Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 2, 2014

Business in Brief: 04/02/2014


Nat Golden and Austin Fowler started Golden-Fowler in 1960. Ron LaForest and John Breithaupt bought the business in 1987, and Mahn bought it in 2008.

Winery selling nearly 800 acres

MANISTEE — Douglas Valley Farm and Winery is auctioning 797 acres of land, including home sites, crop land and cherry and apple orchards and Christmas tree fields.

Owner Cliff Boomer said he’s selling land so he can focus on making wines and ciders.

The auction will begin May 15 at 1 p.m. For more information call (800) 607-6888 or visit

Leadership club meeting scheduled

TRAVERSE CITY — The Center for Coaching and Leadership Development is hosting its next Leadership Lunch Club meeting on April 11. A panel of local leaders will talk about generations in the workplace.

The meeting will be held at the Traverse City Country Club and costs $25. Register at by April 9.

Farmers market opens May 4

The first Interlochen Farmers Market is scheduled for May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is held in the Interlochen Shopping Center parking lot.

Fifty-eight vendors will be at the market this year selling produce, baked goods, meats, honey, eggs, crafts, art, soaps and more. More information is available on the market’s Facebook page.

Business expo, job fair scheduled

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2014 Northern Michigan Business Expo and Job Fair at the Williamsburg Banquet and Conference Center on April 17 from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

The event will include lunch, a panel discussion on regional public transportation, exhibits from area businesses and more. To reserve space contact Monica Cory at 264-8202 or

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