Machelle Kendrick, Northfield Chiropractic’s Public Relations Director (left in left photo), has been whipping up a frenzy of promotional activity for this Friday’s ManZone 2008 event at the Community Resource Bank (1605 Heritage Drive, off Hwy. 3), 5-9pm. I took the above photos at a planning event for the 50+ exhibitors a week or so ago. The intro blurb on the ManZone website reads:
This is the first edutainment (educational + entertaining) event in the Northfield area focused exclusively on men’s health and wellness.
In last week’s Northfield News, reporter Megan Proft had an article on the event titled ManZone event highlights men’s health issues.
ManZone is open to women as well, said organizer Machelle Kendrick, noting that women have a central role in men’s health. “Women prompt men to take care of themselves,” Kendrick said. Chad Johnson, owner of Olympus Athletic Club, said it might be cliché, but the old saying “behind every great man is a great woman” holds true and that’s why this event is open to women.
Machelle has recently received comments from the gay community about some of the wording of The ManZone marketing, ie, “It’s a free event for men–and the women who love them.” She acknowledged in an email to me that “I meant no harm and with hindsight it should have read: “It’s a free event for men–and those who love them.”
James Bird of Personal Touch Photography also took photos of the planning event and sent these 3 dozen+ to me.
ManZone 2008 planning group
Drew Weis, Carleton Psychologist
Matt Olson, Northern Star Boy Scouts
John Owens, Moose Heart and Mankind Project
Glenn Bourdot, ManKind Project
Chad Johnson, Olympus Athletic
Dr. Peter Haugen, Northfield Chiropractic
Brett Christensen, Sunset Salon
Mark Mueller-Dahl, Mueller Dahl Interiors and Mankind Project
Dick Zawacki, Woodcarver
Mike Herman, Culligan
Dale Snesrud, Olympus Athletic
Ray Johnson, Cannon Valley Water
Sid Kasper, Edina Realty