Kick off your Thanksgiving day with an AWESOME 5K Run/Walk in Petoskey!

Check out the 4th Annual Petoskey Turkey Trot! Hosted by YMCA of Northern Michigan in partnership with Bigs!

Register at - register by November 10th and save $5 on your registration fee!!



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Local charity is important to Next I.T.!

As the I.T. provider for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan and United Way of Northwest Michigan, they are looking to put their money where their heart is.

From now until the end of the year, Next I.T. is donating the fee from the 1st month of IT support for all NEW Northern Michigan clients to Bigs and United Way.

For more details visit


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Big Brothers Big Sisters First Annual Golf Event
Thursday, September 1st
Bigs Golf Invitational: 
  • USGA handicap index of 12.0 or under required
  • Start time 8:00am
Details click here
Bigs Golf Scramble: Only 4 spots left!!
  • Shotgun start at 2:00pm
  • 4 person scramble
Details click here
Can't Join Us But Want To Support Bigs?
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A BIG Thank You to Our Wonderful Sponsors:
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Make it a day full of adventure!! You can enjoy strolling through historic Pennsylvania Park finding treasures provided by the talented artisans in our show, peruse the beautiful downtown area and take in the offerings of the Festival on the Bay!

Interested in being a vendor? We still have a few booth openings! To apply, click here.

Check out some of the amazing artists in our show this year!!

My Michigan Roots

Rising Sun Treasures

Coastal Sands Graphics

The Art of Thomas LeGault

Cheryl Green Designs

Besteman Creations

Mi'Scents by Michele

Cheryl Stevens Studio

The New Ewe

Tree Trunk Arts

Coppertime Sprinkers

Jasper Shore Jewelers

Harwood Gold

Designs by Wallington

Pam's Pantry 

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Sport Clips Haircuts, located in the South Crossings Plaza at 2508 Crossing Circle in Traverse City, presented a $1,000.00 donation to Cecilia Chesney, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan.   As part of their grand opening celebration, Sport Clips asked their clients to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters and offered free MVP Haircut Experiences, their signature service, to donors.

Rick and Nancy Ohle, the Team Leaders (owners) of the Traverse City Sports Clips store, are committed to giving back to the community, especially those organizations and initiatives that support the youth of the community and our military veterans.   According to the Ohle’s, “we are very proud of our Sports Clips Team and their commitment to helping Big Brothers Big Sisters as we opened our new store and introduced Sport Clips to the Traverse City community.  They provide a wonderful service to the youth in Northwestern Michigan and we were proud to partner with them.”

“Not only did the team at Sport Clips provide free haircuts and request donations from the public, they also provided our Bigs and Littles with free haircuts”, said Executive Director, Cecilia Chesney.  “We are very thankful and excited to welcome this new business in to Traverse City, it’s not often a new business moves to town and jumps in like this to help out”, she said.

Sport Clips, the nation’s largest franchise dedicated to men’s and boys’ hair care, is located   in Traverse City near Home Depot.

Sport Clips offers:

  • Haircut services, including the “MVP Experience” that features a precision haircut, massaging shampoo, hot steamed towel treatment, and neck and shoulder massage
  • Stylists who specialize in hair care for men and boys and stay up-to-date on trends
  • Large, flat-screen televisions playing sports programming at each haircut station and in the lobby
  • Special lighting and massaging chairs in the shampoo area
  • Haircut services without an appointment – walk-ins are welcome

Sport Clips in Traverse City provides free “MVP upgrades,” including a massaging shampoo, hot steamed towel treatment, and neck and shoulder massage, to all first-time clients who purchase a haircut service.  Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00-8:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00-6:00 PM and Sundays 10:00-5:00 PM.    For more information, visit or call the store at 231-642-5330.

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