• Marquee Sports & Entertainment Host Media Tour

     
    POSTED July 24, 2017
     

Marquee Sports & Entertainment hosted a tour of the American Airlines Conference Center for the media on July 13. The tour showcased the conference center's amenities and customizable event spaces and featured a food sampling following the tour.

The American Airlines Conference Center is 5,300 square feet and is ideal for private meetings, networking events and receptions. There are four flexible event spaces and an outdoor terrace overlooking the Park at Wrigley.

The food sampling event took place in the Home Plate Room and included a pretzel station, doughnut sundae bar, "Make Your Own Chicago Dog," salads and more.

The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth changes its name to Saint John’s Resort in August.

It’s part of a rebranding with multiple enhancements that Director of Sales and Marketing Fadi Sibani says make it a true Detroit destination resort.

Formerly owned by the Archdiocese of Detroit as St. John’s Provincial Seminary from 1948 to 1988, the property was transformed in the 1990s as a center for youth and families before it was redeveloped into a hotel and conference center in the 2000s. 

 

For the first time since 2019, the Traverse City Film Festival will be back in action this summer.

Originally founded in 2005 by filmmaker Michael Moore, the festival ran annually until COVID forced it to be shelved for two years. Now it’s back again July 26-31, with about 40 films currently programmed and more expected to be added to the lineup. 

“There are a number of films screening at the Tribeca Film Festival that we are still scouting, and we also are yet to announce our short film programs,” says Director Johanna Evans.

 

First came COVID. Then came the tornado.

The northern Michigan community of Gaylord was just starting to rebound from the pandemic with its groups and events business as a new season was getting underway when a rare EF3 tornado with estimated wind speeds between 136 and 165 miles per hour struck May 20.

Two people were killed and at least 44 were injured, according to official reports at the time. West Michigan meteorologist Bill Steffen said it was the strongest tornado to strike in the U.S. that month.