Earth-Friendly Events: A Planner's Guide to Going Green

In fact, the American Society of Association Executives’ Convene Green Alliance recently published an article dispelling myths surrounding green events. The organization’s director, Kristin Clarke, says the biggest untruth is that green events cost more to produce. “That’s just not the case anymore,” Clarke says. “You don’t need a bigger budget to have a green meeting. The prices on many things, including recycling services and compostable products, have gone way down.”

Please the Crowd and Host Your Meeting at a Sports Bar

Want to make sure your guests have a ball at your next event? Consider these sports bars for a casual, relaxed atmosphere where no one will miss a single play.

Hockeytown Cafe, Detroit

Located in the heart of Detroit right across from Comerica Park and the Fox Theatre, Hockeytown Cafe is dedicated to all things Redwings, right down to the wingwheel carpeting.

Up North Venues Offer Fresh Air, Food & Views

WITH NORTHERN MICHIGAN offering plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors and invigorating natural views, it’s no wonder that so many restaurants at the tip of the mitt offer patio or deck dining.

Outdoor venues Up North give planners distinctive settings for entertaining guests. Even the upscale spots tend to have a laid-back atmosphere, lending themselves to easy conversation and conviviality.

Garden Venues Let Guests Unwind in Natural Beauty

IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR: Mother Nature shrugs off her snowy mantle, dials up her outdoor thermostat, purses her lips to blow soft breezes across Michigan and fresh green shoots poke through the earth. With all of that going on, thoughts naturally turn to enjoying the great outdoors.

Thankfully, Michigan is dotted with public and private gardens that make ideal spots for social and corporate events both intimate and large-scale. Here are a few venues to whet your appetite for gatherings en plein air.

Artisanal Distilleries Offer Trendy Event Space

A GROWING NUMBER OF ARTISANAL DISTILLERIES CALL MICHIGAN HOME. These small-batch operations, led by passionate entrepreneurs, are crafting award-winning products. Some offer tours, tastings, cocktails and space to host private functions.

If high-quality craftsmanship fits your brand image, here’s where to celebrate your next event.


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