Be Bold. Go North-er. Visit Greater St. Cloud

The Bold North. That’s who we are. That’s what we are. The Bold North is not just the rallying cry for this year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis, it’s a sentiment that the entire state can get behind. Especially in this 4ish-month-long holiday we call Winter. Here in Minnesota, we laugh in the face of wind-chill. […]

Christmas Tree Farms of Central Minnesota

Treasured Traditions at Christmas Tree Farms

It’s the quintessential Christmas tradition – bundling up the little ones in layers of toasty winter gear. Loading them all up into the truck/SUV/minivan and blasting the Christmas tunes. Tumbling through the snow in organized chaos as each kid battles to pick a tree more perfect than the other. Dad struggling with the dull handsaw […]

Dazzling Downtown

Dazzling Downtown Shopping Spree

Does the thought of driving from store to store, getting in and out of your vehicle 100 times shopping for the holidays give you the chills? Do you wish that life were like the movies, when all your holiday gift shopping could be done on one cozy stretch of main street, as you walk from […]

Emily Bertram

Meet the CVB: Emily Bertram

When asked what one thing she couldn’t live without, Emily said her cell phone – for the camera and pictures, the news and updates, the entertainment, and most of all the connections with others.  As the Social Media & Marketing Specialist at the St. Cloud Area CVB, this is definitely fitting. On a daily basis, […]

Meet The CVB: Dana Randt

Meet the CVB: Dana Randt

“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.” Dana Randt personifies this (her favorite) saying every day in her role as the Sports and Special Events Manager at the St. Cloud […]

Meet the CVB: Lucas Anderson

Meet the CVB: Lucas Anderson

When asked what animal Lucas would be and why, he replied “Probably a penguin, because I normally wear black and white, and when walking on ice I fall down a lot.” It’s this mix of serious professionalism – think suit and tie, manners, the whole shebang – and goofy sarcastic sense of humor that make […]

Meet the CVB: Lori Cates

Meet the CVB: Lori Cates

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down!” – Oprah Winfrey  It’s this kind of selfless nature that propels Lori to the lead in client service as the Director of Convention Sales” at the […]

Meet the CVB: Julie Lunning

Meet the CVB: Julie Lunning

As Mr. Rogers said, “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” This quote (Julie’s favorite) is true of not only the way Julie runs the CVB office, but is evident in everything Julie does […]

St. Cloud Trails

Autumn Trail Adventures in Greater St. Cloud

It’s that perfect time of year – a time when the evenings are cool, and the days light and breezy. A time when hot cider fills your mug and whistles of football games can be heard in the distance. A time when outdoor recreation requires a light sweater, and when the landscape begins her transition […]