Event Snapshots: Best of Michigan Awards Honor Industry’s Finest

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    1. Emcee Kurt Colone, Mike Staff Productions. 

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    2. Catering by Epicure Catering & Cherry Basket Farm. 

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    3. Décor by 307 Events. 

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    4. The Greatest of Ease aerialists. 

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    5. Gift bag sponsor DoubleTree Port Huron. 

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    6. Mike Staff Productions DJ. 

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    7. Desserts from Sunrise 2 Sunset. 

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    8. Trevor Tkach, Traverse City Tourism, event sponsor. 

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    9. TC Opera House stage. 

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    10. Laurie Burger and Alexa Stanard, Michigan Meetings + Events, and Kate Mahanic, Continental Services/Forte Belanger. 

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    11. Cheryl Ronk, Lifetime Achievement winner. 

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    12. Burger, Sarah Brown and Stanard. 

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    13. Burger, Christie Bierlein, Lauren Visuri and Ashley Smith, Frankenmuth CVB. 

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    14. Burger, Dale Edly, Art Craft Display, and Stanard. 

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    15. Kate Arbour, Greyline Venue. 

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    16. Dorothy DeBlasio, Burger, Stanard and Jackie Kloska, Black Star Farms. 

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    17. Burger, Standard and Mark Stiles, Three Men and a Tenor. 

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    18. Erik Bacheldor and David McKnight, Emerald City Designs, and Karen Brookstein, MGM Grand. 

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    19. Burger, Stanard and Karen Brookstein, MGM Grand.

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    20. Burger, Arah Johnson, Crystal Mountain Resort, Stanard and Brian Lawson, Crystal Mountain Resort. 

If there were a category called Best of Parties, the 12th annual Michigan Meetings + Events Best of party in May would be the hands-down winner.

Held at the historic City Opera House (a designated Michigan State Historic Site) in downtown Traverse City (likely one of the venue’s more rockin’ gatherings in its 126-year history), the extravaganza saluted everyone from meeting planners to florists to caterers to host cities. A juggler (Tommy Tropic) and aerialists (The Greatest of Ease) entertained eventgoers as they noshed on tasty treats and cold refreshments while watching the exciting awards ceremony, emceed once again by the affable Kurt Colone from Mike Staff Productions.

Awards were presented in 33 categories, plus seven industry superstars were recog - nized in the 2017 Hall of Fame selections.

Following the ceremony, attendees head - ed back to the new Hotel Indigo, the event’s host hotel, for a celebratory nightcap.

Congrats to all our 2017 winners!

For more on this year’s honorees, visit the winner story

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Sun-drenched views of the Detroit River, fun entertainment and great camaraderie contributed to an exciting event packed with award presentations during the Michigan Meetings + Events magazine Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards.