At a signal moment in MacPhail's history we were lucky enough to work with one of the signal people in event planning, Linda Dobson. MacPhail needed a unique person with the skills to create and a carry out a celebration that marked the transformation of the whole organization. Moving a 100-year old organization from its home of 85 years into a new award winning flagship building took imagination, management and people skills of the highest order. This was not only about working with all the creative energy and people inside Macphail, it was about placing Macphail in a new light throughout the state and nation. It was about a week of events and performances and celebration, it was 1000's of people moving through a brand new facility that had only been opened a few days; it was hosting mayors and community leaders and state officials and US Senators. It was 600 people and 300 performers for a Gala, dinner, performances and party. And the results were fantastic. No one gave more time or thought to it than Linda. The week went off as planned--no--better than planned. And MacPhail's profile in the state and nation were raised by many degrees. It was not possible without Linda Dobson.
David O'Fallon, PhD
MacPhail Center for Music
It was a pleasure working with you. You fit right in with our group just as if you had been a part of the MN TES team for a long time. I feel the decision to use your services was one of the most important decisions we made. You added value and ease to the venue planning and also to the actual days of the event. Your intuitiveness about what needed to be done throughout the days of the event was invaluable.
Terri Peterson
The Entrepreneur’s Source
Our 2007 Holiday Party was an enormous success. I’ve received many comments, all along the line of “…this was the best party in years.” All the feedback was very positive. I am so appreciative of your work and amazing talents. You made our party an event that is still talked about today.
Bradley G. Wicklund
Lommen Abdo
“Linda’s ability to work with Edina Realty Home Services’ executive management, associates and agents, and assess and understand their needs, has made her services invaluable to us as a company.  She possesses that rare ability to plan a flawless event while maintaining a calm and approachable persona.
Linda is flexible in her level of involvement and has planned events/meetings for both large and small audiences, ranging in size from less than 100 attendees to more than 2,000.
At Edina Realty Home Services, we feel very fortunate to have such a high caliber event planner working with us on our company events and would recommend her services to anyone seeking a skilled professional event planner.”
Bob Peltier
Edina Realty
“Congratulations on an incredible event!  The employees were so pleased and proud.  It was very important for all to go well and we exceeded (with your leadership) my high expectations.”
(On the creation and coordination of the 100 Year Anniversary)
David D. Murphy
President & Chief Operating Officer
Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Linda Dobson for a number of years. She consistently delivers quality service and performers. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services.”
Sally A. Olson
Director of Catering
The Marquette Hotel
“I want to thank you and your company for the outstanding service you provided the city of Minnetonka in the planning of Summer Festival and Kid’s Festival special events over the past years. 

From the planning stages through implementation, we were provided outstanding customer service. Your ability to offer us unique and creative options to offer our residents resulted in each event surpassing our expectations. Judging from the comments we received from those who attended both the Summer Festival and Kids’ Festival events, our residents were equally pleased with the programs you helped us schedule.

And finally, I want you to know how much I appreciate knowing that you will be on site for our events to handle any complications that may arise. You have always made yourself available to help us on a moment’s notice.”
Dave Johnson
Recreation Services Director
City of Minnetonka
“Your services are invaluable.  Your meticulous planning and attention to detail have made for stress free events year after year.  I would recommend you to any organization that is looking for the finest service available in corporate planning”
Monica Stone
ShoreView Industries LLC

Linda Dobson
ph: 651-433-3740
fax: 651-433-2569
email: linda@lindadobsonevents.com

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