MARNE, Mich. (WZZM) -- November 15 may not be an official holiday on the calendar, but on Friday, some area schools and businesses will close.
When firearm deer season begins, it might be more difficult to find auto care, an electrician or a landscape service, especially north of Grand Rapids.
WZZM 13 called around to find that some are closing or will have a very limited staff.
Inside Schneider Tire in Marne, Jeff Schneider and crew are working non-stop, with tires and in sales.
"This week has been incredibly busy," said Schneider, who works in sales. "The phones do not stop ringing."
They're preparing customers' vehicles for winter. But Schneider's mentally preparing for 3 a.m., Thursday.
"I've had this on my calendar since last January," he said.
That's his annual family hunting trip to the UP. About two-thirds of the 50 employees here will also be gone hunting.