Novi Patch

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Clawson Patch

Northville Patch

Plymouth-Canton Patch

Farmington Farmington Hills Patch

Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch

Royal Oak Patch

   There are tens of thousands of people in Michigan with physical or mental disabilities.

   Many of these people are clients of one of the agencies listed.

   These are some of the agencies we have invited or have had clients exhibit at previous events.
Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority

Easter Seals

Community Network Services

Ourhouse Clubhouse

United Cerebral Palsy

Community Choices

JVS Detroit

JVS Southfield

JVS West Bloomfield


New Center Community Mental Health Detroit

Northbrook Psychological Clinic Novi

Northland Clinic Southfield & Rochester Hills

Northwest Counseling & Psychotherapy Center Southfield

Novi Psychiatry and Psychology

Oakland County Community Mental Health Pontiac

Wayne County Mental Health

Oakland Family Services Berkley, Walled Lake, Pontiac, Rochester

Oakland Psychological Clinic Livonia

Oakland Psychological Clinics Bloomfield Hills, Southfield, Milford

Operation Get Down Detroit

Perspectives Of Troy, Sterling Heights

Psychassets Birmingham

Psychological Institute Michigan Franklin

Psychotherapy & Counseling Services Northville

Quality Behavioral Health Detroit

Redford Counseling Center

Relationship Institute Royal Oak

Rochester Center Behavioral Medicaine

Saint Joseph Mercy Behavioral Brighton

Judson Center Royal Oak

Samaritan Counseling Center Farmington Hills

Senica Farmington Hills

Teen Mental Health Services Detroit, Farmington Hills, Redford

Turning Point Recovery Center Pontiac

University Psychiatric Centers Detroit, Livonia

Walter Reuther Psychiatric Hospital Westland

Community Mental Health Waterford

Visions Clubhouse Pontiac

Clubhouse Inspiration Lapeer

Crossroads Clubhouse Monroe

Dreams Unlimited Clubhouse

Gathering Place Redford

Inner City Clubhouse Detroit

Motor City Clubhouse Detroit

New Directions Clubhouse Detroit

Next Step Clubhouse Inkster

Phoenix Friendship House Highland Park

Turning Point Lincoln Park

Michigan Department Community Health Lansing

Macomb County Mental Health

 Monica House Detroit Community Treatment 

 Monroe County Community Mental Health - 

 MSU Counseling Center - East Lansing

 MSU Psychological Clinic - East Lansing

 National Council on Alcoholism - Detroit

 National Council on Alcoholism - Lansing

 Neighborhood Service Organization - Detroit

 network180 CMH - Grand Rapids

 NeuroHealth Associates - Rochester 

 New Center Community Mental Health- Detroit

 New Day Counseling - Troy

 New Life Home for Recovering Women - Detroit

 New Light Consultants - Flint 

 New Light Recovery Center - Detroit

 New Oakland Child-Adolescent & Family Center - 
Clinton Township, Clarkston, Livonia,West Bloomfield, Warren

 New Passages Psychological Services - Flint

 New Passages Psychological Services - Mount Clemens 

 North Central Community Mental Health - Detroit

 Northeast Guidance Center - Detroit

 Northbrook Psychological Clinic - Novi

 North Kent Guidance Services - Grand Rapids & Greenville 

 Northbrook Psychological Clinic - Novi 

 Northland Clinic - Southfield & Rochester Hills

 North Oakland Family Counseling - Clarkston 

 Northwest Counseling & Psychotherapy Center - Southfield 

 Novi Psychiatry & Psychology - Novi 

 Oakdale Recovery Center - Canton

 Oakland County Central Diagnostic & Referral - 

 Oakland County Community Mental Health - 

 Oakland Family Services - Berkley & Walled Lake

 Oakland Family Services - Pontiac & Rochester

 Oakland Psychological Clinic - Flint & Grand Blanc

 Oakland Psychological Clinic - Livonia

 Oakland Psychological Clinics - Bloomfield Hills, Southfield, Milford, Lake Orion

 Oaklawn Psychiatric Hospital - Marshall

 Oakridge Counseling Center - Battle Creek

 Odyessy House - Flint

 Odyessy House - Saginaw

 Okemos Psychological Consultants - Okemos

 Operation Get Down- Detroit

 Our Hope Substance Abuse Services - Grand Rapids

 Ozone House - Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti

 Pathways Michigan- Allegan, Grand Haven & Muskegon

 Perspectives of Troy - Troy & Sterling Heights 

 Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services - 
Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo 

 Pioneer Counseling Center - Sterling Heights & Clinton Township

 Pioneer Counseling Center - West Bloomfield 

 Prevention, Education & Referral Services - Brownstown, Clinton Township & Westland 

