***New This Year***

Deluxe Lake View Rooms Are Available In Our Room Block



Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT

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Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI 49757



MABA Staff 
Michigan Agri-Business Association 
517-336-0223 - email:  maba@miagbiz.org

MABA Logo Brown   Outlook Conference 2017

The 2017 Michigan Agri-Business Association Outlook Conference will again be held at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  

Please join us for Business, Golf, Food and Fun in the relaxed atmosphere of Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed and the horse and carriage and bicycle are favored modes of transportation.


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Click Here for a registration form suitable for FAXING or mailing to the MABA office.



A block of rooms is available at the Grand Hotel at the nightly rate of $269* Standard/non-lake view or $469* Deluxe/lake view, plus 8% tax/island fee and $8.50 per person for transfer of luggage from the dock to the hotel and return.  Please make your reservations as promptly as possible as the hotel is expecting a "sell-out" for the time we will be there.  The room block will close on August 10th, unless sold-out first.  Click on the Grand Hotel logo below to open a reservation form that you can email or FAX to the hotel.  Note, the hotel does NOT accept group reservations online or by phone.

*This rate includes breakfast daily for up to 2 people staying in the room.

Click logo below for room reservation form.

Dress Guide

Since the Grand Hotel is a resort, we want all to feel at ease and dress comfortably. Prior to 6:30pm, casual resort clothing is appropriate.  Please no midriff baring tops, sweatpants or cut-off shorts for ladies. For gentleman no sleeveless shirts, sweatpants, or cut-off shorts.

Every evening at the Grand Hotel is a special occasion. After 6:30pm, dresses, skirts, blouses, dress sweaters and dress slacks for ladies are preferred, while gentleman are required to wear a suit coat, necktie and dress pants, no denim or shorts. This applies for all areas inside the hotel with the exception of the Cupola Bar and the lower level when going to and from the elevator to enter and exit the hotel. Children 12 years and older are expected to be in dress similar to the adults.

Please visit the Grand Hotel web site for additional information regarding the hotel - https://www.grandhotel.com/




Grand Hotel Guests:  Greens fees, on The Jewel, are included in your room rate.  Golfers will be responsible for a cart fee of  $50 for 18 holes or $25 for 9 holes, payable at the club house.  To qualify for golf both days, your room reservation must be for two nights. Otherwise regular Greens Fees will apply.

Saturday Golf - 6 tee times beginning at 1:30 p.m. have been reserved for MABA attendees.  If you wish to golf contact the Grand Hotel - 906-847-3331 to reserve your time.  Reservations MUST BE made by July 26th. After that date tee times will be released to the general public.

Sunday Golf - will be on your own.  Contact the Grand Hotel - 906-847-3331 to set individual tee-times.



Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry will provide discounted service for our attendees from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace to Mackinac Island.  Click on the Shepler's logo below to check the schedule and purchase tickets in advance.  Enter the promo code MABA17 to receive the discounted rate online.  To receive the discounted rate when purchasing tickets at the dock let the customer representative know you are attending the Michigan Agri-Business Assn conference.