I get it: It’s cold and snowy outside. Trying to imagine yourself at a late-spring party Up North in fabulous spring garb is kind of a stretch right now.

But imagine yourself you must. Because registration for the Best of Michigan 2017 party is open. And we want you to be counted.

This year’s party will be held at the recently renovated City Opera House in Traverse City. We can’t wait to explore this beautiful venue, and we really can’t wait to be in TC. This is the city that has done everything it could to support our industry and this magazine, in good times and in bad. It’s time for us to return the favor.

Of course, a trip to the region isn’t exactly a tough ask. And, in true Traverse City style, we’re getting the red carpet rolled out. The new-and-fabulous Hotel Indigo is hosting a rooftop after party for us. Additional event partners include Events North, Bistro Fou Fou and Epicure Catering and Cherry Basket Farm. Even Kurt Colone, our beloved emcee from Mike Staff, is making the trek. The night is going to be amazing.

So get registered, people. It’ll be late spring. In Traverse City. With boatloads of amazing food and wine and the most devoted and accomplished people in our industry.

See you there. 

I get it: It’s cold and snowy outside. Trying to imagine yourself at a late-spring party Up North in fabulous spring garb is kind of a stretch right now.

But imagine yourself you must. Because registration for the Best of Michigan 2017 party is open. And we want you to be counted.

 

We’ve Got Our Finalists

Thousands of you voted, and those votes have been tallied: We have our MIME Best of Awards finalists.

But you know the drill: We can tell you who the finalists are in each category, but the winners won’t be revealed until our Best of Michigan awards party on May 18.

We rolled out some new categories this year (welcome, Best Distillery, Best Convention Center and Best Renovation), and we saw some shake-ups in existing categories.

 

Congratulations to the finalists for Michigan Meetings + Events' 2017 Best of Michigan awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Thursday, May 18 at City Opera House, where the winners and 2017 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

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