On Board for Fun
The Times, They Are A-Changin'
With 11 new private event venues, the arena is providing a catalyst for the city’s growth
Our editorial advisory board members talk about the shortage of hotels, technology must-haves and the next ‘big thing.’
Good Cakes and Bakes in Detroit continues to grow its corporate business, which has soared to more than 35 percent of its activity.
When the bakery opened in 2013, goods were prepared in a commercial kitchen. Now, co-owners April and Michelle Anderson have a kitchen in-house and they usually accept three or four catering orders per week.
Stephanie Kelly joined the 388-room Westin Southfield Hotel and Executive Meeting Center as its new senior sales manager overseeing association, family reunion, government, multicultural and religious markets.
She brings 30 years of hospitality experience and earned numerous awards for outstanding sales performance.
Metro Detroit industry professionals came together March 30 at Silver Gardens Events Center for the annual EPIC Awards, presented by the Michigan chapters of ABC, NACE and ILEA. Sponsors included E3 Detroit, Blumz by JRDesigns, Floral and Event Professionals, Country Lane Flowers, Colonial Events, Fred Ferris Photography, Emerald City Designs, Fabulous Events, Inc., TapSnap Detroit, Lyndsey’s Linen & Chair Covers, Silver Garden Events Center and Lepenn Designs - Couture Invitations & Stationery.
One of a Kind
Distinctive excursions can set a meeting apart. So consider offering your group a photography tour of Detroit.
The Detroit Bus Co. offers three tours for budding photographers with an eye for the city’s beauty. The four-hour tours focus on street art, architecture and Belle Isle, respectively.
Each tour can accommodate up to 42 people and has a professional photographer on board to help participants make the most of their experience and take the best photographs.
Depending on the day, Claude Molinari is a salesman, lawyer, financier or janitor.
“Some days I’m every one of those different things,” says the Cobo Center general man ager. Molinari’s daily tasks might involve selling groups on the Comeback City, negotiating with unions, crunching budget numbers and making sure all the snow is cleared. He also manages the city’s granddaddy of events, the North American International Auto Show.