Mid-Michigan Women's Expo
Lansing MI Women's Expo - Lansing Center - Press Release
PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the past 2016 Mid-Michigan Women's Expo at the Lansing Center, Lansing MI.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Denise Kolesar, Women’s Expo 616.532.8833
Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo Returns to Lansing Celebrating 16 Years!
Health, Fashion & Style, Fitness and Home Ideas Will be Focus of Show Slated for Feb. 5-7
Lansing, Michigan, January 14, 2016 – For the 16th year, Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo will return to Lansing, featuring ideas for women’s health, fashion and style – and giving women something to feel good about.
The 2016 Expo is slated for Feb. 5-7 and will be held downtown at the Lansing Center. This year’s lineup features products, services and seminars that aim to provide a weekend of education, entertainment and enjoyment for women of all ages.
As the largest single consumer event for women in the region, the three-day Expo will feature more than 275 women-owned and women-focused businesses. This Expo will also include a wealth of health information and resources – all accessible to women in one place.
This year, the lineup of stage presentations, events and seminars will feature:
McLaren Greater Lansing, which is returning as a sponsor to host 20 booths. This year, McLaren is offering free health care screenings including blood pressure, sleep disorders, diabetes and stroke risk assessments, body mass index, joint pain assessment and others. Physicians and nurses will be available to answer attendees’ health care questions throughout the three-day show.
Melinda Myers, garden expert, television and radio host, author and columnist, hosted by Birds & Blooms magazine. A nationally known garden expert, Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience. She has written more than 20 gardening books including “Small Space Gardening” and “Michigan Month-to-Month Gardening.” Myers also hosts the internationally distributed “How to Grow Anything” DVD series, including the latest “Food Gardening for Everyone” DVD set by The Great Courses Teaching Company. She will be onstage.
Cynthia Silveri, passionate colorist and author. Silveri is a natural colorist. Her presentation “Relax with Coloring” will take place on the Main Stage all three days of the Expo and will feature coloring tips and techniques. Silveri’s unique coloring books and creations will also be available for purchase.
Lisa Rose, herbalist, forager and published author, hosted by Capital Area District Libraries. Rose is an urban farmer, gardener and guide. When she is not in her own gardens or kitchen, Rose can be found in the fields and forests leading foraging plant walks and teaching classes on edible and medicinal wild plants. She will share her knowledge on herbal cold and flu care and her special recipes for homemade root beer and magical chai tea. Rose will be on the Main Stage daily, and her book and other herbal products will be available for purchase.
Taylor Taylor, singer-songwriter, hosted by Capital Area District Libraries. Taylor will perform on stage and meet and greet fans on Saturday. Taylor is a young Lansing native with a jazzy pop style. She started performing at local open-mic nights and was recently named Musician of the Year by indi.com. Taylor’s popular single, “Right Here,” showcases her writing talent, guitar skills and warm vocals.
Rock Your Hair, which is making another stop in Lansing on its national tour. Based in Malibu, California, Rock Your Hair is the latest big thing in the world of professional hair care. The Rock Your Hair team will deliver big volume, endless hair styling ideas and demonstrations on-site at the Expo. This feature is sure to be fierce and fun – and a hair changer.
Meijer, which returns with its popular Healthy Living Area and Cooking Stage. Meijer dietitian Tina Miller and other speakers will share cooking tips, recipes for easy meals and other ideas and solutions for healthy family life and living.
Wine & Canvas, which will feature on-site painting class fun with talented instructors who will guide participants step-by-step as they create their very own works of art. No talent or experience is necessary.
The Go Red for Women Extravaganza, which will take place on National Wear Red Day on Friday. The Go Red for Women movement, in affiliation with the American Heart Association, will paint the town red. Women are encouraged to Go Red for Women by wearing red fashions to show support for women fighting heart disease.
“Women’s Expo is the equivalent of spring break for women – it’s an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled weekend with friends and to focus on feeling good and living well,” said Denise Kolesar, president of Kohler Expos, which promotes the event each year. “For many women in Mid-Michigan, this is a destination weekend that allows them to connect with friends and family while pampering themselves.”
