• Governor Whitmer Commends Michiganders Exploring Michigan

    POSTED May 4, 2022
    Photo credit: Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Speaking at this year’s Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism, which took place on April 19-21 at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Governor Gretchen Whitmer had a clear message: the citizens of Michigan play a key role in supporting the state’s tourism industry. 

“Over the past couple of years, Michiganders visited our parks and destination towns in historic numbers. This allowed families to continue enjoying and exploring Pure Michigan and supporting regional economies, and it was only possible thanks to all of the experts in the travel industry,” the governor said. “With warmer weather around the corner, I’m looking forward to another unforgettable Pure Michigan summer. I hope every Michigander has an opportunity to experience the resilience and beauty of our incredible state firsthand – visiting our majestic parks and public lands while supporting the travel industry and local economies in every region.”

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”


The Events Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, established in 1985, is recognized around the world as a badge of excellence in the events industry. JodieAnn Cady, an independent event project manager based in Mason, is among the professionals in the inaugural class of CMP Fellows, a program launched last year.


Located in Onekama and built in 1900 as the summer residence of lumber baron and Manistee Mayor Charles Canfield, Canfield House was purchased, completely renovated, and reopened as a year-round bed-and-breakfast in 2021. Featuring 200 feet of Portage Lake frontage, the property now offers a lakeside fire ring and new dock for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The six-room house can be rented for small retreats and groups up to 125 accommodated for meetings and receptions.