Michigan Meetings + Events

Meet Bradley McCallum, Mission Point Resort

Bradley McCallum, a Michigan native, developed a passion for travel and the guest experience while working in the Midwest, Europe and Asia. “I’ve been very fortunate to work with some great companies and great mentors,” McCallum says. He now showcases that passion as general manager of Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island.

Calhoun County Blends Historic Charm With Contemporary Amenities

Calhoun County offers planners the charm of country living and the cultural and recreational amenities of an urban area.

Located in southern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago, the county is home to three cities: Battle Creek, Marshall and Albion. The area offers 1,500 hotel rooms and hosts several events each year. (Our favorite is the annual Battle Creek Cereal Festival, which boasts the World’s Longest Breakfast Table courtesy of Battle Creek’s three cereal companies, Kellogg’s, Post and Ralston.)

Explore Ann Arbor's Event-Friendly International Restuarants

Ann Arbor boasts an impressive array of international restaurants that will add special flair—and memories—to your next meeting or group event. From Ethiopian cuisine traditionally eaten with fingers to relatively uncommon Turkish fare, groups can dine their way around the world without leaving the city limits.

4 Tips to Help Lure Meeting Attendees to Your Conference

It's the perennial question facing associations: How do we persuade people to attend our conference? “Unfortunately, I’m seeing attendance down,” says Bethany Curtis, president of the Michigan Charter of Meeting Professionals International and director of sales at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference Center. “I just think we’re all doing so much. We’ll survey our memberships on the best times for the conference, but then they still don’t come.

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