The Sanford Center did an excellent job of hosting our Leadership Conference. I rated everything the highest that I could. The Sanford Center staff was top notch to work with since our first meeting a year ago. Everything at the Sanford Center was done with a high degree of professionalism.
Region 8A - MSHSL
This year, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities held its annual summer conference at the Sanford center in Bemidji. We had 100 city officials from across the state attend the conference, the furthest driving up from Luverne. Not only did we have good attendance, but our members had a great time in Bemidji! Everyone enjoyed the downtown pub crawl and the walking tour organized by Visit Bemidji, featuring stops at the Paul and Babe statues, Headwaters Science Center and Community Art Center. While in town, my wife and I biked around Lake Bemidji and visited Itasca State Park and I know many other attendees did as well. Add to that the impeccable service and excellent facilities provided by the Sanford Center, our 2013 Summer Conference will go down as one of the best ever!
Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
"I did not mind the drive at all. I enjoyed being in the Bemidji area.
Clearly the Sanford center is a top-notch facility to hold meeting and conventions. What surprised and impressed me was the food and the service. Having spent 8 years in the legislature I have eaten my fair share of "chicken dinners" at events. But the quality of the food and the service provided by the staff was first-class!"
"Help and advice on setup-up (room) was great. Very accommodation to all needs, ideas, and concerns. Food was fantastic!"
"The catering staff was fabulous!"
Northwest MN Foundation
"The food was simply 5 star. Our own menu/recipes were accepted. Staff from all areas (kitchen, event booking, etc) checked in frequently to ensure satisfaction."
Greater NW EMS
"The Sanford Center staff, accommodations, and location make an excellent setting for our most honorable events - i.e. graduation, prom. Thank you for our great working relationship. Outstanding scoreboard rolling of graduate photos. Handicap seating was excellent as well. The BHS Graduation ad on marquee was excellent."
Bemidji Area Schools
"Thank you for your help and the excellent service!"
League of Minnesota Cities
"Service was excellent. Thank you for providing such a wonderful facility to hold large banquets."
Northwoods Pregnancy Care Center
"Thanks for working with our menus. Lots of comments about following the Titanic theme with the meals. Some cool food on Thursday We used to hold this in Mahnomen. People appreciate the smoke free environment and non-casino environment. This is a nice facility, meets our need for large sessions and break-out sessions. The staff was very accommodating! lunch, Friday was very good."
Greater NW EMS
"The Sanford Center staff was always very responsive to any questions I had during the planning of our event. Your staff has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge related to event planning which made for a very successful event." Thank you!
"The Sanford Center has an amazing staff that were very helpful during our planning process. They offer several areas within the Sanford Center where you can hold a ceremony and/or reception. Our reception was held in the ballroom and it was perfect! I am 100% glad that we chose the Sanford Center for our big day! :)"
"We were so impressed with you and your crew at the Sanford center. The band let us know just how kind and helpful everyone there was. There was also a very nice gentleman who helped us load up our decorations on Sunday morning. You are all so professional and I will surely recommend your services to others.
We can't thank you enough"