2-Minute Business Lesson: The ROI of Employee Raises

By Mary Rogers This month marks the launch of a new monthly column … The Case Study: The following situation happens every day in small businesses. Linda is a dream of an employee at Banyon Coatings. She has been with owner Bob for 3 years, having become...

Who is TraverseCONNECT helping?

By Doug Luciani A few months back the Traverse City Business News published a story about the new TraverseCONNECT brand here at the Traverse City Area Chamber. It’s been slowly rolled out over the past year to reflect the economic development, business financing and other initiatives...

The Changing Landscape of Senior Living

When Cordia at Grand Traverse Commons welcomes its first residents on November 1, it is also ushering in a new model of senior living in northern Michigan. Consider for a moment: has the word “club” ever come to mind when talking about community living for the...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

APPOINTMENTS P-Megan Crandall, a trustee on the Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder’s office to serve on the newly- formed Local Community Stabilization Authority Council. The five-member council is responsible for distributing personal property tax replacement revenue...

What Business Does Design Have … With Business?

This is the next installment of a new bi-monthly column about local architecture and design by Scott Lankford of Lankford Design Group in Traverse City. In 1980, Business Week magazine opened the eyes for many in business to the value in design. The ROI when investing...