Sunday, April 25, 2010
Boyne City's Classic Instruments has been recognized as one of the 2010 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch." Kilwin's Chocolates, headquartered in Petoskey with a store in Boyne City, is also one of the 50 honorees. This prestigious award is sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and will be presented at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business event, the state's premier celebration of entrepreneurship in Lansing on April 29. Classic Instruments owner John McLeod commented: "Working in an industry you love with the greatest team you could ask for and be able to work in the most beautiful place in the world (Boyne City), is a grand slam. I am very proud to be included in such a hard-working group and I owe it all to my family, employees, and community." He said the award "highlights the importance of entrepreneurship and the ability of a small business to boost the economy not only locally but on a national level." Story from Petoskey News-Review.