TRAVERSE CITY — The annual autumn Economic Outlook Breakfast this year will become the Economic Outlook Luncheon. The associated Business Expo will move from its former midday slot to afternoon and evening.


TRAVERSE CITY — Expanding the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority district boundaries took the first step forward.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Armory gun shop, 807 Airport Access Road, plans to close by the end of the year.

I believe the three most important documents a person needs are a will, a financial power of attorney and a health care power of attorney (or a patient advocate designation). These three documents are the building blocks toward a solid estate plan and peace of mind. With them you are able to…

TRAVERSE CITY — Sparks will be flying this summer at Northwestern Michigan College.

TRAVERSE CITY — Livwell Homes won the People’s Choice Award in the top price category, $620,000-$2 million, in the 2019 Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area Parade of Homes.

Tick sightings have become a more common occurrence in northwest lower Michigan in recent years. All ticks that feed on humans are capable of transmitting disease. However, the most common and therefore dangerous of these tick-vectored diseases in our area is Lyme disease.

- Daniel and Maris Miller, 898 N. West Silver Lake Rd., Garfield Township, deck replacement, $8,000

TRAVERSE CITY — A franchise of candy store chain Rocket Fizz will softly open its doors on Friday in the former Petertyl’s Drug, 111 E. Front St.

— All Seasons General Carpentry, Hermias Carrazco, 1601 Pine Drive, Traverse City

Providing a sufficient supply of workforce housing is a problem not only in Traverse City, but most everywhere. It's not a new problem — but it does seem the issue is becoming more acute.

THOMPSONVILLE— Iron Fish Distillery has created a new whiskey and named it for a spirit first sold in 1914 in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.

TRAVERSE CITY — Don't panic if you see a helicopter in the next few days, even if it's flying very low or hovering over a power line.

Rick Couturier has been named the Head of School for the new Old Mission Peninsula School. Couturier started the job on May 29 working alongside interim head of school Erica Walsh. Couturier has been involved in education for 17 years, beginning as a history teacher in Holt Public Schools an…

TRAVERSE CITY — Allegiant Air in October will begin offering twice-weekly non-stop flights between Traverse City and three Florida destinations: Orlando/Sanford, Punta Gorda/Fort Myers and Tampa/St. Petersburg.

TRAVERSE CITY — Cherry Capital Cab owner Doug Dornbos closed the business at midnight Sunday. He blames rapidly rising fleet insurance costs.

TRAVERSE CITY — Two state legislators joined local business and education leaders Monday to announce the northern Michigan launch of the Going PRO public-private partnership, aimed at building awareness of skilled trades jobs.

I told the story of an actual embezzlement case in my last column. Having been involved in the audit that brought this crime to light, I saw how the embezzler did it.

Smart money chased gold prices higher all week in “flight to quality” buying fueled by geopolitical fears, continuing ultralow interest rates, the trade dispute with China, and thoughts that Washington will allow bigger and bigger deficits.

— JW Premiere Pressure Washing, John Lopez Jr., 4121 Chicory Lane, Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY — It isn’t too difficult to improve the health factor when your business follows a pair of doughnut shops and a gas station.

TRAVERSE CITY — A new partnership between Networks Northwest and Traverse City-based technology hub and startup incubator 20Fathoms will provide the technology hub’s members direct access to the assistance offered by Networks Northwest and the Northwest Michigan Works! business services team.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Bay Area Transportation Authority is partnering with Lyft to provide free transportation seven days a week — between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. — for people who use BATA's new Bayline route.

The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA added Nate Alger and Theresa Will as new board members. Alger is the Grand Traverse County administrator while Will is the office manager for Korthase Flinn Insurance Financial Services. At its annual meeting in May, the YMCA also welcomed Peter Marinoff, the pres…

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce is launching a new speaker series titled "The Bully Pulpit" to highlight people, issues and public policy that impact the state and the northern Michigan region.

Mia Munroe brought the first gyrotonic studio to the area with Movement In Action. Her studio in Suite 205 at 148 East Front St. features five wooden apparatus that utilize natural movement to strengthen the spine and build a strong core.

TRAVERSE CITY — A group of U.S. tart cherry growers is celebrating the unanimous 5-0 decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission to move forward with a petition that alleges imports from Turkey have harmed the U.S. industry.

Just when you thought America’s favorite sports car couldn’t improve, along comes Corvette’s newest iteration of salivating engines to hike its world class standings. The new ZR1 boosts the envelope to more than 700 horsepower, joining the elite circle of Lamborghini and Ferrari exotics — fo…

TRAVERSE CITY — TraverseConnect plans to expand its mission. The organization is moving toward becoming a more powerful force for economic growth across the region.

People are starting to worry about a recession. Based on the Federal Reserve’s reaction, it is too. Yet, recessions don’t just happen without warning and economic expansions don’t come with set expiration dates.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its newest monthly estimates on the U.S. employment situation, showing a gloomier outlook. While unemployment remains at a 49-year low of 3.6 percent, very few new jobs are being created and wages are increasing tepidly. The newest report showed o…

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Rotary Charities received the 27th annual Lyle DeYoung Downtown Achievement Award from the Downtown Traverse City Association.

— Rachel's Cleaning Service, RCS, Rachel Jamison, 1209 Dyer Lake Rd., Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY — Amy Gibson knows one thing she wants to do in retirement: something completely different.

TRAVERSE CITY — A video production business is setting up shop in Traverse City, driven by a significant investment from local venture capital firm Boomerang Catapult.

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