TRAVERSE CITY — The schedule of speakers and topics for the first SOAR with SCORE business networking event has been released by the organization.

Randy Wood returned to Windemuller as a Technology Specialist at the company’s Traverse City office. Wood will design IT and communications systems, provide tech and sales support to clients, handle service calls for the communications and information technology departments, and handle some …

My wife and I dine at our favorite restaurant about a dozen times a year. The locally-owned establishment has been our go-to dinner place for almost a decade. We’re glad that it serves a reliably satisfying mealtime experience.

Each trip I have taken was all about the destination, at least in the beginning. It didn’t matter if it was San Francisco, Padre Island or Utah’s Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park: I chose an objective, researched it, planned what to do there, then hit the road thinking about the end goal.

TBA Credit Union tabbed Kelly Schramski to lead its new commercial team. Schramski will serve as the commercial loan administrator at TBACU. Schramski comes to TBA after serving in the commercial loan department at Independent Bank.

TRAVERSE CITY — A KFC restaurant in Traverse City that closed late last year soon could reopen.

TRAVERSE CITY — A motorcycle crafted by Traverse City’s Brandon Keene drew attention in August both at Sturgis, South Dakota, and at a motorcycling rodeo in Fowlerville, Michigan, where it won the People’s Choice award.

For some people, turning 65 is traumatic enough. Adding the additional burden of determining the future of your health care elevates many people into panic mode. For almost a year before your birthday, you start receiving unwanted phone calls and tons of brochures filling your mailbox. By th…

Michael Schrader is the new CEO of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Economic Development Corporation. The primary responsibility of the GTB EDC is the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel and Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge. Schrader has more than 20 years of experience in…

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Lower Michigan is a popular region to own a small business, according to a study released by SmartAsset, a web-based provider of personal financial advice.

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University Extension will host a series of Produce Safety Alliance Grower Food Safety Modernization Act certification courses at various locations in the state beginning in the fall and continuing through mid-March.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Terrace Shopper, a little store with a big history, has witnessed 72 years of change at the intersection of Munson Avenue and Eighth Street.

BOONVILLE, California — The first International Canned Wine Competition proved to be a boon for Leelanau Cellars.

TRAVERSE CITY — Concerns over bringing a bottle to the beach or carrying a corkscrew in a canoe are becoming a thing of the past.

TRAVERSE CITY — Representatives from Operating Engineers Local 324 and Rieth-Riley Construction Co. met again at the bargaining table Monday. But no bargain emerged.

We certainly live in peculiar and complex times. Today’s column offers two money tips. One involves a huge consumer privacy breach and the other involves the inexplicable plunge in interest rates.

Rotary Charities named Sakura Takano as its assets for thriving communities director. According to a release, Sakura will direct the organization’s Assets for Thriving Communities grant program and oversee the Impact Investing program. Takano has worked in finance, community development and …

As efforts to expand and strengthen the economy of the Grand Traverse region continue to gain momentum, it will be equally important to maintain and celebrate the traditional economic sectors that have taken our region to where it is today.

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 — 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.

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?”

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