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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

Chris Shepler, President, Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry

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June 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Chris Shepler. President, Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry talks with Sue Bila at the Chippewa Waterfront Hotel on Mackinac Island. 

He shares the story of the three generation business and 4 generations of Great Lakes boating.

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Fort de Buade Museum Talks Tourism

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June 20, 2017 5:00 PM

Cindy Snyder and Mary Beth Powers of the Fort de Buade Museum talk to Sue Bila about tourism while at the Chippewa Waterfront Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Cindy has been a valueable writer for Michigan Festivals & Events Association. Among the popular displays they discuss are a collection of historic indian portraits.

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Brian Bailey, GM, Chippewa Waterfront Hotel on Mackinac Island

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June 20, 2017 4:00 PM

Brian Bailey, GM, Chippewa Waterfront Hotel Mackinac Island talks with Sue Bila at the lobby of that facility.

In the first segment Brian discusses the services of the Chippewa from the Pink Pony, to room accomodations.

In the second segment he reviews the great festivals and businesses of Mackinac Island.

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Quincy Ranville, Assistant Director, Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau

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June 19, 2017 2:00 PM

Quincy Ranville, Assistant Director, Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau talks with Sue Bila at the Chippewa Waterfront Hotel on Mackinac Island.

 

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Danny Ranville, GM, Biere de Mac

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June 19, 2017 1:00 PM

Danny Ranville, GM of Biere de Mac Brew Works in Mackinaw City talks with Sue Bila at the Chippewa Waterfront Hotel on Mackinac Island.

He shares family history and why he follows an entrepreneurial pursuit.

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Jack Schripsema, President and CEO of Greater Lansing Visitors Conventions Bureau

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June 19, 2017 11:00 AM

While recording her June episode of Party @ MI Place at the lobby of the Chippewa Waterfront Hotel. Sue Bila discovered Jack Schripsema, President and CEO of Greater Lansing Visitors Conventions Bureau passing by. He was on the island at the time attending the 2017 Mackinac Island Policy Conference hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Hear this extra content coming straight to PodCast.

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Michigan Wines Showcase Coming Up!

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April 17, 2017 5:00 PM

Janelle and Sue discussed the many great wine trails in Michigan and the special events they host.  Janelle shared information about the upcoming Michigan Wines Showcase May 1, 2017 in Detroit.  She also noted that May is wine month.

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Annual Freeland Walleye Festival Taking Place Next Weekend

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April 17, 2017 4:00 PM

Jim shared the activities of the Annual Freeland Walleye Festival and the importance of the sponsorships and community participation. Jim and Sue also spoke of the HUGE Garage Sale that takes place on the festival weekend, the fishing contests and the famous fish fry for all to enjoy!

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The Hunt for Morels Continues at the Boyne National Morel Festival

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April 17, 2017 3:00 PM

Sue Bila speaks with Scott invited everyone to the Boyne National Morel Festival.  Scott shared the history of the festival and the many events for people to enjoy over the entire weekend.  Scott & Sue spoke of the culinary experiences awaiting guests at the festival.

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Smell the Tulips in Holland at the Holland Tulip Time Festival

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April 10, 2017 4:00 PM

Sue Bila was able to track down Susan Zalnis Marketing/Public Relations Director, with Holland, Michigan's Tulip Time Festival. Susan & Sue spoke of the many special events happening within the 2017 88th Holland Tulip Time Festival. 

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