Experience Grand Rapids named Destination Partner of the Year


Nancy Ruppert. Photo via experiencegr.com

Experience Grand Rapids has been given an award by a global firm in the meetings industry.

Scottsdale, Arizona-based HelmsBriscoe, a meetings procurement company that serves meeting planners, honored Experience Grand Rapids as this year’s Destination Partner of the Year-Secondary Market.

HelmsBriscoe’s global team spans more than 55 countries with more than 1,400 associates.

The award recognizes destinations that “provide outstanding service” to HelmsBriscoe and their clients and support an “engaged and collaborative partnership.”

The award recipients are selected by HelmsBriscoe associates who attended the 2019 HelmsBriscoe Annual Business Conference in Houston last week.

Nancy Ruppert, convention development manager for Experience Grand Rapids, is the primary HelmsBriscoe staff liaison.

Ruppert has “built many great relationships with HB associates,” and the award gives “that much more credibility to our organization and a much-deserved recognition to Nancy,” said Doug Small, president and CEO, Experience Grand Rapids.

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