South Haven, Michigan
Shelly Hartmann and her husband, Dennis, are lifelong residents of South Haven, Michigan. They have been married for 28 years, have 3 married daughters, and 7 grandchildren.
Shelly and Dennis own a large blueberry operation, known as True Blue Farms with a retail subsidiary known as The Blueberry Store, headquartered in Grand Junction, Michigan.
Currently, Shelly, appointed by Governor Rick Snyder, serves as the Secretary for the Michigan Blueberry Commission. She also serves on the board of the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program Advisory Council as well as the South Haven Chamber of Commerce. Shelly is the past president of the Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee as well as the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (where she currently serves as First Vice-President). Shelly is the Midwest’s alternate producer member of The United States Highbush Blueberry Council, where she has formerly served as the Board’s Secretary. Not only does Shelly work a full-time job, take part in the industry by being a member and serving on boards, she also takes part in several types of motivational/entrepreneurial seminars as a keynote speaker.
Shelly has penned an inspiring story of her rise to success in the book, Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneurial Soul, has been featured as a guest speaker for the eWomen conference held in Dallas Texas, and previously graced the cover of Chicago City Woman.