- Sunday, March 30, 2014
SCORE: Retirement planning for business owners
Plan your work and work your plan. This familiar phrase is often applied to our place of work, where we implement and execute our business plan and which influences our top and bottom lines.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 29, 2014
Michigan's honey production up in 2013
Michigan honey production grew 12.4 percent in 2013, but those rosy numbers resulted from a tough 2012 season, said Nathon Lane of Sleeping Bear Farms.Continued ...
Ag Forum: Pure Michigan Business Connect an asset
Are you a farmer, agriculture entrepreneur, food hub manager, or value-added agricultural producer? Then Pure Michigan Business Connect may be able to help your business grow.Continued ...
Futures File: Market stops Yellin’ for gold
Janet Yellen, in her first meeting as Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve last week, indicated the Fed would continue to reduce stimulus and could be on track to start raising interest rates in the near future.Continued ...
- Friday, March 28, 2014
The Record: 03/28/2014
Assumed names filed in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
Building Permits: 03/28/2014
Building Permits issued in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
Chamber pursues portal
The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce wants to make it easier for relocating businesses to find commercial property in the Grand Traverse region.Continued ...
Using video, GM CEO reaches out to customers
General Motors CEO Mary Barra is reaching out directly to customers, as GM tries to counter bad publicity from a recall of cars with a potentially deadly ignition switch defect.Continued ...
Nissan recalls more than 1M vehicles for air bags
Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
For the Love of Cheese
A black sandwich board sits atop an Eighth Street snowbank with chalk art drawings of cheese, bread, and the words “Cheese Shop Open.”Continued ...
Opening bike shop saved health and heart
Bikes — riding and maintaining them — saved Bernie Fontichiaro’s life. Fontichiaro, 61, is not the kind of guy who struts his bike shorts around town.Continued ...
Glenn Puit: Benzie's Maples money well-spent
Jerry Swanson witnessed a lot in his 71 years of living. Swanson resides in the Maples senior care facility in Frankfort, and years ago left his family’s Bear Lake farm for an education and a stint with the Peace Corps.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 03/26/2014
Golf resorts honored; Comfort Keepers recognized; Bar Association hosts discussion. (Plus more)Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 03/26/2014
TBA Credit Union announced that Jasmine Birgy joined the loan department as a loan processor. In her previous role with TBACU she was a member service representative at the Bay Street Branch.Continued ...
A double dose of doughnuts
The hole in the doughnut market is filled. Two doughnut shops opened in the Traverse City area since October, with both reporting jam-packed sales.Continued ...
Pets Naturally opens on South Airport Road
Kathy Hyland’s Boston terrier had a close call. The dog named Lucy was about five years old and sick with a yeast infection that made her hair fell out, caused ear infections and made her skin raw.Continued ...
New radio station launched
Christopher Cox isn’t playing music for a sleeping audience when he comes on the air at midnight. Cox, a radio host and marketing director for FUEL FM 95.9, said his listeners are the ones who need to hear his encouraging music the most.Continued ...
Fred Goldenberg: Polar vortex can't chill happiness
Parents of a friend of mine recently sold their winter home in Florida and plan on living year-round in Traverse City.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Finding space at the Traverse City farmers market
TRAVERSE CITY -- The Downtown Development Authority wants to update its vision for the future of the Sara Hardy Farmers Market. DDA Executive Director Rob Bacigalupi said crowding has long been an issue for the market. The setup of the market's home,Continued ...
- Sunday, March 23, 2014
Kalkaska renovating main drag to increase business
The cars that wheel past Bargains Galore Dollar Store are the best and worst part of its downtown Kalkaska location.Continued ...
Contamination detection, cleanup eyed as a boost
Two hollow spots detected under the former Kalkaska Chamber of Commerce building cause experts to wonder what lies beneath the property the village purchased in 2012.Continued ...
Britten talks on branding
It’s all about the customer’s feelings. Paul Britten, owner of Britten Studios, recently offered that simple advice about developing a business brand to Traverse City business leaders at a gathering of the Leadership Lunch Club series.Continued ...
Jason Tank: Big earners facing tougher tax season
Tis tax season once again. Here’s a not-so-bold prediction. This season is going to be less fun for big earners.Continued ...
Cargazing: Avenger an American value
If you’re someone who appreciates the golden age of domestic sedans — those big, comfortable, heavy-feeling cars with a uniquely American sense of style — this one ought to pique your interest.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 22, 2014
Ag Forum: A time to celebrate
One hundred years of “being there” for the citizens of Michigan. That’s what Michigan State University Extension is celebrating this year.Continued ...