Our Friends and Networks
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Alan Newton : Traverse City, MI
Alan Newton is a Traverse City photographer who loves the challenge of capturing the action in front of him no matter what the spotlight, gel gods and restrictive tour managers throw at him. Besides a regular diet of bands and concerts, he has shot for the U of M Men’s Soccer team, the Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, mixed martial arts, and numerous high school sports. Contact him at email@example.com.
Bay Area Recycling for Charities : Traverse City, MI
Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) is a Traverse City, Michigan-based non-profit company providing comprehensive recycling services to residents and businesses in the Grand Traverse Bay area. What is unique about our company is that we offer our customers the opportunity to give back to the local community. Through BARC’s Customer Shares program each customer annually designates a charity of their choice to be the recipient of the revenues resulting from their recycling partnership with BARC.
Bioneers : Santa Fe, NM
A leading source of innovative solutions. An annual environmental conference. A network of networks. An oasis of hope.
BORN : Bozeman, MT
BORN is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable technologies and practices in the Northern Rocky Mountain region by hosting events and conferences, facilitating community dialogue, and supporting citizen-initiated projects. Its largest event, the Northern Rockies Bioneers Conference, brings together progressive communities in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, and provides resources, tools, and inspiration to build a sustainable, culturally-rich, active, and well-networked community.
Bozeman BioFuels : Bozeman, MT
Bozeman Biofuels is committed to local energy harvesting, energy efficiency, and electric transportation. We focus on action, not talk, and have completed projects in the following categories that we use everyday: Used Vegetable Oil, Oak Biomass Utilization, Solar Air Heating, and Electric Bikes, Lawmowers, & Snowblowers. There’s no need to wait for new technology, a fresh look at daily energy use can cut your impact in half, creating a better way of life for everyone.
Bozeman Brewing Company : Bozeman, MT
Bozeman Brewing Company is the realization of a 15 year long dream. After meeting in Yellowstone National Park in 1986 Todd Scott and Lisa Danzl Scott began their long journey together toward Bozeman Brewing. Todd began his brewing career like so many others in the micro brewing industry at home. He began brewing profesionally for Napa Valley Brewing Company in Calistoga, California. His brewing education came from UC Davis. After getting his feet wet the couple moved back to the enchanted lands of Bozeman, MT where Todd made beer for Spanish Peaks for 11 years. Bozeman Brewing Company introduced their first beer in Sept. 2001 literally days on the heals of Todd and Lisa’s first child Morgan. After only 2 years of operation Bozone beers have become the local favorite.
Bozeman Youth Initiative : Bozeman, MT
By connecting the youth of Bozeman to their community, we provide opportunities through mentoring youth-driven, adult-supported programs that help youth work toward their vision of community and reach their full potential.
The Bozone : Bozeman, MT
Bozeman, Montana’s entertainment and events calendar and online newspaper for music and bar bands, theater, art, dance, community events as well as a business directory for Bozeman and Livingston, Montana and the greater Yellowstone area.
Bridger Bowl : Bozeman, MT
Bridger Bowl is the gem of the Northern Rockies. Located only 16 miles north of Bozeman, Montana, this outstanding ski area is well known for offering some of the most exciting ski, snowboard and telemark experiences that you will find, anywhere. This is not your typical Montana ski resort. Bridger Bowl is a nonprofit community ski area which means that it offers a great ski experience at an affordable price. If you are thinking of visiting Montana on your next ski vacation, then you need to consider Bridger Bowl in Bozeman, MT. Bozeman, MT is home to Montana State University and is a young active community located only 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park. A winter trip to Yellowstone is a great reason to ski Montana.
Broneah Kiteboarding : Traverse City, MI
bro-neah bro-ne-ah n 1: brothers of neahtawanta (ne-ah-ta-wanta) – Broneah’s mission is to become the foremost provider of kiteboarding products and services to the people of North America. Broneah Kiteboarding’s employees and owners are seasoned kiteboarding professionals. Broneah Kiteboarding seeks to connect kiteboarding newcomers and veterans with service, instruction, camps, equipment sales and information that fit the client’s desires, budget, and skill level. Broneah Kiteboarding is enthusiastically dedicated not to just meet our customer’s needs and expectations with unmatched professionalism and creativity, but cares enough to surpass them. We have developed a thorough instructional program for all levels of kiteboarding any time of the year. Our PASA-certified professional coaches — recognized in Kiteboarding Magazine as among the best in the sport — are available in Michigan, Puerto Rico and Argentina. Progress your skills quickly, effectively and safely as you learn everything you need to know to enjoy kiteboarding.
