Featured Business: Uncle Goose Blocks

The Blocks that Uncle Goose Bulit

Uncle Goose was founded by William Bultman in 1983 and the tradition of these fine wooden blocks has been continued by William’s sons, Pete and Scott. Today, Lindenwood Inc. manufactures the blocks in Michigan and distributes the Uncle Goose line around the world.

The Bultman brothers have expanded their father’s vision from ABC blocks to include over a dozen foreign languages, American Sign Language, Braille, nursery rhymes, bugs, Presidents, and math.  Lindenwood also accepts custom orders.

The 1.75” cubes are handcrafted from Michigan basswood that is farmed – planted and harvested on industry-managed land around the Great Lakes.  Lindenwood’s manufacturing process minimizes waste, both in production and packaging. They use only child-safe, non-toxic inks.

Ninety-Nine percent of everything used is local to West Michigan and all of the production is done in Grand Rapids.
The Uncle Goose brand has been honored with Parent Choice Awards, Dr. Toy’s “100 Best Toys” award, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio awards.

For more information or to order a set of Uncle Goose blocks, visit Lindenwood’s website at www.lindenwoodinc.com

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Buy Michigan Week

The governor has declared the week of July 27th as “Buy Michigan Week” throughout the state. This week was created to help retailers, restaurants, towns, and cities showcase their Michigan-based businesses and highlight locally-grown and locally-made products.

The state estimates if every household spent $10 a week on Michigan-produced food, it would generate $40 million dollar a week in economic activity. Organizers want to encourage everyone to go out and buy from local farmers’ markets or check out Michigan-made products in local stores.

There are various events and participating retailers across the State. The City of Northville kicked off their Buy Michigan Now Festival today. Spartan Store’s and Hiller’s Markets are also participating by marking items “Made in Michigan”.

For more information visit www.buymichigannow.com and take the pledge to speak positively about Michigan and make a concerted effort to buy Michigan products!

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