2011 Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration is given to Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast for its collaboration on the new “Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association’s” cutting edge website and for its successful use of blogging, facebook, e-marketing efforts and also for the huge amount of publicity and goodwill that was generated for its participation in the B&B’s for Veterans National Event all of which Prairieside Suites, a Michigan bed and breakfast, participated in. Governor Rick Snyder presented the award himself at the Spring
Governor’s luncheon in Kalamazoo.
Prairieside Suites, owner, Cheri Antozak said “It’s a real honor to have received this award given by the Michigan Travel Commission and we’re very proud to have been a part of this collaborative effort”. We are one of nine B&B’s that received this award from the Tourism Marketing and Promotion Category.
Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association has more than 130 bed and breakfasts members. With everyone “fighting to be at the top of Google,” we have a greater opportunity collectively to accomplish this than going it alone. The ML2L Association is like a portal, which provides access to resources and promotes it’s members. ML2L has another strength, each member of it’s board of directors owns and operates a B&B. It’s these creative minds that help drive the organization. “There are terrific people in leadership positions on our board of directors,” said, Linda Singer, ML2L’s executive director. “An association is all about the people who lead you and we have visionaries.” To read more about the new ML2L website see related article in MiBiz.com.
Cheri [a designer] & her husband Paul [a builder] purchased their home in 1995. They worked for seven years transforming their large 1920’s Dutch Colonial home [which was divided into four apartments] into the beautiful modern luxury B&B that it is today. They accepted their first guests in May 2002. Cheri says, we know our guests can say anywhere. They stay with us because we create an experience. We’re different, “B and B’s are definitely a better way to stay”.
Come experience my world!
Cheri Antozak is the owner, Innkeeper & Designer of Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Grandville, MI