A Storied Past. A Bright Future.


The story of Forward Corporation

94 Years of Forward Momentum

Our Businesses

A History of excellence in Michigan

Forward Convenience Stores


Known primarily for its convenience stores, Forward Corp owns and operates 26 Shell and 3 Marathon convenience stores across Central and Northern Michigan and the Thumb.

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Subway Restaurants


One of the largest Subway franchisees in the state, Forward owns and operates nearly 60 Subways in 16 counties

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Forward Energy


A home energy supplier, Forward Energy offers propane, diesel, and fuel oil to homes, farms and businesses across 23 Michigan counties.

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T.R. McTAGGART


A full-service screen print/embroidery company located in Standish, Michigan primarily serving tourism destinations like resorts, souvenir shops, museums, and national parks. Kristin & Company Candles, a hand-crafted soy candle brand, is offered through T.R. McTaggart.

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Forward Conference Center and Hotels


The beautiful West Branch Quality Inn is home to 80 hotel rooms, while the Forward Conference Center can accommodate up to 250 guests and offers on-site catering. Forward Corporation also owns and operates two Super 8 Motels in West Branch and Houghton Lake.

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LumberJack Food & Spirits


A popular tourist stop, the LumberJack restaurant in West Branch takes you back to the days of logging yore with unique décor and delicious food with LumberJack-sized portions.

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Forward Convenience Stores


Known primarily for its convenience stores, Forward Corp owns and operates 26 Shell and 3 Marathon convenience stores across Central and Northern Michigan and The Thumb.

Visit Website

Subway Restaurants


One of the largest Subway franchisees in the state, Forward owns and operates nearly 60 Subways in 16 counties.

View Locations

Forward Energy


A home energy supplier, Forward Energy offers propane, diesel, and fuel oil to homes, farms and businesses across 23 Michigan counties.

Visit Website

T.R. McTAGGART


A full-service screen print/embroidery company located in Standish, Michigan primarily serving tourism destinations like resorts, souvenir shops, museums, and national parks. Kristin & Company Candles, a hand-crafted soy candle brand, is offered through T.R. McTaggart.

Visit Website

Forward Conference Center & Hotels


The beautiful Quality Inn and Forward Conference Center in West Branch can accommodate up to 250 guests and offers on-site catering. Forward Corporation also owns and operates two Super 8 Motels in West Branch and Houghton Lake.

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LumberJack Food & Spirits


A popular tourist stop, the LumberJack restaurant in West Branch, Mich takes you back to the days of logging yore with unique décor and delicious food with LumberJack-sized portions.

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