numbers produced some other interesting facts:
- 3,200 hours were spent setting up and tearing down events by our 10-member student crew.
- Nearly 40 hours of events are held each week outside of Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm—that’s the equivalent of a full-time job.
- Finally, a fact we’re most proud of: Our 7-member team received an average 4.9 out of 5 in 277 customer satisfaction surveys.
These event stats have launched a new ad campaign for McNamara that we’re calling Unparalleled Expertise. Look for those ads starting to run in Minnesota Meetings & Events magazine and other industry resources. In the meantime, if you have an upcoming conference, gala or other special event, know that you can trust the event experts at McNamara Alumni Center.