Destination Kohler Appoints Doug Stringer as Head Chef of the Award-Winning Immigrant Restaurant

Kohler Co. has announced the appointment of Doug Stringer as head chef of The Immigrant Restaurant, located at The American Club resort-hotel at Destination Kohler.

Stringer joined Kohler Co. in 2015 as sous chef of Riverbend, where he oversaw all facets of kitchen operations, purchasing, food cost management, staffing, menu design, and overall leadership. He has over seven years of fine dining and hospitality experience. In his new role, he will oversee the development and creation of culinary programs.

Global DMC Partners Members Announced as Finalists for 2017 ADMEI Awards

Global DMC Partners has announced that five of their members—BBC Destination Management, Corinthian Events, Destination Nashville, Spaintacular and The Destination Manager—are among the finalists for the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Achievement Awards. The five DMCs were nominated for awards in 11 out of 20 categories.

2017 Achievement Award Finalists

Best Innovative Events under $50,000

· A Southern Dinner – “En Famille” - BBC Destination Management, A Global DMC Partner

Visit Milwaukee Wins Coveted Award

Visit Milwaukee won the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals National Videographer Award.

After 1,500 video entries were submitted, “Meet Milwaukee,” created by Kris Martinez, Visit Milwaukee’s digital marketing manager, surpassed industry standards and won an Award of Distinction.

Students: Apply Now for Hospitality Scholarship

Furthering and sustaining the hospitality industry is dependent on the students working to get into the field today. Without them, the future is shaky.

To help these students gain the education they need to truly succeed, the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Foundation created a partnership to award scholarships for education in the hospitality industry and promote its value.

Experient Honored by MPI-Chicago Area Chapter

Experient, an integrated meeting and event solutions organization, recently received accolades at the Meeting Professional International-Chicago Area Chapter (MPI-CAC) Annual Awards Recognition Gala at Venue One in Chicago’s West Loop. The organization was inducted into the MPI-CAC 2014 Hall of Fame, and its own Char Shada, CMP, director and strategic account manager received the Planner Member of the Year award.

Billie Limacher Wins State’s Lincoln Award

Billie Limacher, president of Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, recently received the Illinois Office of Tourism’s Lincoln Award for her diligent efforts to promote Joliet tourism.

"We are honored to have a great woman and passionate promoter like Billie Limacher representing our Corridor," said Bob Navarro, Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau president and CEO. "Billie’s role in bringing visitors to downtown Joliet could not be more valuable to our community as the events attract tourists to the great region."’

General Manager of the Palmer House Hilton Named IHLA Hotelier of the Year

The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) recently presented the general manger of the Palmer House Hilton, Dean Lane, with the Hotelier of the Year award for the state of Illinois. Lane won the regional Hotelier of the Year award for Chicago in October, which qualified him to compete for the state title.


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