3/21/2013 10:20:00 AM Business Wire: News items from local businesses and organizations
Walstrom Marine Announces New Sales Representative
Harbor Springs, Mich. (March 21, 2013) - Rick Venner is the newest member of the distinguished Walstrom Marine sales team. He brings with him over 35 years of industry experience. An avid sailor, boater and yachtsman, Rick has sold, serviced and captained virtually all types of vessels.
"Over the course of his career, Rick has garnered experience in every possible capacity making him an exceptional advocate for our customers", states David Lyle, President of Walstrom Marine. "He is one of a small group in the marine industry well versed in the manufacturing of new, and the sales and service of new, pre-owned and brokerage vessels. It is because of this experience Rick will have an immediate impact on our already established sales and service businesses."
Notes Rick; "For many years I observed and admired the commitment the Walstrom family and their staff showed for their customers. I am eager to be an integral part of an organization with such high ideals."
-Submitted by Walstrom Marine
Design Professional Joins Cottage Company Interiors
Cottage Company Interiors, a national interior design firm based in downtown Harbor Springs has announced that Kelly Mossburg, formerly of Santa Monica, California, has joined their design staff.
"As a business owner and mother, it is truly a dream come true to have Kelly join our firm," said Vee Mossburg, principal of CCI. "We are excited to add Kelly's sense of style, design eye and business acumen to the company repertoire."
Kelly Mossburg's background includes a bachelor's degree in business from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, an MBA from Chapman University in Orange County, California and a brand management position with an international health and fitness company.
Immediately prior to joining CCI, she attended the UCLA School of Design.
-Submitted by The Cottage Company
SHOP DOWNTOWN PETOSKEY AND EARN A CHANCE TO WIN $1,000
The spring "Treasure Downtown Contest" is underway. This contest is a shop local incentive that is targeted at anyone, regardless of where they live, who loves or "treasures" Downtown Petoskey. To enter, pick up an official entry envelope and use it to save receipts from all of your Downtown purchases. Envelopes are available at the Petoskey Downtown Office, 216 Park Avenue, and at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. When you have saved $500 worth of receipts you can turn them in and you will be entered to win $1,000 worth of "Treasure Certificates" and Free Parking in Downtown for one full year. You may enter as many times as you spend $500. Copies of your receipts can be substituted and any receipts from March 1 through May 31, 2013 are acceptable. Contest details are available at the Downtown Office and at www.petoskeydowntown.com.
Treasure Certificates are Downtown Petoskey gift certificates that are redeemable only at merchants in Downtown Petoskey. These certificates look a little bit like Monopoly money and are available for purchase in $5, $10, $20, and $25 dollar amounts. Almost every Downtown merchant participates in the program and the certificates work just like cash. Imagine winning a stack of these certificates worth $1,000 to spend in any of the fine businesses in Downtown.
The "Treasure Downtown Contest" is being promoted by the Downtown Marketing Committee.
Integrated into their Shop Local campaign, this promotion encourages all people who love Downtown Petoskey; resorters, second home owners, tourists, and those of us who live here everyday, to make Downtown top of mind when they think about where to make their purchases.
Downtown's tagline, "Treasures from the Shores to the Stores," provided the perfect link. Anyone who treasures Downtown will want to participate.
Over the years this contest has been won by local shoppers and visitors. Sometimes the shopper qualified to enter several times and sometimes they only entered once. One of the winners spent all of her winnings in under a week and others have taken a year or more to spend it all. One special winner donated all of her certificates to the Women's Resource Center with the intention that they would help someone who was going through a struggle have a little cheer in their life. Many contest entrants have remarked about how quickly the receipts can add up, especially if you work in Downtown. Restaurant, salon services, lodging, and all other shopping receipts can be included.
Downtown Director, Becky Goodman, loves the philosophy behind the contest. "This is a great idea for our businesses. It encourages people to spend money in our shops and restaurants during the contest and afterward, the winner will be back to spend another thousand dollars here." The "Treasure Downtown Contest" is sponsored by the Downtown Management Board.