• Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau Wins Awards

     
    POSTED December 18, 2016
     

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau and a member of its staff have been honored with three awards. One award was from the Michigan Society of Association Executives and two were from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.

The awards were announced last month at the MSAE Association Choice Awards, which were held at the East Lansing Marriott. The GLCVB was awarded ‘Best Large CVB’ by the association’s 1,000 members.

“It’s always an honor to win an award,” says Jack Schripsema, GLCVB president and CEO. “But it’s particularly satisfying to win an award that is voted on by our many valued association clients across the state.”

The GLCVB was also honored by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing with the 2016 Business Leadership Award, which recognizes the GLCVB’s overwhelming support for the Art Council.

Additionally, Julie Pingston, CMP, CTA, senior vice president and chief operating officer at the GLCVB was awarded the 2016 Ted Sondag Individual Leadership Award for her part in the leadership of the GLCVB.

“We at the Greater Lansing CVB are extremely proud of our footprint in the community,” says Schripsema. “And certainly the work and dedication of Julie Pingston is a key asset and a point of pride for our organization.”

After almost two years, Visit Cheyenne’s director of sales and marketing, Jim Walter, has earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the industry’s highest individual educational achievement. 

Now with the only “integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination management industry” under his belt, Walter is excited to apply the program’s pillars of vision, leadership, productivity, and implementation to his work at Visit Cheyenne.  

 

Convening Leaders 2020 is a global event that is sure to bring people together. 

Set for this January in San Francisco, the Convening Leaders event is designed for business event strategists from both the buying and selling spheres. At the event, attendees will be encouraged to work together to find solutions, work to reach their goals, and engage in innovative, educational, and experimental activities.  

 

Set to debut in early summer of 2020, Sandestin Investments, LLC announced the name and launch of its new family-owned property on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The charming 250-room Hotel Effie Sandestin is now accepting leisure and group reservations.