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Event Snapshots: 10th Annual Best of Michigan Readers Choice Awards

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MIM+E held its annual Best of Michigan party May 22 at the new Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron. Empty Canvas provided the entertainment; Kurt Colone and the team from Mike Staff Productions emceed and played music; Chateau Chantal provided a wine tasting table; SugarHigh Bakery delighted guests with a sweets table; and Emerald City Designs provided the floral arrangements and linens. 

Ski Towns Celebrate Milestones & Transformations

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Resorts in the West are aging like fine wines with today’s facilities built with groups and year-round in mind.

Get a Taste of the West by Planning Outings with Animals

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Looking for an exceptional mountain outing that has memory-making and team-building opportunities galore? We’ve found adventures that involve helicoptering to a dog-sledding camp, having a sleepover or skijoring with adoptable pets, walking through the forest with a wolf, dining in the wilderness with a llama and mingling with mustangs. 

Canine Connections

Meet Leland & Katie McMillan, Rodeo on Wheels

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Want a rodeo but the town you are meeting in doesn't have one? Leland and Katie McMillan's LKC Rodeo Productions brings rodeo entertainment to corporate events, high-end resorts, gated communities, birthday parties and other gatherings looking for a taste of the West.

4 Photographers Share Industry Tips for Getting the Best Shots

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Whether roving the crowd for candid shots, showcasing an elaborate meal or capturing a well-known keynote speaker at an annual conference, these four Texas photographers have got it covered. Specialists from around the state took some time out to talk about what makes great event photography and how to create better photos of food, people and event atmosphere. All four photographers spoke about one common denominator for great shots: Good editing makes all the difference.

Think Rustic Elegance to Create an Intimate Tablescape

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A 19th-century stone bank barn sets the stage for this intimate board of directors brunch.

SteelStacks Transforms Bethlehem Past into White-Hot Future

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The Lehigh Valley has gone through a transformation, and there is no better place to witness this renaissance than at SteelStacks. This 10-acre property was home to the Bethlehem Steel plant for nearly a century. The plant served as a prosperous economic facility within the area, employing tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Before closing its doors in 1995, the Bethlehem plant produced steel for countless structures across the country, including skyscrapers, bridges and arenas like the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York.

Signature Drink: Smoked Duck Manhattan

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Named one of 2014’s “Best Cocktails in America” by Restaurant Hospitality, this drink from Kirkland, Washington’s Trellis Restaurant (located in The Heathman Hotel) will warm you up on a crisp fall afternoon.

INGREDIENTS
— 2 oz. duck-infused bourbon
— .75 oz. Carpano Antica vermouth
— .25 oz. Luxardo cherry liqueur
— Cherry
— Ardbeg whiskey atomizer

DIRECTIONS
1. Combine bourbon, Carpano Antica and Luxardo.
2. Stir over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
3. Garnish with a cherry and mist with Ardbeg.

Adventure in Arizona Highlands for Fabulous Corporate Getaways

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Sedona, Flagstaff and Prescott feature stunning natural landscapes,

Relive Yesteryear in a Minnesota Historic Venue

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Minnesota may be known as the "Land of Lakes," but it could be referred to as the “Land of Historic Sites,” as well. From Grand Rapids to the Twin Cities to Red Wing, there is a cornucopia of historic venues in state that recall the days of yore. The following are 10 renowned spots that will take you back in time.

St. James Hotel, Red Wing

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