Cactus Records : Bozeman, MT
Cactus Records is a locally owned and operated independent record store based out of Bozeman, Montana. We sell CDs, records, vintage/recycled clothing, gifts, novelty items and more!
City Opera House : Traverse City, MI
The City Opera House is the oldest of three historically intact Victorian Opera Houses in Michigan. The primary objective of the City Opera House, over the last 29 years, has been the restoration of this unique public environment. With its historic ambiance the theater offers to the northwest region of Michigan an exciting, one of a kind venue for national, international, local and regional entertainment and arts opportunities, educational programming, and public and private celebrations.
Community Food Coop : Traverse City, MI
We are a cooperative natural foods market and cafe, serving our community since 1979. You will find us in downtown Bozeman, a small town nestled in the fertile Gallatin Valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. As a community of cooperative consumers we promote an understanding of nutrition and ecological principles. The Community Food Co-op, based on mutual aid rather than profit, strives to provide viable options, offering consumer control over resources, supplying basic needs and supplying those needs at the lowest commercially reasonable prices. We seek to create and nurture relationships with other cooperatives, farmers, small businesses and local producers, thereby strengthening the alternative food network, the community at large and the Community Food Co-op membership.
Cornwell Architects : Traverse City, MI
Cornwell Architects is a second generation, practice-led business of architects focused on the goals of our clients and the growth of our community. Over the past six decades, the firm has earned a reputation as a comprehensive, multi-disciplined firm with successful projects located throughout Northern Michigan.Cornwell Architects is one of the few design firms in the area that offers professional services to a wide range of markets and needs including environmental compliance, corporate and urban design, civil/land planning, health care, and industrial services. We provide every service your project needs – from planning, architecture, engineering, and program management, to construction assistance and environmental design.
Cultivating Women’s Leadership : Bioneers Community, Santa Fe, NM
Cultivating Women’s Leadership brings together women of diverse cultures, ages and backgrounds—activists, educators, philanthropists, nonprofit professionals and others to learn from and with each other. Emphasizing the unique qualities and opportunities that women bring to leadership, this training will help you learn practical skills to develop a stronger connection to your own purpose; explore the nature of shared leadership and practice reclaiming your own inner authority; hone your relational intelligence, helping you navigate differences to enhance collaborations; cultivate a practice of inner reflection to better align your intentions and behavior; investigate challenges with competition, power, self-limiting stories and internalized oppression; and effectively balance your personal self-care with your larger work. Join us to explore how to most effectively transform yourself and the world.
Downtown Traverse City : Traverse City, MI
Downtown Traverse City serves as the shopping, dining and entertainment destination for Northern Michigan. Enjoy shopping at one of the great galleries or boutiques, catch a performance at the City Opera House or State Theatre and dine at one of the many renowned restaurants. Downtown Traverse City is also home to the largest Farmers Market in NW Michigan and offers many community events throughout the year.
Ear Candy : Missoula, MT
Your Missoula source for independent music since 1997 carrying records, CDs, accessories, and special orders are welcome. Cash paid for record & CD collections.
Earthwork Music : Big Rapids, MI
The Earthwork Music collective believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond.
The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture : Bozeman, MT
The mission of the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture is to serve as a primary resource for the arts, arts education and cultural activities in southwest Montana by stimulating and celebrating the arts in all its forms, fostering lifelong appreciation and understanding of arts and culture, and building community and economic development among creative enterprises, businesses and civic organizations.
Equinox Theatre : Bozeman, MT
The Equinox Theatre Company strives to produce unusual work – modern works that challenge their audiences and wouldn’t be produced elsewhere in the community. Their eclectic, imaginative, and professional productions have garnered accolades from supporters that range from “on the edge” to “nourishing the spirit” to “downright astonishing.” In addition to it’s professional productions, Equinox offers theater and comedy classes to adults and kids and also implements it’s nationally recognized Teen Theater program. >>> Check out JAZZ AT EQUINOX!
Family Wisdom Conference : Traverse City, MI
This is our 6th year of the Family Wisdom Conference and we are getting bigger and better every year! We have been working hard to provide Traverse City with a unique opportunity for parents, caregivers, and people of all walks of life to come together and gather the latest information in parenting, health, pregnancy, and childbirth. Whether you are an old friend who has attended year after year, or just checking us out for the first time, everyone who attends the 2009 conference will be blown away as this is surely going to our best year yet!
Fox on a Hill Productions : Petoskey, MI
Fox on a Hill Productions, LLC, is a for-profit organization for and by artists, musicians, filmmakers, and business leaders interested in recognizing and promoting arts and culture. We work to discover, support, and distribute works by community-minded and independent artists throughout the northern Michigan region.
