Former WZZM 13 News Anchor Finds Great Success Starting Their Own Business
Beloved West Michigan news anchor Lauren Stanton woke up West Michigan for nearly 20 years on WZZM 13, and then one day decided it was time for a career change.
She’s now seeing great success after stepping from behind the news desk and opening up Retro Boat Rentals with her husband.
Looking For A Career Change
Lauren Stanton delivered the morning news on WZZM for 17 years and decided it was time for a career change in 2018. Here's what Lauren told Fox 17.
"It was one of those things where I was just kind of looking for a career change, we started this with the idea, (thinking) maybe it would replace my salary. Then my husband and I both quit our jobs. We do this full-time now.”
Retro Boat Rentals In Saugatuck
How did Lauren and her Husband come up with the idea to start up a boat rental company? In 2016 Lauren and her husband saw a building for lease on the bank of the Kalamazoo River. The empty, waterfront property seemed like too good of an opportunity to pass up. She shared how it happened with Fox 17.
“we went to the owners and said, 'Hey, would you mind if we tried to do something here? We gave him a proposal and he agreed to it. Then, over the winter, we rehabbed the building, got it all cleaned up, and then started to come up with the concept of doing this with the retro boats.”
What Boats Are Available At Retro Boat Rentals?
Retro Boat Rentals have many options from one person to a big group of friends or family.
Retro Boats (seats up to 4 people)
Donut Boats (seats up to 10 people)
Duffy Boats (seats up to 12 people)
Pontoon Boats (seats 9, 11, or 16 people)
If you're ready to hit the water you can get more info about Retro Boat Rental here
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