Michigan Business Spotlight – Kern’s Sausages

Kern’s Sausages opened for business in 1949 in Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria.  They offer 34 varieties of homemade sausages, baked goods, cheeses, fine wines, and German import foods.  They have one of the largest selections of domestic and imported beer in the area and also offer catering and gift baskets.

For more information or to visit Kern’s Sausuages, please visit: www.kernssausage.com


Featured Business: Bearclaw Coffee

Doing Their Part to Bring Great Coffee and Jobs to the People of Michigan

Debi and Doug Scroggins started Bearclaw Coffee in 2002.  In eight short years that one small coffee shop has grown to 18 locations and three mobile units just in Michigan.  They have plans to open more locations in Wayne & Washtenaw Counties, which would bring 30 more employees to Michigan.  They also have stores in Kentucky and Virginia.

For location or franchise information, please visit www.bearclawcoffee.com


Top Ten Tuesday – Unique Things Michiganders Say

Based on the input from our readers, here are the Top Ten unique things Michiganders say:

10. “Take a Michigan left”

9. “If you don’t like Michigan weather, wait 10 minutes, it’ll change” or “If you don’t like Michigan weather, wait 10 minutes, it’ll get worse”

8. Party Store (This is not where we buy balloons)

7. “Cupboard” not Cabinets

6. Trolls or Fudgies (people that live in the L.P. or “under the bridge”)

5. Pasties (Dough pocket filled with meat & potato, not the other meaning)

4. “SecretriahState” (Yes, that’s the Secretary of State)

3. Yoopers (People that live in the U.P.)

2. “Michigan has a 5th season…roadwork” or “Michigan has two seasons…winter and construction”

1. “Pop” not soda


Hey Michigan! Did You Know…

Michigan was the first state to guarantee every child the right to tax-paid high school education.

Marquette’s U.P. 200 sled dog race is approximately 240 miles in length and a qualifying race for the Iditarod.

2009 U. S. News and World Report annual survey ranked MSU’s elementary and secondary education graduate programs as rge best in the nation for the 14th consecutive year.

The Petoskey Stone is fossilized coral that existed in the northern Lower Peninsula about 350 million years ago.

Rogers City has the world’s largest limestone quarry.

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Hey Michigan! Did You Know…

Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1668. It is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States.

Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams.

Standing anywhere in Michigan a person is within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes.

In 1879, Detroit telephone customers were the first in the nation to be assigned telephone numbers to facilitate handling calls.

The Kellogg Company has made Battle Creek the Cereal Capital of the world. The Kellogg brothers accidentally discovered the process for producing flaked cereal products and sparked the beginning of the dry cereal industry.
Michigan Did you know


Hey Michigan! Did You Know…

Vernor’s ginger ale was created in Detroit and became the first soda pop made in The United States. In 1862, pharmacist James Vernor was trying to create a new beverage when he was called away to serve the country during the Civil War. When he returned home, four years later, the drink he had stored in an oak case had taken on a gingery flavor.

Alpena is home to the largest cement plant.

Michigan ranks first in state boat registrations.

The 19 chandeliers in the Capitol building in Lansing are one-of-a-kind and designed especially for the building by Tiffany’s of New York. They weigh between 800 and 900 pounds each.

Michigan is the only place in the world with a floating post office. The J.W. Westcott II is the only boat in the world that delivers mail to ships while they are still underway. It has been operating for 125 years!

Michigan Did you know