6:24 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Grand Rapids Considers Regulations on House Sharing Services

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Grand Rapids City Commissioners are expected to vote in August on regulations governing room rentals
As Grand Rapids attracts growing numbers of travelers with events like ArtPrize, brewery tours, Restaurant Week and myriad business conventions, many out-of-town guests are turning to non-traditional lodging accommodations during their visit. Jenny Lasko has been renting rooms in her home in the city's East Hills neighborhood via the online house sharing platform Airbnb Inc.
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7:11 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Snyder says Holland Should Market Diversity

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Governor says area is a business leader, but faces challenges
The Holland area values diversity, but needs to market it better, Gov. Rick Snyder told area business leaders Wednesday at the annual Tulip Time Festival Luncheon.
12:40 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Report Shows Tourists spent $18.7-Billion in Michigan in 2013

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Pure Michigan is preparing to launch new $6.2-million summer regional advertising campaign
Tourism spending continues to grow in Michigan. Visitors spent $18.7 billion dollars in the Great Lakes State in 2013, according to a yearly report by D.K. Shifflet & Associates. That includes a record $13.8 billion in leisure travel spending. In 2012, visitors spent $18 billion in Michigan. In 2011, they spent $17.7 billion.
8:22 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Travel Michigan Leader Retiring

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The "Pure Michigan" campaign won numerous awards for promoting the state's tourist attractions
George Zimmermann steps down this week as head of Travel Michigan, ending more than 12 years as the chief promoter for the state's $15 billion tourism industry that's identified with the "Pure Michigan" branding and promotional campaign. Under Zimmermann's leadership, Travel Michigan created the Pure Michigan promotion with ad firm McCann Erickson in 2006.
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1:54 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Waterfront Film Festival to say in South Haven for 2014

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Festival was in Saugatuck until moving to South Haven for this year's festival
The Waterfront Film Festival is returning to South Haven for 2014. "Through a partnership of financial donors, the city government, the South Haven Center for the Arts, CVB and chamber, Waterfront Film Festival will expand to be bigger and better in 2014," said festival co-founder Hopwood DePree said.