Reynolds-Jonkhoff receives award

TRAVERSE CITY — The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home received one of just five 2019 Best of the Best Awards from the National Funeral Directors Association.

It is Reynold-Jonkhoff’s third Best of the Best Award. It won this year for its 125th Anniversary Open House event, which included a “Leadership Lesson Learned” essay contest held in collaboration with the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council. The first- and second-place essays can be read at

The funeral home previously won Best of the Best Awards for the book “Perry Hannah’s Gifts Then and Now” and for the Hannah Bear Grief Coloring Book.

The association, which met in Chicago on Oct. 28, also gave Reynolds-Jonkhoff it’s 21st Pursuit of Excellence award.

The organization represents 11,000 funeral home members in 49 countries.

Workshop on online stores set

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City SCORE chapter will hold a workshop on creating an online store Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room at the Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere Avenue.

“Ecommerce for the Masses: Learn How to Create and Optimize Your Online Store” is the title of the workshop. Mitch Park will lead the second of a two-part series.

Among the topics are building an online store, using popular frameworks, product photography, streamlining checkouts, creating product pages and using promotions and coupons.

For more information or to register, go to

CPR, First Aid class scheduled

TRAVERSE CITY — The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan will host a CPR and First Aid Certification class Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The class will be held at the Builders Exchange office at 1373 Barlow St.

According to a release, contractors are required to have at least one person on a work site with a valid first aid training certificate. The course will teach the skills needed to handle work site emergencies and accidents and those who successfully complete the class receive the American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Certificate.

Class instructor is Steve Ball of Michigan Gutters.

The class is $85 for Builders Exchange members and $100 for non-members. Lunch is included. The class is limited to 10 participants.

RSVP no later than Nov. 15 by email to

Impact 100 info session slated

TRAVERSE CITY — Nonprofit organizations from the five-county area considering applying for a grant from Impact 100 Traverse City are invited to an informational session on Nov. 14.

The sessions are scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. in Room 7 at Northwestern Michigan College’s University Center, located at 2200 Dendrinos Drive.

The purpose of the sessions is to explain and answer any questions about the grant process. To register, send an email to

Attendance is not required to apply for a grant.

The sessions will also provide information on membership events. According to a release, the 2020 grant cycle is earlier than in previous years and the Jan. 10, 2020 membership deadline is also earlier than in previous years.

Impact 100 Traverse City is a volunteer women’s organization representing Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. The group presents minimum transformational grants of $100,000 and has awarded $806,000 in grants since the group was formed in 2017.

Service award nominations open

TRAVERSE CITY — Nominations are open for the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from Traverse Connect.

The award has been presented annually since 1929. According to a release, the award “honors business leaders, public servants, patrons of area arts, naturalists and those ... who’ve worked and given tirelessly to improve the region.”

Nominations are accepted until Nov. 22. Nominations can be made at

Nominees must be residents of Traverse Connect’s five-county area, but are not required to be members of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber and non-Chamber members are encouraged to make nominations.

The winner will be announced at Traverse Connect’s DSA Award Luncheon on Jan. 22.

Habitat ReStore announces changes

TRAVERSE CITY — The Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region ReStore no longer offers free pickups.

According to a release from the organization, there will be a $10 charge for scheduled pick-up of donated items. Now located at 2487 Rice St. in Traverse City, online pickup requests can be made at

In a separate release, Habitat Grand Traverse Region announced it will accept scrap metal donations during published store hours.

Extra flu shots are available

TRAVERSE CITY — NPalliative, formerly known as Chronic Care Management, has more than 150 flu shots that can be administered in the home of clients, according to a release from the company.

Those seeking one of the influenza vaccines do not need to be a client of NPalliative/Chronic Care Management. A nurse will bring the injection and a form and bill through the requesting party’s health insurance.

For those lacking health insurance, the influenza vaccine costs $30. Payment is by cash, check, debit, credit or Health Savings Account.

Those interested in having the flu shot delivered should call (231) 421-6921 and ask for a home flu shot.

Ten law firms on ‘best’ list

TRAVERSE CITY — Ten Traverse City law firms were named the Best Law Firms in 2020 by U.S. News and World Report.

A search of the web site found 10 law firms with a Traverse City address: Garah Lucow Miller PC; John A. Scott, PC; Kuhn Rogers PLC; Lee Hornberger; Olson, Bzdok and Howard, PC; Sondee, Racine and Doren, PC; Swogger, Bruce and Millar Law Firm PC; Thompson & O’Neil, PC; Parker Harvey and RingsmuthWuori, PLLC.

The Best Law Firms list is based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review and additional information provided by law firms.

Mackinac Financial 3Q results released

MANISTIQUE — Mackinac Financial Corporation announced its third-quarter net income.

Mackinac Financial is the holding company for mBank, which has a branch and loan office in Traverse City.

Mackinac Financial reported a net income of $3.72 million or 35 cents a share for the third quarter of 2019. Third quarter net income in 2018 was $3.07 million or 29 cents a share. According to a release, the third quarter of 2018 included “expenses related to the acquisitions of First Federal of Northern Michigan and Lincoln Community Bank.”

Third quarter 2019 net income increased $373,000 or 11 percent.

Money Series event is Nov. 6

TRAVERSE CITY — The Front Street Wealth Management Money Series will hold an event on retirement Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.

“Your IRA, Your RMDs” will be held at the Leland Township Library. The program, will discuss the importance of the “magic age of 70½” and how your individual retirement account becomes subject to Required Minimum Distributions.

The Money Series is a 501©(3) nonprofit in Traverse City that provides access to financial education. To register, visit or call (231) 668-6894.

Editor's Note: The business briefs have been updated to correct an error in the website for the Impact 100 informational session.