It’s been said that your future — in health, employment, wealth and educational attainment — can be predicted by your Zip Code. That’s because the opportunities that come with access to good schools and jobs depend on where you live.

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Connect is launching a new initiative in an effort to attract and retain creative talent in the region.

Century 21 Northland Realtor Steve Scheppe earned Masters Diamond status. The award is for a Century 21 sales associate with a minimum of 57 closed transactions within a calendar year. One of the top sales associate/associate brokers at Century 21 Northland, Scheppe has earned two Centurion …

Beach season has arrived in northwest Lower Michigan. The air is hot, the sky is blue and the water temperature high enough that our skin doesn’t turn a lovely shade of violet.

TRAVERSE CITY — Five Creative Coast scholarships are available for professionals interested in the 2020-21 Leadership Grand Traverse program.

ACME — Aerie Restaurant & Lounge at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa maintained its standing as one of the best restaurants for wine.

Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law is going to change on July 1. The decisions you make regarding your auto insurance coverage going forward can have a significant impact on how you receive medical care if you are hurt or injured in an accident.

Sales affiliate Andrea Galloup of Century 21 Northland received the Masters Emerald Award from Century 21 as a top producer in the country. Emerald status is for a Century 21 sales affiliate with at least 45 closed transaction sides in a calendar year. Galloup received a trophy and an invita…

TRAVERSE CITY — Turning an idea or an invention into a physical product is challenging in any climate.

LANSING — Twenty-two communities in 10 regions received nearly $1 million in grants in the expanded Match on Main program.

TRAVERSE CITY — Approval of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority’s three budgets is scheduled for the board’s monthly morning meeting on June 19.

Traverse City has seen too much flooding in recent weeks. Massive amounts of rain in short periods of time overwhelmed drainage systems both natural and man-made.

This will be my first summer living in Traverse City and I’ve already been told that on the roads, in the stores, restaurants and even the hospital it will be quite a bit different than most years, to put it mildly.

Century 21 Northland Realtor Mike Annelin earned the Century 21 Centurion Producer Award for sales success in 2019. Annelin ranked No. 10 among the top 100 Century 21 Realtors in Michigan. Annelin has earned three previous Centurion Producer awards and a Double Centurion Producer Award. He h…

TRAVERSE CITY — The newly-formed Regional Resiliency Fund received more than 250 grant applications from small businesses in Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately shown us that the American health care system is deeply flawed and in need of serious restructuring. For years we’ve watched the healthcare system deteriorate, but now it has become abundantly clear that tying health care to employment was a house o…

Three MSU Federal Credit Union board members were re-elected for 2020: secretary Sue Carter, Bill Beekman and Michael Hudson. A professor at the MSU School of Journalism, Carter has served on the MSUFCU board of directors since 2011.

TRAVERSE CITY — Georgina’s announced on its Facebook page that the restaurant at 236 E. Front St. has closed, but a new eatery with a new name will open at 531 W. Front St.

Lt. Michael Bush has transferred to the Gaylord post of the Michigan State Police and will serve as assistant post commander.

Q: I have some concerns about what my buyer’s agent said to me in regard to the purchase of a home, and they also referred me to a careless inspector. After the closing, I found many defects and deficiencies.

KALKASKA — The new owners of a Kalkaska golf course are living up to the name.

This month we recognize two national observances that seem even more appropriate during this particular moment in time, Nurses Week and Hospital Week.

Northern Michigan Angels member Scott Dennis joined the board of Traverse City company Promethient. Dennis has been an NMA member for nearly four years. According to a release, Dennis was the “deal lead” for Northern Michigan Angels with Promethient, which means active engagement in the inve…

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