Growing Title Company Sees Future on Front Street

One of the last – if not the last – locally-owned and family-operated title companies in Traverse City is on the move. Mid-American Title Co. is scheduled to relocate from its site at 522 E. Eighth St. to 424 E. Front St., next to Bubba’s Restaurant...

Inside Job: TC company designs drones for dark, confined spaces

An energetic young company based in Traverse City is entering the fast-growing field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones. Interactive Aerial designs and manufactures UAV units specifically built for internal – not outdoor – applications, focusing on inspections for multiple uses. “Our Legacy One is designed...

What’s Your Business Worth? How the experts valuate your business

Whether you’re interested in buying an existing business or selling one which you have built over the years, placing an accurate value on the operation is often a challenging process. “For many of my clients, selling a business might be the biggest financial transaction of their...

COA, Senior Center Network Face August Renewal Vote

Two millage proposals on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot will impact services provided to Grand Traverse County seniors. A proposal for the county’s Commission on Aging (COA) is a renewal for .5 mills for six years, through 2022.  The tax impact on a $100,000 home...

Making It In Northern Michigan: Grand Traverse Industries

By Al Parker Grand Traverse Industries, a 41-year-old Traverse City business that provides employment, training and services to persons with disabilities, is now producing an item that improves the smile of forgetful travelers. The Smilesaver disposable toothbrush comes loaded with a dose of minty toothpaste right in...

Making It In Northern Michigan: Dynatect

Like a lot of manufacturing companies, Dynatect Lead Screws International specializes in one major product that dominates its production line. “We make ball screws,” explained General Manager George Hamzik. “We fill a pretty particular niche. A majority of our work is for machine tools. We’re not...