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Jillian Manning | Author

Fishing, Fashion, and Family

March 2, 2019

You can take the girl out of northern Michigan, but you can’t take northern Michigan out of the girl.
At least, that’s the case for Cara Summers Smith, creator of Summers&Co, a line of feminine fishing apparel and accessories that launched this past winter... Read More >>

Made in Michigan: Blunt Swimwear

Aug. 4, 2018


Do you know where your swimsuit was made? If you check the label, you’re likely to find China, Vietnam, or Sri Lanka listed on the tag. You probably won’t see “Made in Michigan” or even “Made in America.”

Unless you’ve been ...

Jennifer Shorter: Changing the Face of Petoskey Retail

May 26, 2018

This month, Jennifer Shorter opened her family’s fourth store in downtown Petoskey. No, she doesn’t manage a fast food franchise or a tourist chain — she’s the third-generation proprietor of Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts, and present-day owner of J.W. Shorter &... Read More >>