As in previous years, the Expo’s Main Stage will feature live presentations on a variety of topics throughout the weekend while the Cooking Stage will focus on families and healthy eating. Local and regional experts will offer engaging and entertaining presentations and demonstrations on a variety of subjects, including remedies for cold and flu season, coloring, kitchen herbs for wellness, easy family-friendly recipes, healthy eating and more.
Other highlights of this year’s expo include:
A wide range of traditional and natural women's health and wellness products including AdvoCare Elite Nutrition, Carico, Plexus weight loss, body wraps and vitamins
Health and wellness services that include therapeutic and relaxation massage, acupuncture, stress and energy evaluations, spinal analyses, reiki, facials, chiropractic, dermatology, orthodontics, dental, hearing and eye care and nutrition response testing
Beauty services and products, including Arbonne, Avon, BeautiControl, Prédiré Paris Moroccan argon oil, Cigma hair tools, Onsen Skincare, Makeup Eraser, brow threading, cosmetic surgery, body contouring and wraps, Botox, varicose vein management and skin solutions, teeth whitening and more
Vacation destinations, including Orlando, Florida, Peacock Road Tree Farm and other Pure Michigan options from convention and visitor bureaus around the state
Exercise and fitness offerings, including the THRIVE experience by Le-Vel, Pure Barre, physical therapy, fitness clubs, personal fitness training, exercise machines, medical weight loss and nutritional supplements
Leisure and lifestyle products and activities including coloring, painting, reading, bird watching, psychic reading and pet services
Herbal products for natural healing, pain relief and weight loss including essential oils, aloe, sage and sweet grass
Educational resources and advisers for college
Legal and financial services for family law, domestic and veterans affairs, injury, estates and tax planning, elder law, trust administration, probate law, tax, finance, retirement, insurance, loans, mortgages, investments and tax planning
Home improvement and maintenance services for windows, bathrooms, roofing, siding, sunrooms roofing, insulation, gutters and gutter guards, custom built kitchen cabinetry, bookcases, mantles, granite quartz countertops and plumbing
Home accents and accessories, including linens, mattresses, candles, pain-free pillows, upholstery and monogrammed items
Clothing, accessories and jewelry, lingerie, body wear, bra fittings, scarves, bags, totes, belts, wigs, hair extensions and accessories, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and custom jewelry
Home-based businesses, including Pampered Chef, Norwex, Tastefully Simple, Pure Romance, Thirty-One Gifts and Tupperware
Food that includes gourmet treats such as Ranier fruit, wine frappe, juice, candy, fudge, caramels, dips and sauces, cookies, chocolate, cheese, sausage and jerky, coffee, chai tea and hot chocolate, cheese balls, barbecue, cheesecake, salsa, cake and cupcakes, spices, soups and rubs
The Expo is slated to run 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 7. Advance tickets are $7 each and are available at all area Meijer stores. Admission at the door is $9 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-14. For more information, visit www.kohlerexpo.com.
About Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo
Celebrating its 16th year, Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo offers a balance of education, entertainment and enjoyment in an event tailored for the lives of busy women. More than 275 women-owned and women-focused businesses will display a wide range of products and services targeted specifically toward women. The Expo also features demonstrations and presentations on such topics as healthcare and wellness, finances, business opportunities, beauty, fashion, education, travel, fitness and home remodeling. McLaren Greater Lansing is the main sponsor for this year’s Expo along with Capital Area District Libraries as Expo host. WLNS NewsCenter 6 and LSJ Media are media sponsors for the event. Additional information is available at www.kohlerexpo.com.
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Denise Kolesar, Women’s Expo
Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo Returns to Lansing Celebrating 16 Years!
