A huge summer for area businesses

Linda Gallagher

REGION — It wasn't a summer that most businesses in Antrim and Kalkaska County were looking forward to. 

In fact, most businesses were wondering if they’d make it at all with all the adversity they faced — a month of being completely shut down in April, with only a slow and tortuous opening allowed after that, plus mandated masks, social distancing, and just a 50 percent building capacity.

What they got was, for the most, amazing end results. 

"It was our best year ever," said Mike Nygren of Rooted, a Michigan-based clothing, gift, and accessory shop in Mancelona. "Our online presence made a big difference, especially last spring when we had to close."

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