I had the pleasure this week of attending the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. It was my first time at the conference, and I picked a good one! >>
A regular department in MI M+E is Tablescape, where we highlight a company’s eye-popping tabletop design. When I started at the magazine nearly one year ago (!), I was excited about this particular department – I’m a big believer in the power of visuals, and Tablescape seemed like a great way to showcase the efforts of Michigan planners in a visually stunning way. >>
You know what’s fun? Attending a party thrown by people whose entire job is throwing good parties.
Wednesday night was the second annual Event Professional Industry Class Awards, the joint effort of the Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events, the International Special Events Society Metro Detroit Chapter and the Association of Bridal Consultants. >>
On Tuesday, the New York Times ran an above-the-fold front-page feature on Detroit, depicting its current fortunes as a tale of two cities: both desolate and deprived, yet economically revitalizing and growing several key sectors. (As an aside, I long for the story on Detroit that avoids the word “grit.”)>>
Meeting and event planners have to blend creativity with high levels of productivity, managing minute details in service of a larger vision. If you’re looking to ramp up your productivity at work, create an environment that supports your goal. That’s the idea behind office feng shui. Here are some easy steps to make your office a more creative place.
The people have spoken! The votes are counted! And the winners are…
Wouldn’t you like to know.
It’ll be a few more weeks (March 20, to be exact) before we reveal whom voters have chosen as finalists for recognition as Michigan’s best venues, suppliers and planners. But I can tell you that it will be easy to salute the caliber of company and organization that has landed on our list. >>