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Stacy Yerby, CGMP Joins the Motown Digital Team as Senior Client Manager

Accomplished Michigan meeting executive Stacy Yerby, CGMP has joined the staff at Motown Digital as Senior Client Manger. In her new role Yerby will be working with meeting planners, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Associations and others as they implement events and other initiatives.

“I’m excited to join the Motown team and to be working with my many friends in the planning and travel business who are looking for new solutions to problems that have arisen out of this crisis,“ said Yerby.

Stacy’s resume includes more than six years as the Michigan Sales Manager with the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Prior to her tenure with DMCVB, Stacy managed sales and catering services for hotels in the Metro Detroit area. She is actively involved in the Michigan Chapters of MPI and SGMP. Stacy is also a volunteer with her local PTO and township committees.

This move comes as Motown launches GLM Media, a new effort created to meet the needs of website customers of Gaslight Media, a Petoskey Michigan based provider that needed to find a new home. Gaslight Media founder Chuck Scott passed away this fall resulting in the closing of the popular website development firm.

“We are thrilled to have Stacy join our team,” said Motown Digital President and C.E.O. Dave Scott. “Her vast experience working with meeting planners and associations, plus her understanding of the inner workings of CVB‘s made her a perfect fit.”

Motown Digital is one of Michigan’s leading providers of virtual and live conferences, live streaming technology, and video content creation. GLM Media provides advance app development and website programming to hundreds of clients that include Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Associations, and Michigan’s top tourist destinations.

Lisa N. Powers, CAE, CTA Joins the Motown Digital Team as Director of Creative Services

Michigan app and website technology expert Lisa N. Powers, CAE, CTA has joined the staff at Motown Digital as Director of Creative Services. In her new role Powers will be working both on business development and company vision.

This move comes as Motown launches GLM Media, a new initiative created to meet the needs of website customers of Gaslight Media, a Petoskey Michigan based website application provider who needed to find a new home. Gaslight Media founder Chuck Scott passed away this fall resulting in the closing of the popular website development firm.

“We are thrilled to have Lisa join our team”, said Motown Digital President and C.E.O. Dave Scott. “Her vast experience in app and website development and her years of working for and with Michigan’s top associations put her at top of our list as we looked for new leadership.”

Lisa comes to GLM Media and Motown Digital from i2Integration, a leading custom technology development firm in mid-Michigan, where she served as their Director of Business Development for three years. Prior to i2, Lisa spent over eight years in the association industry, first with the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association as their Director of Development, and then with the Michigan Association of School Boards as their Manager of Superintendent and Business Services. She thoroughly enjoys supporting community endeavors through her service as the current President of the Kiwanis Club of Grand Ledge Area as well as with the Capital Area I.T. Council.

Motown Digital is one of Michigan’s leading providers of virtual and live conference services, live streaming technology, and video content creation. GLM Media provides advance app and website programming and development to hundreds of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Associations, and Michigan’s top tourist destinations.

Aerial Video Provided for Upcoming Premier of Detroit: Comeback City

Motown Digital’s Michigan aerial drone team shot several scenes of the aerial footage in the trailer for The History Channel’s upcoming premier of Detroit: Comeback City.

History presents an original documentary special, “Detroit: Comeback City,” which recounts the saga of the rise, fall and rebirth of Detroit through the iconic Michigan Central Station. The special premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 1 on The History Channel.

Click here for more information about Motown Digital’s Aerial Drone Services

2018 Detroit Policy Conference

March 1, 2018 The Detroit Regional Chamber held its seventh annual Detroit Policy Conference at Sound Board Theater at the MotorCity Casino & Hotel.

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2018 Detroit Policy Conference focused on creating a culture of civility in Detroit. More than 60 speakers took the stage, offering insight on the need for civility in public discourse, communities and the workplace. Video of the entire day was live streamed courtesy of Motown Digital and #DPC18 was trending on various social media platforms.

See the entire conference line up here and visit the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Youtube page for videos from the event.

Happy Clients, Happy Business!

Our clients are keeping us busy this November, and we couldn’t be happier!

Last week alone, we had the pleasure of working for Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. And this was in addition to providing services for the properties we assist on a regular basis!

