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Hospitality Star Scholarships

The Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau Board (LCCVB) of Directors established an annual “Hospitality Star Scholarships” for 2021. Two annual scholarships in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded by the LCCVB. One to a current Cleary University Hospitality student and one to a high school senior in a Livingston County high school pursuing …more

Cleary University sign

CVB Awarded Scholarships to Hospitality & Tourism Students

 The Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau has established an annual “Hospitality Star Scholarship” for 2020 to invest in the education of the tourism industry professionals in the Brighton-Howell Area.    The LCCVB awarded two scholarships of $1,500 each. One to a current Cleary University Culinary and Hospitality student, Alyssa Lane. The other to Benjamin …more

Downtown Howell’s new ‘whimsical’ park with amphitheater, games opening next week

A new public park with an amphitheater, slides and what Kate Litwin calls “whimsical elements” is under construction near Howell’s historic train depot on land bordered by Michigan Avenue and the parking lot on Wetmore Street. “Literally, it’s like something new is coming every single day,” said Litwin, Howell Downtown Development Authority director and chief operating officer of Howell Main Street …more

Hell, Mi gate and signs

Netflix goes to Hell to showcase the surreal small Michigan town

This article originally appeared on MLive. Click here to read it. HELL, MI – Netflix is in Hell. Hell, Michigan, that is. The streaming service is filming in the tiny Michigan town for “Netflix is a Joke” and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun with free food as an extra incentive. Hell is located …more

Flight of beer at Eternity Brewing

Take this delicious craft beer road trip, from Grand Rapids to Detroit

July is Michigan Beer Month, and it’s the perfect time to get out there and explore some of the over 300 breweries and brew pubs that our beautiful state has to offer. The I-96 corridor from Grand Rapids to Detroit has a plethora of great places to stop for a beer or some mouthwatering food. …more

LivCoCollaborative launches #LoveLivCo Marketing Campaign and Livingston County Small Business Relief Fund

LivCoCollaborative launches #LoveLivCo Marketing Campaign and Livingston County Small Business Assistance Fund

Howell, Michigan (June 7, 2020) Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ann Arbor SPARK, Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau have provided numerous business resources and information for the local business community. Leaders from each organization have …more

A sunny day at Brighton's mill pond


Main street becomes pedestrian sanctuary Fridays and Saturdays to support healthy socialization. Walking through downtown Brighton is about to become much easier. Starting June 12 through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Main Street in Downtown  Brighton will be closed to vehicular traffic. The street will be open to …more

Kids standing in a row holding a Howell melon

Virtual race among changes for Howell Melon Festival because of COVID-19

This article originally appeared here. With less than three months before the Howell Melon Festival is scheduled to take place, organizers are working on significant changes to the 60th annual event because of issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the largest changes is that the 43rd annual Howell Melon Run, which had 572 finishers last year, will be …more

Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Amelia Ritter Named one of 30 Future Leaders of Destination Organization Industry

Howell, MI (April 16, 2020) – Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau is thrilled to announce that Amelia Ritter has been named one of Destinations International’s 2020 30 Under 30 recipients. Amelia Ritter is the Digital Marketing and Content Manager at the Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau. In under two years at the organization, …more

Pink tulips with downtown howell in the background

Take a Virtual Visit to Livingston County

 UPDATED: April 16, 2020 3:38pm EST Though we encourage visitors to practice social distancing as much as possible, avoiding crowds, and washing hands often, there are still ways to support Livingston County businesses. As developments around COVID-19 continue to unfold, please follow refer to guidelines from the public health authorities including the CDC, Michigan …more