It was truly a red hot celebration at our annual Red Hot Best party last night, where the 2016 winners were unveiled and awarded. Drinks flowed and music played as 300+ red-dressed winners, family members and friends celebrated at our offices, located in downtown Traverse City. The much-anticipated June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine was hot off the press, including of all this year’s winners as well as fabulous photos.

Over 10,000 people voted in February on, choosing their favorite Northern Michigan places, people and things in 101 categories for the Red Hot Best 2016 awards. If you missed the party, or are ready to head out to find the best of everything, pick up the June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine on newsstands now or buy it online right now!

Press play above for our video recap and check out these photos from behind-the-scenes of the bash! We’ve uploaded more pictures from our photo booth to Facebook so attendees can download them.

Deborah Wyatt Fellows, founder of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and president of MyNorth Media has these remarks for our Red Hot Best 2016 winners:


With over 10,000+ voters in Red Hot Best, it isn’t easy to win, and you did! Congratulations on being recognized for being very, very good at what you do, and for bringing the kind of commitment and passion it takes to make a dream a reality. Everyone at MyNorth Media is honored to be able to celebrate you and what you are passionate about with our truly appreciative audience.

For 35 years, MyNorth has been protecting and celebrating Northern Michigan’s resources, including its stunning landscapes, thriving agriculture, recreational opportunities, small, intact communities and passionate entrepreneurs, professionals and artisans. Our summer kickoff Red Hot Best issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine has hit newsstands and the related Top Ten Lists that will follow all summer are just one of the many ways we engage and inspire our audience of 2 million.

Your hard work, your vision and your dream are all part of what makes our Northern Michigan lifestyle worthy of celebration. Congratulations!

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