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      Local business gives Vogue Theatre project a boost

      The Vogue Theatre of Manistee Chairperson Cyndy Fuller (left) presented with a check from Weishaar & Company founder, Mary Weishaar.

      The historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee got another boost to their renovation efforts thanks to a local business.

      Weishaar and Company, a full service accounting firm based in Beulah, has donated $1000 to help restore and reopen the theatre.

      "Our firm takes pride in showing dedication to the communities through action and old-fashioned community service," said Mary Weishaar, who founded the firm in 1990. "A restored Vogue Theatre will strengthen the market dynamics of Manistee and attract visitors as well as new businesses."

      Weishaar says her company is just one of many to have donated to the cause.

      "We agree with the more than 550 people and organizations who had donated to the rebirth of the Vogue: this will be a real game changer for the community and provide all of us with yet another great entertainment venue." Weishaar said.

      Officials at the theatre point to Weishaar and Company as a philanthropic role model for other businesses.

      "Weishaar and Company, with the leadership of Mary Weishaar, continues to set a high bar in northern Michigan for giving back to the communities they serve," said Board Chair Cyndy Fuller. "We hope other businesses throughout our region will consider the benefits of having this great source of entertainment restored and consider a donation as we enter a season when we are all inspired by the spirit of giving."

      Donations to the Vogue Theatre's restoration project may be made to the Manistee County Community Foundation online by clicking here. Donations can also be made over the phone by calling 231-723-7269 or by emailing Laura Heintzelman at