Gallatin County Fairgrounds : Bozeman, MT
Home of the Bozeman Roundup, Gallatin County Fair, and the Wild West WinterFest, the Gallatin County Fairgrounds has been a community, state and regional event center since 1903. The Fairgrounds is also the home of the Bozeman Bucks American Legion Baseball, the Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association and Bozeman Rifle and Pistol Club Indoor Shooting Range. The Fairgrounds facilities are available for private and/or public events throughout the year. There is always something happening at the Fairgrounds – antique shows, gun shows, equine events, gem and mineral shows, weddings, concerts, and livestock shows. There is never a dull moment at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.
The Gourmet Cellar : Livingston, MT
The Gourmet Cellar carries over 400 wines, in all price ranges, from Spain, France, and Italy along with many South American, South African and Australian selections. And, of course, we offer a wide variety of wines from California and the Pacific Northwest. Although our wine selection is substantial, we have so much more than just wonderful wines. The Gourmet Cellar offers a wide range of domestic and imported artisan cheeses such as Perlagrigia, Manchego, Humboldt Fog, Bleu d’Auvergne, Pondhopper, and many more delightful offerings. We also carry a splendid array of specialty foods, pastas, sauces, condiments, and chocolates from around the globe. In addition, The Gourmet Cellar is pleased to offer a distinct lineup of microbrews and select imported beers.
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy : Traverse City, MI
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy is a non-profit serving Grand Traverse, Antrim, Benzie, Manistee and Kalkaska Counties. Our mission is simple: to protect those significant land and water resources that make our part of the world so special. We protect farmland (and farming!), scenic areas, natural areas (go parks!), and we advance stewardship (in so many ways!) now and for all future generations. Protecting land for the right uses, forever!
Green Midwife : Bozeman, MT
Green Midwife Community Birth Services is a homebirth midwifery practice that is geared towards the enhancement of the community. Our midwifery is comprehensive and provides detailed informed choice and community care which allows clients to decide the path of birth that is best for them. We are committed to learning more about sustainable development in our local area and strive to educate our clients about the way the environment around them affects the health of their families. Birth is empowering and transformative for families and a place to begin changing towards a better future or enhancing their current lifestyles.
HATCHfest : Bozeman, MT
HATCH is a year round non-profit organization, designed to develop and foster the growth of creative minds in various industries through mentorship, exposure, and networking. Since it’s inception in 2004, Hatch has successfully developed an environment, from HATCHfest to HATCHlabs that strikes the enthusiasm and stimulation of young artist’s creativity throughout the world, by connecting new filmmakers, musicians, photographers, designers, architects, writers and fine artists with award-winning veterans in the entertainment industry. The inspiration of one affects the lives of millions. Who’s next?
InsideOut Gallery : Traverse City, MI
The largest selection of urban & underground art in the Midwest. Including Outsider, Lowbrow, and Pop Surrealism. Our music and film venue features an amazing performance space for a great listening experience.
ISLAND (Institute for Sustainable Living, Art and Natural Design) : Bellaire, MI
ISLAND is a non-profit arts and ecology center dedicated to connecting people with nature, art and community. ISLAND helps people become native to place by supporting artists — visionaries, conceptual explorers and compelling communicators — with dedicated time, space and resources to create new work; restoring the old and developing the new skills and traditions of community self-reliance; and creating and sharing a broad collection of tools for ecological living.
jROD aRT : Bozeman, MT
Jarrod Eastman grew up surrounded by art. Not until the early 90′s did he embrace the paint brush and his nickname: jROD. Influenced by the nascent pop surrealism movement, music like Jane’s Addiction, and the writings of Charles Bukowski, he began the journey of becoming a self-taught artist and free spirit. Fifteen years later he paints full-time, communicating his imagination through images.
KGLT : Bozeman, MT
KGLT 91.9 fm is listener-supported, alternative public radio broadcasting for over 40 years from the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, with translators in Helena (98.1) and Livingston (89.5) and streaming on the web at www.kglt.net. KGLT provides an alternative to conventional radio by offering commercial-free programming with a staff of community volunteers playing music in a format-free environment.
Kyle Bert / Desert Mountain Didgeridoos : Bozeman, MT
Over the past nine years, I have crafted over 100 agave didgeridoos and played them at many shows and open mics, both solo as well as with a wide variety of other instruments. I continued to collect the agave stalks in the Arizona desert and then make the long drive back to Montana, where I was living. This led to the name, Desert Mountain Didgeridoos. I have recently moved back to Tucson to spend more time doing what I feel so passionate about.
