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…
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Mid-Michigan Offers Unique, Affordable Meeting Spaces

Posted on November 29th, 2018
From Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, the middle part of our state offers one-of-a-kind places and spaces. Today’s blog post will focus on our six partners that represent the following nine cities:  
  • Lansing, population 116,986 
  • Flint, population 96,448&nb
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Holiday Party Help is Here! Follow Eight Simple Guidelines

Posted on November 14th, 2018
Would it surprise you that 80% of all U.S. companies plan to hold a holiday party this year? Or, on the flip side, 90% of employees would rather take home a bonus than attend this function? While it’s true that everyone is entering their busy season, it’s important to try and meld the two statistics…
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Plan Your Next Meeting in Southeast Michigan

Posted on October 26th, 2018
Metro Detroit. Ann Arbor. These two areas encompass a region of Michigan that is the most populous and diverse. Let’s take a closer look at our partners and what they offer in the meetings and events arena.   Located in downtown Detroit, this CVB represents hospitality entities in Macomb, Oa…
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Small Meetings are Big Business for Michigan!

Posted on October 11th, 2018
  Whether you a planning a gathering for five executives or a corporate holiday party for two hundred, it shouldn’t surprise you that small meetings take as much time to plan as large trade shows or conventions. Today’s blog post will share with you the common factors and challenges associ…
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4 Fantastic Reasons You Want to Meet in West Michigan

Posted on September 26th, 2018
This area of the state consists of Kalamazoo, Kent, Berrien and Muskegon counties, which is located between three to thirty miles east of the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Per the 2010 U.S. census, this region has a population greater than 1.3 million. Below is a brief overview of each of our Wes…

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…