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Merchant Spotlight: Laffing Glass Studio

Today's Merchant Spotlight is Laffing Glass Studio! This northern Michigan art studio creates artwork from glass and metal, and specializes in flowers, birds and fish art pieces. The art studio began as an abandoned cabin in the Manistee National Forest, which…

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Merchant Spotlight: Blue Bear Jewelry

Today's Merchant Spotlight takes us to East Tawas, Mich. Blue Bear Jewelry is silver sterling jewelry shop, specializing in Native American pieces that include unique stones and gems. Blue Bear Jewelry is often Michigan-made and crafted by the shop's owner.…

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Merchant Spotlight: A Frame Above

This week’s Merchant Spotlight brings us to A Frame Above, located in Jackson, Michigan. A Frame Above services the Jackson area as “a full service framing and personal design shop” providing shoppers with a variety of unique, decorative and affordable…

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Merchant Spotlight: Art U.P. Style

This week's Merchant Spotlight takes us to Michigan's upper peninsula to Art. U.P. Style! This art gallery and gift shop is owned by local artist, Carol Papaleo, who handcrafts all of the gallery's artwork, including a special print series Our Town.…

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Merchant Spotlight: The Bagelman

Today's Merchant Spotlight is The Bagelman! Based in downtown Owosso, this local bagel shop caters to all your breakfast cravings with sweet and savory bagels. Their menu is always introducing new items, and just recently began carrying Paramount Coffee! Along with bagels,…

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The Beauty of Supporting Your Local Community

This is a guest blog post written by Central Michigan University student Sarah Kimble. A little over a year ago I made the decision to participate in Miss America affiliated local pageants. The decision was a big step, and as…

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Another Successful Get Caught Blue-Handed Day

Thanks to everyone who made Saturday, October 3, another successful Get Caught Blue-Handed Day – despite the cold, windy and wet weather. It was a good day to be inside a Michigan store, looking over the many great and often…

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Get Caught Blue-Handed on October 3

Did you know purchasing products from local retailers could add $9 billion more to Michigan’s economy annually? Below, James Hallan, president and CEO of the Michigan Retailers Association, tells us about the impact of shopping in Michigan and how the…

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Merchant Spotlight: Tulani Rose

Today's Merchant Spotlight takes us downtown to Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. Tulani Rose is an urban gift and home goods shop located just steps from Wayne State University's campus. They have everything from artwork and journals created by local artists, to Detroit-themed t-shirts.…

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