FROM STAFF REPORTS
Utility, Chamber team on loans
traverse city — Local businesses looking to save money on energy costs can access a low-interest loan program.
Traverse City Light & Power approved $50,000 for the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce's Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund to promote and encourage energy savings among businesses in the utility's service district. The program offers micro loans for companies to invest in energy-efficiency measures identified through an energy audit.
Laura Galbraith, Chamber vice president of administration, said Light & Power funds will replenish a revolving loan program that's already launched several local energy-efficiency projects. It also helps the utility by reducing its peak load demand during high energy use periods. The Chamber originally committed $50,000 toward the effort.
Eligible companies must be commercial or industrial customers of Light & Power and Chamber members. Loan conditions will vary, with terms of up to five years at an interest rate of 3 to 5 percent.
More information is available at www.tcchamber.org or by contacting Galbraith at 995-7110.
Skin care demos
traverse city — The Center for Skin Care will hold its grand opening, "Aesthetics Unwrapped," from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the office located at 4110 Copper Ridge Drive, Suite 242, Building D.
The holiday event will feature live skin care demos, special discounts on products and services, refreshments and door prizes.
All skin and laser therapies at The Center for Skin Care are backed by board-certified plastic surgeons, Steven V. Thomas, MD, FACS, and Christopher C. Jeffries, MD, FACS.
For more information, call 929-7700.
Realty open house
traverse city — Cherry Wings Realty will host a grand opening holiday open house from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, at their office, 4224 N. Three Mile Road.
Michele Ladd, the founder of Heroes Home Advantage (HHA), will be in attendance. For more information, call 409-4140.
The full-service real estate brokerage firm is owned by Christine and Larry Stalsonburg and specializes in serving military, firefighters, police and emergency medical personnel with their housing needs.