Not Your Grandparents’ Lobbyist

Worried your kid might turn out to be a lobbyist? Gabe Schneider, owner of Northern Strategies 360 in Traverse City, doesn’t share your concern. And he has two children of his own. “In fact, we need more lobbyists,” argued Schneider, the former regional representative for Senator...

Beauty and Brains – Traverse City Has It All

The Traverse City region is best known as a resort community. That’s not surprising given its incredible annual swell of summer tourists and seasonal residents, and inclusion among a seemingly endless string of “must see” and “best of” lists popping up around the country in...

Credit Union Mergers on the Rise

Members Credit Union in Traverse City and Bay Winds Federal Credit Union in Charlevoix were itching to expand. Members Credit Union was eyeing new business in the Petoskey area while Bay Winds wanted a presence in the booming Grand Traverse region. Each was allowed to march...

All Under One (Big) Roof

Less than two years after the ceremonial shovels hit the ground, the state-of-the-art Cowell Family Cancer Center is readying to welcome its first patients in Traverse City by mid-winter. A cancer center – with all diagnostic and treatment services in one location – had long been...

Briefly: Big News In A Small Format

BEAUTY BAR OPENS Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center has announced the business launch and opening of Traverse Beauty Bar, a beauty and brow studio at the corner of East Front and Park streets in downtown Traverse City. This sister location provides brow sculpting and brow tinting, men’s...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

APPOINTMENTS Bill Golden, co-president of Golden Shoes in downtown Traverse City, has been re-elected to the Michigan Retailers Services, Inc. (MRS) Board of Directors. He was first named to the board in 2012 and has been re-elected annually. MRS is the wholly owned subsidiary of Michigan...