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Out with the Juke. In with the new Kicks. Introduced last year, the newest model for Nissan in the past eight years is a delightful combination of high tech and advanced safety features with a strong resemblance to the Nissan family of SUVs, ahem, very popular Rogue.

TRAVERSE CITY — Sanctuary Handcrafted Goods owner Christie Minervini was named one of the Top 10 Retailers to Watch at the inaugural Retail Renaissance awards, part of NY NOW.

Cattle prices collapsed this week, falling the exchange-maximum for two days straight, after a major meat processing plant was closed. A Tyson Foods Inc. facility in Kansas was damaged by fire last week and will be closed indefinitely. The plant is estimated to process more than 6,000 animal…

TRAVERSE CITY — Fifth Third Bancorp will raise its minimum wage from $15 to $18 per hour on Oct. 28. About 4,900 employees in several states will be affected.

Rick and Jennifer Derthick, 1047 Walnut St., Traverse City, residential addition, $96,649Bob and Rhonda Busch, 1223 Londolyn Terrace, Peninsula Township, residential addition, $33,384Dawn Shattuck, 2061 Twin Eagle Drive, Peninsula Township, residential addition, $11,415Steven Walsh and Kathl…

HMW Enterprises, Howard Williams, 208 E. Eighth St., Suite #2, Traverse CityRW Customs, Richard Wilson II, 3227 S. Garfield Rd., Traverse CityMissy & Chrissy of All Trades, Christine Joan, 11915 Happy Rd., ThompsonvilleHummingbird Harper, Norma Babcock, 4076 Wyatt Rd., Traverse CityAuto …

Kathryn E. Glancy joined the Traverse City firm of Bowerman, Bowden, Ford, Clulo & Luyt, P.C. as an associate attorney. Glancy’s area of practice includes family law, estate planning and administration, real estate and zoning, business formations and transactions, and civil litigation. G…

NORTHPORT — There may not be any Kilcherman apple cider this year. But the family hopes the heirloom apple business will endure.

ACME — Software company Aveopt will receive a $100,000 PlanetM Mobility Grant. It is one of six startups to receive a total of more than $450,000 in state funding.

There exists a brotherhood of sorts that follows ownership of select cars. One of the more popular rear wheel drive vehicles that debuted in the late 70s with the Mazda RX7. It was the first ‘’affordable sports car’’ with a new rotary engine and it brought a cadre of owners together for the …

ACME — Roads in the near future will hum with electric cars, according to industry experts who spoke last week at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars.

I was all set to write my column and start giving you the newest information regarding the 2020 Medicare changes from the Center of Medicare Medicaid Services. But after the recent mass murders in El Paso and Dayton, I am at a loss and like a lot of you confused and bewildered by what is hap…

I often get calls from individuals who have recently acquired land in the area, either through an inheritance or purchase. Their number one question is what can they do with their land. Sounds like a simple question, and I’m sure they expect a simple answer, but that simple question leads to…

East Bay Plaza LLC, 752 Munson Ave., Traverse City, commercial remodel for medical marijuana provisioning center, $120,000

Cardinal Insurance Group owner Linda M. Fisher graduated from the Elite Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor program. According to a release, Fisher is one of less than 600 professional insurance agents to have the Elite CPRIA designation in the United States. Fisher has worked in th…

KALKASKA — Chris Iott grew up on the family potato farm southeast of Kalkaska, married a local girl and moved away to build a 20-plus-year career in writing.

TRAVERSE CITY — Brian Shaughnessy’s business card carries a straightforward message: “Traverse City Pickle Company — Are you a pickle person?”

It’s been awhile since the Ranger nameplate appeared in the US truck market. The mid-size pickup faded from the Ford lineup in 2011 to boost sales of the venerable F Series, which it did.

It’s that time of year when students start to pack their bags and head back to college. I remember the feeling, even if only vaguely. What I don’t remember, however, is the cost of college being so prohibitive for so many. It’s become a financial epidemic.

DTE Energy, 1011 Hastings St., Traverse City, commercial remodel, $126,106Jane Dinnen, 604 W. Eighth St., Traverse City, remove and replace covered porch, $6,000Dan Paulson, 2700 E. Cedar Valley Road, Long Lake Township, garage, $35,004Timothy Luke, 7058 Shady Tree Lane, Long Lake Township, …

Wilson Family Partnership, Leslie Tone, Mark Wilson, Lisa Johnson and Lynn Cummings, 5294 Scout Camp Rd., Traverse CityShowtime Xtreme, Samuel Worden, 1620 Round Lake Rd., InterlochenTriad Construction, Phillip Wolinski, 16981 Peninsula Drive, Traverse CityNew Beginnings Construction, Brende…

Mark Dancer of the Traverse City firm of Dingeman & Dancer, PLC, has been selected for inclusion into the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Michigan. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization and membership is by invitation only. The organization limits its Top 100…

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