Date: January 24, 2012
(Livonia, January 24, 2012) – Buy Michigan Now has announced plans to celebrate Michigan’s 175th anniversary as a state, which is January 26, 2012. The campaign is asking residents, businesses, media, and fans of Michigan to take advantage of the landmark anniversary to tout positive aspects of the Great Lakes State through social media, as well as live events. Tubby’s Sub Shops, Cloverleaf Bar & Restaurant and Hiller’s Market are among the local businesses hosting live events to celebrate Michigan’s anniversary.
During the week of January 22-28, the campaign encourages fans of the state to upload pictures of Michigan sights and products, create enthusiastic videos, share links to positive stories, and post status updates that tout what they love about Michigan. Twitter users are asked to use the hashtag #Mich175 with all related messages.
“We’re asking everyone who loves Michigan like we do, to take advantage of social media and all their other resources to demonstrate their pride in Michigan, and we’re excited that many great Michigan-based businesses like Tubby’s Sub Shops, Cloverleaf Bar & Restaurant, and Hiller’s Markets have answered the call.”
On the January 26 anniversary, all Tubby’s Sub Shops will be offering their 6” Famous sub sandwich for only $1.75 in honor of Michigan’s 175 years of statehood. The offer is one day only and limited to one 6” Famous sub per person.
Cloverleaf Bar & Restaurant in Eastpointe is celebrating their 65th anniversary of making pizza in Michigan along with Michigan’s 175th. In honor of both anniversaries, the restaurant is announcing two winners on January 26 for their Anniversary Enter-to-win contest where two winners will be randomly selected to receive a FREE large 2-topping Cloverleaf pizza and a large antipasto salad once a month for six months OR a Buy Michigan Now gift basket. Always strong supporters of the community, Cloverleaf is also hosting an essay contest with Eastpointe grade school students asking them to write about what they like about Michigan. The students’ essays that are selected, will win a pizza party at the restaurant for their class along with a fundraiser party where Cloverleaf will donate 20% of all food sales to the schools’ PTO. The final contest they are hosting is with the Junior High and High School art student classes in Eastpointe. Students were asked to design posters that best represent Michigan. Two winning poster designs will be unveiled at Cloverleaf’s Anniversary Party slated to take place in February. The winners will also have their posters displayed at Cloverleaf and at First State Bank, who is sponsoring the contest and also providing the winners with a Buy Michigan Now gift basket.
Hiller’s Market in Commerce Township (39950 W 14 Mile Rd) will host a Michigan Healthy Foods Fare on Saturday, January 28, from 11AM – 3PM. Guests are invited to taste and sample products from over twenty five Michigan vendors.
Other participating organizations include the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan Historical Center, Cherry Republic, and Dow Gardens. For a complete list: http://www.buymichigannow.com/michigans_175th_anniversary.php
Launched in 2007 by Lisa Diggs, Buy Michigan Now is a statewide initiative to inform, educate and encourage Michiganders, organizations and consumers alike, to support the local economy by purchasing products and services made in Michigan and from Michigan-based companies, and to speak positively about the state. Details about all aspects of the 175th celebration may be found at www.BuyMichiganNow.com.
For information on how to participate in the initiative, contact Buy Michigan Now at248-390-0974 or info@BuyMichiganNow.com.