Congratulations to Larry Mawby and LMawby Vineyards on 30th anniversary!
The following is an excerpt from an article which appeared in The Detroit News about LMawby Vineyards -
Thursday, December 4, 2008
L. Mawby Vineyards marks 30th anniversary
The below-referenced article from wikipedia.org projects that the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council set a goal of 10,000 acres of wine grape production and 3 million cases of Michigan-produced wines annually by 2024, which is about 10 times the current production.
Let’s Call a Pig a Pig – Proposed Law to Ban Direct Retail Wine Sales Makes Special Interest Groups Ripe for the SlaughterWed, 12/03/2008 - 00:00 — blogeditor
How long will Michigan residents allow special interest groups and lobbyists to continue to glutton themselves while the state’s economy spirals downward with high jobless rates and businesses closing to move to better markets? Apparently, too long.
The gift card law as highlighted in the below article is a good effort by the state legislature to protect consumers in the state of Michigan. While the intent and content of the law is excellent, it does not protect against a situation where a consumer is holding a gift card for a bankrupt business or a business which is no longer operating. If a business discharges its liabilities in Chapter 7 and ceases to exist, the gift card will be of no value. The best practice for individuals receiving gift cards is to spend them as soon as possible.
- Dan Penning
We are pleased to announce that attorney, Dan A. Penning, has become a member of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) which is the only national professional organization focusing on the legal needs of the agricultural community. AALA is an independent forum for development of innovative and workable solutions to complex agricultural law problems.
The California Wine Industry – a road map for the success of Michigan’s wine growers and wine makersFri, 11/14/2008 - 00:00 — blogeditor
California boasts the largest wine industry of any state in the country. California’s past success and bright future with respect to its wine industry is primarily the result of two factors. First, the wine growers in California implemented sustainable wine growing practices that meet current needs without compromising the livelihood and needs of future generations.
By Karey Wutkowski
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal agency that insures most U.S. bank deposits unveiled a plan to prevent about 1.5 million home mortgage foreclosures by promising to share any losses with mortgage companies that agree to refinance certain home loans.
The agency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, said on Friday the plan would cost the government about $24.4 billion, which could be paid from the U.S. Treasury's $700 billion bailout program for the financial industry.
Northern Michigan Film & Media Group to Host Informational Discussion about Michigan's Growing Film IndustryMon, 11/03/2008 - 00:00 — blogeditor
Michigan Film Discussion Planned for November 5 in Charlevoix
(NORTHERN MICHIGAN | October 27, 2008) – Film producers from all over the United States are looking to Michigan as a prime venue for their upcoming projects, thanks to 40% tax incentives introduced back in April. Securing the projects is just half the battle, however. The success or failure of this program lies within the communities of Michigan who must be able to provide goods and services, with an unparalleled level of expertise, teamwork and communication.
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