Franchise Opportunities In Michigan

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Resort Maps, creator of 98 customized travel maps across the United States, England, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, recently announced Traverse City residents Rob and Sue Wallace as the new owners of the new map to be published for The Petoskey Area of Michigan. The map will include the towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix.


Resort Maps are colorful, hand-drawn maps of towns and cities, distributed free to area visitors at rest and travel information areas as well by advertisers. The Best of the Petoskey Area Map will highlight local attractions, restaurants, accommodations, retail shops, marinas, real estate and other services in all three towns. Each advertiser on the map will be represented with a display ad surrounding the perimeter of the map, including a color-coded grid locator and their actual building drawn, highlighted and labeled, making it easy to locate.


“I first started coming to this area for ice boating, which is a hobby of mine” said Wallace. “The Petoskey, Harbor Springs-Charlevoix area is just incredibly beautiful. It really is a place you have to see to appreciate. With our new map, we’re hoping to help tourists and residents find those hidden treasures and charming businesses that make up the area.”

Prior to owning a Resort Maps franchise, Wallace worked as an IT professional for the past three decades for Broadview Savings and Loan and National Citibank. Rob left Citibank after there was a merger, and he and his wife relocated to Traverse City. After seeing the Best of Traverse City map and learning more about the Resort Maps opportunity, he knew the perfect place to start a map.

“There’s not a brochure out there that can accurately depict the Petoskey-Harbor Springs-Charlevoix area. With our new map, we’re going to try,” said Wallace.

The Best of The Petoskey Area map will offer a treasure trove of things to do for people vacationing in the area or just down for a day or two. Resort Maps free ‘souvenir style’ maps will be on display at local advertisers’ shops but also at many non-advertiser locations throughout the Petoskey-Harbor Springs-Charlevoix region.

The Petoskey Area map will also be available on-line at along with interactive maps to all 98 Resort Maps. These interactive maps allow the viewer to read a description of each business as they scroll over each building and to connect to the website of the business for further information.


For information on how to advertise on the first edition of The Best of Petoskey Area Resort Map Michigan, you can e-mail Rob Wallace at


About Resort Maps

Headquartered in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Resort Maps has been creating and publishing advertising maps in the northeastern U.S. since 1986. In 1993, Resort Maps expanded its reach by creating a franchise model for distribution of its colorful, hand-drawn maps of resort towns and cities. Today, that network of franchises has grown to 98 Resort Maps in publication in the US, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and the UK, with several more in the process of being published. More than 18 million Resort Maps will be printed and distributed in 2010.


For more information on Resort Maps and/or the franchise opportunity, visit or call 802-496-6277.

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