Higher Standard: Company’s certification also a mindset

Higher Grounds Trading Co. is the only B Corp-certified business in Traverse City. What does that mean? B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.  B Corp is to business what...

Local Realtors Embracing Drone Tours

  Greg MacMaster’s Air Force experience continues to serve him well. While stationed in Germany, one of his duties was to forecast the weather using surveillance drones. He put many of those forecasting skills to use during his years as a TV meteorologist — and now he’s...

For the Love of the Law

Lou Smith on 50 years practicing law, his nickname "Loophole Louie" and how he envisions his legacy. Lou Smith has been practicing law for 50 years and his enthusiasm for everything legal hasn’t waned. “You have to be wild about it to do well,” he said. These...

Traverse City Business Hall Of Fame

The annual Business Hall of Fame enshrines the most influential and notable leaders who have helped build Traverse City throughout the decades. Now in its third year, we induct its two newest members: James Munson – who was innovative in his treatment of psychiatry as...

Insuring Your Cyber World

Adam Maas struggles to think of someone who doesn’t need cyber liability insurance. “Um … a caddy?” laughed Maas, commercial risk manager for the Larkin Group in Traverse City. If a business has a computer, and if that computer is connected to the internet, there’s a risk,...