2014 Readers’ Choice Best Of Awards Finalists

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2014 Readers’ Choice Best Of Awards Finalists

Congratulations to all Michigan Meetings + Events‘ 2014 Readers’ Choice Best Of Finalists! We’ve listed the finalists in each category in alphabetical order, so don’t get too excited- yet. Winners will appear in the Summer 2014 issue of Michigan Meetings + Events.

Every single winner in the annual Readers’ Choice Best Of award campaign is hand-picked by the meeting planners, event planners and suppliers who read Michigan Meetings + Events magazine.

The Best Of awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. Readers determine the winners— every vote in each category is influential and important.

Rusch AwardsThe awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game. Once the votes are tallied, the top nominees are notified, and the winners are kept secret until the Best Of Awards party and announced in the magazine’s special Best Of issue. 2014 Spring party at The Gem Theater, Detroit, Michigan.

Rusch Entertainment is proud to be among these other fine vendors as a finalist for the “Best Of Awards 2014”!

Best Airport Hotel

– Crowne Plaza Lansing West
– Quality Suites, Lansing
– The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

– BlueWater Technologies
– KLA Laboratories

Best Ballroom

– Governors’ Hall at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
– The Inn at St. John’s
– Lovett Hall at The Henry Ford

Best Casino

– MGM Grand Detroit
– Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
– Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel

Best Caterer

– Grandview Catering
– Forte Belanger
– TM Catering

Best College/University Venue

– Oakland University
– Michigan State University
– University of Michigan

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau

– Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
– Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
– Traverse City Tourism

Best Craft Brewery/Brewpub

– Frankenmuth Brewery
– Short’s Brewing Company
– Stormcloud Brewing Company

Best Decor Provider

– Art Craft Display
– Display Group
– Emerald City Designs

Best Entertainment Provider

– The Dan Rafferty Band
– Mike Staff Productions
– Rusch Entertainment

Best Event Planning Company

– Emerald City Designs
– Events North
– Events to Remember
– Special D Events

Best Event Rental Company

– C&N Party Rentals
– Emerald City Designs
– Special Events Rentals

Best Florist

– Emerald City Designs
– June’s Floral Company
– Smith Floral & Greenhouses

Best Golf Resort

– Crystal Mountain
– Shanty Creek Resorts
– Treetops Resort

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

– Bavarian Inn Lodge
– Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
– Shanty Creek Resorts

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

– The Inn at Bay Harbor
– The Inn at St. John’s
– Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Best Intimate Venue (Under 100 People)

– Chateau Chantal
– The Lobby Bar at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center

Best Meeting/Event Venue in Detroit Metro Area (No Hotel)

– The Fillmore Detroit
– Fox Theatre
– The Henry Ford

Best Meeting/Event Venue Outside Detroit (No Hotel)

– Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
– Hagerty Conference Center

Best Meeting Planning Company

– Association Guidance
– Emerald City Designs
– Events North

Best Photographer

– Arising Images
– Brian Walters Photography
– Janna Coumoundouros, Lilacpop Studio

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

– Bavarian Inn Restaurant
– Red Ginger
– Thistle Pub & Grille                                                 

Best Service (Meeting/Event Venue)

– Bavarian Inn Lodge
– Crystal Mountain
– Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Ski Resort

– Boyne Resorts
– Crystal Mountain
– Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Sweets Provider

– Kilwins
– SugarHigh Bakery
– Sweet Heather Anne

Best Transportation

– Celtic Transport Logistics
– Dean Transportation
– Metro Cars

Best Winery

– Black Star Farms
– Chateau Chantal
– St. Julian Winery