LANSING — John Roos, the owner of Ann Arbor-based RoosRoast Coffee shop, thinks hard about what he can do to make his business stand out. Roos takes the quality of his coffee seriously. However, as an environmentally conscious person, he understands the impact coffee-making has on the planet…

FRANKFORT — A new MRI machine and an expanded schedule will help unify radiology procedures at Munson Healthcare facilities like Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.

GRAND RAPIDS — Bee Well Meadery and the Winery at Black Star Farms each earned two Best in Class awards at the 14th annual Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) in Grand Rapids.

In case you haven’t noticed, help wanted signs are everywhere in Northwest Michigan these days. While it might be a good problem to have, employers from restaurants to schools to hospitals to banks and everything in between will tell you that it has become harder to find the help they need t…

Suttons Bay Cellars General Manager Rick DeBlasio was named president of the Leelanau Peninsula Vintner’s Association. DeBlasio joined Shady Lane Cellars in Suttons Bay in May of 2014 as a tasting room manager and was promoted to GM less than two years later. DeBlasio holds business and hosp…

BOYNE CITY — KorthaseFlinn Insurance & Financial Services acquired the Tompkins Insurance Agency in Traverse City in a deal that was finalized on June 25.

In my humble opinion, the best-titled financial newsletter around is called “Things That Make You Go Hmmm” Lately, that catchy title has been banging around in my head. Let me just list the reasons, in no particular order of importance.

TRAVERSE CITY — The face of immigration is changing along the southern U.S. border, journalist Alfredo Corchado told members of the Economic Club of Traverse City.

The Maritime Heritage Alliance promoted Michelle Handke to the position of executive director. Handke has worked for the Alliance for more than 3 years.

ONAWAY — Moran Iron Works is floating high atop three pieces of good nautical news.

WILLIAMSBURG — A group of Michigan investors have purchased Hoxsie’s Farm Market, 6578 M-72 East.

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.

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

When the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed, many in the GOP claimed that it was a bill designed to help the middle class. Yet the true nature of the bill was massive corporate welfare. Huge tax cuts to major corporations — and although posting large profits, allowing many of them to pay …

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce last week released a five-part plan with recommendations on how to best generate and distribute new state revenues for road and bridge construction in Michigan.

TRAVERSE CITY — More than 200 space industry experts gathered over the weekend for the second annual Michigan Space Forum in Traverse City.

TBA Credit Union announced new positions for five employees. Christie Dompierre was promoted from marketing director to chief operations officer. Andrea Stagg moved from service center supervisor to service center manager. Brittney Birgy and Caroline Malocha transferred from member service r…

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