Saturday, December 15, 2012
The company is offering the Pure Michigan line in its 66 stories, as well as online.
Saturday, December 15, 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 will be offering the Pure Michigan products in its 66 stories, as well as online. 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 Michigan products for many years. Along with the Pure Michigan merchandise, ACO is expanding the selection of Michigan-made products the stores carry – …
Friday, November 23, 2012
More than 3,300 photos were submitted to Pure Michigan Moments Photo contest through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Click through photo gallery to see submissions from Royal Oak residents.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Pure Michigan announced last week Sean Chess, of Coldwater, is the winner of the Pure Michigan Moments Photo Contest. Chess’ photo of the St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse in St. Joseph, Mich. will be featured in the 2013 Pure Michigan Travel Guide. “Sean’s photo represents the natural beauty and incredible destinations Michigan has to offer and was one of the clear fan favorites in this contest,” said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “We received a tremendous response to this contest across our social networks from folks eager to share some really great photos and even better memories made right here in Pure Michigan.” The winning photo will be published in the …
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 the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak 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 the Artic Ring of Life tunnel at the Detroit Zoo. It was filmed last month as part of a weeklong road trip to 50 tourist stops in Michigan. (Read "Pure Michigan Commercial Shot in …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Here's the video, filmed in part at the Detroit Zoo. It premiered during halftime of today'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 Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, 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, features the Artic Ring of Life at the Detroit Zoo. It was filmed two weeks ago as part of a weeklong road trip to 50 tourist stops in Michigan. (Read "Pure Michigan Commercial Shot in Royal Oak") 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."
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The 'Pure Michigan' video that filmed a scene at the Detroit Zoo will debut during Sunday's game.
A part of Royal Oak will be on display at Ford Field on Sunday. A digital video that highlights attractions across Michigan will debut during halftime of the Detroit Lions home opener against the St. Louis Rams. The video, filmed for Pure Michigan by Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss, features the Artic Ring of Life at the Detroit Zoo. It was filmed two weeks ago. (Read "Pure Michigan Commercial Shot in Royal Oak") The video is part of a Pure Michigan campaign and the stop in Royal Oak was one of about a hundred across the state during the weeklong road trip tour. The video will be posted on YouTube after it shows at Ford Field, according to a report on MLive.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Royal Oak is one of more than 50 stops in a Pure Michigan project.
A couple dozen songbirds were spotted in the tunnel of the Arctic Ring of Life Tuesday morning at the Detroit Zoo. Don't worry, none of our feathered friends escaped from the Matilda Wilson Free-Flight Aviary. The songsters were people filming a Pure Michigan commercial. "What we are doing is traveling to 50 cities in Michigan in one week," filmmaker Rob Bliss said. "We've already been from Marquette to Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island. What we are doing is having each city sing one line to a Top 40 pop song – Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Good Time' – and we are replacing it with Pure Michigan lyrics. It's all about how great Michigan is." You may already know Bliss and his partner Jeff Barrett from their popular Grand Rapids LibDub video, a …
Royal Oak is one of more than 50 stops in the Pure Michigan project.
Quick: You're road-tripping through Michigan and stop in Rochester Hills. 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…
Monday, January 16, 2012
More than 30 local businesses and nonprofits showcased their Michigan-made chops at the Great Lakes Showcase on Monday.
Say bye-bye to foreign products and buy Michigan! That was the message from more than 30 Michigan-based companies and nonprofits featuring their products at the Great Lakes Showcase at the Southfield Westin Hotel on Monday in an effort to entice customers and keep imports to a minimum. Many of the businesses featured at the Great Lakes Showcase were only a few years old, born from the creativity of ingenious former autoworkers and entrepreneurs at heart. Sheila Ann Wright of West Bloomfield left her job as auto engineer several years ago to be a stay-at-home mom. As her children started leaving for school, Wright was left with a houseful of toys, and a longing to send sweet messages to her children. So she created a recordable backpack …
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 …