Breweries that Built Beer City: HopCat

Posted on April 3rd, 2019
Now with almost 20 locations throughout the midwest, HopCat started out in downtown Grand Rapids more than a decade ago and has since helped Grand Rapids become Beer City, USA. Now with almost 20 locations throughout the midwest, HopCat started out in downtown Grand Rapids more than a decade ago and…

FGCC and MTA partner to help local employers recruit talent

Posted on April 3rd, 2019
Employers in Flint & Genesee are hiring. So, with help from the Economic Development team at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Mass Transportation Authority, a group of companies are going to where the people are, using an atypical recruitment approach to identify prospec…

Have You Heard About the Traverse Wine Coast?

Posted on April 3rd, 2019
  When you’re in a pretty great place, you tend to drink some pretty great stuff. And here in the land of 40+ wineries and tasting rooms, you know that the vino is no exception. Over the last 15 years the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsula wineries have exploded in popularity, honing global atte…

Event Budgeting 101: Key Steps Every Meeting Planner Should Take

Posted on September 19th, 2018
Whether you are planning your first event or your one thousandth conference, budgeting is something you must get your arms around. There are many variables and if you don’t dedicate constant attention to the details, it can spiral out of control.
Here are seven key fundamentals that can help you k…

5 Things Meeting Planners Need to Know About Detroit

Posted on September 19th, 2018
So, you’re considering Detroit as a future meeting destination, but you want the inside scoop. We polled some of our convention sales managers for the most frequently heard questions, comments and concerns from their clients. We’ve got answers for you.   Here’s what you need to know: 1…

Big News for Downtown Lansing

Posted on September 4th, 2018
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is excited to join the rest of the community in welcoming the latest Gillespie Group development to downtown Lansing. The massive 150 thousand square foot development will occupy a 4.15-acre portion of land on the 600 block of Michigan av…

Five Key Things a Convention & Visitors Bureau Brings to the Table

Posted on September 4th, 2018
Most cities and regions of any size in the United States have a Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) whose primary responsibility is to promote their town, city or region in order to increase the number of meetings and leisure travelers to the area.
However, CVBs can do a lot more than marketing, as I c…

Meeting Planner’s Guide to Planning Northern Michigan Events

Posted on September 4th, 2018
Holding an association or corporate event this fall? Need a unique location that can serve your group’s needs? Consider all that northern Michigan has to offer! With spectacular water views in a small-town atmosphere, this is an area your attendees will fall in love with year after year. On Lake M…

Five Of Our Favorite Beaches at the Sleeping Bear Dunes

Posted on June 26th, 2018
With 35 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers many places to sunbathe, beach walk, rock pick, build sand castles and play in the waves. The entire lakeshore is open to swimming, but be aware of your surroundings, because there are no lifeguards on du…