Archive for the “In The News” Category

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!

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National Plan for Vacation Day: Looking Ahead to Brighter Days

The Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce it is supporting National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), the annual day for Americans to plan their vacation for the entire year at the start of the year, on January 26. Though many Americans are not ready or able to take a trip just …more

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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

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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

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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