Monday, December 17, 2012
The hardware company with a location in Dearborn now carries merchandise with the Pure Michigan logo.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Michigan’s largest independent hardware chain, ACO Home, Garden & Hardware, is now stocking its shelves with official Pure Michigan merchandise. According to an email release from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, The company—founded in Dearborn and now headquartered in Farmington Hills—will be offering the Pure Michigan products in its 66 stories, as well as online. That includes a location in Dearborn at 22611 Michigan Ave., in the Newman Street strip. The 8.5 million customers that shop at ACO each year will now find items including water bottles, baseball caps, t-shirts and sweatshirts sporting the Pure Michigan logo on display in the store. ACO, which has been operating in the state for more than 60 years, has carried …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Wyandotte woman, 24, adjusting to life after capturing the crown; will represent Michigan at Miss USA pageant.
Jaclyn Schultz, of Wyandotte, was networking in her career as a media strategist when she decided to enter the Miss Michigan pageant as a new challenge. A newcomer to pageants, Schultz was hoping to finish in the top 15. But instead, she won the crown. Schultz, 24, who works for Brogan & Partners in Birmingham, was crowned Miss Michigan USA 2013 at ceremonies in Port Huron. She was among 70 women who competed for the title of Miss Michigan USA on Sept. 29 at McMorran Theater in Port Huron. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I was sobbing in all the pictures.” She was a little nervous about being in the Miss Michigan pageant, but it was more excitement on her part, Schultz said. “I channel my nerves toward it being a positive thing.” On …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
An alleged copyright infringement caused the video to be removed this weekend.
The Pure Michigan video that was filmed in part at Greenfield Village in Dearborn has been removed from YouTube because of an alleged copyright infringement. "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Songs Music Publishing," reads a message that replaces the viral video link. Both Pure Michigan and the video's producer acknowledged the problem. The viral singalong video featured people across the state singing Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's "Good Time." Filmed for Pure Michigan by Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss of Status Creative, it featured a clip of fully costumed presenters in Greenfield Village singing along. It was filmed last month as part of a weeklong road trip to 50 tourist stops in Michigan. More: Dearborn …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Here's the video, filmed in part at The Henry Ford. It premiered during halftime of Sunday's Detroit Lions home opener.
'We don't even have to try — it's always a good time." That was the phrase performed again and again, from the dunes of Lake Michigan to The Henry Ford in Dearborn, during the filming of a Pure Michigan video that shows off the depth of tourist attractions in the state. The video, filmed for Pure Michigan by Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss of Status Creative, was filmed two weeks ago as part of a weeklong road trip to 50 tourist stops in Michigan. The three-minute video, which can be viewed here, premiered at halftime of the Detroit Lions-St. Louis Rams game on Sunday; the singalong song was Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's "Good Time." The set in Dearborn was a closed one; some of the stops, like one at the Detroit Zoo, were open to the public…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The city is one of more than 50 stops in the Pure Michigan project next week.
Quick: You're road-tripping through Michigan and stop in Dearborn. What to do? Who to see? Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss are looking to figure it out as they embark on a weeklong road trip through the state and document their journey via video. You may already know Barrett and Bliss from their popular Grand Rapids LibDub video, a tour of their hometown to the tune of "American Pie." (Watch the video above, or see it here.) According to a blog post on Pure Michigan, the duo will create an "energetic digital video that highlights various things the state has to offer. The video will serve as a way to help tell the story of Michigan as a great place to live, work, play and build a business." According to the report, it will all take place in an…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Through television commercials and in-store promotions, Kroger is bringing Michigan Made products to the forefront of its shelves in response to consumer demand for local products.
Visit the dairy case at any Kroger store in the state this week and you’ll see the first feature of the company’s partnership with Pure Michigan to promote locally raised and made foods. Kroger brand milk is the star of the newest Pure Michigan television commercial and the first consumer packaged good to be featured in the state’s iconic advertising campaign. As Kroger customer communications representative, Dave Hollandsworth, explains, there are three components to the new campaign: promote local brands through Pure Michigan, work with Michigan State University’s Product Center to bring smaller brands to Kroger shelves and clearly identify those products that are “Michigan Made" throughout the store. Using two different tags, all …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
More than 30 local businesses and non-profits showcase their Michigan made chops at the Great Lakes Showcase Monday.
Say "bye-bye" to foreign products and buy Michigan! That’s what the owners of more than 30 Michigan-based companies and non-profits are hoping customers will do. They featured their products at the Great Lakes Showcase at the Southfield Westin Hotel on Monday. “If Michigan people buy Michigan stuff, the economy will improve for everyone. It’s really simple and basic—but true,” said Rejeana Heinrich of Standish, MI, a self-proclaimed sisterprenuer, who in conjunction with her two sisters launched Michigan-Made.com, a website dedicated to selling only Michigan-made products. The Buy Michigan campaign, which is supported by Gov. Rick Snyder, has paid off for Michigan-Made.com, which has seen a 400 percent sales growth in the past year. In …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Wisconsin's travel website is using a mitten image on its travel website; some Michiganians think Wisconsin should keep their hands off our mitten.
Do you think it's thumbs-up or thumbs-down to Wisconsin's use of a mitten image in its winter promotions? According to a story on Mlive.com, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is using the image of a slightly misshapen mitten to look like the state of Wisconsin on its winter travel site. This has prompted some good-natured jousting between the folks in Wisconsin who think their state is shaped like a mitten, and Michiganians who know there can only be one mitten state. According to the Mlive story: "Dave Lorenz, manager of public and industry relations for the state of Michigan, said the two state tourism agencies are friendly. “We understand their mitten envy,” he said with a chuckle, “but there is only one mitten state, only one Great …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business Builder Breakfast on Wednesday focused on the state of Michigan's tourism industry, and how small businesses can benefit from it.
Michigan tourism and travel leaders sent a clear, positive message to attendees of the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce Business Builder Breakfast on Wednesday at the Dearborn Inn: The industry is doing well, and Michigan is profiting. Big time. A panel discussed changes to Michigan's tourism industry, as well as how businesses–big and small–can benefit from it. The panel included David Lorenz, Michigan Economic Development Corporation manager of public and industry relations; Patricia Mooradian, president of Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village; Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Ken Hayward, executive vice president of Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel. Much of the discussion surrounded the …