 Professional Psychological Services - Lansing

 Progressive Guidance Center - Monroe 

 Project Rehab - Grand Rapids

 PsychAssets - Birmingham 

 Psychiatric Associates of Ingham - Okemos

 Psychiatric Associates of West Michigan - Grand Rapids 

 Psychology Associates - Grand Rapids 

 Psychological & Behavioral Consultants - Lansing

 Psychological Consultants of Michigan - Battle Creek & Kalamazoo 

 Psychological Institute of Michigan - Franklin

 Psychotherapy & Counseling Services - Northville

 Quality Behavioral Health - Detroit 

 Rainbow Recovery Center - Monroe 

 Reach Youth Center - Flint

 Reality Counseling Services - Grand Rapids & Lansing 

 Redford Counseling Center - Redford

 The Relationship Institute - Royal Oak 

 Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine - 
Rochester Hills

 Rose Hill Center - Holly

 Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center - Memphis & Warren

 Sacred Heart Outpatient Services - Flint, Bay City & Saginaw

 Safehouse - Kalamazoo

 Saginaw Community Mental Health - Saginaw

 Saginaw County Youth Protection Agency - Saginaw

 Saint Joseph Mercy Behavioral Services - Ann Arbor & Canton

 Saint Joseph Mercy Behavioral Services - Brighton

 Saint Joseph Mercy Greenbrook - Ann Arbor

 Saint Vincent Catholic Charities - Lansing

 Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center - Flint

 Salvation Army Harbor Light - Clinton Township

 Salvation Army Harbor Light - Monroe

 Salvation Army Harbor Light Evangeline Center - Detroit

 Salvation Army Outpatient Services - Monroe

 Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center - Romulus

 Salvation Army Turning Point - Grand Rapids

 Salvation Army Booth Family Services - Grand Rapids

 Samaritan Counseling Services - Ann Arbor

 Samaritan Counseling Center of SE Michigan - 
Farmington Hills

 S.E. Michigan Community Alliance (Detroit Only) - Detroit 

 S.E. Michigan Community Alliance (Wayne & Monroe Counties) - Taylor

 SENICA, LLC - Farmington Hills

 Serendipity Group Substance Abuse Treatment - East Lansing 

 Shar - Detroit

 Shinedling, Shinelding & Haller - Bay City

 Sobriety House - Detroit

 Social Resources - Macomb Township & Fraser

 Southwest Counseling & Development Services - Detroit

 SOS Community Services - Ypsilanti

 Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence Campus - Lansing

 Starfish Family Services - Inkster

 Star Center - Detroit

 Still Waters Counseling - Saline 

 St. Mary's Hospital Substance Abuse Services - Livonia

 Substance Abuse Prevention Group - Battle Creek

 Summit Pointe - Battle Creek

 Taylor Teen Health Center - Taylor
 Team Mental Health Services - Detroit, Farmington Hills, Redford & Southgate
 Ten Sixteen Recovery Network - Midland
 Therapy Center of Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor
 Traffic Safety Association - Fraser
 Triad Associates - Clarkston 
 Trinity Family Counseling Center - Utica
 Turning Point Recovery Center - Pontiac
 University Psychiatric Centers - Detroit & Livonia
 University Substance Abuse Clinic - Kalamazoo
 U of M Addiction Treatment Services - Ann Arbor
 U of M Alcohol Management Program - Ann Arbor
 U of M Autism & Communications Center - Ann Arbor
 U of M Center for the Child and the Family - Ann Arbor
 U of M Center for the Development of Language & Literacy - Ann Arbor
 U of M Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Ann Arbor
 U of M Department of Psychiatry - Ann Arbor
 U of M Depression Center - Ann Arbor
 U of M Family Assessment Clinic - Ann Arbor
 U of M Psychological Clinic - Ann Arbor
 U of M Sexual Health Counseling - Ann Arbor
 Vista Maria - Dearborn Heights 
 Walter Reuther Psychiatric Hospital - Westland 
 Washtenaw County Community Support & Treatment Services - Ypsilanti
 Washtenaw/Livingston Substance Abuse Coordination - Ypsilanti
 Wayne Youth Services - Wayne
 Wedgwood Christian Services - Grand Rapids
 Wellspring Counseling - Grand Rapids
 Western Michigan University Counseling Services - Kalamazoo 
 Westlund Guidance Clinic - Saginaw
 Wolverine Human Services - Detroit
 Women's Center of S.E. Michigan - Ann Arbor
 Women's Personal Growth Center - Okemos
 Wyandotte Henry Ford Hospital - Wyandotte

Notice: private property, no gun, knife, weapon, fireworks sales or permitted anywhere at this event.  No pets allowed on this property, no pets for sale.
Waterford Police will be on site all day.

Art - Craft - Decor - Floral - Jewelry - Hats - Shirts - Soaps

FREE to enter...FREE LUNCH...Winner Every 15 Minutes...FREE LUNCH
     Art * Crafts * Decor * Gifts * Hats * Jewelry & more!

Artist & Crafters Sell Your Products
30 Restaurant Gift Cards
 Every Event
* Free tickets at all tables
* Match ticket number to table sign
* Enter online
* Find matching number or your name
        vendors, event workers not eligible.
vendors, show workers not eligible

Vendor Event Success Tips 


If you are a crafter or direct sales business owner, a great way to get new contacts and leads for your business is by doing vendor events. There are several kinds of vendor events you can set up a display at. 
Mall events are good to advertise and promote your brand, products and your name.

