All in the Family: 4 of Michigan’s Iconic Multi-Generational Businesses by Pure Michigan

Courtesy of Pure Michigan, posted on June 17, 2016

zehnders-sign-wtopiary-chickenFather’s Day serves as a time to be with family and share memories of the past. In Michigan, we have many distinctive family-run companies which not only maintain their
roots as historic businesses, but they are paying attention to current trends and looking to the future to thrive for new generations. Read more as Dianna Stampfler of Promote
Michigan shares the history behind four multi-generational businesses.
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Congratulations are in Order!

Certified f and b-2016By Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, ACE, AAC, HGT

Here at Zehnder’s Restaurant, we have ongoing training programs throughout our company. In our Food and Beverage Department, we offer culinary skills classes for all of our chefs, cooks and want-to-be chefs. Our classes are taught by Executive Chef Andy Misezewski – retired corporate chef who worked for the Stouffer’s for many years and most recently taught culinary arts at the University of Akron in Ohio and me assisting in the effort.
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School’s out for the Summer!


The winner of Saturday’s duck race – duck #25!

[PHOTOS] With kids out of school for the summer, families can finally start enjoying the beautiful weather and what better way to spend your vacation then with us at Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark!  Zehnder’s is happy to announce the new #ZFun activities kids and adults of all ages will enjoy. Activities range from coloring contests and duck races to poolside bingo and corn hole contests. These are just a few of the added fun we are bringing to your stay, along with an opportunity to win some awesome prizes.

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CPR Saves Lives


By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

Over one million guests pass through our properties each year. About 900,000 dine at our flagship restaurant Zehnder’s, over 125,000 guest spend leisure time at Zehnder’s Splash Village, over 25,000 guests enjoy a round of golf at our championship facility The Fortress and hundreds of thousands visit our retail facility Zehnder’s Marketplace.
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Summer Break is Coming – so is Zehnder’s Kids Camp

kids-camp[PHOTOS] If your kids are looking for something new and exciting to do this summer then this may be something for them…..”Culinary Fun with a Splash” a three-day camp July 18 – 21, 2016.
Zehnder’s Kid’s Camp is a three-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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Summer Happenings at Zehnder’s Marketplace

IMG_5153[PHOTOS] Zehnder’s Gift Shop now has the largest selection of Polish Pottery in Frankenmuth! Some time ago, we were introduced to it and slowly acquired a few pieces and learned how practical and functional it is-truly “Art for the Oven”. Zehnder’s guests are returning again and again to add to their collection. The new Americana pattern has arrived just in time for your summer parties! In addition, our new selection of Santas and pumpkins are here – don’t wait until the holiday season is here to get them as they sell fast!
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Zehnder’s 2016 Mother of the Year Winner

Shirley-ZanleyThank you to all who entered the Zehnder’s annual Mother of the Year contest.  Congratulations to Shirley Zanley from Warren, Michigan for winning Zehnder’s Mother of the Year contest! Her daughter Cherylin Piazza submitted the winning poem.
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Friday Nights at The Fortress

fortress-bbq2Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, ACE, AAC, HGT

[PHOTOS] How can it possibly be June! Seems like yesterday we were shoveling snow! With the warm weather comes our annual BBQ season at the Fortress Golf Course. This year we’ll start our first BBQ on July 8th and will run four Fridays through July 29th. My BBQ chefs have come up with four very different menus for this season – something for everyone.
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Congratulations to the Mom and Me Contest Winners…

EeokYl[PHOTOS] When these mother/daughter/sons look at each other, they feel like they are looking in the mirror! In celebration of Mother’s Day, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth hosted its fourth annual “#Mom&Me” Look-Alike Photo Contest on our official Facebook fan page for a chance to show off Mom’s Mini-Me!
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Everything’s Open!

12968179_1366455740046900_8188082462013266703_oBy Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

The opening of our championship golf facility, The Fortress marks that point in the year when everything in our company is open. The Fortress officially opened for the 2016 season on April 14. The mild winter allowed us to open a facility that’s already in great shape.
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