After many Inaugurations executing a gala with another firm, The Michigan State Society hired Dufour & Co to bring a fresh and modern approach to this elegant and iconic event. Collaborating closely with the event committee, we created a unique atmosphere for attendees to celebrate their love for The Great Lakes State. This monthslong process included starting from scratch on every element of the event—creating sponsorship packages, a complete theme, look and feel for the event itself, a website and invitation platform, and of course every detail of the event itself.
The result was guests entering a completely transformed space efficiently and safely, quickly moving into the National Museum of American History to enjoy a band of Police Detectives from Flint, Michigan, a Motown lounge, and Vernors ice cream floats. We worked hand in hand with the staff of the Michigan Congressional Delegation to ensure that every constituent had a home base for the event through a dedicated website, email account, and phone line. By activating our strong partnership with the National Park Service and other major federal agencies, our team was ideally suited to provide real-time updates on road and metro closings to our guests to ensure their smooth arrival.
The Michigan State Society has asked us to return for their next Inaugural Gala and we also provide association management and consultation services to the Society between Galas.
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