Michigan Lodging & Tourism Association. The Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference, Kalamazoo, MI March 20-21-22, 2011.
It was a pleasure and honor to photograph this great event again this year. The three day conference was motivating, inspiring and showed a tremendous positive attitude toward the future of Michigan. All three days were packed with events and speakers that seem to see things moving forward in Michigan. Very positive outlook on all the new Pure Michigan’s promotional campaign adds that are delivering a beautiful vacation destination and we are ready with open arms to show them our warm and summertime fun hospitality.
Governor Rick Snyder speaking at the award banquet. So many hard working people in our state deserve the awards they all received.
From the opening welcome at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts,
to the many dignitary’s that came and spoke at the conference.
George Zimmermann, Debbie Stabenow, SteveYencich,
and of course our Governor Rick Snyder.
Some of the awards recipients included:
Tricia Lee Decker, Gail Anthony, Stephen Carmen
Dan Musser & Ken Hayward from the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. (picture below)
I look forward to 2012 conference in Grand Rapids, tell then, a “Spactabulas” summer to all who live and visit in our beautiful state of Michigan.
Michigan’s two peninsulas offer a tremendous bounty of attractions, vista’s, man made and natural, from the Great Lakes beach towns to the beautiful Upper Peninsula above the Mackinac Bridge. Guest’s can look forward to new activities in 2011, including milestone anniversary celebrations.
The State of Michigan is blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature, the world’s longest freshwater coastline, lakes that look like oceans, shimmering beaches, miles of cherry orchards, spactabulas sunrises and sunsets, daytime skies of the deepest blue and nighttime skies scattered with stars everywhere.