Archive for the “In The News” Category

Introducing Explore Brighton Howell Area

Trails that entrance your inner naturalist. Days defined by the sun’s blush on your face and the sand’s kiss between your toes. The captivating scent of barley and hops when the craft beers flow. The anticipation that grows when the door jingles open at a downtown shop full of fabulous finds.     Discover the …more

Explore Brighton Howell Area Branding Guidlines

To rebrand a destination (and DMO), it’s imperative to work with community partners and gather information directly from consumers in target markets. To be truly successful, the destination’s brand must also resonate with locals who are natural participants in the delivery of the destination’s experience. Throughout 2020 and part of 2021, the CVB was fortunate …more

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WHMI Interview with Amelia Ritter, LCCVB

Howell Area Chamber of Commerce President, Janelle Best discusses the Margaret Starkey Scholarship program with recent scholarship recipient, Amelia Ritter. Amelia is the Digital Marketing & Content Manager for Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She shares about her role at LCCVB, recent achievements, and how this scholarship program will support her educational advancement.  

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New arts, crafts center in Pinckney spreads creativity across generations

  Read the full Livingston Daily article here. Vivian Combs already is a talented painter at 15. She recently added “art teacher” to her resume. Combs is teaching kids art classes at Art Learning Center and Gallery, a new fine art gallery, arts and crafts studio and education space at 125 Pearl St. in Pinckney. The art …more

The world’s best disc golfers are coming to Kensington Metropark this weekend

To read the whole Livingston Daily article, click here. Regulars to Kensington Metropark will notice a different type of golfer this weekend as professional disc golfers compete on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. The Discraft Great Lakes Open at Kensington Metropark is the seventh stop on the tour. This is the fifth year the tour has …more

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How two entrepreneurs laid off during pandemic started booming food truck businesses

  To see the full article in Livingston Daily, click here. Brighton dad and BBQ sauce creator John O’Brien found himself in a position that many have experienced during the coronavirus pandemic. O’Brien got laid off and had to contemplate his next career move. He landed in the food truck industry and his sons, Alexander and Jacob Kova, …more

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LCCVB Hosted a Heart of Hospitality Luncheon to Honor Local Hospitality Stars

Howell, Michigan (June 9, 2021)- The Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) hosted a Heart of Hospitality Luncheon at 2Fog’s on June 8 to present the 2021 Hospitality with Heart Awards, Hospitality Star Scholarships, and a Community Influencer Award. In the past year, several Livingston County businesses stepped up and donated funds, equipment, and …more

Howell approves rent- to-own agreement for motor sports complex on 216 acres

Read the full article by Livingston Daily here   Jordan and Mark Dick of JD Racing negotiated a rent-to-own style agreement with Howell city officials for more than 200 acres of vacant land in the city. The father and son are planning to develop a motor sport complex featuring racetracks, event venues, car garage condominiums, …more

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Escaping reality: New arcade owner, 19, says it’s a perfect time for virtual reality

Read Livingston Daily’s full article here Aidyn Messerschmidt’s in-person school experience ended early, but new doors opened for his future. Messerschmidt, 19, is a 2020 graduate of Hartland High School. Less than a year later, he is a first-time entrepreneur. His new business, Galaxy VR Arcade, is expected to open Feb. 27 at 4088 E. …more

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A Valentine gift from Hell….Michigan

Why not give your Valentine a gift from Hell…Michigan. This unique Michigan town is never running out of its “damned” hellish jokes, and Valentine’s day is no exception.     Show your Valentine your eternal love with a Lock of Love from Hell, MI!