• Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces New Executive Director

     
    POSTED May 10, 2017
     

Mary Zucchero is now Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s new executive director. Replacing Barb Barden, who retires after two decades of service, Zucchero will oversee the county's marketing operations and mission to promote the area's restaurants, shops and destinations to visitors beginning May 22.

"We are very pleased to have Mary Zucchero at the helm of the CVB,” says Board Chair Kristy Ellis. “Mary is a highly credentialed individual that brings with her years of industry experience and expertise. She is one of only three executives in Michigan that has achieved the designation of a Certified Destination Marketing Executive."

Zucchero’s previous positions were director of business engagement at the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and vice president of sales and director of sales and marketing for the Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. She earned a hospitality and tourism management degree from Grand Valley State University.

For the last six decades, Stafford’s Hospitality has provided waterfront dining and historic lodging throughout Northern Michigan. Now Stafford’s is entering a new chapter with the retirement of both Stafford Smith, the company’s founder, and Dudley Marvin, Stafford’s longtime business partner and former president of the company.

 

Welcome to Michigan! Boutique Hotel Professionals, a management company specializing in boutique hotels and luxury experiences, has launched its operations, establishing its headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan. Currently, the organization manages The Inn at St. John’s, an AAA Four Diamond resort with a 27-hole golf course and 48,000 square feet of meeting space for corporate events as well as luxury weddings.

 

After 7 years of planning, the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center is now open in downtown Muskegon. The official ribbon cutting took place on April 12, 2021.