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,...

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...

Keeping SCORE: A Corp Of Volunteers For The Business Community

SCORE – once named the Service Corps of Retired Executives – is known as the “Counselors for America’s Small Business.” According to the Small Business Administration, the national nonprofit association is comprised of more than 13,000 volunteer trained business counselors who serve as counselor advisors...

Huntington Banking On Meijer

Bread, butter and banking. In-store bank branches – part of a one-stop shopping business strategy – are not new, but there is a new partnership in town: Huntington and Meijer. Although in-store banking has been available in many markets including Traverse City and other northern communities...

Make Me A Match

Local recruiters talk about the business of landing just the right candidate. Hear the term “headhunter” and one doesn’t immediately think of Traverse City. Yet, recruiting means business for several search firms in the area, both independents and local franchise offices. The Traverse City Business News...

TELEMEDICINE BRINGS SPECIALTY CARE TO HOMETOWN HEALTH CARE

The term ‘telemedicine’ may summon visions of R2D2 in an intergalactic operating room or Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy scanning Captain Kirk with his medical tricorder. Yet, you don’t have to be watching sci-fi to find many northern Michigan patients already benefitting from telemed – with the...

Big 3 In TC

Office furniture has long been big business in west Michigan. But now new faces and a construction and development boom here in northern Michigan has our region’s interiors industry reaching new levels of competition. First Autos, Then Furniture West Michigan’s manufacturers have dominated the global market for...

Investing In Growth Companies

The scenario may go something like this: Your business has made it through the start-up years, you have a core group of good employees and growth is happening. All good, right? Maybe. While the basic operational structure seems “fine,” this growth may be starting to...