• MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Named Three Award Winners for Chapter

     
    POSTED October 6, 2014
     
The Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPISSN) recently presented three annual awards.
 
The Rena McDonald-Rising Star Award was won by Michael Hutchings, project coordinator of Statewide Conference and Events for AGC of California. The Rising Star Award recognizes MPI members devoting significant time and effort to the organization, but who have yet to attain a leadership status. These devoted members will become the future leaders of the MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada chapter.
 
The Chapter Leader of the Year Award, presented to Mary Cook, CMP, senior account executive at Sacramento Production and Lighting, recognizes the local commitment and outstanding service of a chapter member.
 
The Crystal Platter Award, recognizes the most outstanding venue in the area of facility, service, and food and beverage. This award was received by the Holiday Inn Sacramento - Capitol Plaza. 

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. 

 

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. 

 

Six months ago, Detroit’s TCF Center got a new name—Huntington Place. Now the convention center is getting striking new public art—an outdoor sculpture by acclaimed artist Scott Hocking. The 15-foot diameter bronze sculpture, Floating Citadel, will be located in the main circle drive of Huntington Place in downtown Detroit. The installation of the sculpture is expected to be complete by late summer. Renderings and images are available here