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Main Street Business Owner Stories
The Michigan Main Street Business Owner Stories celebrate the uniqueness of local business owners and the work they do to help their communities thrive.
Arny Rodriguez brings specialty food and drinks to downtown Wayland.
At 93, Alan Baugh continues his family's legacy business in downtown Wayland.
River Knoll started as a bartender at McDuff's and eventually rose to ownership at the same downtown Wayland establishment.
This father-son team opened Wayland's first brewery and continues to provide a community gathering space.
Gildas Berrou thrives in Boyne City, with authentic French pastries and strong community support.
Mother-Daughter team thrives in their first year, thanks to the Boyne City Community.
Sarah Belcher's community roots and passion for coffee satisfy downtown Boyne City's caffeine cravings.
Deborah Knowles attributes the success of her business to the Evart community.
June-Marie Essner carries on her family's entrepreneurial spirit in downtown Evart.
Born and raised in Evart, Michelle Ladd returned home to serve the community where she started her career.
In Detroit's North End, Roderick Parks' multi-generational barbeque stays true to family and tradition.
Matthew B. Shaw embraces change and serves up community in downtown Grayling.
Adrian Diffy brought his love of the theatre with him from Europe and continues to inspire in downtown Saline.
Terry Dickinson sees Grayling main street as the key to the community's development.
Anne Murphy found downtown Grosse Pointe to be the perfect home to relaunch her shop.
Paul Geragosian honors family and community through his downtown Saline restaurant.
In downtown Grayling, the Swanders attribute success to their community roots.
Colin and Evan Monroe prioritize local craft beer at Useless Creatures Brewing Co. in Three Rivers.
Ben and Lindsey Forche are brewing up something special at the Starling Lounge in Blissfield.
Classic Italian fare being served up in Downtown Niles.
Ryan Wilman works day and night to hone his craft and quench the thirst of Milan residents.
Steve Conn provides unique, family-friendly beverage concept to downtown Howell.
Ginni Bruman has the right ingredients for Lapeer: owning Chef G's and Vice Chair of the DDA Board.
Pete Coratti brings a slice of Italy to his Howell pizzeria.
Food and drink options in Grand Haven are plentiful thanks to Chris Weavers.
Leslie Vargas preserving culture, flavor and vibrancy with each customer she serves in Mexicantown.
Stefano and Cindy Zanger have the secret sauce in downtown Blissfield.
There's a seat for you at Jozef Zebediah's Charlevoix restaurant.
Julie Mann's Charlevoix eatery is cooking up made-from-scratch classics and bbq.
Autumn Weston feeds downtown Lansing at iconic family-run establishment.
Lillian Werbin continues legacy business by selling guitars and other instruments in the Lansing community and around the world.
Elizabeth Moffitt brings style and grace to Downtown Lapeer with her shops.
Tammy Cutcher's artisan craft shop lends unique quality to Downtown Lapeer.
Kelly Larson's store is beloved in Grand Haven by residents and visitors alike.
It's all in the family for Tammy Alfaro-Koehler, at this Mexicantown favorite.
Randy Smith brings his unique style to Downtown Grand Haven.
Melissa Wheeler is creating something sweet in Downtown Owosso.
Rachelle McDaniel adds class and sass to Milan's business mix.
Rhea Van Atta's Old Town boutique spreads the Michigan and Lansing love.
Todd Hancock has Downtown Grand Haven in stitches at his artisan shop.
Tiesha King offers Old Town unique collectibles and artworks at Thrift Witch.
Linda Swarkan continues a Niles tradition as owner/operator of Veni's Sweet Shop.
Cindy Conn brings good vibes to people in Downtown Howell at Vibology.
More than just a gift shop, Cristina Zamora selling Mexican heritage one purchase at a time.
Ashley Willis is intent on bringing Lansing back one event at a time while serving her community with purpose.
Brianna Marrah is intent on creating a more fit community in Owosso.
Micaela Balzer and Nik McPherson know how to get kids excited about science.