Why participate in a vendor event for your direct sales business?

I personally prefer to spend money on a booth at an event as my main form of advertising. This type of event gives you the chance to talk to people, give out your card and let people in your target area and target market know that you are their local connection for your business. You are also able to get contact info from interested prospects that you can follow up with later. If you advertise in a paper or online, you have to wait and hope that people will see your ad and then contact you. A vendor event if done correctly and attended well can have a very high return on investment for your business.

What things should you consider before agreeing to participate?

When you are calling to check on the events there are a few things you need to keep in mind before signing up. First you want to make sure that there are no other consultants from your company. Michigan Crafters Marketplace - Saturday Super Sale offers Exclusive Exhibitor, only one person selling each brand. Also find out how many years the event has been established and how many people attend on average. Other things to consider are whether it is indoors or outdoors. For an event that tens of thousands of people come through, it may be worth it to pay $250-$500 for a booth. 

How to prepare for a vendor event:
Once you have found an event or two to participate in, it’s time to get yourself, your products and your display ready. As for products, I recommend bringing your business kit that new recruits get for signing up as part of your display. Then bring host specials and customer specials for the rest of your demo. You are going to want to be focusing on recruiting and dating parties so having those items and signage that goes along with it will help. Be sure to have catalogs, sales fliers, business cards and party and recruiting packets too!

Be sure to bring a good selection of products to sell and set up a clean display. I like to use small metal shelves on my table to organize my display and my cash and carry products. It helps my booth stand out from the others and allows me to showcase many more products than just stacking a few on the table.
Be sure to dress for success or match the type of event you are attending. Wear a shirt with your logo and casual dress pants or a logo or polo shirt and very nice jeans. Depending on the event and the location of the event, I typically wear nice clothes with a logo shirt. Most of the events and the areas my business is in are outdoors or more casual so I would look out of place and not as approachable if I were wearing business attire. If your event is in a higher class area or business/location you may want to dress up more. Whatever you choose to wear, make sure it is ironed and looks nice so you represent your company (and yourself) well.

How to get leads and new contacts for your business:
The most important reason to do vendor events is to get those new contacts and leads for your business – contacts that you can follow up with. The easiest way to do this is to a drawing for a prize! It can be products you have in stock or a gift certificate. The amount is up to you and should be based on the size of the event. For a smaller event, I may do just a $15 gift certificate. For a very large event, I may do a gift basket with $100 worth of products in it. I put out a few clipboards with a drawing slip and a sign about the drawing. The drawing slip asks for their name, address, phone #, email and then has a few check boxes asking their interest in learning more about earning free products by hosting a party, earning an income by beginning their own business and learning more about our fundraiser program. I do ask them to fill it out completely. While they are filling it out I will have a quick conversation with them. If they check off yes on any of the boxes I will go ahead and follow up right then and see if I can share more information or find out more about what specifically they are interested in.

Not everyone will want to fill out a drawing slip. Not everyone who fills it out is really interested in your product or company, some just want a chance to win a prize. The rule of 100 no’s to get 10 yeses applies to vendor events too.

Remember to smile and be friendly to everyone! Say hello, ask them how they are, compliment them, invite them into the booth. Use open ended questions to start a conversation. How long has it been since you’ve seen our products? How long has it been since you’ve been to one of our parties? What problems are you having that we can help you solve with our products? Be genuinely interested in helping people. You do not need to be pushy or sales person like to be successful in direct sales.

The #1 Rule to make your vendor events successful
You may give out 200 business cards and get 100 drawing slips filled out. You may even get a booking or two on the spot. All of that is great and an essential part of building your business, but you need do to one more thing to make sure your vendor event is successful. You must follow up. Let me repeat, you must follow up! “The fortune is in the follow up” they say and I promise you that is the truth! You need to call your leads within 24-48 hours to follow up, especially potential hosts and recruits. People lose 10% of the excitement each day so if you wait a week to follow up they are already going to be 70% less excited than when you spoke to them. Be sure to add people to your email list if they included their email and marked that they wanted to be added to your newsletter list. I always email everyone who didn’t check off any particular boxes and thank them for stopping by my booth and offer a coupon or shipping discount on their first purchase made within 30 days too.

Vendor events can be a great way to build your direct sales business. When I started, did not know that many people. I have since grown a lot of local family and friends. They are the main way that I build my customer base over the past seven years. I love doing the events, I love meeting and talking to new people and making new connections. I especially love letting people know that my direct sales company (Tupperware) is still out there and that I am their local connection and happy to help them!

Michigan Art Craft Décor . .  Gifts Hats Jewelry & more!
    Events began as a means to support the entrepreneurial spirit  of people with disabilities.  

People with disabilities, handicapped and veterans are often
not afforded equal employment opportunities and begin a 
micro-enterprise business selling hand crafted items including:
 art, décor, gifts, jewelry, t-shirts, other products and services. 

Everyone in Michigan invited to exhibit.   

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