• Environmentally Friendly Hotel Opens in Ohio

     
    POSTED September 28, 2016
     

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.

The hotel is the result of The Oberlin Project—a partnership between the city and Oberlin College whose mission is to develop a more environmentally friendly community. To reflect this goal, the first event at the hotel will be “After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy.” It will be held from Oct. 6–8, and will feature speakers like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill McKibben.

The 70-room hotel will have 6,500-square-feet of meeting and event space. Executive chef Jim Barnhart will run the hotel’s 1833 restaurant, along with the catering menu for events.

Rates at The Hotel Oberlin start at $129 per night. For more information, visit thehotelatoberlin.com.

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.

 

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.  

 
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.