Habitat ReStore moving in July
TRAVERSE CITY — The Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region ReStore will move to 2487 Rice St. later this summer, according to a release from the organization.
The move is scheduled for late July. The new location near the intersection of Cass and West South Airport roads "will offer several immediate improvements for our customers and donors including easier access, ample parking for cars, trucks and trailers, a designated donation drop-off area and an improved store layout," according to the release.
Habitat is seeking community donations for the relocation campaign. Donations as well as progress updates can be made at http://www.habitatgtr.org/restore/move/.
Auto repair store changes hands
CEDAR — An auto repair business in Cedar has new ownership following the retirement of Dave Gauthier of May 6.
The facility at 9162 S. Kasson St. was purchased by Cedar resident and local business owner Ryan Thompson and renamed Leelanau Auto. Lead technician Clint Allis, who has more than two decades of service experience, will the business on a daily basis.
According to its website, Leelanau Auto is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Allis can be contacted at (231) 228-6333 or by email at LeelanauAuto@gmail.com. More information on the business also is available at www.leelanauauto.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/leelanauauto/.
Score workshop set for May 16
TRAVERSE CITY — "Data is the New Currency" is the title of a workshop by the Traverse City Score chapter on May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room at the Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere Avenue.
According to a release, the workshop will discuss "how data has become the new currency in marketing" and how to use data to grow a business. The session also will discuss the new user experience and content consumption.
Scheduled panelists include Spectrum Reach Advanced Advertising Sales Managers Megan McGowan (Midwest) and Ben Haight (Texas). A local advertising agency representative also is scheduled to appear.
A light lunch will be provided by the sponsor.
Space is limited at free Score workshops. Visit www.traversecity.score.org to reserve a spot.
Business After Hours event slated
ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event on May 16 at Townline Ciderworks in Williamsburg, 11595 U.S. 31 South. The networking event runs from 5-7 p.m.
Score workshop on financing sources
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Score chapter will hold a free lunch workshop on financing sources on May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Financing Sources: From Crowdfunding to Banking" will be held in the McGuire Community Room at the Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere Avenue. This is the last workshop in a series on business planning.
The workshop panel includes Michael Caruso, senior vice president of commercial banking with mBank, Laura Galbraith, executive director of Venture North Funding and Development, and Kate Redman, a commonplace law attorney with experience in crowdfunding.
Space is limited. Visit www.traversecity.score.org to reserve a free spot.
CLS breaks ground in Cadillac
CADILLAC — Continental Linen Services has begun construction on its newest location at the corner of Bell Avenue and Plett Road in Cadillac.
According to a release from the Kalamazoo-based company, the new Cadillac branch will be the sales and depot location for the northwestern Lower Peninsula. CLS has more than 1,000 customers in its service area.
The project is expected to cost $850,000 by the time it is complete. The new facility is expected to enclose more than 6,000 square feet.
Cyber security workshop offered
TRAVERSE CITY — A workshop on cyber security co-hosted by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center and Frontier US is scheduled for June 5.
"Small Business, Big Threat" will run from 9-11 a.m. in Room 219 at the Northwestern Michigan College's University Center at 2200 Dendrinos Drive. Participants will discover how to secure their business and examine different everyday scenarios that may affect a small business.
Cost of the workshop is $49.
mBank earns SBA diversity award
MANISTIQUE — The U.S. Small Business Administration's Michigan District Office selected mBank as the 2018 Diversity Community Lender of the Year.
According to a release from mBank, the award is for "the best support provided by a lender to advance diverse participation among small businesses from historically underrepresented groups." The award is based on the number and percentage of SBA loans received by these groups.
The Michigan District Office of the SBA recognized several companies, individuals and organizations as part of National Small Business Week.
McDonald's menu going global
CHICAGO — McDonald's is bringing some of its worldwide menu items to participating U.S. restaurants next month, including several in Michigan.
The menu expansion is scheduled to begin on June 5.
The four McDonald's Worldwide Favorites include the Stroopwafel McFlurry from The Netherlands, Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain, Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich from Canada and Cheesy Bacon Fries from Australia. More information on the promotion is available at www.mcdonalds.com.