On this podcast of Party @ MI Place President/CEO and host talks with Jerry Preston, Dale Johnson, and John Shelton.
MFEA, the Michigan Festivals and Events Association shares the calendar of festivals around Michigan for December 2018.
Jaime Counterman Director of Ele's Place Grand Rapids joins the Michigan Business Network to talk about Ele's Place 5th Annual Fall Reception held on November 15.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Gonzales, Reporter for MLIVE Media Group and Amy Sherman of MLive Media join host Sue Bila to talk about (1) fun and interesting stories of their “Michigan’s Best Foods” series as they traveled the state sampling many delicious foods, enjoying great entertainment and sharing the excitement of local festivals & events! and (2) about the “positive economic & social equity” impact and opportunities the festivals & events provide for their businesses and communities.