TC Powers Up: Local energy companies continue to innovate

From using the sun to making buildings more energy-efficient, several area companies are finding ways to decrease their clients’ utility bills and help the planet at the same time. Here we profile some local firms, showcasing what they are doing, why they are doing it and...

Waterfront Dreams? Possible but still pricey

Summertime, and the lakefront living is easy. Well, if not easy, at least possible, as there are homes and cottages for sale on the water throughout the region. Whether you dream of a dock and a kayak on a small no-wake lake, zipping about on...

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...