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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

Options for unconventional seasonal gatherings abound across the state. 

From cities teeming with bright lights to snowy small towns, Michigan is a winter wonderland. If you’re looking for a way to make your event or post-event outing more festive, consider these unique holiday offerings. 

Peacock Road Family Farm 

Laingsburg

 

After 36 years as director of the CVB, Peter Fitzsimons is retiring. By Shelley Levitt

In 1985, Peter Fitzsimons, a former hotel general manager, became the executive director of the newly formed Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau. He never left. In June, the 73-year-old Detroit native announced that he’d be stepping down from the role at the end of the year. 

MIM+E: When did you begin your career in hospitality?

 

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.