Planning and Development
Travel and Transportation
Website Design and Online Registration
WHY CHOOSE HMI?
“We have worked with HMI for many years and would never dream of using anyone else for our annual international conference of 2,400”Marianne S.
“Dennis and Tami have provided the Greater Michigan Ford Dealers with exceptional service and exciting events for over 30 years.”Doug W.
Dennis & Tami Hamilton – Founders
Dennis has been active in the travel and tourism business for more than 38 years. He was the second-generation owner of East Lansing’s Spartan Travel, Inc., founded in 1969. He has expert negotiating skills with airlines, hotels and suppliers. He has a Business degree and has affiliations with many travel industry organizations. One such organization is Meeting Planners International; where he received the “Meeting Planner of the Year” award in 1991. Tami joined Spartan Travel alongside Dennis in 1985; she came in with strong organizational and management skills from banking, insurance and property management. She has escorted groups and incentive travel throughout the 50 United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. Dennis and Tami are Lifetime Members of the Michigan State University Alumni Association and Members of Michigan State University’s Presidents Club. For their many years of contribution and volunteerism to the East Lansing Public Schools, Dennis and Tami were recipients of the 2013 East Lansing Education Foundation award. HMI personnel are active members of numerous industry and professional associations over the years, including:
- Meeting Planners International (MPI)
- Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (SITE)
- Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Events (MICE)
- International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN)
- Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) authorized agent
- Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI)
- Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)
- PGA International
- Meetings & Incentives Magazine
- East Lansing Education Foundation
- Knights of Columbus