Financial Advisory Firms Facing a ‘Talent Crisis’

College costs are escalating. Out-of-pocket health care expenses are rising. Weddings can cost more than many people earn in a year. And millions of baby boomers are facing retirement. But at a time when the cost of living seems overwhelming, there likely will be many fewer...

Local Manufacturers Wary of Trump, Clinton Trade Talk

Local manufacturers generally are prospering in a national economy that has been expanding, albeit more slowly than many would like, for nearly seven years. Bank loans are easier to get, while demand for the region’s durable goods and agricultural products is rising. And manufacturing employment is...

Commercial Loans: The battle between credit unions and banks heats up

A new front has opened in the long-standing war between banks and credit unions: commercial lending. An improving economy and booming demand for financing by businesses has attracted credit unions nationwide into commercial lending, a sector where banks have long dominated. Traverse City credit unions led the...

Development Minervini-Style

Ray Minervini Sr. heads the Minervini Group, a family-run development company that has spent the past 14 years turning the former Traverse City State Hospital property into a mixed-use community that features shops, restaurants, offices, residences and more than 400 acres of preserved parkland. Minervini, 74,...

Nurse To NW Michigan, STAT

Nursing shortages have been a national concern for years. But the problem is becoming acute for hospitals and other health care facilities in northwest Michigan. “They’re just drowning in openings,” said Mary Robinson, the regional nursing programs coordinator at Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of...

From $18 In The Back Of A Dealership

Dr. Rick Nielsen used to be a big-city guy. The Midland native graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University, worked for the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., earned his medical degree from Northwestern University...