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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!

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




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