New Michigan CVB Meeting Planners Guide Provides Ideas About Great Times In The Great Lakes State

  • New Michigan CVB Meeting Planners Guide Provides Ideas About Great Times In The Great Lakes State

     
    POSTED June 18, 2018
     

The theme “We’re ready to help” shines throughout the new 2018 Meeting Planners Guide to Michigan Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (MACBV). 

The Meet in Michigan guide, produced in partnership with the MACVB and Michigan Meetings + Events magazine, is packed with creative help for meeting planners.

“From large conventions or small meetings to family reunions or getaways with friends, our MACVB member bureaus have plenty to offer throughout the entire planning process. As an added benefit, many of those CVB services are free,” reports Linda K. Hoath, MACVB president.

The guide includes an association directory with contact numbers and websites, plus stories spotlighting Michigan as a four-season meetings-and-events destination.

“Are you looking for ways to streamline your meeting or event-planning process? I’d suggest working with a local or regional CVB or Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) in Michigan as your first point of contact,” recommends Larisa Draves, MACVB’s executive director, who spearheaded the 2018 project. “These organizations are the experts about their individual Michigan communities.”

The articles feature ideas on how planners have worked with CVBs and showcase some of the success stories of the resulting events.

Other guide topics explore ideas about creating experiences for meeting participants, a recap of economic growth around Michigan that is giving planners innumerable choices for big to small events, a primer on how to mix business with leisure in Michigan’s water wonderland, and four reasons (and places) to go, whatever the weather.

Find more information on the MACVB online.

As of August 2019, Detroit’s renowned convention center is officially renamed the TCF Center

The change came in the form of an unprecedented 22-year naming rights deal that will set the venue for financial success in the future, as well as a move toward becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024.  

 
In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.