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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…
West Michigan, Meetings Michigan

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…

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…