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2017 Small Business Celebration – Who’s In?

We’re so excited with the entrants in the Chamber’s 2017 Small Business Celebration. It’s a dynamic mix of professional firms, service providers, retailers, technology companies, agricultural operations and more – a true cross-section of what makes Northwest Michigan’s small business sector so vibrant and successful.

Here’s a complete list of our 2017 Small Business Celebration participants including some brief biographies from their companies. Make sure you attend the Small Business Celebration Candidates Showcase a week from today – April 5 – from 5 – 7 p.m. at NMC’s Hagerty Center to learn more about the people and products of these outstanding businesses:

307 Events
307 Events is a full-service event design house. We offer event design services as well as rental decor items for weddings, social events, corporate events and more. We offer linens, lighting, specialty furniture, balloons, custom props, floral design and more. From intimate wedding dinners of 30 guests to multi-day conferences, we have provided decor for a wide range of event types and sizes.

Affinity Technology Group, LLC
Traverse City’s “In the Know” Technology Resource and its only downtown, full-service IT and web marketing company. Your friendly IT ninjas provide the most personable, personalized, friendly technology support and solutions to the local healthcare and small business community with integrity and a zeal for cultivating long-lasting relationships.

All Seasons Hotel & Resort
Kalkaska Hospitality doing business as All Seasons Hotel and Resort is a mid-level limited service hotel and resort located in Kalkaska, Michigan. The resort serves both transient and business travelers by providing lodging, meals, and concierge services 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Aspen Contracting Inc.
Aspen Contracting is Michigan’s premier exterior contractor. No job is too big…no job is too small.
We specialize in: remodeling; new construction; storm damage; and residential and commercial exterior projects. Serving Michigan Coast to Coast!

Anavon Technology Group
Anavon Technology Group is a full-service telecommunications company serving over 4,000 businesses throughout Michigan, providing a one-call solution to complex telecommunications problems facing the business community today. Anavon helps its customers obtain significant savings on telephone systems and repair, security systems, access control, data networking, equipment, and carrier services.

Bay View Insurance Agency
We sell auto, home, life and business insurance. We are committed to staying local when many other businesses are selling to large corporations. We strive to be the best agency in the area, and we think we do a pretty good job of that. We have a great team and we have each other’s backs in times of need. We also have our clients’ very best interest in the front of our minds.

Bijou Salon
We have a professional and friendly atmosphere, we enjoy our clients on a personal level while giving them the best possible service to exceed their expectations. We all have a true love of our craft which makes our job satisfying and rewarding.

Custom Stems
We provide the craft beverage industry with screen printed glassware and other packaging items. Custom Stems decorate about 1 million wine glasses annually in a 10,000 square foot warehouse serving over 100 wineries locally and regionally.

Dentolutions helps patients avoid the need for dentistry and create lasting health for themselves. Through unique approaches to preventive care, advanced technical dentistry, risk assessment, coaching and communication, we help facilitate the discovery that healing comes from within.

East Bay Medical
East Bay Medical is a veteran-owned occupational medicine practice serving Traverse City for over 10 years. East Bay performs occupational medicine services at our Acme office as well as onsite at our clients’ businesses. East Bay offers high quality, same day service at competitive pricing.

Image360 specializes in consultation, design, manufacturing and installation of sign, graphic and display solutions for businesses and organizations across the United States. Image360 is a truly team-based, employee-and-community-centric company with environmentally-friendly, forward-thinking production systems and the power of a network with hundreds of partners.

Incredible Mo’s
Incredible Mo’s is a family entertainment center in Northern Michigan featuring high-tech bowling, arcade, laser tag, laser maze, juke n box and Mini Mo’s Play Center. Additionally, we have a made from scratch restaurant specializing in artisan pizzas, pastas, salads and burgers. We are passionate about our community and take pride in making a difference!

