Circling Blue

 J. Carl Ganter’s first assignment as a budding young journalist for Traverse City’s WCCW radio was to cover the famous French sea explorer, Jacques Cousteau, and his crew’s visit to the Great Lakes. He was 15, in tenth grade at Traverse City Central, and had...

Briefly: Big News In A Small Format

Hagerty Named A ‘Best Workplace’ For Millennials Hagerty in Traverse City has landed on a national list of the 100 Best Workplaces For Millennials, coming in at #70. Fortune and Great Place to Work compiled the inaugural ranking of the best employers for the largest generation of...

Local Agencies Unite

Shumsky West & Associates and the Larkin Group are two of Traverse City’s oldest and best-known independent insurance agencies. But they will soon unite, part of a merger-and-acquisition trend that is sweeping their industry. By September, the two companies will operate as the Larkin Group with...

Integrative, Multidisciplinary Care On The Rise Locally

Affordable Care Act's Focus On Prevention Is Key To Growth Given the push for accountable care under the Affordable Care Act, complementary and integrative medicine – a model of care established in the late 1990s that focuses health and wellness rather than disease – is experiencing...

TC’s Largest Law Firms

Ranked by number of attorneys, based on respondents to a Traverse City Business News email survey. Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge 101 N. Park Street, Ste. 100 Traverse City, MI 49684 231.929.4878 shrr.com Partners: Robert W. Parker (Managing), Janis L. Adams, George F. Bearup, Andrew J. Blodgett, Peter J. Boyles, Jeffrey...

Commentary: “Decline To Sign” Anti-Fracking Petition

You may be approached this summer and asked to sign a petition that seeks to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Michigan. The group Let’s Ban Fracking claims the process used to extract oil and gas is a danger to human health...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

ACCOLADES/APPOINTMENTS Sara Busby, longtime kitchen and bath designer and owner of Sara Busby Design in Traverse City, has been elected to the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s new leadership recruitment committee. The committee is charged with identifying, recruiting and recommending candidates to serve on the association’s...

TELEMEDICINE BRINGS SPECIALTY CARE TO HOMETOWN HEALTH CARE

The term ‘telemedicine’ may summon visions of R2D2 in an intergalactic operating room or Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy scanning Captain Kirk with his medical tricorder. Yet, you don’t have to be watching sci-fi to find many northern Michigan patients already benefitting from telemed – with the...

Great Challenges Facing The Great Lakes

Water is the lifeblood of our region, defining our culture, economy and way of life. The health of the Great Lakes, however, is at risk. Systemic ecosystem threats include microbead plastics, invasive species, urban and rural runoff, shoreline development, oil transport and production, and water...