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May 24, 2018

Summer Is Here. Where Are All the Workers?

Small-business owners say the heightened uncertainty about who will get H-2B workers and who won’t makes it difficult to operate. “It’s just the luck of the draw,” said Todd Callewaert, president of Rena’s Fudge Shops, which operates a hotel, six restaurants, three fudge shops and other businesses on Mackinac Island, Mich. Learn More

May 21, 2018

10 things to do in Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day package, Mackinac Island Arrive: Friday Depart: Monday Escape to Mackinac Island for an all-American getaway. Watch the world float, bike and buggy by from our veranda. Accommodations: half-pound of Ryba’s famous Mackinac Island fudge, round-trip Mackinac Island ferry tickets, luggage transfer and baggage handling and earn 906 Club Rewards for dining and lodging credit. Learn More

May 15, 2018

TripAdvisor Names Mackinac Island #1 Summer Destination

TripAdvisor Names The 10 Hottest U.S. Destinations For Summer Summer Vacation Value Report Reveals Prices at Seasonal Hot Spots with a Guide to Highly-Rated Hotels, Restaurants and Experiences Plus, Survey Shows More Americans Traveling this Summer; TripAdvisor Pricing Data Surfaces Memorial Day Among Least Expensive Weeks for a Summer Vacation… Learn More  

June 13, 2017

Mackinac Island’s newest restaurant is Ice House BBQ

The aromas of apple wood and smoked brisket might pull you in the direction of the iconic Island House Hotel. But you won’t know where those heavenly scents are coming from because the location is a secret to those who don’t venture too far off the main path. Tucked away behind the Island House Hotel is […]

October 8, 2016

Victor Callewaert Celebrates 80th Birthday

Businessman and civic leader Victor Callewaert celebrated his 80th birthday at Mary’s Bistro Wednesday, September 28, and was happy to receive cards and well-wishes from Ryba’s Fudge employees, longtime friends, and family members. Learn More

July 7, 2015

Mackinac Road Trip: Ryba’s Fudge

Mackinac Road Trip: Ryba’s Fudge Learn More

January 3, 2015

Ryba’s at Navy Pier in Chicago

Todd Callewaert, who recently signed a 10-year lease to operate the venue’s Starbucks, owns Ryba’s Fudge Shop, a Navy Pier tenant since 1996. He pitched the shop, an offshoot of his store in Mackinac Island, Mich., to Navy Pier last year for renewal. Like many of the other roughly 250 restaurant groups that received requests […]

May 16, 2007

Starbucks Coffee Shop Opens on Mackinac Island Main Street

Mackinac Island’s new Starbucks coffee shop will open its doors Saturday, May 19, on Main Street. Victor Callewaert, the building owner responsible for bringing the famous coffee shop to the Island, believes the new store will be a flourishing hotspot on the main street. Learn More

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