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Party @ MI Place, hosted by Sue Bila, reviews festivals and events from around Michigan, looks ahead to upcoming events, and highlights people in the festivals and events industry who are making a difference in Michigan’s economy.

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MFEA Podcast Highlights of 2017

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January 9, 2018 11:00 AM

2017 was a busy and special year for the MFEA! For January 2018's stream and PodCasts Sue Bila takes a look back at some highlights from 2017.

Check out these fun interviews hosted by the president of the Michigan Festival & Events Association, Sue Bila! 

 

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25th Anniversary Of Michigan Festivals & Events | Welcome Lunch

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December 18, 2017 3:00 PM

The Michigan Festivals & Events (MFEA) celebrates their 25th anniversary at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, MI November 2-5, 2017.

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25th Anniversary of Michigan Festivals & Events | Kelven Tan

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November 27, 2017 3:00 PM

The Michigan Festivals & Events (MFEA) celebrates their 25th anniversary at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, MI November 2-5, 2017.

During Friday's Welcome Lunch Public Speaker on the Global Festival Market, Kelven Tan delivers some key insights into how to create successful festivals and events. Included below is audio from his luncheon keynote speech.

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Video: THE VALUE OF EVENTS | Kelven Tan

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November 15, 2017 1:00 PM

 

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Video: MFEA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS!

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November 15, 2017 12:00 PM

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An invite from the President!

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October 6, 2017 5:00 PM

Sue talks with Peggy Anderson, MFEA President about the history of her company “Schmidt Amusements”.  Peggy would like to invite everyone to the 25th Silver Anniversary Convention.  She talks about the new “Giving Arm Program” of MFEA to be introduced at Convention.  She also invites everyone to the Schmidt Amusements Hospitality Suite at Convention.

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Branding and Rules both a big MUST!

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October 6, 2017 4:00 PM

Sue Bila talks with Liz Cramton, Associate Marketing Manager with Miller Lite, about the highlights of her upcoming workshop.  She touches on how to build and analyze brand plans to standout with your community and to potential sponsors.  She also shares some of the important points one should consider for a successful beverage tent by following the rules and regulations.

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25yrs of Three Men and a Tenor and MFEA

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October 6, 2017 3:00 PM

Sue talks with Chuck Colby from “Three Men and a Tenor” about 25 years with the group and the 25 years of MFEA.  They touch on some of the good times, and a bit of music from the group.  They also talk about the importance of festivals and events to our communities.

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Michigan Antiques Festival – Davisburg October 7-8

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October 6, 2017 2:00 PM

Sue talks with Lori Oberlin with Michigan Antiques Festival in Davisburg, MI.  Lori invites everyone to the Michigan Antiques Festival – October 7-8 in Davisburg.   Lori and Sue talk about the history as Michigan Antiques Festivals celebrate 50 years in 2018.  Lori also congratulates MFEA on recently bringing home the “Bronze Pinnacle Award” given by the International Festivals & Events Association for the MFEA 2017 Magazine!!  Congrats to all MFEA members and partners!!

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The excitement of using social media at events!

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September 19, 2017 5:00 PM

Don't Forget -- Your Event is Also Live on Social Media -- Maximizing the Moment, Virtually!

Sue Bila talks with Brad Back, Vice President and Principal of SeyferthPR a company which among others handles many of the McDonald's restaurants of Michigan. Brad is an upcoming Michigan Festival & Events Association Convention Speaker who will talk about the excitement of using social media at events.

He also invited convention guests to attend his workshop on “creative” ideas using social media and technology.  He will be hosting this up in Traverse City this November along with Bill Herbst who has over 20 years in broadcast and social media experience.

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