- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Glenn Puit: The big box dilemma
I have a confession to make. Before I make it, though, I’m going to ask you to work with me so I can stretch out the suspense.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 06/25/2014
Treating chronic sinusitis; Seventeen to open; Benjamin Twiggs adds wine, beer. (Plus more)Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 06/25/2014
Kara Mahoney and Gwen Perenchio have new positions at TBA Credit Union. (Plus more)Continued ...
Traverse City Guitar Co. opens on Front
Gene “Geno” Hansen was a Traverse City Junior High student when he took his first guitar lesson at Northwestern Michigan College in the late ‘70s with teacher Dave Eickenroth.Continued ...
Andrew McFarlane: Region's hops market continues upward climb
Brian and Amy Tennis own and operate New Mission Organics and are the founders of the Michigan Hop Alliance. When they planted hops on their organic farm in Omena seven years ago, they were one of the first commercial growers in the state and remain the only certified organic hop grower in the state, although a couple more are close to certification.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Couple launches board game, business
An idea washed over Barbara Overdier and Jim Muratzki during a rainy day on an anniversary trip to Mackinac Island.Continued ...
Elmbrook celebrates a half century
This is a special year for Elmbrook golf course. The track celebrates 50 years in business along with its contribution to northern Michigan history as the first 18-hole public golf course in the Traverse City area.Continued ...
Short's updates bottling line
The air at Short’s Brewing Company’s Elk Rapids bottling plant was warm and citrusy when brewery employees stacked cases of Key Lime Pie beer into neat piles.Continued ...
Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.
Faulty air bags — which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide — are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 06/24/2014
Gas prices fall 9 cents over past week; Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $5.8B.Continued ...
- Monday, June 23, 2014
The Yard looks for a home run with locals
A downtown restaurant and bar has a brand-new name, look and feel. The Yard, 221 E. State St., is the project of new operator and incoming owner Tonya Cook.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 22, 2014
Equestrian festival leads to other business development
Alexandra Rheinheimer estimates more than 1,500 horses will trot into Traverse City in July, an equine stampede that will bring with them at least 4,500 people who’ll shell out an estimated $10 million during their stay here.Continued ...
Elk Rapids Chamber honors business, volunteers
Joe Yuchasz was teaching high school, running a music store and serving in the Navy Reserves when Howard Coddington offered to sell him the Elk Rapids Cinema. “He knew I wasn’t afraid to work and he knew I was interested in fine film,” Yuchasz said.Continued ...
Fred Goldenberg: That time of year — summertime scams
Summer is the time for home repair or remodeling. It’s also a time when con artists prey on homeowners, especially elderly homeowners.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 21, 2014
Ag Forum: Food innovation hub making progress
The recently passed 2014 Farm Bill offers increased funding in program areas that will assist in the continued development of regional food systems with increasing access to locally grown and produced food products.Continued ...
Futures File: Gold gets boost from Fed
Gold charged to a two-month high this week, fueled by help from the Federal Reserve.Continued ...
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Officials: Hotel/NMC project needs more housing
A proposed brownfield redevelopment project outside the city center may need to find space for a dozen more apartments to generate enough public benefit to justify a plea for $7.8 million in tax reimbursement.Continued ...
Red Ginger work continues
Everyone asks the same question of architect John Dancer: When can the Red Ginger restaurant reopen?Continued ...
Business owner elected to board
Twenty-four years as president and CEO of Alfie Logo Gear made Bonnie Alfonso ready for her next year as leader of the Small Business Association of Michigan.Continued ...
Building Permits: 06/20/2014
Building permits issued in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
The Record: 06/20/2014
Assumed names filed in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
Lawmakers press GM on findings
Lawmakers expressed disbelief Wednesday at General Motors’ explanation for why it took 11 years to recall millions of small cars with defective ignition switches, and also confronted its chief executive with evidence that the company dragged its feet on a similar safety issue in different vehicles.Continued ...
Feds add Chrysler to ignition, air bag probe
A U.S. safety agency has opened two investigations into Chrysler minivans and SUVs as part of a widening inquiry into air bag and ignition switch problems across the U.S. auto industry.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Hotelier and NMC consider joint project
A local hotelier proposed a $36 million retail, office and housing development on East Front Street to serve Northwestern Michigan College, but will need a $7.8 million tax reimbursement to make it happen.Continued ...
New business treats symptoms at home
Bill Moore developed a cough within a week of returning from the hospital. He was back at his home in Traverse Manor, sweaty and feverish, too weak to rise from his living room chair.Continued ...