Is celebrating Michigan Wine Month a work activity? Absolutely, especially when you’re checking out wine-centric venues for possible future events. Traverse City Uncorked is offering a mobile-exclusive pass to a collection of curated wineries offering deals and discounts to redeem during Michigan Wine Month—also known as May! The participating wineries include Amoritas Vineyards, Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery, Black Star Farms Old Mission, Black Star Farms Suttons Bay, Bonobo Winery, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn, Chateau Fontaine, Chateau Grand Traverse, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, French Valley Vineyard, Hawthorne Vineyards, Laurentide Winery, Leelanau Cellars, Mari Vineyards, MAWBY Sparkling Wines, Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery, Shady Lane Cellars, and Verterra Winery. And, to make celebrating all that Traverse City has to offer easy, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is offering a special Traverse Wine Coast Weekend. Cheers! Learn more at traversecity.com/traverse-city-uncorked/uncorked-app

The day’s agenda is done—all the to-do items have been checked off, and it’s time to come together as friends and colleagues. So, what is there to do? Well, if you’re meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, plenty. Located just 20 minutes to the Detroit Metro Airport, which offers 1,100 daily flights from four continents, the city is home to the University of Michigan and is a hub of creativity and culture. Ann Arbor offers a walkable downtown and the quirky and innovative attractions you’d expect to find in a college town. 

 

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. 

 

When you meet in one of the country’s great leisure destinations, sparks fly and creativity soars. 

Known for dense forests and trout streams, remote Great Lakes beaches and cottage living, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) and Mackinac Island have long been the settings for memorable vacations. The same natural beauty and endless outdoor activities that attract leisure visitors make the area an appealing destination for corporate meetings and retreats.