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BYTE GIVING AWAY WEBSITE PACKAGE Traverse City web design & development company Byte Productions is showing its appreciatIon for 24 years in business by giving away a website package to a deserving northern Michigan nonprofit in May. Byte is accepting nominations at bytepro.net from April 1-7. Nonprofits...

Brownfield Funding: For all or just some redevelopment projects?

The Grand Traverse region is a rare natural beauty – scenic splendor relatively isolated from “the Big City.” When gazing out over Grand Traverse Bay, it can be easy to forget the area’s industrial roots. However, manufacturing, agriculture, and logging have left their mark. In many...

Charting a New Course … Again

Communities are often like businesses in that they can go years – even generations – with many of the same people in leadership roles. In others, the door at the top can be revolving all the time. Neither is an ideal scenario. Businesses, like communities, can...

Construction Labor Shortage

The scene was a class on construction trades at Northwestern Michigan College with about 20 students in attendance. A veteran construction company official addressed the students about local job opportunities in the trades, urging them to take advantage of the current boom in building. He was...

Making It In Northern Michigan

This month, the TCBN, NMC and the regional office of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center are launching a new feature spotlighting manufacturing in northern Michigan – bringing them out of the shadows of our industrial parks and sharing their "Who knew?" stories here. About a decade...

Two Affordable Housing Projects In Traverse City

Roger Send is on top of the affordable housing need in the Grand Traverse region right now as owner of Cornerstone Affordable Homes in Traverse City. This spring he is busy with two multi-unit projects with an eye on dollar signs. The first is Cedar Run...

Gardening, With An Assist: MIdnight Harvest

Now that we’ve turned the corner toward spring, the proprietor of a new local business is hoping to turn locals’ thoughts to gardening. MIdnight Harvest is Matt Hall’s endeavor, a business that advocates for, installs and supports home gardening. “I wanted to get people in touch...