Mighty Market: Fruit Processors Expand Sales Overseas

With a population of more than 1.3 billion, China is an attractive market for many companies. Include local fruit processors among those who see the potential. Brent Bradley, vice president of sales and marketing at Graceland, said his company’s China efforts actually started in 1999, but...

SBA Lauds Local Lending Institutions

A local financial institution is among the winners of the U.S. Small Business Administration lenders awards for fiscal 2016. The SBA District Director’s Award was given to Northern Initiatives, a nonprofit Community Development Finance Institution that provides loans to small business owners and entrepreneurs in...

Cool Properties For Sale Around the Region

What is a cool property? There are plenty of residential and commercial properties for sale that might meet that definition. The TCBN defines “cool properties” as those with historical value, unique characteristics, particularly attractive features, one-of-a-kind views or old properties with potential new uses. Of...

Hot Sellers: Four Realtors on Fire

Who’s the right Realtor for you? That’s impossible to say, as one size does not fit all. But it’s a bit easier to state who some of the area’s most successful Realtors are, at least in terms of the numbers. The following are profiles of the...

It’s Now Easier (and Cheaper) to Be Green

Who doesn’t want to be kind to the environment? When building green became a thing, everybody jumped on board. People embraced the terminology, though without much in the way of standards or definition. “Everybody’s got ‘green’ something,” said Ryan McCoon of Endura Performance Homes. Today, “green building”...

The Specialists

Traverse City’s reputation as a center for innovative health care continues to grow, thanks in large part to Munson Medical Center, which employs more than 400 physicians across 50 specialties. Procedures that were once cutting edge in the nation’s foremost medical centers are now routinely...

Male Call: More men in NMC’s nursing program and in the workforce

[caption id="attachment_10280" align="alignright" width="300"] Father and son Jerry and Ted Stevenson at Munson. Jerry works in oncology, while Ted works in the Intensive Care Unit. Photo courtesy of Munson Medical Center.[/caption] The nursing program at Northwestern Michigan College is turning out male nurses at a greater...