Rachael Sherman joined Idea Stream. She will oversee the office management, administrative and bookkeeping duties at the Traverse City marketing company. A graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, Sherman has more than 10 years of experience in sales, administration and management. She…

This November, it’s critically important for our business community to use our collective voice and elect leaders who care about issues important to us — especially as we address our COVID-19 recovery.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Road Commission has a busy upcoming meeting agenda, including the next phase of the East-West Corridor study, the cost of road design for the Cass Road Drain and the annual review of Manager Brad Kluczynski.

In a bygone era, risk and reward were inexorably linked. Managing an investment portfolio was like turning a series of dials on a dashboard. Today, not so much.

SUTTONS BAY — A loss for Leelanau County’s business community is a gain for a charitable outreach in the region.


TRAVERSE CITY — This has been a troubling year, what with a pandemic, unrest in American streets and a juiced-up election season. But 2020, at least, is on track to deliver a solid local grape crop.


TRAVERSE CITY — Increasing property values in Grand Traverse County have the region’s largest school district bracing for a possible cut in school funding.

EMPIRE — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore shows off a new mobile visitor center on Oct. 21, the lakeshore’s 50th anniversary.

TRAVERSE CITY — Unanswered questions and ongoing lawsuits prompted Traverse City commissioners to take a second look at some of its marijuana business regulations.

TRAVERSE CITY — Home tours are normally an in-person experience.

As auto manufacturers wrestle with how much pure electric technology consumers want several cars have emerged beyond Tesla that will move you along several hundred miles before needing a charge.

TRAVERSE CITY — An annual look at businesses and services in the region won’t be up close and personal this year. And one of the first big local events on the 2021 calendar has been delayed three weeks but, at least for now, remains planned as an in-person expo.

TRAVERSE CITY — A longtime radio presence and first-time state representative from Lake Ann is looking for another term, and a retired certified pharmacy technician trainer is challenging him.

TRAVERSE CITY — Two changes to Traverse City’s zoning code could allow for a second house — or more — on certain residential lots.

TRAVERSE CITY — Two out of three National Guard-facilitated COVID-19 testing events planned for next week are canceled.

THERE IS a great deal of reckless automobile driving on the business streets of Traverse City that is not receiving proper attention by the police. There is scarcely a day, and very often in the evening, that the speed limit provided by the ordinance in Traverse City is not badly fractured. If the practice of fast driving on the streets is persisted in by some of the drivers, someone will get seriously hurt and funerals will follow.

I get it, most normal people aren’t eating cold Indian food from a bowl at 4:30 in the morning. But, as I checked out the news headlines in what has become a morning ritual for me this year, I felt the need for a little comfort. Anyone who’s taken even a passing glance at current events late…

In the fall of the year cooling temperatures cause a very obvious decrease in the activity of outdoor insects and their relatives, such as spiders, centipedes, millipedes and sow bugs.

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