• 2013 Readers' Choice Best Of Awards Finalists

     
    POSTED March 18, 2013
     

Congratulations to all Michigan Meetings + Events' 2013 Readers’ Choice Best Of Finalists! We've listed the finalists in each category in alphabetical order, so don't get too excited- yet. Winners will appear in the Summer 2013 issue of Michigan Meetings + Events.

 

Audio/Visual Provider
- KLA Laboratories, Inc
- MotorCity Casino Hotel
- Presentation Services Audio Visuals (PSAV)

Caterer
- Forte Belanger
- Grandview Catering
- Zingerman’s Catering & Events

Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
- Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB)
- Experience Grand Rapids|
- Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Décor Provider
- The Display Group
- Emerald City Design
- Special Events Rental

Entertainment Provider
- Britton.Davis.Duo
- Mike Staff Productions
- Set the mood by DJ LoKey

Event
- The National Cherry Festival
- Michigan Safety Conference
- Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

Event Planning Company
- Events North
- Events To Remember
- Special D Events, Inc

Exhibit Trade Show Contractor
- Art Craft Display, Inc
- The Display Group
- Special D Events, Inc

Florist
- Blumz by JRDesigns
- Emerald City Designs
- The Floral Underground

Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less than 200 guest rooms)
- The Inn at St. John’s
- Park Place Hotel
- The Townsend Hotel

Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (More than 200 guest rooms)
- Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
- Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
- MotorCity Casino Hotel

Meeting Planning Company
- Association Guidance
- Association Management Resources (AMR)
- Destination Michigan

Meeting/Event Venue
- Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
- MotorCity Casino Hotel
- The Henry Ford

Meeting/Event Venue (In Detroit Metro, No Hotel)
- The Fillmore Detroit
- Fox Theatre
- The Henry Ford

Meeting/Event Venue (Outside of Detroit Metro, No Hotel)
- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
- Hagerty Conference Center
- Lansing Center

Rental Company
- Art Craft Display, Inc
- G.J.'s Rentals
- Special Events Rental

Restaurants with Private Dining Space
- Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
- Hockeytown Café
- Thistle Pub & Grille

Service
- The Henry Ford
- MotorCity Casino Hotel
- Shanty Creek Resorts

Transporation
- Celtic Transport Logistics
- Dean Transportation
- Golden Limousine International

Summertime Venue
- Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
- Shanty Creek Resorts

Wintertime Venue
- Boyne Resorts
- Crystal Mountain Resort
- Planterra Conservatory
- Shanty Creek Resorts

Congratulations everyone, we'll see you at the party!
8th Annual Readers' Choice Best Of Awards Party
Thursday, May 16
6-8:30 p.m.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Register here!

Well, another fantastic Best of Michigan Awards party has come and gone. Every year, I think we’ve topped ourselves, though, really, each year’s celebration is wonderful in its unique way.

This year we took the party to Traverse City, a much-needed visit by the magazine’s readers and supporters to the region that has done so much to lure tourism to Michigan. The local meeting and events industry folks bent over backwards to make the experience exceptional. We spread out over two venues—the City Opera House and the Hotel Indigo—and enjoyed wonderful hospitality wherever we were.

 

The votes are in; here are the winners as decided by the readers of Michigan Meetings + Events.

What does it mean to be the best? In Michigan, the bar keeps moving north. As our state continues to rebuild and flourish, new venues come on line, new restaurants open their doors and what it takes to truly stand out continues to expand.

So it’s inspiring to see so many long-standing vendors and venues continue to earn our readers’ loyalty. Newcomers are welcome and often impress, but we clearly have many industry players that built their operations to last.

 

BEST MEETING/EVENT VENUE (IN DETROIT METRO, NO HOTEL)

THE WINNER IS: Fox Theatre
Detroit | 313.471.3333

Runners-up
» The Henry Ford
» Detroit Athletic Club