Saturday, May 30, 2009

Don't Blame me, Follow Me

I know. I know. It’s been a while. Really though, it’s your fault. You made this organization grow so fast that I had to put many things on hold to get a firm handle on the phenomenal growth of the organization. It’s your fault we grew to over 11,000 members this morning. In time, I will learn to forgive you.

Lansing is taking notice of the Made in Michigan Movement. We have been listed on the state’s website,, for several months now but we were recently interviewed by the First Gentleman of Michigan Dan Mulhern. Mr. Mulhern is the husband of Governor Jennifer Granholm and the host of the radio program Everyday Leadership at WJIM AM 1240 in Lansing. The podcast is now available at WJIM website. We are the first interview on the 5.30 Hour 1 episode.

The Michigan Experience has been postponed until August of 2010. The interest was there for many Michigan businesses but there just was not enough time to make it the first-class event that it is intended and deserves to be. So, hang in there. It is on the calendar for next year and it promises to be the one event that businesses and the general public will want to attend.

I have managed to also leave SE Michigan with my beautiful wife and handsome son. We went to our family cottage on Mullet Lake twice within the last three weeks. For those of you playing along at home, I have fulfilled #7 on my checklist and have partially completed #4 and #10. For those of you, who have no idea what I’m babbling about; refer to the previous blog entry from March 29.

Next weekend (June 5-7) the Made in Michigan Movement is headed to Grand Rapids for the first installment of our On the Road Series. This segment is called Destination: GR. We are excited and anxious to meet out new friends in Grand Rapids and raise awareness of area businesses. There were so many places to choose from that clearly several return trips are in order. Look for our itinerary to be posted this week on our Facebook page.

How can you follow us? Besides our website, we are on Facebook, we send out a newsletter on the 15th and 30th of each month, and we also Twitter. Tweet us at @MIMMLLC.

There is much in store for the coming months. We have store appearances, speaking engagements, and travel all lined up for the coming months. We maybe coming to your town! When we do, we want to meet you.