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By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

Each month our employees have an opportunity to nominate other team members for Employee of the Month. Our President, Bill Parlberg and I invite each of them to lunch as a way of personally congratulating them and to get to know them a little better.
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Celebrate Fall with Zehnder’s Squashtoberfest

squashtoberfestBy Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

[PHOTOS] From time-to-time I get “save the date” reminders about upcoming events. Normally they have to do with weddings or anniversaries. Here’s a “save-the-date” reminder that’s a little out of the ordinary.
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Frankenmuth Fish Passage Project at the Cass River Dam Update

dam projectThere is quite a visual and historical buzz going on which has generated a host of questions and interest concerning the Cass River Dam project. I was asked to write an update on this project as I have served on the Cass River Dam Project Committee since its inception in 2005. I can honestly say this is one of the longest tenures I have personally served on any committee but it has been well worth the wait.
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Your Last Chance to Enter the 2nd Annual Why I Like Zehnder’s Contest – You Could Win the Ultimate Zehnder’s Experience!

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First Annual Why I Like Zehnder’s Contest Winners – the Siemens family of Brownstone, MI

Zehnder’s is all about traditions and family and we want to know what you enjoy most about our restaurant, golf course, gift shop, bakery, or hotel and waterpark.

Fill us in on your favorite traditions, moments or memories using words (no more than 100) to explain “Why I Like Zehnders.”
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The Fortress Fall Golf tip by PGA Golf Professional Kyle Martin

The Fortress Fall Golf tip: PGA Golf Professional Kyle Martin shows you a quick way to improve your short game…

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August is National…Month!

alzehnderBy Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

I was watching the news this morning and one of the newscasters mentioned that August is National Sandwich Month. I didn’t know that sandwiches needed their own month. I thought it was pretty cool though and although we are known for our family style chicken dinners, we have some really good sandwiches. The Hazelwood is one of my favorites and one of our most popular.
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Fall in Michigan – A Preview

By Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

[PHOTOS] There’s no better time of the year than autumn in Michigan! The hot, humid dog days of summer loosen their grip giving way to cool, crisp bright fall days with long shadows and spectacular displays of nature’s beauty. Here in Frankenmuth post Labor Day also signals the start of our busiest time of the year. In addition to serving the big crowds of folks who make their annual “color tour” pilgrimage to northern Michigan and stop by Zehnder’s for family style chicken, we host several dinners and events that many of you might find interesting. Details on all of these events will be discussed in future articles.
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2nd Annual Why I Like Zehnder’s Contest – You Could Win the Ultimate Zehnder’s Experience!

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First Annual Why I Like Zehnder’s Contest Winners – the Siemens family of Brownstone, MI

Zehnder’s is all about traditions and family and we want to know what you enjoy most about our restaurant, golf course, gift shop, bakery, or hotel and waterpark.

Fill us in on your favorite traditions, moments or memories using words (no more than 100) to explain “Why I Like Zehnders.”
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Zehnder’s Kid’s Camp – A Great Mid Summer Break

kidscamp2014[PHOTOS] If your kids are already bored with summer vacation, this may be just what you are looking for….Culinary Fun with a Splash one-day camp on August 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Zehnder’s Kid’s Camp is a one-day camp designed for ages 9 to 12. It includes hands-on baking and cooking instruction, etiquette, crafts, golf and playtime at Zehnder’s Splash Village Waterpark.
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Ten Years Already!!!

Al standing in front of new parkBy Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

It’s a tired cliché, but time sure does fly. July 2015 marks 10 years since we introduced Zehnder’s Splash Village to our guests. Since our official opening on June 17, 2005 with 146 rooms and nearly 20,000 square feet of indoor water park space, over 1,000,000 “Splash” guests have given us the “thumbs up” as a fun, family destination. While our focus has always been families, our first phase of Zehnder’s Splash Village has a particular focus on families with young children. Water features geared toward children age 2-12.
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