• Saugatuck Honored for Its Beauty

     
    POSTED October 5, 2021
     
  • Saugatuck Honored for Its Beauty

     
    POSTED October 5, 2021
     
  • Saugatuck Honored for Its Beauty

     
    POSTED October 5, 2021
     

Saugatuck has long claimed boasting rights as one of the most stunning destinations in the country and a breathtaking setting for a corporate retreat. Now it’s official. Conde Nast Traveler has named Saugatuck one of “The 26 Most Beautiful Towns in America.”  The ‘tiny hamlet,’ the publication wrote, “is nestled among the sand dunes on the east coast of Lake Michigan, making it a playground for sunbathers, kayakers, and dune buggy-riders. It’s a favorite among Chicagoans for its close proximity—about a two-hour drive—and impressive art scene, not to mention a wealth of wineries and travel-worthy restaurants.” 

“We are so honored to be recognized among this impressive list of beautiful American towns,” says Lisa Mize, executive director of the Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Saugatuck is very beloved to visitors who come back year after year as well as our residents who call it home. Our miles of gorgeous Lake Michigan shoreline, award-winning beaches, charming downtown main streets, and stunning dune landscapes truly make the Saugatuck Douglas area a must-visit beautiful destination.” saugatuck.com 

The day’s agenda is done—all the to-do items have been checked off, and it’s time to come together as friends and colleagues. So, what is there to do? Well, if you’re meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, plenty. Located just 20 minutes to the Detroit Metro Airport, which offers 1,100 daily flights from four continents, the city is home to the University of Michigan and is a hub of creativity and culture. Ann Arbor offers a walkable downtown and the quirky and innovative attractions you’d expect to find in a college town. 

 

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. 

 

Is celebrating Michigan Wine Month a work activity? Absolutely, especially when you’re checking out wine-centric venues for possible future events. Traverse City Uncorked is offering a mobile-exclusive pass to a collection of curated wineries offering deals and discounts to redeem during Michigan Wine Month—also known as May!