Making It In Northern Michigan: Precision Edge Surgical Products

If you’ve had orthopedic surgery, there’s a good chance the 63 employees at Precision Edge Surgical Products’ Boyne City manufacturing facility did their part to assure a good outcome. Precision Edge serves virtually all the major domestic surgical equipment suppliers and enjoys a solid reputation...

Cheap Oil and Gas Comes at a High Price

Good news at the gas pump is mostly bad news for the Northern Michigan oil and gas industry. Fill up at a Grand Traverse area station today, and you’ll pay from $2.11 to $2.20 per gallon. Adjusted for inflation, that is roughly on a par with...

Making It In Northern Michigan: Coding Products

With a positive, 25-year record of production and jobs, folks at Coding Products in Kalkaska might be excused if they got a little complacent. But instead, they always seek to improve. And that goes for the front office just as much as the shop floor. Such...

Encore Careers: Why Retire When You Can Reinvent Yourself?

For many seniors, retiring has become less a matter of kicking back on the couch and more of a long-awaited opportunity to reinvent themselves and take on new career challenges. The TCBN talks with four TC residents who have found satisfaction in their encore careers: Bill Donberg Engineer and...

NMC Training Services: A Friend to Business

During the past 30 years, hundreds of business and nonprofits across northern Michigan have discovered an ally: Northwest Michigan College’s Training Services. “Our goal is to enhance the talent of the region’s workforce, enable organizations to be successful and contribute to the economic health of our region,”...

Making It In Northern Michigan: Clark Manufacturing

Clark Manufacturing, a 40-year-old Traverse City-based precision machining firm, values being the best at what it does: hiring top-notch employees and building solid customer relationships. The company maintains ISO:9001 certification and a dedicated quality management system. It also has a long history of investing in the...

Not Your Grandparents’ Lobbyist

Worried your kid might turn out to be a lobbyist? Gabe Schneider, owner of Northern Strategies 360 in Traverse City, doesn’t share your concern. And he has two children of his own. “In fact, we need more lobbyists,” argued Schneider, the former regional representative for Senator...