(Livonia, July 18, 2018) – Community Choice Credit Union is teaming up with Buy Michigan Now to be a catalyst for local spending during the 10th Annual Buy Michigan Now Festival in Downtown Northville, August 3-5. The event promotes buying from Michigan-based businesses, and this year will include “BMNFest Bucks,” which can be used like cash to make purchases from participating vendors at the festival, courtesy of Community Choice.
“The Buy Michigan Now Festival is a perfect fit for Community Choice Credit Union. We share a common goal to promote Michigan as a great place to live and work, and to help the local economy thrive, said Karen Myers, AVP of Member and Community Engagement. “We were fortunate to have Lisa Diggs speak at our 10th annual scholarship ceremony this year; As we reached our milestone of giving $1 Million in scholarship awards to students who pledge their commitment to learn, live and work in our state. We were also excited to carry that message forward and support the hundreds of Buy Michigan Now registered businesses who are doing just that.”
Community Choice will be hosting a Free Family Fun Day at its Northville Member Center on Saturday, July 28 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The event will feature the Mac Shack food truck, face-painting and balloon-making. Attendees will have the opportunity to win books of BMNFest Bucks to use at the festival the following weekend.
The 10th annual Buy Michigan Now Festival in Downtown Northville is a weekend filled with fun activities that reinforces the campaign’s mission to feature a wide variety of Michigan businesses, food, entertainment, and shopping opportunities, in celebration of Buy Michigan Week. The Buy Michigan Now Festival is scheduled to run from:
- 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Friday, August 3
- 1o a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 4
- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 5
Town Square is slated to be home to a Michigan Beverage Garden, featuring beer and wine made around the state. Proceeds benefit One Earth Writing. The area will also feature live entertainment from talented local musicians like Soulshiners, Alexa Delly, Delta Twins, Trey Connor Band, 3rd Degree Byrnes, Taylor Taylor, Ian Stewart, Gerry Bee and the Bluescasters, and more. The bluesy and soulful David Gerald Band will close things out on Sunday afternoon with their ninth straight festival appearance.
Family fun is on tap in the Kids Zone, located on Center Street, where youngsters can play games, do arts and crafts, get their faces painted, and discover other fun surprises.
New to the event this year is a cornhole tournament, silent auction, and Amigo Mobility scooters available for rental or sale. The scooters are made in Michigan. The cornhole tournament is sponsored by Mutha Shuckers, which also builds their custom boards right here in Michigan. The tournament will take place on Saturday, August 4. Registration for up to forty teams will take place on site.
The silent auction will feature autographed sports memorabilia, Michigan-made products, unique experiences, gift cards, and other items. Businesses interested in supporting the auction, are asked to contact Kathy Dallas via Kathy@BuyMichiganNow.com by July 25.
Attendance and parking is free for the event. For information on entertainment, vendors or sponsorship opportunities visit www.BuyMichiganNowFest.com.
In addition to Community Choice Credit Union, other festival sponsors include Northville Downtown Development Authority, Livnfresh, Argent Tape & Label, Schoolcraft College, Faygo, Begonia Brothers Party Rental, Michigan Beer Company, and United Shore Professional Baseball League, Begonia Brothers.
Contact: Jeanne Micallef, IMJ Communications, 248-547-5576, Jeanne@imjcommunications.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.
About Community Choice Credit Union: Established in 1935, Community Choice Credit Union is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan and offers a wide variety of financial products and services for both consumers and businesses. Any individual who lives, works, studies or worships in the state of Michigan is eligible to become a member of Community Choice Credit Union. Since 2008, Community Choice has invested more than $1 million and 20,156 volunteer hours into its charitable Give Big efforts throughout Michigan. If you’re looking for an experience that’s different from your current banking relationship, let’s get together. For more information, visit CommunityChoiceCU.com.