Fashion & Style, Health, Fitness, and Home Ideas
Will be Focus of Show Slated for Feb. 5-7, 2016
Health Feature presented by McLaren Greater Lansing
Lisa Rose - Herbalist, Forager & Published Author
Melinda Myers – Garden Expert, TV & Radio Host & Author
Cynthia Silveri, RLA – Passionate Colorist & Author
Taylor Taylor – Singer-Songwriter On Stage!
Meijer Healthy Living Cooking Stage
Go Red For Women Hype
Rock Your Hair
Painting Class Fun
, December 17, 2015 – Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo returns to Lansing for its 16th
year with an Expo focused on health, fashion & style ideas – giving women something to feel good about.
The 2016 Expo, slated this year for Feb. 5-7, features products, services and seminars that aim to provide a weekend of education, entertainment and enjoyment. As the largest single consumer event for women in the region, the Expo will feature more than 275 women-owned and women-focused businesses and stage presentations during the three-day Expo that will again be held downtown at the Lansing Center.
McLaren Greater Lansing returns as a sponsor hosting 21 booths offering free healthcare screenings including A1C, blood pressure, sleep disorders, diabetes and stroke risk assessments, body mass index, joint pain assessment and others. Physicians and nurses will be on hand to answer attendees’ healthcare questions throughout the three-day show. This Expo merits a wealth of health information found anywhere else.
Lisa Rose – Herbalist, Forager & Published Author. Rose is an herbalist, forager, urban farmer and published author. When she is not in her own gardens or kitchen, Rose can be found in the fields and forests, leading foraging plant walks and teaching classes on edible and medicinal wild plants, teaching everything from how to make homemade Root Beer to a Magical Chai Recipe to Herbal Cold & Flu Care. Also a published author, she will be on stage daily and selling her book and other herbal products. Hosted by Capital Area District Libraries.
Melinda Myers – Garden Expert, TV/Radio Host, Author & Columnist. Nationally known garden expert, Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including: Small Space Gardening, Michigan Month-to-Month Gardening. She also hosts the internationally distributed Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series, including the latest Food Gardening for Everyone DVD set. Hosted by Birds and Blooms Magazine.
Cynthia Silveri, RLA – Passionate Colorist & Author. A natural colorist & author presenting “Relax with Coloring,” offering coloring tips and techniques on stage all three days. This Author will also be selling her unqiue coloring books and creations.
Taylor Taylor. Singer-Songwriter. Meet and Greet on Saturday. This young Lansing native with the jazzy pop style started by performing at local open-mike nights, and was recently named Indi.com’s Musician of the Year. Her popular single “Right Here” is a perfect showcase for her writing talent, guitar skills and warm vocals. She will be performing on stage on Saturday. Hosted by Capital Area District Libraries.
Rock Your Hair Returns,” Rock Your Hair’s National Tour makes another stop in Lansing, Michigan … Based out of Malibu, California, Rock Your Hair is the latest big thing in the world of professional hair care. The Rock Your Hair team will deliver big volume and endless hair styling ideas and demonstrations on-site at the Expo. Sure to be Fierce and Fun and a Hair Changer!
Meijer, Inc. returns with its popular Healthy Living Area and Cooking Stage. Meijer dietician Tina Miller and other speakers will share cooking tips, recipes for easy meals and other ideas and solutions for healthy family life and living.
Wine & Canvas
appears with Painting Class Fun.
Go Red For Women Extravaganza … National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 5 and the Go Red For Women movement, in affiliation with the American Heart Association, will paint the town Red. Wear your red fashions to show your support for women fighting heart disease and Go Red For Women.
“Women’s Expo is the equivalent of spring break for women – it’s an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled weekend with friends, focusing on feeling good and living well,” said Denise Kolesar, President of Kohler Expos, which promotes the event each year. “For many women in Mid-Michigan, this is a destination weekend that allows them to connect with friends and family while pampering themselves.
The Expo is slated to run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 7. Advance tickets are $7 each and are available at all area Meijer stores. Expo Friday is Go Red For Women Day. Admission at the door is $9 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-14. www.kohlerexpo.com
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