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation presented the 12th Annual Veteran Business Matchmaking & Vet’s Night Out. The two-day event was held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

The 12th Annual Matchmaking & Vets Night Out at the Marriott Renaissance

The Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors held their annual meeting at the Westin in Southfield. The keynote speaker kept our crew (and audience) on its feet with his “rock-n-roll” themed speech.

GMAR’s annual meeting at the Westin

The Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrated National Philanthropy Day at the Henry in Dearborn. Charitable members within the community came together to recognize the efforts that go into philanthropy work.

National Philanthropy Day with the Association of Fundraising Professionals

And last, but not least, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy requested our live-stream services for a panel discussion with Q & A at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol.

No two events are the same. That is why the staff here at Motown Digital put in the extra time and effort to ensure your needs are met through diligent planning and execution. Ultimately, our primary concern is whether you – the client – is satisfied, and that is how we define success!

Thank you to our amazing clients for having us again. We cherish these opportunities, and look forward to more productions in the future!

Do you have an important event coming up? Let our team become your team, and request a quote here. We now offer 3D renderings during the planning process.

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New ICT Episode: Care Tech Solutions & HTC Global Solutions

The Troy Chamber of Commerce has released the latest episode of Inside Corporate Troy. Ara Topouzian, President & CEO of Troy Chamber, sits down with Madhava Reddy, President & CEO of HTC Global Solutions and Tommi White, President of CareTech Solutions. Inside Corporate Troy is sponsored by Main Street Bank and produced by Motown Digital.

Check out other videos produced by Motown Digital on the video portfolio page.

Lighting up ORGPRO 2017 in Port Huron!

Motown Digital lit up the Blue Water Convention Center of Port Huron last week for the annual Org Pro event, a conference dedicated to continued education and resources for CMPs (Certified Meeting Planners). The main room featured two 13-foot rear-projected screens and one 30-foot projection wall that displayed a variety of branding and moving backgrounds.

 

Award Season for Motown Digital!

Dave Scott, CEO and president of Motown Digital was honored on two separate occasions this Spring for the superb effort and contributions he and his team have made in the Greater West Bloomfield communities.

On May 9, 2017 The Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce awarded Dave and Civic Center TV with a “Special Tribute” award at their 11th annual Key to the Township Awards. The award ceremony was held at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield and was emceed by Fox 2 Anchor Charlie Langton. The entire program can be watched thanks to Civic Center TV online here.

On May 19, 2017, Dave Scott was honored again [this time a very big surprise] at the Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Breakfast. Dave received the “Chairman’s Award” for his contributions to the event and for helping to preserve the historic celebration of Michigan’s volunteers. This ceremony can also be viewed in it’s entirety here.

Chamber Awards

Civic Center TV Reporter Jonathan Jackson, Dave Scott and State Representative Klint Kesto

The Motown Digital crew at the 2017 Michigan Week Breakfast Awards

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New ICT Episode featuring Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

The Troy Chamber of Commerce has released the latest episode of Inside Corporate Troy featuring Kellie Holcomb, Regional Sales & Catering Manager for Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Find out the history behind the name and what’s sizzling inside this Troy restaurant. The Inside Corporate Troy sponsor is Main Street Bank and the video was produced by Motown Digital.

Check out other videos produced by Motown Digital on the video portfolio page.

Saying Thank You to the People Making a Difference

What are the great things that you are doing for this city or for this state? What is your message, or your story? And how can we help you tell it.

Last week at a press conference held at The Fisher Building in Detroit, our good friends at Mitch Albom’s  S.A.Y. Detroit Charities gave out more than $1 million in funds raised at their annual Radiothon held each year in December. Read more in this Detroit Free Press article about the “Best Day of the Year” according to S.A.Y Detroit Co-Founder Dr. Chad Audi and about the different organizations out there doing great work for our communities.

Hands down, our favorite projects are the ones that give back to the community in some capacity. From an annual radiothon to an inner city figure skating recital for underprivileged youth, these are the events and partnerships  that give us the warm fuzzies at the end of the day.

We just want to take this moment  to say thank you to those making a difference in the lives of others.

Photo Credit: SAY Detroit/Jordan Ozimek

To learn more about our press conference packages visit our website and to learn more about the great work our friends at S.A.Y. Detroit do for the people of Metro Detroit please visit their website and see how you can help make a difference.