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Four Flag Area Apple Festival Taking Place October 1 - 4, in Niles, MI

Party @ MI Place
September 4, 2015 6:30 PM

Sue Bila talks with Pat Teeter, about the Niles, Michigan's Four Flag Area Apple Festival, taking place October 1 - 4, 2015. They discuss all of the great events happening at this festival and also take a look at the history behind the event pageant.

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Unique Festivals and Events Around the State of Michigan

Party @ MI Place
September 4, 2015 5:00 PM

John “Gonzo” Gonzalez is the statewide entertainment, travel, beer and food writer for MLive.com, leading a statewide multi-media approach for MLive Media Group, to help his readers experience all things Michigan. John and Sue Bila will discuss unique festivals around the State of Michigan, and the festivals' economic impact on their communities.

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Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts Happening this Month!

Party @ MI Place
September 4, 2015 1:30 PM

Sue Bila is joined by Lorain Smalligan, from the Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts. The festival takes place September 19 and 20, 2015, in Lowell, Michigan. Sue and Lorain discuss the different art aspects of the event, different activities for children and adults, the history of event and the economic impact the event has on the community.

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Michigan Brewers Guild Festivals

Party @ MI Place
September 4, 2015 12:30 PM

Sue Bila is joined by Scott Graham executive director of Michigan Brewers Guild. Scott and Sue discuss the Michigan Brewers Guild Beer Festivals around the State of Michigan. How do the festivals help Michigan Brewers Guild grow? They discuss the highlights for the events, dates for next year and the latest new products.

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Half Top Ten List of Great Marketing Books

Marketing Moments
September 4, 2015 11:30 AM

In a Hat’s Off to David Letterman,
Here is a Half Top Ten List of Great Marketing Books

It seems everyone on the Internet has a “top 10” list of marketing books. As a professor at Michigan State University, I’m often asked for my recommendations too.

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09-30-2015: Hispanic Heritage Month Recognition & Cesar Chavez Commemorative Dinner

Michigan Business Network
September 4, 2015 9:51 AM

Keynote Speaker: Francisco “Pancho” Gonzalez, Vice President & General Manager, Michigan Region, McDonalds. Individuals will be recognized in the areas of Arts, Business, Advocate, Educator and Lifetime Achievement. Scholarships will also be awarded. 

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Great Tips to Improve Your Market Research

Business Next
September 4, 2015 8:30 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Anne Wenzel, author of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Market Research. Wenzel, herself a principal in a market research firm, takes entrepreneurs through the process of assessing such things as market size and growth, market trends and needs, emerging technologies, competition, and distribution patterns.

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurship

Business Next
September 4, 2015 6:59 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with sales coach and trainer, Greg Coyne, of Gerry Weinberg and Associates Sandler Training, about the seven deadly sins of entrepreneurship: not having written goals, not cultivating new prospects, having no system to grow the business, talking too much, not being comfortable talking about budget, lacking an upfront agreement and mistaking suspects for prospects.

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Entertainment News of the Week - Lucky Jay Series

Show Biz Weekly
September 3, 2015 10:00 PM

Taylor and Michael reflect on the Renegade Theatre Festival and other news in the entertainment industry. Michael shares exciting news about the Lucky Jay series and how it received 11 nominations for the Global Independent Film Awards. In addition it received the best screen nomination at the Miami Web Fest.

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Pride at the Riverfront Park - Still a Need for Equality

Show Biz Weekly
September 3, 2015 9:00 PM

Taylor and Michael are joined by guests, Steve Bunya and Regina Calconyo. They discuss Steve Bunya's tenure as a crossover artist from pop to pop/country and his influence on empowering individuals to be true to themselves.

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