Krause Realty Solutions
We are committed to building long term relationships with our clients to fulfill their residential and commercial real estate needs, wants and desires.

Leelanau Physical Therapy
We started as an outpatient physical herapy clinic in Suttons Bay in 2012 and just last year expanded to a second site in Long Lake Township. The clinic was started with the idea to give the best care to each patient possible. One patient is seen for an hour by a PT or PTA regardless of insurance – we found this to have better outcomes. Our therapists work with skill, passion and integrity.

Master Drycleaners
Initially, dry cleaning means you are substituting your standard laundering of garments by using a solvent instead of water. Master Dry Cleaners is an eco-friendly dry cleaning service, and we ensure to only use eco-friendly substances to achieve cleanliness with the garments you bring to us. With our experience, we make sure to handle each step with care and confidence. Our team strives to be detailed with your items to ensure above-standard expectations.

Michigan Mobile Canning
We’re mobile. It’s in our name after all. We have a lot of fun traveling across Michigan, Indiana and Illinois partnering with some of the best breweries, cider houses and wineries in the country to get their products into the hands of more consumers than ever before. We bring a mobile canning machine directly to small craft beverage producers’ individual facilities. This gives small producers the power of a package unheard of four years ago.

Mid-American Title Company
Mid-American is family owned and operated since opening in 1988. Company president Brandon Hunt is a fifth generation local native. We are the oldest, and last remaining local title company in the area. Our success is based on our belief that we have a responsibility to our clients.

Out of the Woods Farm
We are a family-owned farm producing maple syrup and related maple added-value products. We started producing maple syrup in 1997 and became a licensed maple producer through the Michigan Department of Agriculture in 2007. We promoted the concept of Michigan Maple Weekend for producers in the state and have been a participant for all five years. In 2016 we provided maple syrup and volunteers for the Very Cherry Breakfast at the National Cherry Festival.

Pets Naturally
Pets Naturally is a natural health food and supply retail store for cats and dogs. We offer countless options of healthy pet foods and treats along with toys, apparel, supplements, bedding, leashes, collars and more. We boast the most knowledgeable staff in Northern Michigan.

Press On Juice
Press On Juice focus is focused on raw food, vegetables, fruit, seeds, and nuts. Our menu offers sandwiches, snacks, cold-pressed juice and smoothies. Each bottle is made with at least two pounds of fresh, raw fruits and veggies, which contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and living enzymes.

Selestial Soap, LLC
In 2015, Selestial Soap pivoted and launched (MGF), a subscription e-commerce business. MGF is disrupting the laundry industry by shipping the LAST LAUNDRY JUG you will ever own, then shipping non-toxic refills at a fraction of the cost of the conventional detergents that have upset our ecosystem for way too long!

Shoreline Power Services, Inc.
Shoreline Power Services, Inc. is an all-service commercial, industrial electrical and automation contractor whose mission is to provide the best customer experience through our solutions focused team with integrity and drive while providing a safe, educational and fun environment for our employees.

St. Ambrose Cellars
St. Ambrose is a meadery, winery and now brewery producing handcrafted beverages from local agricultural products. We’re a young company initially created by using honey from our parent company Sleeping Bear Farms. Our meads, wines, ciders and beers are distributed throughout Michigan and a growing territory on the East Coast.

Traverse City Guitar Company LLC
Traverse City Guitar Company is much more than a retail instrument store. Our focus is people-based. Whether you’re just starting for the first time or a seasoned professional, every instrument is adjusted properly. Specializations include building our own guitars and ukuleles, a full-service repair facility with Taylor certifications, and the best instructors the city has to offer for the first lesson to advanced lessons.

West Bay Beach – A Holiday Inn Resort
We are the only full service resort on the sandy beaches of West Grand Traverse Bay within Traverse City. We feature three restaurants, outdoor entertainment on our expansive patio, private Adirondack chairs for lounging on the beach, two pools and spas, a children’s activity area and fitness center.