Great Lakes Ford, Mitchell Heating sponsoring tonight’s Business After Hours

April 23, 2014

In cooperation with the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, Mason County Press presents The Business Plan. Today’s topic is Business After Hours. 

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. 

AMBER TWP. — Looking for something to do tonight? Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly business after hours is always a great opportunity to visit and enjoy some great food and drink.

Tonight’s event is being held at Great Lakes Ford, 3045 W. U.S. 10-31 and is hosted by the dealership along with Bruce Mitchell Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. of Hamlin Township.

When deciding to co-host Business After Hours, Bruce Mitchell said going along with Great Lakes Ford was an easy choice.

“I have always owned Fords,” Bruce said. “And, Great Lakes Ford offers great service. When we have a problem with one of our vehicles we are seen quickly and the problem is fixed quickly.

Chris Zeppenfeld of Great Lakes Ford echoed the compliments about Bruce’s business.

“We use Bruce for all our heating and cooling issues. His staff is here quickly and they get the job done. Very professional,” Chris said.

Bruce has been in business for 31 years. He owns the business with his wife, Leah and they are located on West Dewey Road. They have four employees, in addition to themselves.

“We take great pride in the fact that we are always keeping up with the latest technology,” Bruce said. “

Great Lakes Ford was bought from Dick Boyd Ford in 2002. In 2007 the dealership moved from its location at U.S. 10-31 and Dennis Road to its current location less than a mile east. The dealership employs 32 people.

Chris said it has the largest sales volume of any dealership in Mason or Manistee counties. Interestingly, he said, is that 80% of the cars sold came from Internet sales.

Business After Hours is from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.