Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. (“NSLF”) is proud to announce that it has approved a loan for Little Shop of Tresses, LLC located at 118 W. Lake Street in Fife Lake. Little Shop of Tresses is a beauty shop that is owned and operated by Alice Aldridge.

Little Shop of Tresses, LLC was excited to open their doors, in Fife Lake, April 21st. Fife Lake currently does not have a beauty salon, so this will be a very welcome addition to their quaint town. Alice Aldridge, owner, has always dreamed of opening the salon. In fact, she has had the location of the salon (118 W. Lake St.) in mind for quite some time.

Little Shop of Tresses, LLC will offer haircuts, perms, up-do’s, hair color, deep conditioning and facial waxing. She will also carry a nice variety of styling products. In the future Ms. Aldridge plans to offer manicure services.

Ms. Aldridge first contacted the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce, who directed her to Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. (NSLF) for financing to start her business. Cindy Hendrickson, Loan Officer for NSLF, and Tim LaCroix, NSLF Executive Director, were anxious to turn her dream into a reality.

Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. offers a variety of loan products including micro enterprise loans, Energy Efficient Appliance Loans and Artisan Loans. We are a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing loans to those existing and start-up businesses that find it difficult to meet conventional lending requirements.

For further information about this program or our Energy Efficient Loan Program or financing of new and existing businesses please contact NSLF at (231) 347-6753 to discuss financing options for your Artisan, Appliance or Business Loan needs. Or come visit us at 1131 W. Conway Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. Our hours of operation are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday.

Our service area for Appliance Loans and Artisan loans is the entire State of Michigan. Business loans include the following counties: Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Bay, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Emmet, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Isabella, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Montmorency, Newaygo, Oceana, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, and Wexford in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

NSLF Board Members are Laura L. Blumberg (Chair), Pat Dyer- Deckrow (Vice-Chair), Kent Bartell (Treasurer), Steve Sochay (Secretary).

NSLF does not discriminate within its charter-defined Target Market in providing services to individuals or businesses on the basis of real or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, age, marital status, family status, or physical or mental disability or any other characteristics protected by federal or tribal laws.