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MFEA 22nd Annual Convention

 Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI
November 6-9, 2014

 * MFEA presents all of the following Educational Workshops *

* 5 Characteristics to Grow a              * Live Social Media Integration at Events
   Successful Event                     

* 5K Runs- How To’s                            *Maximum Creativity on a Minimum Budget

* (The) Best 25 Ideas for                      *Parades – Start to Finish
   Online Marketing  
* Obtaining Grants with the Michigan *Planning For Next Generation
   Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
*Beyond the Bounce House:                *Board Development 101- Board vs. Bored Basics
   Quality Programming for Kids
*Board PLUS 101– You Board             *Risk Management & Crisis Insurance
   as a Team
*Social Media, Does it Work?              *Concessions Do’s & Don’ts               
   Metrics & Measurement –
   Starter Strategies for Success 
*“Managing the Media”                       *Sponsorship: Be a Purple Cow

* Sponsorship Burnout: Packaging    *Disaster Planning
   Partnerships to Increase Revenues
*Earning the Digital Sponsorship        *Updates…Gaming /Food Safety/Serving Alcohol
  Dollar-And Keeping It!-
*Email Marketing + Social Media =      *Entertain the Future of Your Event
  Creates Great Online Synergy
*We Like Art, We Like Cows:                *Volunteers…Recruiting, Retaining, Rewarding
  Reasserting the Culture in
  Agri-culture to Build Thriving
  Rural Communities
*Hack, Tinker, Create – Harness          *Get Your Website Happy Hour
  the Creative Energy for Placemaking
*Tips for Developing an Effective         * Working With Your Municipalities
  Festival Marketing Plan

Welcomes our guest speakers to Michigan


phs_bio_sam_lemheney                                  Donna

Sam Lemheney                                                  Donna Neuwith 
Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia            Fermentation Fest, Wisconsin
                             Dilling, Mary Ann   Tess Headshot Glaseses - WEC 4x4                         
Mary Ann Dilling                                                  Tess Vismale
Experimental Aircraft Association, Wisconsin     isocialx, Atlanta

cassie                                         alta

Cassie Roberts                                              Alta Mosley
Saffire Events, Texas                        National Independent Concessionaires Assoc


MFEA would like to thank our 2014 Convention Sponsors!!

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Become a sponsor click here.


Look Who’s Coming to Convention!

Alan Turner and The Steel Horse Band Kaliff Insurance
AllenAsTim and The Dance Hall Rockers Koegel Meats, Inc.
BayRama, Inc. Lorio-Ross Sterling Entertainment
Bouncers and more Magic Bus
Brian Lorente Mamma Grace Records
BSA Events & Entertainment Maple Leaf Amusements
Bullwhip Melrose Pyrotechnics, Inc.
Burr & Company Mercury Sound & Light
Cadillac Freedom Festival Michigan Brewers Guild
Cadillac West Michigan CAT
Central Michigan University Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
Champion Entertainments Michigan Liquor Control Commission
Chesaning Chamber of Commerce Michigan Pony Dynamometer Association
Chesaning Christmas Candlelight Walk Michigan Recreation & Park Association
Chris Nordman Associates, Inc. Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
Cirque Amongus Michigan State Housing Development Authority
City of Harbor Springs and Harbor Area Recreation and Entertainment MichiganBusinessNetwork.com
Clio Amphitheater Milford Memories Summer Festival
Complete Ticket Solutions Motor City Pride
Concerts on the Green My Adventure Theater
Copper Harbor DDA National Cherry Festival
Crown Trophy #104 North American Snow Festival
Danish Festival Inc. Oakland County EDCA
David Pace Agency Oakland Township Parks and Recreation
Davison Festival of Flags Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)
Delta Rocks! Family Festival Pepsi Beverages Company
Discover Kalamazoo Port Huron Museum
Donny and the Dorsels Prairie Farms
Donut Diner Printwell, Inc.
Dynamic Displays Quick Fuel, Inc.
Eastern Market Corporation Riverdays Festival
Empty Canvas Rosco the Clown
Fabri-Kal Saffire Events
Farwell Annual Lumberjack Festival Sarah Hamel
Fast Action Motorsports Entertainment Schmidt Amusements
Festival of Forks Seyferth PR
Flint Downtown Development Authority Shotguns and Violins
Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce Slick Shirts
Four Flags Area Council on Tourism Southfield Festival of Hope
Grand Pizza & Beer Fest Southwest Michigan Artists’ Association
Great Gazebo, Inc. Stockbridge Area Chamber of Commerce
Great Lakes Fireworks, LLC Sumpter Country Fest
Greater Lansing Festival Alliance Taylor Taylor
Greatest 4th in the North The Concert Manager
Grosse Ile IslandFest The Swift Brothers
H.E.R.O/ Hamburg Family Fun Fest Tourist Printing
Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Troy Family Daze Festival
In the Pink Derby Horse Show & Horsepower Car Show Unique Portable Staging LLC
Independence Twp Parks, Rec. & Seniors USA Demolition Derby Inc.
Indiana State Festivals Association Wheatland Music Organization
Jay Samborn Entertainment Company
Kali Rose WonderShowz, LLC


Introduction to Festival and Event Online Class 


MFEA is promoting a new class, “Introduction to Festival and Event Management”.  This is a comprehensive six week class which will help you learn how to set up a successful event. Click for more information…


MFEA also invites college students to participate in the 2014 MFEA Convention scheduled November 6 – 9 at the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites – $60 per full registration (School ID required) Click for more Convention Information