Sponsor & Exhibitor Portal

MINNESOTA MONTHLY’S 10TH ANNUAL FINE SPIRITS CLASSIC

Date: June 16, 2022

Event Hours: 5:30 pm – 9 pm

Location: Machine Shop | 300 2nd St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Sponsor & Exhibitor Portal

Welcome to the Fine Spirits Classic Sponsor & Exhibitor Portal. Below you will find all the details needed to have a successful and enjoyable experience as a sponsor or exhibitor at the upcoming Fine Spirits Classic event.

Please click on the tabs below to review the associated information.

Beverage Sponsors & Exhibitors

If you are serving a beverage at the event, you need to submit the below information by the associated deadline in order to maximize your marketing and event experience.

Please click the orange header on each section below to access the form or document.

ITEMS 1-4 ARE REQUIRED:

1. SPONSOR LOGO AND WEBSITE (SPONSORS ONLY)

If you are a Sponsor of the event, please submit your company or organizations logo in .eps or .ai file type and your preferred website URL.

DUE: ASAP

2. TASTING NOTES SUBMISSION 

Please submit the list of products that you will be sampling at the event. These will be listed in the on-site tasting notes handed out to each guest at the event.

DUE: May 16, 2022

3. CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE 

Please submit a copy of your businesses comprehensive insurance policy (COI). Required for all sponsors and exhibitors. Please email it to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

DUE: June 10, 2022

4. ALCOHOL SAMPLING AGREEMENT: 

If you are going to be sampling an alcoholic beverage or will be adding alcohol to your non-alcoholic product, you must agree to the alcohol sampling agreement and the amount of product that can be poured per serving.

DUE: June 10, 2022

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES & DOCUMENTS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU AS A BEVERAGE SPONSOR OR EXHIBITOR ARE LISTED BELOW:

 

MINNEAPOLIS SHORT TERM FOOD PERMIT

If you plan to use ice or a garnish in your beverage samples, or make coffee or tea on-site, then you must fill out the Minneapolis Short Term Food Permit, and provide the complete form to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

I will submit the application to the City of Minneapolis, and will contact you if any additional information is needed. I will also pay the application fee.

NOTE: If you state on the application that your items are being prepared or stored in a Licensed Kitchen, they may ask you for the kitchen license and/or written approval to use the licensed commercial kitchen.

If you have a Seasonal Food Permit issued by the Minnesota Department of Health, please email it to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

DUE: May 30, 2022

Hand-Washing Stations: You are required to have hand washing supplies if you are securing a food permit. They are also available for rental (subject to availability) via the Show Service Order Form.

You are responsible for complying with all Minneapolis Health Department regulations of food items. Use the items below to make sure there are no issues at the event. The City of Minneapolis will have staff at the event. 

Food Vendor Checklist | Food Vendor Guidelines | Environmentally Acceptable Serving Products

MN REVENUE OPERATOR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE FORM (ST-19)

If you are going to sell any prepackaged non-alcoholic beverage, or sell your brand swag (t-shirts, stickers, etc.) at the event. You must submit an ST-19 form. Please email it to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

DUE: June 10, 2022

Food Sponsors & Exhibitors

If you are serving a food sample at the event, you need to submit the below information by the associated deadline in order to maximize your marketing and event experience.

Please click the orange header on each section below to access the form or document.

ITEMS 1-3 ARE REQUIRED:

1. SPONSOR LOGO AND WEBSITE (SPONSORS ONLY)

If you are a Sponsor of the event, please submit your company or organizations logo in .eps or .ai file type and your preferred website URL.

DUE: ASAP

2. MINNEAPOLIS SHORT TERM FOOD PERMIT

If you are serving food at the event, then you must fill out the Minneapolis Short Term Food Permit, and provide the complete form to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

I will submit the application to the City of Minneapolis, and will contact you if any additional information is needed. I will also pay the application fee.

NOTE: If you state on the application that your items are being prepared or stored in a Licensed Kitchen, they may ask you for the kitchen license and/or written approval to use the licensed commercial kitchen.

If you have a Seasonal Food Permit issued by the Minnesota Department of Health, please email it to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

DUE: May 30, 2022

Hand-Washing Stations: You are required to have hand washing supplies if you are securing a food permit. They are also available for rental (subject to availability) via the Show Service Order Form.

You are responsible for complying with all Minneapolis Health Department regulations of food items. Use the items below to make sure there are no issues at the event. The City of Minneapolis will have staff at the event. 

Food Vendor Checklist | Food Vendor Guidelines | Environmentally Acceptable Serving Products

3. CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE 

Please submit a copy of your businesses comprehensive insurance policy (COI). Required for all sponsors and exhibitors. Please email it to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

DUE: June 10, 2022

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES & DOCUMENTS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU AS A FOOD SPONSOR OR EXHIBITOR ARE LISTED BELOW:

 

MN REVENUE OPERATOR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE FORM (ST-19)

If you are going to sell any prepackaged non-alcoholic beverage, or sell your brand swag (t-shirts, stickers, etc.) at the event. You must submit an ST-19 form. Please email it to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

DUE: June 10, 2022

Retail / Services Sponsors & Exhibitors

If you are a retail or services sponsor or exhibitor at the event, you need to submit the below information by the associated deadline in order to maxamize your marketing and event experience.

Please click the orange header on each section below to access the form or document.

ITEMS 1-2 ARE REQUIRED:

1. SPONSOR LOGO AND WEBSITE (SPONSORS ONLY)

If you are a Sponsor of the event, please submit your company or organizations logo in .eps or .ai file type and your preferred website URL.

