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TC RESIDENT NAMED ‘YOUNG LEADER’ Amy Shamroe was recently awarded the Michigan Young Leader Award by the Michigan American Association of University Women (AAUW) for her contributions in raising awareness of women’s equality issues in the Traverse City area. She co-developed and executed a LeaderHERship seminar that...

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40UNDER40 Hits 10 Years - Nomination Period Now Open The Traverse City Business News is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Hagerty Traverse City Business News’ 40Under40! Now in its 10th year, this celebration recognizes individuals in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie and Kalkaska counties – under the...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

FINANCIAL SERVICES Charity Anderson has joined the mortgage team at Honor Bank. Based in the Grand Traverse County market, she is responsible for mortgage loan origination, business development and community outreach. She brings more than 15 years of expertise in real estate and financial services to...

Roundtable: The Affordable Housing Debate

Finding a place to live – make that an affordable place to live – has become public issue number one in the Grand Traverse region. In recent months, the Detroit Free Press has splashed northern Michigan’s housing woes across its pages. A recent proposal to include...

Acme Is Open For Business

When the Acme Business Association first formed in 2009, it was a community divided. A battle to bring a Meijer store to the township had resulted in strong opposition, a recall campaign of so-called “anti-growth” township officials, lawsuits, investigations and bad feelings among residents and...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

APPOINTMENTS/ACCOLADES Doug Mansfield, supervisor of Union Township in Grand Traverse County, has been elected president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA). He brings to his new position an extensive background in planning and land use as president of Mansfield Land Use Consultants. His experience in local...

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TWO LOCAL COMPANIES NAMED TO ‘WATCH’ LIST Cash n Carry Flooring in Traverse City and Three Speed Ales – owners of Stormcloud Brewing Company – in Frankfort are two of the 2016 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. The award recognizes growth-oriented businesses based on market expansion,...

The Need for Speed

Municipal fiber network could be a 'game changer' for business and community development. Traverse City Light & Power will spend year weighing cost vs. demand.   Three years ago Alex Mowczan, owner of Summerside Properties – which operates Cambria Suites, the Best Western and the Comfort Inn...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

ACCOLADES Sgt. Brandon Brinks was recently named the 2015 Law Enforcement Division Employee of the Year for the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office. He is a 13-year employee and has taken on many roles, including being a community police officer, a field training officer, a member...

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BY THE BAY TRANSPORTATION SOLD Blue Lakes Charters & Tours has acquired By The Bay Transportation in Traverse City. Headquarted in Clio, Mich., Blue Lakes is a motorcoach operator with the largest independently-owned charter fleet in Michigan. This acquisition allows the company to expand its areas...