• Event Snapshots: MSAE Recognizes Suppliers with Its Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Recognizes Suppliers with Its Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Recognizes Suppliers with Its Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Recognizes Suppliers with Its Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Recognizes Suppliers with Its Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Recognizes Suppliers with Its Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Recognizes Suppliers with Its Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Recognizes Suppliers with Its Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Recognizes Suppliers with Its Choice Awards

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) suppliers, members and friends started their day on Nov. 17 at the Marriott East Lansing at University Place for the Association Choice Awards Celebration (see page 56) networking brunch. Sixty-eight supplier partners that make a difference in the association community were nominated in 23 categories. Online voting by only MSAE members whittled the finalists in each category down to the winners. 

“The meetings industry is so collaborative that it is fitting to recognize the partners that make associations successful,” MSAE President and CEO Cheryl Ronk said during the presentations.

A charity raffle raised $900 to benefit the Nottingham Nature Nook Winter Wildlife Food Drive 2017.

Event sponsors were the Marriott East Lansing at University Place, BRD Printing and Motown Digital. msae.org

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.