Business Beat

This pool and landscape model gives Wolbers-Possehn clients just a small sampling of what the company is capable of producing. Wolbers-Possehn is celebrating two anniversaries this year.

BIZ BEAT: Duo anniversaries celebrated at Wolbers-Possehn in Belding

When Tina Possehn and Greg Wolbers tied the knot in 1994, it was as much a business merger as it was a wedding. All these years later, they both still consider it a match made in heaven.

The staff at Leppinks in Lakeview is always ready to provide personalized service with a smile. According to store owner, Ransom Leppink, it is the personal touch that sets the small chain apart from big box stores. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Leppink’s carries on 85 years of tradition of family service

In an era of bag-your-own, robo-teller grocery shopping, where customer service is little more than a quaint memory, there are still locally owned stores that serve old-fashioned, in-person customer service, like Leppink’s. With locations in Belding, Lakeview, Stanton, Howard City and Ferrysburg, Leppink’s represents a throwback to a better time, when service was king and the customer’s needs came first.

Glen Strouse of Belding relaxes with The Daily News in the new recliner he won from Larry’s Northtown Furniture after his 10-year-old daughter Faith entered an essay about him in the Glad Your My Dad! Contest. Faith’s letter was one of 24 entries in the Father’s Day contest, in which The Daily News and Larry’s Northtown partnered to give away both a chair and year-long subscription to the paper. — Daily News/Andy Kraft

Daughter’s essay lands Belding dad in new chair

Glen Strouse thought he was going to Larry’s Northtown Furniture and Appliance Friday morning to help his mom, Fran, pick out a new chair. Instead, he stood speechless when told that his 10-year-old daughter, Faith, had entered The Daily News/Larry’s Northtown “Glad You’re My Dad!” contest and won a new chair for him. Just in time for Father’s Day.

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Belding Area Chamber of Commerce news

Belding Area Chamber of Commerce has three ribbon cutting ceremonies scheduled:

Ida Church, owner of Kaleidoscope of Times, holds a cookie jar shaped as a pig. She said any antiques with pigs are her favorite kind. In front of her are old totes that were used at the Northland Refrigerator company in Greenville. The totes have been a hot item, she said. “These are the last of them,” Church said.

Kaleidoscope of Times antiques shop is eye candy for collectors

GREENVILLE — Walking into Ida Church’s shop, Kaleidoscope of Times, one’s eyes immediately wander from one item to the next. Church, who is partial to any antiques that feature pigs, started the business last August, after falling in love with the auctioning industry. From antique furniture and glassware to rare home decor and oddities, Church’s [...]

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Business briefs

New bar is a place for everyone to go GREENVILLE — Kelly Stapp’s new business – Turn the Page Bar & Burgers – may say “bar,” but since opening the new business March 8, she has been working to make it into a fun place for adults, families and young adults alike. What once was [...]

A native of Escanaba, Ken Thorbjornsen uses a 100-year-old recipe to make his pasties at his new business, Nee-Nee’s Pastees, in Belding. The pasty shop is in the former Belding Brothers’ Cafe building, where Belding Apothecary is now, as well.

Thorbjornsen brings taste of the U.P. to Belding with new business, Nee-Nee’s Pastees

BELDING — Call it a “Yooper miner’s power bar,” or a Hot Pocket without the heart attack, or even a meaty candy bar. Just don’t call it a “pace • tee” or mistake it for a pastry. Ken Thorbjornsen’s name for his new pasty shop in Belding helps those not familiar with the traditional Upper [...]

Kmart in Greenville celebrated its 20th year in business Feb. 17. Store Manager Dave Bronkella said friendly, “small town” customer service and the impeccable cleanliness of the store keeps Kmart competitive with other big businesses in its industry.

Kmart celebrates 20 years at Greenville location

GREENVILLE — Al Briggs still remembers the tedious task of having to price tag every individual package of merchandise one sticker tag at a time, only to go back later and remove them after each sale. Today, technology provides Briggs, the assistant manager at Kmart, and his staff of 52 with slick and easy-to-use bar [...]

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location of Henry Law, Professional Corporation. Attorney Katherine L. Henry, owner of Henry Law, has moved her law firm to the Belding Covered Village Mall. Call Henry Law, at (616) 794-3334, email them at info@HenryLawPC.com, or visit their website at www.HenryLawPC.com for more information. Pictured are, from left, Candy Kerschen of Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Shelly Ferguson of Commercial Bank-Greenville, Lindsay Gregg, Jennifer Gasco, Katherine Henry, Mike Henry, Ashley Mix, all of Henry Law, and Terry Acker of Acker Title.

Henry Law celebrates opening with Greenville Chamber

New law firm owner Katherine Henry (in red) and Belding Mayor Ron Gunderson are surrounded by members of City Council, members of the Belding Area Chamber of Commerce and other supporters during a ribbon cutting Ceremony at Henry Law, P.C. in Belding on Thursday.  Henry Law, P.C. handles everyday legal matters for individuals and small businesses, such as bankruptcies, divorces, will drafting, real estate, landlord/tenant, collections and garnishments, business document drafting, contract review and more.

New law firm in Belding – Henry Law