Back-To-School Boomers: Local Lifelong Learning For Retirees

The many miles of beautiful lakeshore, the wide array of local leisure activities, and relatively affordable housing are among the reasons the Traverse City region has made national “best places to retire” lists in recent years. Now that multitudes of Baby Boomers began retiring in...

The Money Media: Assets on the Airwaves

While the finance industry was called out earlier this year for its insufficient presence in social media, two local companies are doing quite well, thanks, in part to the traditional media presence of the principals. Dennis Prout of Prout Financial Design and Michael Reese of Centennial...

Munson, NMC Launch Paramedic Degree Program

Beginning this month, the first cohort of students will begin coursework in a paramedic associate’s degree program offered as a collaboration between Munson Medical Center and Northwestern Michigan College (NMC). There has been a relatively longstanding partnership between the two institutions – for example, NMC has...

Integrative, Multidisciplinary Care On The Rise Locally

Affordable Care Act's Focus On Prevention Is Key To Growth Given the push for accountable care under the Affordable Care Act, complementary and integrative medicine – a model of care established in the late 1990s that focuses health and wellness rather than disease – is experiencing...

Incentive Programs Help Employers Grow Qualified Workforce

Though the Michigan unemployment rate has been trending downward, it remains relatively high at 5.6 percent. At his January 2015 State of the State address, Governor Rick Snyder identified workforce talent as “the new currency of economic growth.” Since noting a few years ago that...

Gardening, With An Assist: MIdnight Harvest

Now that we’ve turned the corner toward spring, the proprietor of a new local business is hoping to turn locals’ thoughts to gardening. MIdnight Harvest is Matt Hall’s endeavor, a business that advocates for, installs and supports home gardening. “I wanted to get people in touch...

The Man Makeover

Whether it’s the result of a youth-obsessed culture, selfie-obsessed social media or simply an improving economy, minimally invasive and reconstructive procedures have been steadily fueling the billion dollar cosmetic surgery industry. Contributing to this sharp increase in total procedures is a change in clientele seeking out...

Getting Down To Business … Out Of The Office

Some projects require a no-frills, all-business meeting to hash through the details and get to work. But what if your company or collaborative wants to plan a different kind of meeting, maybe even a retreat, to awaken the group’s synergy and spark some ingenuity? Or,...

Getting Schooled in Business

By Karen Stein Two years ago, Traverse City’s Trinity Lutheran School board of directors set out to revitalize the school and push it to the cutting edge of best practices. One of the upshots of the subsequent year of strategic planning and research was the Trinity...

Protecting What’s Yours

By Karen Stein Home and office security is such a booming industry of late that cable and telephone providers have been entering the market nationally to compete with dedicated security systems. Locally, though locking doors and securing property may still not necessarily be standard practice, residential...