Breezy Point Resort was recently voted “Best Lakeside Resort” by the readers of Minnesota Meeting and Events Magazine.

Minnesota Meeting and Events Magazine is a quarterly publication which, over the past ten years, is distributed to 20,000 local, regional and national professionals in the meeting and event planning industry.

The award was presented January 23 at the International Market Square in Minneapolis.

“We owe it all to our staff – we are very proud of them and this award,” said Bob Spizzo, owner and CEO of Breezy Point Resort. Pictured here is Bonnie Tweed, director of marketing and group services, receiving the award on behalf of the resort from Rob Amundson, associate publisher of Minnesota Meetings and Events Magazine.

Breezy Point Resort, created by publishing magnate Billy Fawcett in the early 1920s, has a long tradition of meeting the needs of Minnesota’s vacationing families and meeting groups. Its amenities include two 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, sandy beaches, two indoor pools with kiddie pools, children’s activity programs, game rooms, and plenty of good, healthy food.

To say nothing about great fishing on beautiful Pelican Lake, one of the best-known lakes in the state.

In recent years, the resort has been in a fast-growth phase, expanding accommodations and amenities through its Whitebirch, Inc. parent company to meet the demands for upscale vacation ownership. A 120 room hotel is nearing completion. Opened in April 2000 is a new Ice Arena.

“Traditions are created here every day,” says Dave Gravdahl, the resort’s long-time general manager, who oversees a staff of about 400 people during the peak of the summer season.

“Breezy has long been considered a great place for a Minnesota gathering,” he says. “And it only gets better with age.