Acupuncture, Wellness Therapies Emphasized at Cancer Center

East meets West at the Cowell Family Cancer Center (CFCC) as patients benefit from integrative therapies that complement traditional cancer treatments. Since Munson Medical Center opened the CFCC in April 2016, individualized supportive care and wellness programs have been emphasized in coordination with its strong multidisciplinary...

Leading the Leaders: Facilitators keep company meetings on track

Betsy Williams, a facilitator and training specialist at Northwestern Michigan College’s Training Services, likens business meetings to gold. “We have all these valuable resources in the same room,” she said. “We need to treat that meeting time very specially and carefully…with an effective agenda, the tools and...

Buy/Sell Considerations for Properties with Conservation Easements

Northern Michigan is blessed with unmatched environmental beauty and abundant natural resources. Landowners hoping to protect properties for future generations to enjoy often work with regional land conservancies on strategies. A conservation easement is a common tool which often benefits all parties. However, there are...

Women and Philanthropy: Giving groups equal big impact

Sondra Shaw Hardy remembers when women’s philanthropy was a foreign concept. Today, she celebrates the “power of the purse.” “Reaching out to and recognizing women as having money and being philanthropists is a given now,” Hardy said. “(But) 30 years ago almost no one thought that...

Arts, Culture Organizations Point to Economic Impact

Stormcloud Brewing serves up craft beers while the Benzie Symphony plays inside the pub. Traverse City Chamber of Commerce members confer during Leadership @ the Movies at the Bijou. Downtown art walks add vitality to the streets, showcasing artists while driving retail sales. These are just...

Not Slowing Down: Dynamic retirees and their life after work

Susan Nichols, Julie Avery and Deb Jackson have many things in common – active, educated, engaged, retired. All recently left fulfilling lifetime careers during the past few years, bringing their passions for and skills with them into new life chapters in northern Michigan. “Retiring,” however,...

On-Site, 24/7: Program brings ER trauma surgery under one umbrella

Emergency and acute surgical coverage at Munson Medical Center has grown significantly as the hospital fills its role as a regional trauma center. In response, a new general surgery service is taking a unified and streamlined approach to patient care. Munson Medical Center launched the Trauma...

Who’s Caring for our Beaches?

Mother Nature gifted northwest Michigan with magnificent beaches and sandy shorelines, but it takes many hands to keep them strong and spotless. So who is taking care of the beaches and just how much grooming can be done? The TCBN dug deep to find out. WORKING...