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A Look Back at 2016

Posted by bob on 5th Jan 2017

Now that 2017 is upon us, it is time to take a look back at all of our Cherry Republic memories from 2016. Here is a blog with a few of our favorites and most memorable moments from January through December 2016. Opening a store in Frankenmuth: We joined a great community of shops in Little Bavaria in May when we opened our doors in River Place Shops. Click here to read and see more. Red Ladder: Our marketing team was hard at work last winter creating "The Red Ladder" line of unique pr ...

31 Days of Giving 2016

Posted by bob on 4th Jan 2017

Tis the season to give back to Michigan, the state that has done so much for Cherry Republic.  Each day in December, Cherry Republic will designate an organization for a major contribution.  In total, we will give away $150,000. December 31st. Crosshatch.  $10,000.  This is an ongoing contribution for this valuable organization supporting small farms and young farmers.  With innovative projects like chicken coup, micro loans, compost, preservation station, the small farm conference, this o ...

Charlevoix Fire

Posted by bob on 29th Dec 2016

Fire in Charlevoix.  On Christmas Eve morning, Cherry Republic lost our Charlevoix store to an intense fire in the beautiful building we reside in.  No one was hurt.  We will be OK, but our hearts go out to our landlord, the 17 other tenants in his destroyed building and this close knit resort town which has had two major fires in six weeks.  Our President went to visit the store and here his blog about it. This is photo shows what happens when you blend Christmas and Halloween together.  Yik ...

Gift From the Heart

Posted by LauraAnn on 16th Dec 2016

A Gift from the Heart Some of our staff’s favorite gifts they’ve ever received were handwritten notes from friends, family, and kids. It’s these treasured keepsakes that mean more then anything tangible to people. That’s why our elves whipped up some handy postcards ready for you to print at home and mail or, even better,  hand-deliver to your loved ones! ...

Last Minute Gift Tags

Posted by bob on 16th Dec 2016

We appreciate our extended friends and family of the republic and wanted to share a little gift with you. Because the holidays are so close, we thought you’d like these last minute gift tags made by our elves at the Cherry Republic workshop. ...

Top 12 Gift Boxes

Posted by bob on 13th Dec 2016

  The numbers are in! Our top 12 gift boxes of 2016.  Having trouble picking the right gift box, we put together our top 12 selling gift boxes with some reasons why they made our list. The Big Classic  Big on flavor, big on cherries, big on fun. The Big Classic makes a great party even better. Cherry Essentials True cherry fans know a great box when they see one. Cherry Essentials is at the top of our list this year because it’s sure to please the #1 person on your list. ...

Christmas in the Republic

Posted by bob on 13th Dec 2016

Winter Wonderland Has Finally Arrived Most of us “Up North” are grinning from ear to ear now that snow is on the ground. It finally feels like the holidays are in the air, and the Cherry Republic staff are happily running from building to building with snowflakes swirling around them helping customers with their Holiday orders. Here’s a collection of photos with comments from our President from this week in the Republic. Enjoy! Nothing better says the Holidays than our Glen Arbor retai ...

10 Reasons to Give Cherry Republic

Posted by bob on 9th Dec 2016

Reason #10: Our top 10 gift boxes. Reason #9: Our boxes are full of cherries, Northern Michigan's ruby red morsels of joy! Reason #8: Your purchase is a direct contribution to good people and good causes. Reason #7:   There isn’t a better way to keep your money local. Reason #6: Cherry Republic Ambassadors love spreading Cherry Cheer. Reason #5:  Cherries are an original superfood. Rich in antioxidants, cherries boast anti-inflammatory properties. Reason #4: We have perfected ...

Re-Arbor Glen Arbor Letters

Posted by bob on 7th Dec 2016

Re-Arbor Glen Arbor funds have helped clean up much of the damage from the August 2nd 2015 storm. Now comes the fun part: helping those homeowners hardest hit by replanting trees in their yards. Here are some of the requests we’ve received in the past few weeks: “Our property was the hardest hit on Fisher Road. We lost 50 to 75 mature trees. We paid the price to get the driveway open and remove some of the downed trees. We will slowly clear and clean up as time goes by. It was so sad to d ...

Thank You Gift Box

Posted by bob on 7th Dec 2016

A Circle Of Gratitude Many people touch our lives, others provide support, and some lend a helping hand. What could be better than giving them a gift that says “thank you” in a cheery, cherry way? The Thank You Gift Box contains four small gifts of chocolate cherries and cherry jam to give as holiday gifts to teachers, neighbors, co-workers, postal workers, dog sitters, dog groomers, hair stylists, and all of those people who enrich your life with their presence. And we think you deserve a “ ...

Cherry Cheer Events

Posted by bob on 16th Nov 2016

  Holiday Fun in the Republic Join us Up North for fun in the Republic. We have lots of events coming up at our retail stores during this Holiday season. Santa’s Coming to Traverse City 11/25 4pm-6pm On Comet, On Cupid, On Donner and Blitzen! On to Cherry Republic to celebrate the kick-off of the 2016 holiday season. Santa Claus is flying in from the North Pole and will arrive at the Traverse City Cherry Republic on November 25th from 4 pm - 6 pm. Eat cookies and drink hot cocoa with him ...

Sutherland's Leaf Day Adventure

Posted by bob on 20th Oct 2016

Due to the thunderstorm, we started out on our third annual Leaf Day hike a little later than usual. The boys wanted to hike the dunes, so my goal was to hit the most remote and difficult-to-get-to spots on this special day off from work and school. Steph dropped me off with the boys at the southernmost point on the Sleeping Bear Dunes - The Scenic Drive overlook. Unfortunately, she could not join us as she had work to do in Grand Rapids, so she gave the boys and me some big hugs to carry ...

Don’t Worry, Be Happy, and Come Join Us

Posted by bob on 20th Oct 2016

Join our happy throng of worker elves this holiday season. It’s not the North Pole … it’s better! It’s Cherry Republic, and we are hiring for the holidays. We pay a minimum of $10/hour. Day, night, and weekend shifts are available. Please let us know if you need housing. If you enjoy talking with people, making them smile, and helping them pick out the perfect gift, consider applying as a Holiday Mail Order Phone Associate in Glen Arbor or Traverse City. Or, if the excitement of a hand ...

The Nouveau Est Arrive!

Posted by bob on 13th Oct 2016

As A long-standing tradition throughout France, Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked by fireworks and festivities to celebrate the season’s first wine. This hilly, French region in southeastern France is touted for its fruity, red Burgundy wine that is unusual in that it not aged like other wines. In fact, Beaujolais must be must drunk within just a few months of being made. Following this tradition of our wine-loving neighbors across the Atlantic, Cherry Republic will be celebrating the re ...