• Detroit’s Convention Center Has Officially Been Renamed TCF Center

     
    POSTED September 19, 2019
     
  • Detroit’s Convention Center Has Officially Been Renamed TCF Center

     
    POSTED September 19, 2019
     
  • Detroit’s Convention Center Has Officially Been Renamed TCF Center

     
    POSTED September 19, 2019
     
  • Detroit’s Convention Center Has Officially Been Renamed TCF Center

     
    POSTED September 19, 2019
     

As of August 2019, Detroit’s renowned convention center is officially renamed the TCF Center

The change came in the form of an unprecedented 22-year naming rights deal that will set the venue for financial success in the future, as well as a move toward becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024.  

With such changes, the convention center’s 1.5 million annual visitors are only bound to increase. Located over the Detroit River, the 30,000-square-foot glass atrium is the 17th largest convention center in the country and includes a public art collection, grand ballroom, exhibit space, terraces, and more than 100 meeting and banquet rooms. For event planners, the space also includes free wifi, programmable video displays, food and beverage services, and is an Event Industry Council APEX/ASTM certified facility.  

In a space that celebrates Detroit’s rich industrial and cultural heritage at every turn, visitors and event planners alike are sure to have a great experience at the TCF Center. 

The goal of most charity events is to generate as much money and awareness for the cause as possible. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially with countless galas, walks and campaigns vying for donor attention. 

So how can organizers ensure their fundraisers stand out and stay fresh year after year? What are the best ways to build relationships with donors and maximize their contributions? Fundraising experts from six Michigan nonprofits shared what works for them.

Designate an honorary chair (or two) to headline your event.

 

After they completed voting earlier this year on the 2019 Hall of Fame honorees that appeared in the Summer 2019 issue, we asked several members of the Michigan Meetings + Events Editorial Advisory Board what works best for them.

Here’s a look inside their planning bag.

 
In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.