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2nd annual Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce
Membership Directory ... 
inside the 1st annual Insider's Guide to the Pointes!
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Deadline for space reservation is Sept. 15
Where did summer go?

I don’t know about you, but the summer seemed to fly by! It seems like just yesterday I was writing and reading about all the events coming up in the summer, and now they’re behind us.

But don’t despair. The end of summer and Labor Day bring their own much-anticipated happenings...the beginning of school, for one. I know, I can hear the kids’ groans and parents’ yippees! from here. Still, I think even the kids look forward to getting back into their routine and seeing friends and classmates who weren’t part of their summer travels.

I’m looking forward to the Tigers in the playoffs, the North-South game, State’s victory over Michigan and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. I wish I could say I was going to cover the Ryder Cup as we did the ending of the Great Race in The Villages in Florida. But, alas, my wife, Terry, has to put her foot down somewhere, and since she doesn’t fly, that pretty much rules that out! Someday, maybe...

We are looking forward to work ... that is, a special project we are doing for the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce. Last year, the Chamber put out a Community Profile & Chamber Directory. For 2015, they have asked us to produce it for them. We were/are flattered!

We are going to call our publication, debuting at the Chamber’s annual meeting in January, the “Insider’s Guide to the Pointes” with the Chamber’s Membership Directory inside. The Insider’s Guide will be chock full of features and information about everything you ever wanted or need to know about Grosse Pointe. It will be a year-round reference guide. As with all our products, it will be glossy color, high quality and will find a welcome place on coffee tables in Grosse Pointe ... right next to your current and past issues of Pointe Magazine! Of course, we are now accepting advertising. You know where to find me!

I always close my column with a plea to patronize our advertisers and many wonderful, local businesses. Along those lines, Pointe Magazine, along with our friends at the little Blue Book, is pleased to be part of the I <Heart> GP campaign initiative of the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce.

As Jenny Boettcher, the Chamber’s president, executive director and whatever hat she wears, says, “Local support is not only good for our businesses, it is an essential part of our community’s well-being.”

Enjoy the beginning of another school year and see you around the Pointe!

Advertisers love the nearly 20,000 circulation and our FREE (and encouraged!) color, not to mention the competitive low prices. (For a copy of our rate card, click here. To see a copy of our current issue, click here. Flip version: tug at corners or use right or left arrow keys to change pages.)

If you or your family or friends live in Grosse Pointe and have not received a copy of the magazine at home, contact us! If they are out of the Pointes, they can subscribe for just $20 a year. Again, please give us a call or shoot us an email!

Publishers John and Terry Minnis of Grosse Pointe Woods look forward to discussing our exciting new magazine and business venture with you! Call us at (313) 640-8955 or send email to!