Consumer behavior expert and author Shawna Suckow, CMP, shared her industry insights during the Meeting Planners International (MPI) Michigan Chapter’s annual Mid-Winter Symposium and Silent Auction in February.
The Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE) celebrated its annual holiday party at The Whiskey Factory in Detroit with a strolling dinner, music, gift card balloon pop and membership awards. More than 125 members enjoyed the event sponsored by AVL Creative, Chair Covers & Linens, Creative Specialties, The Display Group, Rock Out Entertainment, ShutterBooth, Viviano Flower Shop, BTW Photography and The Whiskey Factory.
More than 55 CEOs and professional staff members of the Michigan Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus enjoyed the inspiring sights of Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize Nine during the group’s 24th annual educational conference in September.
The two-and-a-half day event, at the DoubleTree Hotel 28th Street Airport in Grand Rapids, was packed with professional content directed to destination marketing teams. It featured eight speakers and 15 vendor displays.
The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester threw itself a 10th birthday party on Sept. 15. More than 1,000 guests gathered for food, drink and live music. Frank Rewold, owner of the hotel, gave a presentation about the hotel’s first 10 years, and the hotel paid homage to its grand opening in 2004 by bringing back some of the party’s most memorable elements, including a live mermaid, a marching band and a butterfly ceremony.