Business Briefs

IMA to hold Fish Fry Fridays

— The IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Centeris offering “All You Can Eat Fish Fry” dinners on Fridays Sept. 10 and 24 and on Oct. 8 and 22 from 4-7 p.m. The “All You Can Eat” dinners include choice of fried or baked fish, french fries, coleslaw, garden tossed salad, tartar sauce, rolls & butter, coffee, hot tea & brownies. Chicken nuggets will be available for the kids. A cash bar will be provided.

Prices for the “All You Can Eat” dinners are $8.50 for adults, $4.95 for children under 12 and children under 4 are free.

For additional information or for take-out orders, contact Catering Director Lisa Ray at 810-742-2169 or


For additional menu ideas or for IMA program information and special events, go to the IMA’s website at — G.G.

Gas prices continue to rise

— Average retail gasoline prices in Michigan have risen 7.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.76 per gallon yesterday.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.68 per gallon, according to gasoline price


Including the change in gas prices in Michigan during the past week, prices yesterday were 26.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average has decreased 9.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 11.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“With gasoline supply closing the summer driving season out at the highest levels since records began in 1990, there will be significant pressure for prices to fall, especially if hurricane season doesn’t make a large impact on high supply numbers,” said Patrick DeHaan, Senior Petroleum Analyst. “Combine those high supply numbers with typically weak autumn gasoline demand numbers, and fundamentals easily merit lower gasoline prices than we’re currently seeing.”

DeHaan projects average prices across the U.S. could fall as much as 10-20 cents per gallon in the next four to eight weeks as refiners move out cheaper winter gasoline. He says that while hurricane season is something that could temporarily impact gasoline prices, any impact would be very short lived given the high supply and weak demand of gasoline. — G.G.

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