• The Detroit Bus Company Brings Transit With a Twist

     
    FROM THE Summer 2014 ISSUE
     

    The Detroit Bus Company offers public transport, private rentals and themed tours. 

Need to shuttle a group about town?

Looking for a truly unique Detroit experience for your meeting attendees? The Detroit Bus Company is here to help.

The transportation company, founded by 26-year-old Detroit native Andy Didorosi in response to the city’s dismal public transportation system, has evolved into one of the most innovative, interesting and unique companies around.

The Detroit Bus Company offers a host of services: daily public transport, private rental vehicles and tours. Its vehicles are mostly rehabbed school buses; all are biodiesel-fueled, hand-painted by local artists and tricked out with modern amenities like free onboard Wi-Fi and names like Bettis and Lochness.

The company also offers themed tours, recent examples of which include: Drunks of Antiquity: A Detroit Historical Bar Tour. Or check out What They Made: An Automotive History Tour.

Questions? Just visit thedetroitbus.com and explore the company’s highly responsive, current-to-the-minute website.

First came COVID. Then came the tornado.

The northern Michigan community of Gaylord was just starting to rebound from the pandemic with its groups and events business as a new season was getting underway when a rare EF3 tornado with estimated wind speeds between 136 and 165 miles per hour struck May 20.

Two people were killed and at least 44 were injured, according to official reports at the time. West Michigan meteorologist Bill Steffen said it was the strongest tornado to strike in the U.S. that month. 

 

A conference or convention venue might be described by meeting planners as offering ease and convenience for multiple reasons. It may be because its address is easily accessible from numerous compass points. Or perhaps it’s the destination—with a variety of opportunities for activities and entertainment close-by. And of course, it could be that the venue itself offers a peaceful, easy setting with all the comforts you could want. 

Well, at Treetops Resort, it’s all of the above. 

 

Options for unconventional seasonal gatherings abound across the state. 

From cities teeming with bright lights to snowy small towns, Michigan is a winter wonderland. If you’re looking for a way to make your event or post-event outing more festive, consider these unique holiday offerings. 

Peacock Road Family Farm 

Laingsburg