Government Connections - Winter 2012 - (Page 11)
Bring Your Next Government Meeting to Michigan
THE GREAT LAKES
State has a body of water every six miles, and with four seasons, there is something to do any time of the year. With more than 3,200 miles of shoreline and 11,000 inland lakes, the sandy beaches in Michigan relax us, restore us and patiently wait for us to break ground on our castles. If the beach is not your thing, then visit one of more than 1,000 golf courses, 850 of which are public, including Forest Dunes Golf Club, voted best public course in America by readers of Golf World Magazine. With 6,100 interconnected Michigan snowmobile trails, more than 40 ski areas and resorts for snowboarding and downhill skiing, Michigan snowsports invigorate us. Book anywhere in the Great Lakes State and enjoy the beauty, serenity and seasons.
safe and there’s a lot for them to do. It’s not uncommon for people to arrive a few days early or stay a few days afterward just for their own enjoyment.
What you find in Kalamazoo will surprise you: a vibrant downtown minutes from expansive nature trails and sandy shores; top-notch colleges and universities with arts and entertainment galore; big city fun with a small town feel; and warm, welcoming people who are eager to share all of it with you. Our entire hospitality community will work together to make sure your visit is exciting and enjoyable. We feel confident enough to say that after just one visit, you’ll be back. We promise.
Long celebrated for its clear lakes and streams, golden beaches and magnificent scenery – including the Sleeping Bear Dunes, just voted the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by viewers of Good Morning America – Traverse City is winning fans for its blend of small-town charm and good-natured sophistication. One of the country’s leading “foodie towns,” it’s also a thriving cultural hub of artists, craftsmen and musicians. Many groups find they get record attendance when they hold a meeting in Traverse City. Attendees feel comfortable bringing their families along because it’s
Visitors Bureau prides itself on helping planning professionals shoulder that challenge by offering help and insight wherever needed. The community of Greater Lansing is full of updated yet affordable lodging and conference options. Looking for an off-site activity during your meeting or conference? You’re in luck! From the Wharton Center for Performing Arts and Spartan sports on MSU campus, to galleries, museums and dining downtown, you’ll be sure to find something to please everyone. G
Planning an event, whether large or small, can be a challenge. The staff of the Greater Lansing Convention &
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Winter 2012
Travel Tips & Trends
Good to Know
Dieting on a Per Diem
Location, Location, Location
OGE Proposes Ethics Changes
The Evolution of e-RFPs
Organizing More Effective Meetings
7 Deadly Sins of Small Meetings
The Meeting Minute
Government Connections - Winter 2012