Petoskey Wine Region Debuts

From his post as president of the newly named Petoskey Wine Region, Dustin Stabile sees wineries working together and aiming higher. “We’re trying to turn this into a destination, where people are making plans to come to Petoskey … we want them coming here to Petoskey...

From Motel to Hotel: Downstate developer reveals $5M reno of iconic Charlevoix spot

Renovating an iconic 1950s-style motel in Charlevoix and staying true to the original architect’s vision isn’t easy.  And it doesn’t come cheap. [caption id="attachment_15891" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rendering by Shoreline Architecture and Design[/caption] Paul Silva, downstate businessman (and summer resident of Charlevoix), plans to invest around $5 million to...

Boyne Goes Big: Revised debt structure enables reacquisitions, upgrades

[caption id="attachment_15883" align="alignleft" width="300"] Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana[/caption] It started with a one dollar bill and a young man's dream to own a ski hill. Boyne Resorts, North America's third-largest mountain resort company, was founded when 30-year-old Everett Kircher bought 40 acres of barren property...