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    Kurt Colone, Mike Staff Productions.

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    MIM+E summer issue cover.

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    Michael Robertson, Empty Canvas Live.

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    Cobo’s Portisde event room.

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    Centerplate’s party food.

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    Centerplate’s party food.

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    Centerplate’s party food.

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    Up-and-Coming Special Events Planner honoree Miriam Owsley.

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    Kristy Poore, Destination Ann Arbor, and Mike McMath, Empty Canvas.

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    Laurie Burger, MIM+E.

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    Sue Jarvis and Keecia Brady Graham, Aristocrat Transportation.

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    Up-and-Coming Meeting Professional honoree Larissa Karimwabo.

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    MIM+E’s Ron Garbinski and Laurie Burger with MIM+E Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame honoree Jack Schripsema (middle), Greater Lansing CVB.

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    Jennifer Berkemeier, Claude Molinari and Greg DeSandy, Cobo Center.

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    Jerome Raska, Blumz by JRDesigns.

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    Terra Brook, Zingerman’s Catering & Events.

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    Event drink sponsor Richard Anderson, Iron Fish, and Ron Garbinski, MIM+E.

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    Jennifer Case and Beth Hobbs, Traverse City Tourism.

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    Rebecca Schlussel, Loren Stone and Jen Ajlouny, Star Trax Events.

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    Jillian Manning, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.

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    Jackie Kloska and Dorothy DeBiasio, Black Star Farms.

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.

Held May 23 at Cobo Center’s Portside Ballroom in downtown Detroit, the extrava - ganza saluted everyone from caterers and florists to meeting planners and host cities. A special thanks goes out to our event partners Cobo Center, Emerald City Designs, Empty Canvas, Iron Fish Distillery, Shutter Booth and Mike Staff Productions with its Kurt Colone handling emcee duties again this year.

Thanks also to Experience Grand Rapids, the presenting sponsor, and event sponsors Frankenmuth Convention and Visitors Bureau, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, Viviano Flower Shop, Blue Water Area Convention & Visitor Bureau and Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Awards were presented in 33 categories, plus seven meetings and events superstars were recognized in the 2018 Hall of Fame. We hope to see you at next year’s event on May 22, 2019 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

For more on this year’s winners, visit mi.meetingsmags.com and click on the cover of the Summer 2018 issue.

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.

 

More than 70 event industry exhibitors will display their products, talents and services during the “Fall Event Show” on Sept. 24 in metro Detroit.

The 16th annual gathering, presented by the social entertainment company Star Trax Events of Ferndale, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield. It is open to the public.

 

Metro Detroit industry professionals came together March 30 at Silver Gardens Events Center for the annual EPIC Awards, presented by the Michigan chapters of ABC, NACE and ILEA. Sponsors included E3 Detroit, Blumz by JRDesigns, Floral and Event Professionals, Country Lane Flowers, Colonial Events, Fred Ferris Photography, Emerald City Designs, Fabulous Events, Inc., TapSnap Detroit, Lyndsey’s Linen & Chair Covers, Silver Garden Events Center and Lepenn Designs - Couture Invitations & Stationery.