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AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT MATT GIRAUD

August 30, 2011

AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT MATT GIRAUD

A few weeks ago, we were doing a TV interview in Grand Rapids.  While waiting for our segment backstage, we usually get a chance to talk to the other guests and got lucky enough to meet Matt Giraud.  He performed live on the show and we gotta say... this guy can "kinda" sing.  And by "kinda" we mean "really".  His rendition of Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" made us totally forget we were being interviewed after him!

 

Best of all, he's one of the nicest, most genuine people we've met.  Clearly, it's because he's a Michigan guy from K-Zoo.  Check him out on American Idol Season 8:

 

 

Check out more of Matt at his official fan page or hit him up on Facebook.

 

Love,

The Mitten State

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2011 SUMMER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

August 20, 2011

2011 SUMMER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

While checking our TMS Facebook page today, we saw a post from fellow Michigander Chad Ryskamp that caught our eye: a WZZM News segment featuring our Drink Local shirt.  It appears that chef Amy Sherman (D & W Fresh Market) thinks it's a good idea to drink local.  That, or she just loves the buttery soft feel of our shirts.  

 

But really the news segment is about today's Summer Craft Beer Festival.  That's going on over at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids, sponsored by WGRD and D & W Fresh Markets!  If you need a great way to spend an afternoon, head down, pay the $15 entry fee (that gets you four drink tickets and a commemorative glass) and sample some awesome local beers and food.

 

 

Drink Local, people.

 

Love,

The Mitten State

info@TheMittenState.com

 

 

SLEEPING BEAR DUNES IS NUMERO UNO

August 17, 2011

SLEEPING BEAR DUNES IS NUMERO UNO

Good Morning America held a contest to see what people thought was the most beautiful place in the good ole' U.S. of A.  In June, viewers nominated hundreds of places all over the country.  Of those, 10 were selected to be placed in the contest: (1) Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI (2) Newport, RI (3) Cape Cod, MA (4) Point Reyes, CA (5) Aspen, CO (6) Sedona, AZ (7) Destin, FL (8) Asheville, NC (9) Lanikai Beach, HI and (10) Grand Teton National Park, WY. Over 100,000 participated and today they announced the winner: Sleeping Bear Dunes!  We're feeling lucky to be living in The Mitten State.

 

 

Love,

The Mitten State

info@TheMittenState.com

TAKE FIVE LOVES TMS

August 16, 2011

 

A big thank you to Take Five's Stephanie Webb and associates for having TMS on their show this morning.  

 

Love,

The Mitten State

info@TheMittenState.com

THANK YOU MICHIGAN

August 5, 2011

THANK YOU MICHIGAN

The Love Michigan Blood Drive has come to a close, and TMS is honored to have been a part of it. During the three day event, two thousand people turned out to donate in 7 different cities across the state.  We had prepared all summer for it, so it was quite a thrill to find out that this event has cemented itself as THE MOST SUCCESSFUL blood drive in Michigan Blood's 55 year history.

 

Here's what people had to say about the event:

 

"‎...I waited an hour and a half tonight to give blood in GR because so many people turned out. Well worth it to get my awesome shirt...oh, and save some lives, too! :) Thanks!"

- Molly Frendo

 

"I was going to donate anyway, but I'll admit I went this week just because of the shirt. Love it!"

- Norma Sheller Pszczolkowski

 

"Just left awhile ago, the goodie bag is great, but the shirt is amazing. Thanks TMS!"

- Terri Baker McCready

 

"Thank you TMS!!! Love the shirt!!! They only had large and XL left, so my husband got a new shirt tonight! He says thank you too!!! :)"

- Beth Debri

 

"Got mine! Donate Blood! Save a life....or two!"

- Thomas Mansfield

 

"I was happy to donate, but even happier to get a TMS shirt!!"

- Renee Pattison

 

"WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! Almost 1,200 donors [in Grand Rapids] walked through our doors in 3 days and we have TMS to thank for that :-) Ahhhhh....the power of TMS shirt!"

-Kristen Sisson, Public Relations at Michigan Blood

 

Special Edition TMS Shirts for Michigan Blood

 

Michigan Blood's Grand Rapids Donor Center

 

Thank you to Michigan Blood for organizing the event, Pure Michigan for supporting the media campaign, Vernors, Hudsonville Ice Cream, Better Made Chips, Old Orchard and Meijer for being part of the gift bags and most importantly, thank you to all of you for showing up and donating blood to our Michigan communities.

 

Love,

The Mitten State

info@TheMittenState.com

TAKE FIVE INTERVIEW FOR LOVE MICHIGAN BLOOD DRIVE

August 1, 2011

 

Big thank you to Take Five for having Michigan Blood and The Mitten State on air today to promote the Love Michigan Blood Drive.  Don't forget: it starts tomorrow!  Seven cities all over Michigan. More information here.

 

Love,

The Mitten State

info@TheMittenState.com


 
 
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