Elizabeth Gertz Looze executive director at Challenge Mountain spoke to the Club about the progress the organization has made in the past year including a 20% increase in funding. That is increase is due in no small part to the success that the retail shop in Boyne City has enjoyed. Looze said Challenge Mountain has a paid staff of six with nearly 150 volunteers including 42 volunteers at the retail shop who contributed more than ninety-six hundred volunteer hours in the last year.