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13 11, 2015

MILLE LACS CORPORATE VENTURES EXPANDS HOSPITALITY FOOTPRINT

MILLE LACS CORPORATE VENTURES EXPANDS HOSPITALITY FOOTPRINT WITH ACQUISITION OF DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MINNEAPOLIS PARK PLACE HOTEL

Onamia, Minn. – Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) today announced it has expanded its hospitality footprint with the purchase of the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park, Minn. The hotel marks the fourth major hotel asset purchased by MLCV in the past three years.

The 297-room DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place is a profitable, turn-key investment for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures and a strategic expansion of its holdings in the Greater MSP market. Located in St. Louis Park, […]

15 07, 2015

Register Now for the 2nd Annual Family Golf Outing

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures is currently accepting registration for its second annual family golf outing. This 9-hole scramble will take place on Saturday, September 19 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at the Grand National Golf Club in Hinckley.

Registration is free and is limited to the first 36 teams. Teams must be comprised of two adults and two youth* players

Here’s a look at the prizes:

Door prizes
Registration goodie bags
Cash prizes ranging from $100 to $400
Youth “Closest-to-the-pin” contest to win a PlayStation 4

To register your team, please contact Beth Gruber at 320-532-8810 or bgruber@mlcorporateventures.com.

*Youth players are considered those 17 years of age […]

4 03, 2015

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Acquires Onamia Convenience Store

Onamia, Minn. — Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Meleen’s BP convenience store property located off of Hwy 169 and Hwy 27 in Onamia, Minn.

This acquisition fits within MLCV’s small business portfolio and joins three marathon convenience stores in Onamia, McGregor, Minn., and Lake Lena, Minn., a Subway franchise, the Grand Market and the Grand Makwa Cinema in Onamia.

“Acquiring local businesses that provide jobs and needed services for our communities is of great importance to us,” said Joe Nayquonabe, CEO of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures.

The business became available when the […]

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    Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Purchases Embassy Suites Oklahoma City

21 11, 2014

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Purchases Embassy Suites Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City — Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) announced today that it has closed the purchase of the 236 room Embassy Suites Oklahoma City hotel, located at 1815 South Meridian, Oklahoma City, OK 73108. The purchase represents a strategic expansion into a growing market for the company.

“We are excited to enter the Oklahoma City market with one of the strongest performing hospitality assets,” said Joseph Nayquonabe, CEO of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. “The quality of the suites and the proximity to key attractions around the city position this hotel for exceptional performance.”

Located only six miles from downtown and less than […]

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    Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Acquires Saint Paul Company, 2020 Brand Solutions

1 10, 2014

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Acquires Saint Paul Company, 2020 Brand Solutions

South St. Paul, Minn. – Furthering its goal of diversifying its economic holdings, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) announced today that it has acquired 2020 Brand Solutions, a brand marketing services company located at 135 Grand Avenue East, in South Saint Paul, Minnesota.

2020 Brand Solutions specializes in brand engagement and performance improvement. For nearly 40 years, it has been a source for companies to find promotional services – from uniforms and corporate apparel to branded merchandise and incentives to printed products, marketing collateral and specialty fulfillment. Since its inception, 2020 has grown to become one of the largest promotional […]

30 07, 2014

Register Now for a Family Golf Outing in September!

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures is currently accepting registration for its first-ever family golf outing. This 9-hole scramble will take place on Sunday, September 7 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at the Grand National Golf Club in Hinckley.

Registration is free and is limited to the first 36 teams. Teams must be comprised of two adults and two kids.*

Here’s a look at the prizes:

Door prizes
Registration goodie bags
Cash prizes ranging from $100 to $400
Youth “Closest-to-the-pin” contest to win an iPad!

*Kids are considered those 17 years of age and under

Informational Flyer and Registration Form

For questions or to register your team, please […]

2 07, 2014

Rival House Sporting Parlour is Now Open!

There’s a new rivalry in town, and you’re at the center of it at Rival House Sporting Parlour, a new sporting themed restaurant in the heart of St. Paul’s Lowertown.

Located adjacent to the DoubleTree by Hilton at 411 Minnesota Street in downtown St. Paul, Rival House harkens to an era when social clubs were celebrated neighborhood institutions, serving up interactive entertainment, delicious foods and an enviable selection of beers and cocktails, all in a captivating vintage-industrial space.

In 2013 the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe purchased the DoubleTree by Hilton in a two-hotel deal that also included the Crowne Plaza […]

7 02, 2014

Mille Lacs Band’s Corporate Commission Announces New Brand Identity

Onamia, Minn. – February 4, 2014 –Through the successful development and operation of Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley, and the more recent acquisitions of the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront and the DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in St. Paul, the Corporate Commission of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe has built a reputation for savvy business leadership and entrepreneurial vision.

Today the Corporate Commission announced a new brand identity that reflects this spirit of business intellect – Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures.

“By connecting people, ideals and capital, we are growing a regional economy that benefits all Minnesotans,” said […]

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    Mille Lacs Band’s Corporate Ventures Announces Rebrand of St. Paul’s Crowne Plaza

31 01, 2014

Mille Lacs Band’s Corporate Ventures Announces Rebrand of St. Paul’s Crowne Plaza

MILLE LACS BAND CORPORATE VENTURES TO CONVERT SAINT PAUL CROWNE PLAZA TO LUXURY INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL
Plans include a multi-million dollar renovation of the 22-story hotel.

Saint Paul, Minn. – January 14, 2014 – Just one year after acquiring two hotels in the City of Saint Paul, the Corporate Ventures of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe announced today that it has signed a deal to convert the 22-story, 468-room Crowne Plaza Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel into an InterContinental hotel.  As the only InterContinental hotel in the state, the completion of the multi-million dollar renovation in 2014 will usher in a new […]

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    Mille Lacs Band’s Corporate Ventures Announces Major Redevelopment of Resort Property

15 01, 2014

Mille Lacs Band’s Corporate Ventures Announces Major Redevelopment of Resort Property

Eddy’s Lake Mille Lacs Resort will undergo total overhaul in 2014; Points to Strong Future for Lake, Region

Onamia, Minn. – January 7, 2014 – Less than ten months after announcing that it had purchased more than half the hotel rooms in St. Paul, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s Corporate Ventures today announced another significant investment – this one a major redevelopment of an existing asset in its own backyard.

Joe Nayquonabe Jr., Commissioner of Corporate Affairs for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, announced that the Band will redevelop Eddy’s Lake Mille Lacs Resort into a premier resort and […]