2017 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated

January 19
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Speakers: Dave Lorenz from Travel Michigan and Deanna Richeson from Michigan Lodging & Tourism Association

February 16
Atwater Brewery
Topics: Beer Tourism and Experience Pink
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March 16
Location: The BOB and 20 Monroe Tour
Topic: Human Trafficking Prevention & Awareness Initiatives

March 19-21
Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism (Detroit)

April 5-6
Human Trafficking Conference @ Ferris State University, Big Rapids

April 20
Location: Drury Inn
Speaker: Deanne Richeson – Michigan Lodging & Tourism Association
Speaker: Michael Sciarini – GVSU & Michigan Cares for Tourism
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May 4
West Michigan Sports Commission Luncheon

May 18
Location: Celebration Cinema North & Oscar’s Bistro (Knapps Corner)
Topic: International Tourism – Karyn Kiio, Ferris State University
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June 5
Golf Outing at Quail Ridge
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July
No meeting – “New Kids on the Block Beer Tour” (Tentative)

August 9-20
GR Restaurant Week

August 17
Location: Lincoln Lanes Bowling Alley (meeting followed by bowling)
Topic: ArtPrize – Todd Herring & Janelle Ott (Sept. 20-Oct 8)
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August 18
MLTA Good Times Golf Outing
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September 21
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Topic: Student Intern & Employment Development
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October 4
MLTA Legislative Action Summit
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October 19
Location: JW Marriott
Topic: Continuing Education & Professional Development (IHLA)

November 7
Career Fair @ GVSU

November 16
WAVE Awards Ceremony & GR International Wine, Beer & Food Fest @ DeVos Place

December 13 (W)
Holiday Gathering & Trade Show