M-22 Challenge : Leelanau County, Michigan
The M-22 Challenge is a multi-discipline event based in beautiful Leelanau County in Northern Michigan. The event is designed to challenge athletes against the natural terrain and environmental elements of the area : 1) Bike around Big and Little Glen Lakes, 2) Paddle crystal waters of Little Glen Lake, and 3) Run the “Dune Climb” along Lake Michigan. Are you up to the Challenge? The first annual M-22 Challenge takes place on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 9am. Space is limited, register at www.m22challenge.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montana Beer Festival : Bozeman, MT
A celebration of Rocky Mountain craft breweries with over 35 breweries, 200 beers, live music and great food!
Neahtawanta Center : Traverse City, MI
The Neahtawanta Center is a place of gathering and a community of kindred spirits, created to serve people and institutions interested in working toward a sustainable and just society. As a place of gathering, we provide an environment in which people can enjoy, seek wholeness and uncover their own spirituality. As a community, we seek the common good in all we do and believe that the earth and all living beings which inhabit it are fundamentally good.
New Mission Organics : Omena, MI
New Mission Organics is a small, family owned 20 acre farm located on the Leelanau Peninsula. They are dedicated to using organic and sustainable farming methods. Currently they specialize in fresh sweet cherries and recently planted Montmorency tart cherry trees. This spring they planted hops that they provide to local breweries. Visit New Mission Organics on Facebook!
Norris Hot Springs : Norris, MT
The Water of the Gods is at Norris Hot Springs, a Montana geothermal wonder. Travelers discover a unique place to relax, refresh and enjoy in every season. Located in the small community of Norris, Montana, we’re at the crossroads of some of the big sky’s most scenic drives. West Yellowstone to Helena, Butte to Bozeman, with the Lewis and Clark Caverns and the majestic Madison River minutes away.
The Nova Cafe : Bozeman, MT
The Nova Cafe, located in the heart of historic downtown Bozeman, Montana, is locally owned and serves up the best breakfast in town!! Our unique and delicious breakfast and lunch menu is offered daily. The Nova Cafe desires to enrich the lives of its guests, employees and community. We strive to be an integral part of our community by supporting local artists, farmers, producers and other local businesses. The Nova Cafe also offers a children’s menu and gluten-free-baked goods. A changing exhibit of artwork by local artists is featured in the restaurant.
Obvious Advertising : Bozeman, MT
Obvious Advertising believes in community-based business alliances. We do our part for our community by assuring that all advertising in Obvious Ads space supports local businesses and organizations that give back to the Bozeman community. Our ads consist of full color, magazine quality ads displayed in specially designed tamper-proof frames. These stylish frames are strategically placed in restrooms next to sinks, mirrors and hand dryers, on the inside of stall doors in women’s and men’s restrooms, and above urinals in men’s restrooms of high traffic locations such as restaurants, coffee houses, sports bars, night clubs, gyms, retailers, hotels, and other public establishments.
Olive Branch Inn : Bozeman, MT
The Olive Branch Inn in Bozeman, MT, formerly the Joseph M. Lindley House, was built in 1889 by one of Bozeman’s early pioneers. It is a charming and distinctive Victorian Manor house listed on the National Historic Register. The Inn is located just two blocks from the historic downtown area of Main Street. The Emerson Cultural center, fine restaurants, theaters, art galleries, quaint shops, and the University are all within walking distance. The house has undergone a complete restoration, with dramatic French wall coverings, antique beds, fireplaces, stained glass windows, and an enclosed English garden.
Oryana Natural Foods Market : Traverse City, MI
Since 1973, Oryana Natural Foods Market has been Traverse City’s largest and best source for naturally good food. At Oryana you will find a great selection of local produce in season, other local products, organic and natural foods, natural bath and personal care items and more. We invite you to come in and visit our full-line grocery store and our superb Lake Street Café, where we serve up fresh, delicious fare daily.
Refuge Sustainable Building Center : Bozeman, MT
Refuge Sustainable Building Center promotes sustainability in the built environment through sales of products which respect human health and the natural world. We strive to maximize social and environmental wellness while maintaining financial profitability.
Right Brain Brewery : Traverse City, MI
Welcome to Right Brain Brewery, the premier northern Michigan brewery and bar. We are Traverse City, Michigan’s only micro-brewery. We are a 7 bbl system located in the newly developing Traverse City Downtown Warehouse District. Right Brain Brewery connects to Salon Saloon where the motto is “You Sip, We”ll Snip.” We only serve our own northern Michigan beers, because that’s what we do well. We usually have 12 beers on tap, but it depends on the day and the thirst of the people.
