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IBTM World Partners with MPI Foundation to Launch Networking Event

Ibtm world is partnering with Meeting Professionals International Foundation and NBTC Holland Marketing to launch the foundation’s networking event, Rendezvous. The event will be part of the show program for ibtm world 2017 and ibtm latin america 2017.

LA Rams Football Stars, First Guests at Waterfront Hotel

Rams football legends Rosey Grierm Dennis Harrah, Nolan Cromwell and LeRoy Irvin along with their teammates were the first guests to stay at the newly-opened Shade Hotel Redondo Beach.

“It was an honor to welcome the Rams Legends as our very first guests at the eagerly awaited phase one opening of Shade Redondo Beach,” said Michael Zislis, owner of Shade Hotels. “We are excited to have the Rams back in Los Angeles, and it was a magical way to celebrate the pinnacle opening of our newest Shade Hotel.”

Traverse City—A Lovely Midwest Destination

Traverse City Tourism, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit focused on attracting conventions and tourism to the area and building the region’s economy. Trevor Tkach, executive director of the National Cherry Festival and Traverse City native, will step in as the new president/CEO of Traverse City Tourism.

Doug Small Inducted into Michigan Association Hall of Fame

Doug Small, Experience Grand Rapids CEO and president, was inducted into the Michigan Association Hall of Fame at the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ annual Diamond Awards ceremony earlier this month. The Michigan Association Hall of Fame honors individuals who demonstrate the best association management and excel in their profession.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 Set to Break Records

The 2017 PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, set for Sept. 25–27 appears to be on track to exceed its 2015 numbers, according to The Association for the Packaging and Processing Technologies, PACK EXPO’s producer. PACK EXPO Las Vegas increased its sales by 10 percent and Healthcare Packaging EXPO is up by 20 percent. Their show is predicted to be sold out with more than 2,000 companies exhibiting.

Benchmark, Gemstone Merger Results in New Identity, New Name and Four Distinct Brands

Following their merger, Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have created a new name and corporate identity for themselves. They will be known as Benchmark, a global hospitality company that has more than 70 hotels, resorts and conference centers, 8,000 guest rooms and 10,000 employees.

Utilize UV Light to Sanitize Spaces

New technology is improving the way we clean and part of that is UV lighting. Whether you’re trying to clean a restaurant, retail store, hospital or home, UV light can be used to sanitize and disinfect any surface. Plus, it’s eco-friendly!

Since the early 1900s, healthcare and food manufacturers have used UV energy to clean equipment and surfaces; the Center for Disease Control has confirmed that UV-C light has a germicidal effect. Plus, FEMA recommends using UV light for counter-bioterrorism.

Visit Milwaukee Wins Coveted Award

Visit Milwaukee won the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals National Videographer Award.

After 1,500 video entries were submitted, “Meet Milwaukee,” created by Kris Martinez, Visit Milwaukee’s digital marketing manager, surpassed industry standards and won an Award of Distinction.

Environmentally Friendly Hotel Opens in Ohio

The Hotel Oberlin in Ohio, is leading the way in the hotel industry for creating environmentally sustainable hotels.

The standout hotel is the only one in the US to use solar, geothermal and radiant heating and cooling systems. It’s also one of only five hotels in the U.S. specifically designed for the LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. Developed by SMART Hotels, the hotel is managed by The Olympia Companies and owned by Oberlin College.

Annual Rose Award Winners Announced

Recently, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted their 22nd Annual Recognition of Service Excellence Awards at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Nominations are provided by clients, guests, supervisors, and the public; the awards recognize outstanding customer service. This award ceremony has six categories, a special Overall Service Champion category.

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