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If there were a category called Best of Parties, the 12th annual Michigan Meetings + Events Best of party in May would be the hands-down winner.

Held at the historic City Opera House (a designated Michigan State Historic Site) in downtown Traverse City (likely one of the venue’s more rockin’ gatherings in its 126-year history), the extravaganza saluted everyone from meeting planners to florists to caterers to host cities. A juggler (Tommy Tropic) and aerialists (The Greatest of Ease) entertained eventgoers as they noshed on tasty treats and cold refreshments while watching the exciting awards ceremony, emceed once again by the affable Kurt Colone from Mike Staff Productions.

Awards were presented in 33 categories, plus seven industry superstars were recog - nized in the 2017 Hall of Fame selections.

Following the ceremony, attendees head - ed back to the new Hotel Indigo, the event’s host hotel, for a celebratory nightcap.

Congrats to all our 2017 winners!

For more on this year’s honorees, visit the winner story

The Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) hosted its first inperson event since the pandemic began at The Medalist Golf Club in Marshall. MSAE’s goal was to host a fun networking opportunity that followed COVID guidelines, and helped members gain confidence attending in-person events again.

 

What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of Traverse City? Beautiful. Fun. Adventure. Perfect? That last one might seem hard to attain, but when it comes to a destination for meetings, Traverse City is second to none. It really has it all—world-class conference facilities, outdoor activities to connect your attendees, farm-to-table cuisine and breweries and wineries to tempt every palate.

 

Lansing isn't just the capital of Michigan, but it’s also the central hub for the entire state—literally; it’s located within 90 minutes of 90 percent of the state’s population, making it both eventful and accessible for groups located throughout the state.