BOYNE Resorts

Posted on April 13th, 2018
Confidence. When you’re planning an event or conference, nothing is more important than knowing you’ve chosen the right location – and the right professionals to help you make it a success. When you choose one of BOYNE’s three exceptional northern Michigan resorts as y…

MotorCity Casino Hotel

Posted on April 13th, 2018
At MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, we offer everything you need to make your next event a truly memorable one. From cutting-edge presentations to conventions, MotorCity Casino Hotel has the facilities to make the extraordinary happen: sophisticated boardrooms, 67,500 square feet of flexib…

Greater Lansing CVB

Posted on April 13th, 2018
Greater Lansing is home to the State Capitol, Michigan State University and is an ideal site for your next event. The region offers over 4,500 hotel rooms, affordably priced, and conveniently located near area attractions and restaurants. The Lansing Center offers over 71,000 sq. ft. of column-f…

FireKeepers Casino Hotel

Posted on April 13th, 2018
As a world-class meeting venue, FireKeepers Casino Hotel provides the service and amenities you seek, with the comforts and entertainment your guests expect.   Our AAA four-diamond hotel has 243 rooms, a multilevel pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, fitness center and business cente…

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Posted on April 11th, 2018
Whether celebrating life’s special moments in a tranquil garden setting or simply looking for a unique location for a party, business meeting, retreat or special occasion, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is the ideal location for a social or corporate event. With a 158-acre m…

Flint & Genesee CVB

Posted on April 11th, 2018
Why Flint & Genesee Get to know Flint & Genesee – inside and out. From market to museums, cinemas to symphonies, car shows to the county fair, there’s so much to see and do for the business and leisure traveler. Flint & Genesee offers local award-winning hotels and restaurants, and p…

Top 10 Ways to Market Your Conference/Event to Help Boost Attendance

Posted on April 11th, 2018
Tracy Padot For those of us in the meetings and events industry we know that budgets are shrinking and we’re being asked to do more with less. Often an event planner is not only responsible for coordinating all of the logistics for the event but they are charged with marketing it as well. I’ve devel…

Food & Beverage Trends

Posted on April 11th, 2018
Mark Bondy Recently, at the Michigan Meetings Expo I had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion on Food and Beverage Trends in the meetings and incentive industry. Times have evolved and it is no longer about selecting menus from a standard list of options a month or two ahead of a program operati…

Contract Language

Posted on April 11th, 2018
Leslie Blair, CMP For the past three or four years, we’ve been operating in a buyer’s market. That is changing, and as a result, contracts are changing. Flexibility and willingness to eliminate certain clauses have gone by the wayside, only to be replaced by stiffer attrition and cancellation…

Team Building Trends

Posted on April 11th, 2018
Dawn Whitcomb, CMP, Calhoun County Visitors Bureau The Team Building Idea Swap groups shared some great ideas for group activities at the Michigan Meetings Expo. The favorites included contests using items such as play-doh sculptures, golf cart decorations or sandcastle (or snowman) building…