• Hiring Announcements for DMCVB

     
    POSTED March 8, 2017
     

The DMCVB is taking on Dave Beachnau as senior vice president of sales, marketing and sports, and has promoted Kris Smith to director of the Detroit Sports Commission.

"The knowledge and expertise that Dave has contributed to the DMCVB is invaluable, and we look forward to what he will accomplish in his new role," says Larry Alexander, president and CEO. "In his short time with the DSC, Kris has helped increase our profile within the national governing bodies of the Olympic movement, as well as created local awareness of the DSC."

Beachnau was the founder and creator of the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic and has worked at the DMCVB in different capacities for the past 24 years, serving as executive director for the DSC. He also spent a number of years in hospitality, which led to his pre-opening sales effort for his downtown hotel in Detroit.

Smith joined the sports commission in 2012. He will be responsible for furthering the DSC’s mission as well as attracting and hosting sports events. Since arriving to Detroit, Smith has played an important role in hosting events within their region such as USA Fencing, USA Volleyball, USA Taekwondo, and the Association of Chief Executives for Sport. Currently, he holds a position as a board member on the National Association of Sports Commissions and it very involved with Pure Michigan Sports and the Amateur Athletic Union 

The soon-to-open Omni Frisco Hotel in Dallas has announced the names of its new director of operations, director of finance, director of sales and marketing, director of engineering, director of human resources and neighborhood services general manager.

The hotel will open in July 2017. All of the announced positions will report to Jeff Smith, hotel general manager.

 

Ferndale’s Otus Supply opened last year, and named this cocktail after a song by New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band.

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Remy Martin 1738
—0.5 oz. Tempus Fugit Gran Classico
—0.75 oz. lemon sherbet*
—3 dashes hazelnut bitters*
—lemon twist for garnish
—Herbsaint

DIRECTIONS:
1. Rinse a Nick and Nora glass with Herbsaint.
2. Stir all other ingredients in a mixing glass.
3. Strain cocktail into Herbsaintrinsed glass.
4. Garnish with lemon twist.

 

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.