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Mackinaw City hotels accused of tricking guests into booking at closed hotels agree to stop, must give refunds

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (FOX 2) - Multiple Mackinaw City hotels accused of tricking travelers have agreed to stop the deceptive practice and issue refunds to customers. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel reached an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with entities doing business at more than 20 hotels and vacation rentals in the city. See a full list at the bottom of this article.
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Refunds available for tourists defrauded by Mackinaw City hotels

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (WJRT) - Tourists who booked hotel stays with a water park in Mackinaw City during the last five winters will be eligible for refunds. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Friday that her office reached an agreement with the ownership of several Mackinaw City hotels to provide refunds and change offseason cancellation polices to avoid further action.
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Three Mackinaw City Hotels Accused of Tricking Guests Reach Settlement With Michigan

Three hotels in Mackinaw City accused of tricking guests into booking rooms at closed establishments have reached a settlement with the Michigan Attorney General's office. In February of this year, the Lieghio family, which owns several hotel properties in Northern Michigan, was accused of pulling a basic bait and switch maneuver. Patrons were essentially tricked into booking rooms at hotels that were advertised online, but then upon arrival were forced into rooms at other hotels, sometimes with fewer amenities.
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Rotary Club resumes Dance Cheboygan showcase, celebrates 100 years of service

CHEBOYGAN — To celebrate its 100th year of being an active member of the Cheboygan community, the Rotary Club of Cheboygan will be bringing its event Dance Cheboygan back to the city Aug. 5. After being canceled for the past two years due to COVID-19, the Cheboygan Rotary Club brought the program back asa way to celebrate the group's 100 years of service to the community. The group is also looking for six more dancers or performing...
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Dairy Zone in Petoskey reopens under new ownership

PETOSKEY — After closing down nearly one year ago, Dairy Zone on M-119 has reopened under new ownership. Charis Larson and Suzanne Sipe, owners of Snickerdoodlz at 2170 Anderson Road, were looking to open a second frozen yogurt location, when they had the opportunity to purchase Dairy Zone and made the decision to pivot to ice cream.
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Successful leader: A Q&A with Cheboygan baseball coach Kevin Baller

Q: You recently completed your 23rd season as head coach of Cheboygan varsity baseball. Do you remember what that first season was like?. Baller: I do. I had a great bunch of kids. I want to say – in my first two years of coaching, I don't have the paperwork in front of me for wins and losses – but I'm pretty positive we only won nine games, but that was back when we were in the Big North Conference and I had some young kids on the team, a young boy named Donny Schley and another by the name of Mark Schley, and they really did well, and nine wins was good, especially in the Big North, but I can still remember it. I was nervous, but it was a lot of fun because I knew I had some pretty good talent that was with me.
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Michigan Attorney General settles dispute with Mackinaw City hotel family

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel accused the Lieghio family hotel owners of unlawful business practices in February. The settlement, filed Tuesday, applies to more than 25 hotels and two family-operated websites. The Lieghio businesses deny violating the Michigan Consumer Protection Act, but agree to refrain from unfair or deceptive business...
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Having been born and raised in Cheboygan, I have always loved our Main Street. It has always been a place to go for a walk, enjoy parades, and see your neighbors and friends. Unfortunately, not long ago our Main Street went through a tough few years. Empty buildings were beginning to overtake our downtown, and I think we all got a little bit concerned. Then something happened. We brought it back! People have shown up, stepped up, and brought Main Street back to the vibrant, lovely place it was always meant to be. We weren’t going to let it keep slipping downhill. In the last couple of years people have been investing not only their money but their hearts into Main Street, myself included.
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