• Michigan M+E Best of 2018 Readers' Choice Award Winners (Listed)

     
    POSTED May 23, 2018
     

CVBS & PLANNERS

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (Over 50,000 in Population) 

THE WINNER IS: Traverse City Tourism

Runners-up:
» Detroit Metro CVB
» Experience Grand Rapids

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (Under 50,000 in Population 

THE WINNER IS: Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau

Runners-up:
» Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
» ​Benzie County Visitors Bureau

Best Event Planner/Event Planning Company

THE WINNER IS: Emerald City Designs 

Runners-up:
» Events North
» ​Top That! Event

Best Meeting Planning Company

THE WINNER IS: Events North 

Runners-up:
» ​Special D Events
» ​Emerald City Designs

SERVICES

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

THE WINNER IS: Bluewater 

Runners-up:
» ​PSAV
» ​AV Squared

Best Band

THE WINNER IS: The Accidentals 

Runners-up:
» ​Three Men and a Tenor
» ​Killer Flamingos

Best Caterer (On- or Off-Site) 

THE WINNER IS: Zingerman’s Catering & Events 

Runners-up:
» ​Epoch Catering
» ​2 Unique Caterers & Event Planners 

Best Decor Provider

THE WINNER IS: Art Craft Display, Inc. 

Runners-up:
» ​Emerald City Designs
» ​Top That! Event

Best Event Rental Company

THE WINNER IS: Art Craft Display, Inc. 

Runners-up:
» ​Emerald City Designs
» ​Event Source

Best Entertainment Provider

THE WINNER IS: Black Tie Productions 

Runners-up:
» ​Mike Staff Productions
» ​2Bays DJs

Best Florist

THE WINNER IS: Blumz by JRDesigns 

Runners-up:
» ​Emerald City Designs
» ​Viviano Flower Shop

Best Photographer

THE WINNER IS: Abby Rose Photo 

Runners-up:
» ​Sarah Brown Photography
» ​Lola Grace Photography

Best Sweets Provider

THE WINNER IS: Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Runners-up:
» ​SugarHigh Bakery
» ​Bon Bon Bon

Best Transportation Company

THE WINNER IS: Metro Cars

Runners-up:
» ​Blue Lakes Charters Bus Rental
» ​Dean Transportation 

SMALL VENUES

Best Craft Brewery/Brewpub 

THE WINNER IS: Short’s Brewing Company 

Runners-up:
» ​Founders Brewing Co.
» ​Bell’s Brewery

Best Distillery

THE WINNER IS: Grand Traverse Distillery 

Runners-up:
» ​Iron Fish
» ​Ann Arbor Distilling Co.

Best Intimate Venue

THE WINNER IS: Black Star Farms 

Runners-up:
» ​Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
» ​Chateau Chantal

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

THE WINNER IS: Red Ginger 

Runners-up:
» ​Bavarian Inn Restaurant
» ​Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Best Rooftop

THE WINNER IS: H&L Social at Hotel Indigo Traverse City 

Runners-up:
» ​Frankenmuth Brewery
» ​The Madison

Best Winery

THE WINNER IS: Black Star Farms 

Runners-up:
» ​Chateau Chantal
» ​Leelanau Wine Cellars

LARGE VENUES

Best Casino MGM

THE WINNER IS: Grand Detroit

Runners-up:
» ​Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
» ​MotorCity Casino Hotel 

Best College/University Venue

THE WINNER IS: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University

Runners-up:
» ​University of Michigan
» ​Central Michigan University

Best Convention Center

THE WINNER IS: Cobo Center

Runners-up:
» ​The Inn at St. Johns
» ​Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Best Golf Resort

THE WINNER IS: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Runners-up:
» ​Crystal Mountain
» ​The Inn at St. John’s

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (More Than 200 Guest Rooms) 

THE WINNER IS: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Runners-up:
» ​Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
» ​Grand Hotel

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less Than 200 Guest Rooms) 

THE WINNER IS: The Inn at St. John’s

Runners-up:
» ​Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
» ​Hyatt Place Detroit Novi

Best Meeting/Event Venue in Detroit Metro Area

THE WINNER IS: Fox Theatre

Runners-up:
» ​The Henry Ford;
» ​Suburban Collection Showplace 

Best Meeting/Event Venue Outside Detroit Metro Area

THE WINNER IS: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Runners-up:
» ​DeVos Place
» ​Zingerman’s Greyline

Best New Venue (Dec. 2016-Dec. 2017) 

THE WINNER IS: The Detroit Foundation Hotel

Runners-up:
» ​20 Monroe Live
» ​BlueBridge Event Center 

Best Renovation

THE WINNER IS: Grand Hotel

Runners-up:
» ​The Detroit Foundation Hotel
» ​Treetops Resort

Best Service (Meeting/Event Venue)

THE WINNER IS: Crystal Mountain

Runners-up:
» ​Grand Hotel
» ​The Inn at St. John’s

Best Ski Resort

THE WINNER IS: Crystal Mountain

Runners-up:
» ​Boyne Resorts 
» ​Treetops Resort

Best Sports Venue

THE WINNER IS: Little Caesars Arena

Runners-up:
» ​Comerica Park
» ​Spartan Stadium

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) traditionally unveils its latest marketing plan, which includes departmental objectives and strategies, during its annual membership meeting every January. This year’s event at MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Sound Board drew hundreds to hear the bureau’s recap of 2017, projections for the future and new ads.

Its next-generation ad campaign, themed Detroit: It’s Go Time, now appears in a variety of offline and online media in key markets, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland and Indianapolis.

 

The role of Display Group’s vice president is as multidimensional as the company’s creations. 

 

Congratulations to the finalists of the Northwest Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers' choice awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration!

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Alaska

Best Convention/Conference Venue

Alyeska Resort
Coast International Inn
The Hotel Captain Cook

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space