• VanDrie Home Furnishings, with stores in Cadillac, Traverse City, Big Rapids and Houghton Lake, is celebrating its 60th anniversary as an independent, family-owned home furnishings retailer.
• The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College, Crystal Mountain and Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel have all received TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence from the travel website.
Expansion and Moves
• Village Press has signed on as a Naveego partner. The marketing, fulfillment, and publishing company will offer the cloud-based business intelligence platform.
• Oryana Natural Foods Market has expanded their hours of business. They are now open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Cafe hours are until 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
• Grand Traverse Foot & Ankle Center, the office of podiatrist Ronald Olm, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., has moved to 4246 N. Three Mile Road in Traverse City.
• Motif Jewelers, in the Grand Traverse Mall, has become a Pandora Shop in Shop.
• The renovated Paul Oliver Facility has been renamed the Paul Oliver Living and Rehabilitation Center. Renovations are the result of a gift by Karolina Holtrey before her death in 2000.
• Center for Computer Resources, an information technology company located in Troy, Mich., has acquired Power IT, LLC, a leading Michigan business technology solutions company based in Petoskey.
• Michigan State Police Trooper Ronald Beckett of the Gaylord Post has graduated from the 19th Underwater Recovery Unit Dive School and is now a member of the Underwater Recovery Unit. The unit provides diving expertise for the department, mostly in the areas of body recovery, evidence collection, underwater inspections, recovery of stolen property and maritime security details.
• John and Susan Leone have opened the Platte River Inn restaurant in Honor. They previously owned and operated Dairyville at Chum’s Corner for 27 years prior to losing their business to a fire in Nov. 2010.