• Event Snapshots: The 11th Annual Best of Michigan Awards

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The 11th Annual Best of Michigan Awards

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The 11th Annual Best of Michigan Awards

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The 11th Annual Best of Michigan Awards

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The 11th Annual Best of Michigan Awards

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The 11th Annual Best of Michigan Awards

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The 11th Annual Best of Michigan Awards

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The 11th Annual Best of Michigan Awards

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The 11th Annual Best of Michigan Awards

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

MIM+E held its 11th annual Best of Michigan party May 19 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. Kurt Colone and Mike Staff Productions provided music and emcee services; event favorite Empty Canvas returned to provide entertainment; Shutterbooth made sure everyone got the chance to take a photo; Holiday Market served up delicious desserts and Top That! Event provided the décor.

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. 

 

Karen Totaro returns to the Midwest to run Detroit’s Huntington Place.