TRAVERSE CITY: Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine has named Traverse City Tourism the best Convention and Visitors Bureau in the state of Michigan.

Each year, the magazine’s readership of more than 20,000 convention and meetings industry professionals vote on their favorites in 21 different categories. Results were announced May 18 at the 12th Annual “Best Of” Awards Dinner in Traverse City.

“We’re happy to celebrate their victory with them on their home turf, because the city has bent over backward to host us in style—the sort of service that landed them the award in the first place,” wrote magazine editor Alexa Stanard.

Also named best in their categories were eight other Traverse City entities: the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (Best Hotel with Meeting Space/More Than 200 Rooms, Best Golf Resort), Sarah Brown Photography (Best Photographer), Black Star Farms (Best Intimate Venue and Best Winery), the Hotel Indigo (Best New Venue), Short’s Brewing Company (Best Craft Brewery/Brewpub), Grand Traverse Distillery (Best Distillery), Red Ginger (Best restaurant with Private Dining Space), and Events North (Best Meeting Planning Company),

In addition, nine Traverse City entries were runners-up in a number of categories: the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (Best Convention Center and Best Renovation), Chateau Chantal (Best Intimate Venue and Best Winery), Chateau Grand Traverse (Best Winery), Hotel Indigo (Best Rooftop)Turtle Creek Casino & Resort (Best Casino), Park Place Hotel (Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space – Less Than 200 Guest Rooms), Shanty Creek Resorts (Best Ski Resort), Events North (Best Event Planning Company), and 2Bays DJs (Best Entertainment Provider).

—Press release provided by Traverse City Tourism

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