If you’ve ever been to a Glen Arbor 4th of July parade, you no doubt have happy memories of ‘Big Red’ — Cherry Republic’s iconic red bus. It would roll down Western Avenue filled with Cherry Ambassadors handing out cups of fresh cherries to the crowd. A few years ago, Cherry Republic donated Big Red …
On Monday, October 18, our staff will celebrate what has now become one of our favorite days of the year: Leaf Day. All Cherry Republic locations — including our HQs, retail stores, Cherry Public House, and our Service Center — will be closed for the day so every employee can enjoy this unique Republic perk. …
This past Sunday, over 200 friends, family members, and Cherry Republic staff members gathered in Glen Arbor for Bob’s 60th Birthday Luau, complete with mandatory leis, a Hawaiian pig roast, tiki torches, and more. Drinks were shared, toasts were made, laughs were had, and a few tears were shed. To commemorate this milestone in Bob’s …
Traverse City artist Charles R. Murphy has long been revered for his inspiring and iconic watercolor paintings, which have found their way into private and public collections, have graced the pages and covers of books, and have even adorned CDs and wine labels. Over the past 40+ years he’s also shared his knowledge with budding […]
Boomer Bear celebrates his long-anticipated return to the Frankenmuth Cherry Republic store.
Boomer visits with Santa in Traverse City.
Longtime Citizens of the Republic are familiar with Boomer, our affable bear. He’s always in high demand, often traveling between our six Michigan stores. He’s become quite the celeb over the years, making guest appearances at […]
We had a sneaking suspicion that our Citizens are among the most clever folks around, and you proved us right! Last month we put the word out that we were looking for new quips for our legendary in-store signs, and we received ideas from more than 100 people!
Our first winner was Sandra Byrnes, who […]
First Stop: Grass Lake Nature Preserve
I took my family to the other side of Grand Traverse Bay — to Torch Lake, Bellaire and the farms, trails, woods and wetlands of Antrim County. It took some time to persuade the boys that this switch in Leaf Day activities would be worth it.
“Usually, we go exploring […]
Cherry Ambassadors around the Republic took full advantage of Leaf Day 2017. From baking with family and friends, to fishing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, to driving a semi to Kansas City for our first holiday gift show of 2017. Here are some of our favorite stories…
Fishing the Pere Marquette River
JP, our I.T. hero, spent his […]
I am happy to announce Leaf Day, our very own Cherry Republic National Holiday. We will be closed today Monday, October 16, to honor the autumn season and all the good in our lives.
I feel like I should apologize to all of you for being closed, but truly, more than anything, I feel compelled to express […]
This September has truly become an extension of summer. I am thankful that the boys haven’t had any homework, so the moment they are out of school we’ve been able to do all the million things a person can do under the sun in Northern Michigan. Colebrook and Hawthorn caught the biggest fish they’ve ever […]