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Party @ MI Place

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.

12:00 PM every Wednesday
Replay: 6:00 PM, 12:00 AM, 6:00 AM


Recent Posts

Michigan International Alpaca Fest Oct 7th & 8th!

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September 19, 2017 4:00 PM

What hums, is curious, gentle, intelligent, comes in 22 natural colors and is one of the softest creatures you'll ever hug?

You guessed it! An alpaca.

Sue Bila talks with Nancy Rogers about this years Michigan International Alpaca Fest, which is held at October 7th and 8th 2017 in Dimondale, MI. Sue & Nancy shared the history of the Alpaca in Michigan. Nancy also provided the agenda for the Alpaca Fest in Michigan.

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The importance of convention planning

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September 19, 2017 3:00 PM

Sue Bila talks with Jill Doederlein Professor at Lansing Community College.

 

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Frankenmuth's Glockenspiel's 50th Anniversary

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September 19, 2017 2:00 PM

Sue Bila welcomes Amy Zehnder Gossi, Guest Speaker, Zehnders to talk about Glockenspiel’s 50th Anniversary which is located at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, MI.

Amy shared the history of the Glockenspiel coming to Frankenmuth – 50 years ago – the joy of the accomplishment by Tiny Zehnder, Amy’s grandfather.  Also of the memories the clock provides Frankenmuth visitors and residents.

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Phil's Big Ol Barn Sale

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September 16, 2017 1:00 PM

Sue Bila talks with Phil Smith to see “what’s going on” at the festival. Phil's Big Ol Barn Sale and the many exhibitors – buying & selling. They also spoke of Hugh Smith – Phil’s father and first President of Michigan Festivals & Events 25+ years ago.

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Interview with Tom Arnold, Arnold Amusements, Michigan State Fair

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September 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Wednesday evening August 30th had been eventful! There was so much to see in and around the Suburban Collection Showplace of Novi, MI. The ribbon cutting welcoming everyone to the Charity Preview night. A great VIP reception honoring all the hard efforts put in to making the Michigan State Fair happen, and a taste of the Detroit Shrine Circus under the bigtop. But the fun wasn't over as it was time to take in the midway and see the sights of the amusements.

Hear Sue Bila's interview with longtime friend Tom Arnold, Arnold Amusements, which serves the Michigan State Fair annually, and entertains America from Michigan to Florida. The segment also shares excerpts from and interview as Sue got some time with Michigan State Senator Mike Kowall of White Lake, MI, a big supporter of agriculture and the annual Michigan State Fair.

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Guernsey Farm's History with the Michigan State Fair

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September 14, 2017 1:00 PM

After the ribbon cutting at the start of the Charity Preview Night for 2017's Michigan State Fair was a VIP Reception inside the Suburban Collection Showplace.

Sue Bila talks with Jim from Guernsey Farms, Northville, MI, about his and the company's history with the Michigan State Fair. Also included are excerpts from the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

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L.C. Scramlin And how the Michigan State Fair Came to Novi!

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September 14, 2017 9:00 AM

Hear an interview with L.C. Scramlin longtime livestock exhibitor with the original and new Michigan State Fair followed by excerpts from the Suburban Collection Showplace's leader Blair Bowman (from the VIP reception).

Sue Bila was on hand in Novi for the Charity Preview Night at the Michigan State Fair. Included in the excerpts also include acknowledgement of RAM Trucks as a priority sponsor of this year's fair. 

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Clowning Around with Sunshine, Detroit Shriner's Circus

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September 13, 2017 5:00 PM

While anticpating the Opening Ceremony for the Michigan State Fair Charity Preview Night at Suburban Collection Showplace, Sue Bila ran into "Sunshine" the Clown of the Detroit Shriner's Circus. He shared about his career and the efforts of the Shrine.

Following the interview share in on the evening, hearing Michigan State Fair excerpts from the opening ribbon cutting ceremony. 

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The Rainbow Connection at the Michigan State Fair

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September 13, 2017 4:00 PM

Shortly before the opening ceremony for the Charity Preview Night at the recent Michigan State Fair, Sue Bila spent some time interviewing George Miller, Executive Director of The Rainbow Connection located in Oakland Co, MI.

Following the interview are also excerpts from the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Michigan State Fair including thanks to The Rainbow Connection. During the Charity Preview Night following the VIP Reception Children from the Detroit area Rainbow Connection and Special Olympics as well as many other local charitable organizations got the opportuniy to join in the fun at this year's Michigan State Fair!

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Jack Riley and Steve Masters from the Michigan State Fair

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September 13, 2017 12:00 PM

Shortly before the opening ceremony for the Charity Preview Night and VIP Reception at the Suburban Collection Showplace of Novi, MI, Sue Bila interviews Jack Riley and Steve Masters from the Michigan State Fair.
 

Additionally shared in this segment are opening remarks from the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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