They created White Birch Outfitters to be an experience for their customers. Not only can customers visit the store to shop for their outdoor adventures, but they can also reserve space in the organized activities offered by White Birch. At the same time, they can examine an impressive collection of heritage photographs and historical articles and stories that testify to the rich natural history of Northern Michigan.
About ten years ago, Melissa Benovic was traveling with her husband, Ilker Arslan, to Istanbul, Turkey, where they visited the Grand Bazaar. It was the first time she had seen a mosaic lamp, and she was in awe of the craftsmanship and beauty of the pieces.
Little did the Valents know that this was the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, which the dean of students had moved from New York to Bay City after Howard died in 1966. Tom was a natural Santa, and Holly the perfect Mrs. Claus. They became very involved with the school, and, in 1987, Tom became its third dean of students. Tom and Holly moved the school to Midland, and the rest is history.
In 2014, Dan Erickson and Shelby Holtzman partnered to create and launch Long White Beard. Together, they are the perfect team, creating one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and other unique home goods.
Todd Hancock, owner of Tenden, has been a lover of fine quality clothing since he was a teenager.
Abbey Fowler started The Paper Studio in 2011 with the decision to start small, but she also fostered her dream of expanding in the future.
The staff at Olive Cart specialize in creating flavor explosions that will send your taste buds to another galaxy.
From trick work and fancy dancing with your dog to agility training, body awareness, and “nose work,” All Dogs Can will help you out.
Beyond jewelry, the shop offers some amazing wearable art, including clothing for women and children, hats, purses, scarves, belts, and tote bags. For those looking to redecorate or simply wanting to add a decorative piece to freshen up a room, the mix of home décor is unparalleled.
Born from humble beginnings, Journey North USA in Harbor Springs has grown to become a local showplace for artists from the region, the state, and beyond