TRAVERSE CITY — Networks Northwest received a 2020 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations.

Kelly Ignace is the new president of the board for TCNewTech. Ignace, who was on the board of directors at TCNewTech, began serving a two-year term as president on Nov. 1. Ignace succeeds SampleServe president and CEO Russell Schindler, who founded TCNewTech in 2015. Schindler will continue …

TRAVERSE CITY — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced Patient-Centered Medical Home designated physician practices for 2020.

Last week, leaders from hospitals across Michigan, including Ed Ness, president and CEO of Munson Healthcare, held a press conference to appeal to Michiganders to refocus their efforts on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Hospital cases are doubling every two weeks, and at that rate, projec…

ELK RAPIDS — The creative minds at Short’s Brewing Company have released their specialty beers for the first quarter of 2021.

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan workers who were temporarily laid off because of pandemic-related measures, went back to work, but are again laid off can reopen the earlier claim to receive more benefits.

Sean Kickbush joined Century 21 Northland as a real estate agent. A longtime Leelanau County resident, Kickbush has owned a business in Traverse City for 10 years.

ELK RAPIDS — Superfluid Supply Company, sister company to Short’s Brewing, has introduced canned rosé wine.

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Connect’s annual Economic Outlook Summit and Business Expo, like so many other business events, this year converted to virtual format.

TRAVERSE CITY — The audience saw HealthOpX as the clear winner at TCNewTech’s November Pitch Night.

Mostly locked up at home during the pandemic, my mind occasionally has wandered back to those long-ago days when travel was a large part of my life. Oh, the freedom!

THOMPSONVILLE — Iron Fish Distillery has created “a village of individual heated, waterproof, breathable canvas tents where guests can be cozy while enjoying spirits, cocktails and farm fresh wood fired pizza and snacks,” according to a release.

TRAVERSE CITY — April 2020 played a cruel joke on the tourism industry in northwest Lower Michigan, but the rest of the season delivered a partial recovery.

LANSING — A retired Traverse City optometrist was among 17 individuals and organizations recognized at the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Honor Roll Achievement Awards.

Alex Lutke was named chief executive officer at the Forest Area Federal Credit Union. Lutke joined FAFCU in 2017 as chief financial officer. Lutke has 10 years of experience in the financial industry at credit unions “as small as $50 million and as large as $4 billion,” according to a releas…

If you are like me, you have bemoaned or cringed at least once during 2020 at the news that one or more of your favorite businesses has closed because of economic strain.

ELK RAPIDS — Short’s Brewing Company’s expansion is inching closer to completion. The company is adding a 6,000-square-foot warehouse to its Elk Rapids brewery, along with three more loading docks.

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.

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 — Home tours are normally an in-person experience.

Spring cleaning is all about eliminating clutter. Fall cleaning may start out that way, but — at least for me — typically becomes a mental journey through the past rather than a path to the future.

Q: I’m on the board of directors of my condominium building, and we are considering adoption of a rule requiring masks to be worn in the indoor common elements of the development, for example, the lobby, hallways and elevators.

TRAVERSE CITY — A cloud-based digital billboard management software company scooped up the top prize at the TCNewTech virtual Pitch Night contest on Oct. 6.

Max Wealth Management at Lake Michigan Credit Union hired Amy Datema as LPL Financial Advisor for the lakeshore area. The lakeshore territory includes Traverse City, Allendale, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Norton Shores, Hudsonville and Jenison. According to a release, Datema has 18 years of speci…

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