Tip of the Mitt SCORE picks Circle M Meat as Client of the Year

After 18 months of planning, preparation and perseverance, Jeff Gardner recently began his entrepreneurial journey — realizing a dream, a path to his family vision and recognition by SCORE’s Tip of the Mitt chapter as its Client of the Year.

Gardner and his wife first aspired to own a butcher shop 10 years ago. They planned for months, always focused on their long-term business success.

“We were just about to make it a reality when someone we knew opened a butcher shop,” he said. “Our lives got busy, and we tabled our idea, not wanting to compete with the other meat market.”

But the dream was still calling them on many levels. Gardner has a culinary degree from Seccia Institute for Culinary Education and worked several years as a trained chef in many restaurants in Emmet and Charlevoix counties.

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