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BUY MICHIGAN NOW CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES “UP & COMING ENTREPRENEUR” CONTEST

Date: April 9, 2012

(Livonia, April 9, 2012) – The Buy Michigan Now campaign is dedicated to helping businesses succeed in Michigan, and creating awareness of products made here.  This year, in conjunction with the campaign’s festival, they are giving one new business-owner a chance to win free marketing exposure worth more than $1,000 via their Up & Coming Entrepreneur Contest

Buy Michigan Now will select one Grand Prize winning business and a runner up. The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • 10x10 exhibit space at Buy Michigan Now Festival August 3-5
  • Free Premiere listing in Michigan Blue Pages at www.BuyMichiganNow.com for one year
  • Included as a Featured Business on www.BuyMichiganNowFest.com
  • Featured on Buy Michigan Now Facebook page
  • Press release announcing selection as Grand Prize winner

  • The Runners Up in the “Up & Coming Entrepreneur Contest will receive:

     

  • Free Standard listing in Michigan Blue Pages at www.BuyMichiganNow.com for one year
  • Featured on Buy Michigan Now Facebook page
  • Named in press release announcing contest results
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     Eligibility guidelines for businesses who wish to enter the Buy Michigan Now Up & Coming Entrepreneur Contest include the following requirements:

     

  • Has been in business for two years or less
  • Intends to sell, sample, and/or demonstrate a product or products that are made in Michigan at the Buy Michigan Now Festival in Northville, August 3-5, 2012.
  • Business has not previously participated as an exhibitor at a Buy Michigan Now Festival
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    Submission guidelines for the contest are:

    Businesses must send an email with “Up and Coming” in the subject line to Fest@BuyMichiganNow.com by May 1, 2012.  Submissions MUST include ALL of the following elements to be considered:

     

  • Company name and city
  • Date company began
  • Website (if applicable)
  • Description of product (must be made in Michigan)
  • Picture(s) of product (submission limit of no more than 3 pictures)
  • Tell us in 200 words or less, what makes your company/product unique and why you deserve this opportunity
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    By entering this contest submitters agree to allow Buy Michigan Now to post any pictures and content submitted on social media or other websites, and to include content in press releases.  Submitters further agree to answer questions and provide additional information if requested.  Most importantly, submitters agree to exhibit at the Buy Michigan Now Festival in downtown Northville August 3-5, 2012, in compliance with the festival's Exhibitor Rules and Regulations, which can be found on the Exhibitor page of www.BuyMichiganNowFest.com.  All decisions of the Buy Michigan Now selection committee are final.  


                    The 4th Annual Buy Michigan Now Festival takes place August 3-5 in downtown Northville. For information on exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, contact Buy Michigan Now 248-390-0974 or Fest@BuyMichiganNow.comA full list of events for the weekend of will be announced at a later date. For the most up-to-date information visit www.BuyMichiganNowFest.com.

     

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    About Buy Michigan Now: Launched in 2007 by Lisa Diggs, Buy Michigan Now is a statewide initiative to inform, educate and encourage organizations and consumers, to refuel Michigan’s economy by purchasing products and services made in Michigan and from Michigan-based companies.