DUE: ASAP

2. CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE 

Please submit a copy of your businesses comprehensive insurance policy (COI). Required for all sponsors and exhibitors. Please email it to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

DUE: June 10, 2022

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES & DOCUMENTS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU AS A RETAIL / SERVICES
EXHIBITOR ARE LISTED BELOW:

 

MN REVENUE OPERATOR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE FORM (ST-19)

If you are going to sell any prepackaged non-alcoholic beverage, or sell your brand swag (t-shirts, stickers, etc.) at the event. You must submit an ST-19 form. Please email it to Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

DUE: June 10, 2022

Load-In and Load-Out

Load-in will begin at 2pm. You can access the entrance to the Machine Shop building via 2nd St. SE. Parking meters will be hooded for exhibitors and allow for a 10 min max time to unload your product. See the load-in/out lane below. You may drop your product just inside the entracne, and a Greenspring Team member will watch your supplies while you park.

Parking for the event can be done at a meter, or in the parking lot across the street from the venue. Please see the map below.

After you have parked and returned to the entrance, you will check-in at the Exhibitor Check-In table located at the entrance to the show floor. Here you will be able to rent any needed show items and will be directed to your location on the show floor.

Load-out will begin promptly at 9pm. The load-out location will be in the same location as load-in. A Greenspring team member and will be located in the entrance lobby to help direct traffic.

Important Event Policies and Rules

STAFFING:

Exhibit areas must be staffed at all times during show hours. Please be ready to go by 5:15 pm.

Your staff MUST be 21 years of age or older. Under no circumstances should your exhibit area be without a staff person. Please ask your staff to refrain from sampling alcohol during show hours. This will help maintain the integrity of your company and the event.

BADGE POLICY:

All exhibitor badges are claimed on site at the Exhibitor Check-In table by the main entrance during load-in. If a staff member is splitting a shift with someone, it is their responsibility to make arrangements to transfer their badge to that person. Our staff can hold badges for you at the Exhibitor Check-In table.

GARBAGE & EXCESS PRODUCT DISPOSAL:

There will be a dumpster available for the disposal of any garbage. Exhibitors are responsible for disposable of their own garbage after the event.

You are responsible for removing your trash post event, specifically recycling of bottles, cans, and boxes. Please be sure to keep your space well organized as to make this a quick and efficent process for you post event.

NO EXTRA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE HANDED OUT TO ATTENDEES AFTER THE SHOW. If you have excess product left over, please take that product with you. Providing excess product to the attendees is illegal.

DELIVERIES:

There are no early deliveries to the Machine Shop. If this is a potential issue, please connect with Rick Krueger at rkrueger@greenspring.com.

Booth Space Amenities and Guidelines

EXHIBIT SPACE AMENITIES:

Your exhibit fee includes a 6’ table with a black linen. If you serve food, you will get an additional skinny 6’ prep table that will be behind the main front table. There is no pipe/drape or carpeting.

Ice, bus tubs, water pitchers and dump buckets will be provided to exhibitors sampling beverages.

Please bring a large/small trash can if you will have large amounts of waste and will need one for your space. We will not provide trash cans. 

Sampling supplies are NOT provided! Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own sampling cups, bottle openers, corkscrews, bar rags, product and personnel. Guests will be provided with a sampling glass at the entrance to the event.

We highly suggest that you bring your own branded table cloth to elevate your booth and branding opportunity at the event.

Electricity: If you need access to electricity, you must pay for it via the Show Service Order Form. The maximum power supply that is available is 120v/ 20amp.

Exhibitor Space Guidelines

You are responsible for removing your trash post event, specifically recycling of bottles, cans, and boxes. Please be sure to keep your space well organized as to make this a quick and efficent process for you post event. 

– Exhibit Display Restrictions: Please be sensitive of your neighbors when setting up your display area. Show Management reserves the right to have your area adjusted should we find you are obstructing your neighbor.

– Signage / Decorations: All signage materials must be contained within the realm of your space/table. You are not permitted to hang signs outside of your space. Signage must look professionally made.

– Literature and Noise Restrictions: Interviews, demonstrations, and distribution of literature must be done within the exhibitor’s space. You may not “work the aisles.” Amplified systems, loud music, or other noise is prohibited. We will have live music on-site.

– Open Flame: Sternos for heating food are the only allowed flame in the Machine Shop. No other open flames are allowed in the Machine Shop.

Event Contacts

EVENT OPERATIONS AND MAIN EVENT CONTACT

Rick Krueger | Event Operations Manager

rkrueger@greenspring.com | 218.251.2439

SPONSORSHIP, SHOW PUBLICITY & REGISTRATION

Arthur Morrissey | Associate Publisher + Director of Marketing & Events

amorrissey@greenspring.com | 612.310.8972

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST 

Teghan Murphy | Communications Specialist

tmurphy@greenspring.com | 651.357.7340

MARKETING & EVENTS COORDINATOR 

Rachel Taylor | Marketing & Events Coordinator

rtaylor@greenspring.com | 612.998.4430

SHOW SALES

Scott Rorvig | Account Executive

srorvig@greenspring.com | 701.797.7340

Mark Berriman | Account Executive

mberriman@greenspring.com | 612.916.3880

Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic

9401 James Ave. S., Suite 152
Bloomington, MN 55431
Switchboard: 612-371-5800
Fax: 612-371-5801

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