Rockin’ Rudy’s : Missoula, MT
We are your one stop shopping source for gift and music items when you visit Missoula. We have been known as a great tourist stop for many years. Whenever you visit Missoula come on in! We carry music, jewelry, cards, t-shirts, incense, greeting cards, gift wrap, toys, bath & body products, huckleberry products, made in Montana products, specialty candy, and lots more!
Rockwood Leadership Program : Berkeley, CA
Since 2000, Rockwood has trained more than 1500 leaders from thousands of organizations in the United States and Canada. Our Leadership programs are led by nationally and internationally-recognized thinkers, educators and activists who are experienced in sharing the most in-depth, leading insights on leadership development, collaboration and capacity-building. We have a vision–of thousands of inspired activists trained in partnership, communication, conflict resolution, team-building planning, and producing powerful results; of thousands of non-profit organizations endowed with the skill and heart to bring out the best in their people, collaborate effectively with allies of all kinds, and produce real, lasting change.
Rocky Mountain Rigging : Bozeman, MT
RMR is a full service production company based in Bozeman and Missoula, Montana. They specialize in all aspects and levels of live entertainment. RMR can provide you with stage/roof systems, lighting, sound, power, crowd barricade, as well as the crew to set everything up. RMR has been in the business since 2002, and has worked with many artists, promoters, and venues.
SEEDS : Traverse City, MI
SEEDS is a non-profit research, design and educational institution whose mission is to seek the development of socially and ecologically sustainable environments. We foster projects that are participatory in nature and holistic in perspective. To this end, we act as an educational and networking resource. SEEDS focuses on incubating projects that lessen our ecological footprint, and designing spaces conducive to this.
Short’s Brewing Company : Bellaire, MI
Short’s Brewing Company, located in downtown Bellaire, Michigan (MI), is a fine craft brewery serving up innovative brews and delicious deli food.
Spark R&D : Bozeman, MT
Spark R&D was founded in 2005 with the mission of taking splitboarding to the next level. What better place to do that than the beautiful Bozeman, Montana, with backcountry access just 20 minutes away in the legendary Bridger Mountain Range. Two years and many prototypes later our first splitboard binding, the Ignition, was brought to market in Fall 2007. Feedback has surpassed expectation, we won the Backcountry Magazine 2009 Editors Choice Award!
Sweet Pea Festival : Bozeman, MT
The Sweet Pea Festival is a three-day festival of the arts held in Bozeman, Montana. Acts include everything from dynamic music to engaging theatre to family entertainment to dance lessons. The Sweet Pea Festival is committed to its mission statement of “promoting and cultivating the arts.” We strive to evaluate ourselves and create a new masterpiece for you each and every year. Our dedicated team of up towards 1,500+ volunteers runs and organizes this event with a professionalism and generosity that shines through in each event.
Trattoria Stella : Traverse City, MI
Where family celebrates food … We always wanted to see what could happen if smart, dedicated, passionate people started a restaurant with the goal simply to do something great. Find the best sources for food, seek out the finest wines in the world, build a staff of like minded individuals to help us in our efforts and put quality ahead of the bottom line. Myles, Amanda and I thought, back in our hubristic youth, that this could be the recipe for something we would be proud to own and run for the rest of our careers. To make things interesting, we settled on the basement of an abandoned asylum (Scooby Doo episode #43??) as the perfect location to build our dream. Nearly five years ago, we opened up fueled by vigor, positive attitude and a whole lot of hope.
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons : Traverse City, MI
Welcome to The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, where one of the largest, historic preservation and adaptive reuse redevelopments in the country is underway. A beautiful solution to urban sprawl, The Village is the unique renovation of dozens of historic buildings formerly known as the Traverse City State Hospital, and previously, the Northern Michigan Asylum. The auspicious location of this 63-acre site, centered in one of the Midwest’s most desirable locations, underscores the unparalleled beauty of magnificent, century-old Victorian-Italianate architecture.
The Wilma Theatre : Missoula, MT
An important part of the mission of the Wilma Theatre is to build and shape our community through the arts. We believe the arts posses a unique ability to bring people together in community through a shared experience: Music, art, drama and dance use a language that is universal in scope and accessible to all. Through offering a variety of artistic mediums, aesthetics, and cultural perspectives, it is our hope that the Wilma Theatre will play a vital and central role in creating a healthy vibrant community in Western Montana.
WNMC : Traverse City, MI
Small town radio, world class station.