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Stafford’s Hospitality Properties Sold to Detroit Area Couple

The iconic northwestern Lower Michigan Stafford’s Hospitality properties are being sold to downstate Michigan buyers. Stafford’s announcement of the sale reports that founder Stafford Smith...

The Big Picture

If Jennifer Miller learned one thing during an internship she completed while attending Michigan State University in the late 1980s, it was about hospitality...

Game On for Bocce in Grand Rapids

Mark Secchia and his dad—the late Michigan businessman, philanthropist, and U.S. Ambassador to Italy, Peter Secchia—won a Sons of Italy downtown Grand Rapids bocce...
Soaring Eagle

Soaring Eagle Rolls Out Food District

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant is embracing a new “food district” concept. The casino is replacing its in-house buffet with a...

Newest Section of Downtown Detroit Riverfront Opens

The award-winning jewel that is the downtown Detroit Riverfront just got even sparklier. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy recently celebrated the completion of a 3.5-mile section...

When the Pitch Succeeds

Meghan Ziehmer, executive director of the Lansing Sports Commission, had been bidding to attract the World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament to Lansing since she first...
The Mill at Vicksburg

Historic Paper Mill Reimagined

An abandoned paper mill in Vicksburg, near Kalamazoo, is getting new life. Paper City Development envisions The Mill at Vicksburg as a world-class hospitality...

Stella Awards Go to Experience Grand Rapids, Michigan Properties

Experience Grand Rapids came in third as the Best Destination Marketing Organization in the Midwest, with two Michigan properties also garnering recognition in the...


Oakland Expo Center Opens North of Pontiac

MRLA Star of the Year Awards Announced for 2023