Brian Lewis approached Thumbwind Publications about doing business with them. We found that the Midwest State of Mind appeal company gives 10% of net profits back to Midwest charities, non-profits, and other groups committed to keeping the Michigan Midwest great. During our exchange, we thought Brian and his wife Anne had a great story on how they managed to bootstrap their company and quickly grow an appraisal business with a Midwestern flair.
Michigan Lavender Farms carries the title home to have some of the best farms in the country. This region has been growing lavender for over 100 years. However, in the last 20 years, lavender farming has exploded in popularity. Many of the hobby farms we found are certified organic, which means they meet strict requirements for their practices.
Will high Great Lakes ice coverage rates across the region translate into high water levels during the following summer? In a recent, “unofficial” outlook of the Great Lakes water levels, the Army Corps of Engineers – Detroit District forecasts that the Great Lakes water levels may continue to be above their long-term average for the following year should weather and ice cover conditions be similar to this past winter.
Over the years, I spent a lot of working on my boat in my favorite little town along Lake Huron’s coast, and I found myself almost as fascinated by these names as I was with the beautiful beaches and lighthouses dotting my path. So without further ado, here are fourteen examples from across Michigan’s waterways—a reminder that it’s always important to have fun out there!