Regional Feature: Trillium Shore

When a Chicago couple observed the meticulous craftsmanship of a neighboring condominium renovation on East Bay, they knew they’d found their builder ― Jamie Wilkins, owner of Trillium Shore LLC.

Focus On: Mrs O’s Crap Shack

Just outside Traverse City, you’ll find a little-known shop called Mrs. O’s Crap Shack. The Shack, as it is lovingly known among its admirers, is a consignment store in Interlochen specializing in the adage that “one person's junk (crap) is another person's treasure.”

Regional Feature: Moeller Builders, Inc.

The homeowner envisioned a place where she and her family could enjoy not only basketball but a wide variety of sports ― anything to keep screen time to a minimum and exercise and fun to a maximum. Having worked many times before with Nate and Brett Moeller and their incredibly talented team, these homeowners knew just where to turn to bring their dream to life.

Focus On: Ledge Craft Lane

Ledge Craft Lane is an artisans nonprofit that includes over 50 local juried artists. Taking the time to meet each vendor to see what they create allows Ledge Craft Lane to ensure that what they offer is unique and in tune with what they know their visitors will enjoy.

Focus On: Brush Up Pottery and Art Studio

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.

Regional Feature: Lutz Construction

For this on-the-go family, the 1.5-acre parcel located near their boat slip in Southwest Michigan is the perfect rural respite. When the homeowners could not find exactly what they wanted to purchase, they decided to build, and highly recommended, award-winning Lutz Construction fulfilled every wish.

Focus On: MI Jerky Company

Fayling began working on the next steps: a sales plan, website, and recipes. He already enjoyed creating his beef jerky, so now it was time to step it up. He had done extensive research before leaving his job, so things fell into place pretty quickly.

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