New Faces Join Grand Traverse Nonprofits

Leadership at regional nonprofits continues to thrive, grow and evolve. Meet some of the newer faces who are shaping their organizations moving forward. DAVID MENGEBIER, incoming executive director/CEO, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Prior position: David Mengebier retired this fall after more than 25 years at Consumers...

Not slowing down anytime soon: 7(Over70) Inspiring Business people

Sensational, spirited, inspiring, impressive … these are just a few adjectives to describe TCBN’s 2017 slate of 7Over70. The one thing they definitely are not? Retiring. Our honorees come from all corners of the Grand Traverse community, representing decades as business heavyweights and as volunteer leaders....

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...