Author: Dianna Stampfler

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Downtown Clare has a new vibe, thanks to a new wave of entrepreneurs

The small farming town of Clare (population around 3,300) is experiencing significant business growth thanks to group of entrepreneurs working collaboratively to enhance the historic downtown district with boutiques, cafés and unique shops. Centrally located in the heart of Michigan’s lower peninsula, Clare sits at the crossroads of US-10 and US-127. In 2016, 51 buildings were collectively listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Clare Downtown Historic District.

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Michigan State University Extension Announces 2024 Agritourism Summit

Michigan State University Extension has unveiled the details of its 2024 Agritourism Summit. The Agritourism Summit will be held at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City on Wednesday, May 8 from 9:30am-4:30pm. Preceding the event on Tuesday, May 7 will be the Pre-Summit Farm Tour and Welcome Soirée, located on-site at multiple Agritourism establishments across Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, from 9:00am-7:00pm.

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Dirt to Glass Conference scheduled for August 22-23, 2024 in Traverse City, Michigan

“Dirt to Glass™ was founded with the express purpose of elevating the Michigan grape and wine industry by encouraging higher quality wine made from Michigan-grown grapes thus increasing global recognition,” says Amanda Danielson, advanced sommelier, and co-founder of Dirt to Glass™. “We hope to inspire growers and producers by exposing the quality potential of Michigan and resulting income to ensure economic sustainability for Michigan grape growers of any size.”

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