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Grand Living: Working and Playing Year-Round in Northwest Ottawa County, Michigan2023 Official Muskegon County Visitors Guide
A custom publisher with expertise in Midwestern commerce and tourism
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  • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Community Profile & Business Directory
  • Troy Community Guide
  • Lansing Regional Chamber Community Profile & Buyer's Guide
  • Charlevoix County Community Profile
  • Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Guide & Business Directory
  • Livingston County Visitors Guide
  • Petoskey Area Visitors Guide
  • Great Lakes/Seaway Review
  • Imagine - Living in Emmet County
  • Grand Living
  • Simply Saginaw
  • Little Traverse Bay Living
  • West Branch Regional Medical Center Health News
  • Northern Michigan Business
  • Muskegon County & Area Map
  • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Map
  • Charlevoix Wayfinding Map
  • South Haven Shopping, Lodging and Dining Map
  • Blue Water Area Map
  • Boyne Appétit!
  • Holland Area Chamber of Commerce 100 Year Anniversary
  • Greater Port Huron Area Chamber of Commerce 90th Anniversary
  • Boyne Area Sesquicentennial
  • Friends of the Boyne River
  • Boyne City Community Pavilion
  • Avalanche Preserve Trails Challenge
  • Boyne Arts Collective
  • Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce Annual Report
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Annual Report
  • GLMRI Annual Report
  • King Insurance
  • Comfort Inn
  • North Country Cycle Sports
  • Le Boutique
  • Encompass
  • West Michigan Port Operators
  • Muskegon Area First
  • East Tawas Downtown
  • Signature Sotheby's International Realty
  • Institute for Healing Racism
  • Chelsea Milling Company
  • Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
  • Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals
  • MACP - Michigan Chambers Rock
  • MACP - Connecting the Pieces
  • MACP - Teamwork
  • Michigan Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus
  • Wolverine Power Cooperative
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Harbor House Publishers is a magazine, directory, guide, book and newsletter publisher with a specialty in regional publications. Established in 1969, Harbor House Publishers is based in Boyne City, Michigan and publishes the quarterly magazine Great Lakes/Seaway Review, and a number of custom annual Chamber of Commerce directories and visitor guides for Convention & Visitor Bureaus.

Harbor House Publishers provides a full turn-key, including concept, research, writing, editing, sales and marketing, photo shoots, design, production, manufacturing and fulfillment. An interactive digital format is available for every publication we produce.

Harbor House Publishers' specialization in and knowledge of the Great Lakes region, its demographics, commerce and tourism are intangibles which come to our clients without cost, yet are reflected in the care and professionalism we put into any publication we produce.

Harbor House views the relationship with our clients as one of partnership, working together to improve and enhance your publications and marketing tools to best serve your needs.

How may we be of service to you?

Michelle Cortright

Publisher Emeritus

I am crazy about dogs, particularly Golden Retrievers. My other passions include my family, community development, hosting gatherings, physics, cosmology and life in Northern Michigan.

Leslie Tunney

Vice President / Publisher

If you’re here, chances are your media company has hit a roadblock. Perhaps you’re an established brand but you’ve come to the realization that old methods are no longer producing the results you want to see. Perhaps you’re a new magazine, hoping to gain footing in an increasingly digital world.

Whatever the case may be, I know your business and the challenges you’re facing. Through creative, strategic solutions, together we can get you on the right track toward positive results.

Candi Wynn

Associate Publisher

Cris Shankleton

Creative Director

James Luce

Digital Media Director

As Digital Media Director with Bound Media Group, my desire is to help develop effective digital strategies for our advertising partners across all our publications. Whether it is a custom print publication or advertising in one of our many properties such as The Waterways Journal, Harbor House or High Plains Journal, I am here to help you navigate the digital landscape.

I also have my own film company and enjoy teaching at Wichita State University and Southwestern College such as film production, storytelling, editing, computer science, web development, business strategies and marketing.

Jen Shock

Production Manager

I'm inclined to be outside as much as possible, enjoying human-powered adventure; especially hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, and kayaking. I live in Boyne City with my wife, Christie, and dog, Ruby.

Laura Payne

Associate Editor

Carol Ochs

Office Manager

Diane Gemmell

Account Manager

My family enjoying beautiful Northern Michigan where we have lived for over 30 years and love everything it has to offer. We ski, bike, kayak, paddleboard, hike, boat and play in the outdoors every chance we get.

Jamie Cannon

Account Manager

Are you interested in joining our team? Please send your resume to harbor@harborhouse.com.

We are committed to encouraging, creating and sustaining an environment that honors the inherent dignity of every member of our business.
Respectful behavior should always be the norm in all forms of communications and in all situations.


  • We welcome a diverse range of perspectives and opinions and uphold the importance of civil debate.
  • We fully support the free exchange of ideas and beliefs, as well as the expression of provocative or less popular ideas.
  • We believe that only through the process of open and honest dialogue can we generate knowledge and deepen our mutual understanding.
  • We believe all members of the team have a responsibility to behave in a manner that does not harm others and shows respect for those with different opinions.
  • Behavior that attacks, humiliates, belittles or conveys personal hatred toward others diminishes our thriving and safe office environment.
  • Everyone is asked to do their part in creating a healthy and positive office environment and a culture that truly values each person's uniqueness, experiences and perspectives.

We can disagree without being disagreeable.
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Every publication and every project is custom for you. We listen to your needs, define your target audience and develop your publication to present your message to achieve your goals.

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The highest quality paper, print and bindery are utilized to produce your top quality publication. High quality print standards are the hallmark of Harbor House Publishers' work.

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Every publication is produced as an interactive digital edition, either along with high quality print, or digital only. Links to websites, email and video are included.


Our talented and capable staff offer a full service operation: from concept, research, editorial, photography, design, sales and marketing. We provide a full range of services for your publication or marketing needs. Every publication is available in print, as well as interactive digital and mobile editions. We have been in business over 45 years and work throughout the Midwest. We have a passion for the Great Lakes and know it well.

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Transform infinite creative possibilities into innovative marketing solutions.

We are a relationship-based business partner, providing our combined talents in a variety of mediums for the purpose of community development, tourism and commerce. We embrace change and new possibilities and are open to new ideas.

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1. Start-Up

We meet with you to determine how to meet your communication needs. Every publication is custom and unique to your organization and your community.

2. Sales

We prepare sales materials, sell advertising, coordinate ad production, design and produce ads as necessary, proof the advertisers, invoice and collect payment for advertising, offering a complete turn-key operation. Income from advertising sales covers the costs of producing your publication.

3. Editorial

We work closely with you to determine the editorial content of your publication. A detailed editorial outline is developed, approved by you and researched and written. You review and approve the editorial before we design.

4. Photos

Photography is utilized from the publisher's extensive photo files, as well as from new photo and video shoots by the Harbor House staff photographer.

5. Design

After sales have been completed, the copy has been written and approved, and the photos completed, your publication moves to design. You review and approve page proofs before we go to press/digital.

6. Launch

Manufacturing is done to the highest quality standards, using the latest technology. Fulfillment services are also available. We provide your publication in print, interactive digital and mobile formats.

Please enter your contact details and inquiry below. We will be in touch soon.
Harbor House Publishers, Inc.
221 Water Street
Boyne City, Michigan 49712 USA
231-582-2814 • Fax: 231-582-3392