Honor Hardware and Building Supply, Inc. was founded in 1963 by Earl and Shirley Soderquist. They were the first to build and open a retail store in what is now the Honor Shopping Plaza.
For 41 years, Dave and Sandy Hoxsie have been helping families and friends alike to create everlasting memories at Antler Ridge Farm in Williamsburg.
Back in 1989, after 35 years at the Big Rock Nuclear Plant in Charlevoix, Don Kelly was ready for retirement and looking for something new in his life.
We in the Great Lakes State celebrate the beauty of nature throughout the four seasons. While spring and summer are generally considered the ideal time to visit gardens, many nature centers across the state are open year-round, offering spectacular displays of flowers, plants, waterways, and more.
Alden Mill House is known for its extraordinary spice line that is unmatched by rivals. It all began with Eugene Moglovkin when he created his first spice combination while working as a chef. He called it Miracle Blend, and the year was 1962.
Previously, the focus at Brush Up Pottery was painting on canvas. Borchard quickly realized that the interest in canvas painting was beginning to wane; if she was going to keep the business alive, the focus needed to shift. With research, she found that pottery – from “throwing” it on a wheel to painting precast ceramic items – is a creative medium that has continued to be popular. So, she decided to focus on pottery with other media like wood and canvas, offering variety to fill the gaps.
Daniel Mohle has seen the world of food service from every possible angle – from dishwasher to co-owner, from pizzerias to cafés to fine dining, and back again. Now it’s his turn to be in charge as the proud owner of MoJo Spices & Catering in Cheboygan.
The story of the Rusty Pelican actually begins in Illinois, where Northern Michigan native Cassie Meredith was living at the time. Since she wasn’t from the area, she looked for a fun side job that would allow her to meet people and ultimately settled on a job at the Galena Cellars tasting room.
Gearhart’s legacy grew, and after more than 75 years, North Star Gardens remains a family-owned Northern Michigan business. Now, at almost 1,000 acres with multiple locations, North Star Gardens has become a trusted source for home gardeners, landscaping engineers, and outdoor design professionals across the region.
Jason Thelen, the owner of Little Bay Boards, had no idea that by building his daughter one wooden paddleboard, he would end up launching a business. On his search for an eco-friendly paddleboard, he learned that most foam and fiberboard pieces would last no more than ten years before starting to break down.