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The Story & Authenticity of the Holly Dickens Festival

Party @ MI Place
November 7, 2018 12:00 PM

George Kullis, supervisor of the Holly Dickens Festival tells the story of how the Holly Dickens Festival began and the authenticity of the event on these segments of Party @ MI Place. He also speaks of the volunteer program they continue to build. The current number of volunteers to produce the event….60-75.

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Creating New Arts & Cultural Events in a Down-Time Economy

Party @ MI Place
November 7, 2018 11:00 AM

Kassie Hilgert of President & CEO ArtsQuest joins Sue Bila on this segment of Party @ MI Place. Kassie shares her experiences in creating many new arts & cultural events in a down-time economy – turning a city into a positive economic and social equity success. Pittsburg Steel Stacks. Kassie shares her excitement in being an educational presenter “Rags to Riches” at the upcoming MFEA 26th. Annual Convention – Nov. 8-11, 2018 – Boyne Mountain Resort.

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Rules & Regulations of Serving Spirits at Local Events

Party @ MI Place
November 7, 2018 10:00 AM

Sue Bila welcomes Tony Mitchell, Infinium Spirits & President, Michigan Spirits Association. Tony shares information pertinent to the “rules & regulations…state legislation” of serving spirits at local events and the tremendous economic impact to the events. Tony and Sue share insight as to the upcoming Michigan Festivals & Events Convention…the educational and networking opportunities it provides.

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Importance of “arts & culture” in our lives

Party @ MI Place
November 5, 2018 5:00 PM

John Bracey joins host Sue Bila on this segment of Party @ MI Place for a pair of Segments for this month's episode. John is the Director for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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2018 Sports Business Luncheon | Terry Collins

Michigan Business Beat
November 5, 2018 2:00 PM

Recently retired manager of the New York Mets spoke at the 2018 Sports Business Luncheon on October 30th at the University Club of MSU. As a MLB manager he won 481 games with the New York Mets (third­ most in team history) and managed more games than any other manager in team history. Terry is Midland, MI native and Eastern Michigan University graduate. He played all four seasons of baseball at EMU and was inducted into EMU's Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Lansing's Electric Light Parade to Feature Special Guests

Michigan Business Network
November 2, 2018 2:00 PM

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders and Roary will serve as Grand Marshals 

LANSING, MICH. — The 22nd Annual Electric Light Parade, sponsored by IBEW #665 and NECA, will take place during the 34th Annual Silver Bells in the City on Friday, Nov. 16, in downtown Lansing. The parade steps off from the corner of Washington Square and Lenawee at 6 p.m. This year, the Grand Marshals are the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders and Roary, the beloved mascot of the Detroit Lions.

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BBB | Spooktacular Tips for Halloween

Michigan Business Network
October 25, 2018 9:00 AM

 

BBB® Offers Spooktacular Tips for Halloween

Southfield, MI, October 22, 2018 –Shopping for Halloween should be fun—not terrifying. With so many costume and decoration ideas, it’s hard to choose what to buy, and where to buy it from.

According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween spending for 2018 is expected to reach $9 billion, with consumers planning to spend an average of $86.79 each.

According to the survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, among Halloween celebrants, 70 percent plan to pass out candy, 50 percent will decorate their home or yard, 48 percent will wear costumes, 30 percent will take their children trick-or-treating and 18 percent will dress their pets in costumes.

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Caleb Johnson: Illusionist, Storyteller & Entrepreneur

Michigan Business Beat
August 26, 2018 9:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Illusionist and Storyteller, Caleb Johnson to talk about the business side of entertainment. His eye for detail landed him contract work as a project strategist for the Lansing based company Piper & Gold.

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St. Johns Mint Festival Aug.10th-12th

Party @ MI Place
August 9, 2018 3:00 PM

Sue Bila and catches up with Arlinda Shattuck from the St. Johns Mint Festival. The festival brings in over 5,000 people a day, impacting the economy and is happening August 10th-12th. Arlinda explains that this year the festival will have crafts, flea market, free entertainment, kids activities, quilt show, parade, car show, professional rodeo & high school rodeo, jeep show & obstacle course and dog shows.

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Update from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

Party @ MI Place
August 9, 2018 2:00 PM

Alison Watson from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs joins Sue Bila on this segment of Party @ MI Place. Alison and Sue cover the recent 350 Anniversary Celebration of the Soo Locks in Sault St. Marie, MI. Alison has played a huge part for the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and travels the state to visit small town events to the big art fests. You can find out all the upcoming Michigan events and festivals at www.michiganbusiness.org/industries/mcaca/

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