Distractions Do Not Long-Term Solutions Make

“Divide and rule, the politician cries; Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German author and statesman There are a vast number of structural and operational challenges facing our local communities, the state of Michigan and our great nation – some of...

Briefly: Big News In A Small Format

TRAVERSE REPRO BUYS COPY CENTRAL Traverse Reproduction & Supply, a leader in wide-format printing and imaging in northern Michigan, has acquired Copy Central in Traverse City. “Copy Central is a strong company that holds a special place in this community,” said Traverse Reproduction & Supply President Sean...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

FINANCIAL SERVICES Travis. T. Beynon of SWA Insurance in Traverse City was recently awarded his CAWC (Certified Authority on Workers’ Compensation) designation through The Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. The CAWC designation provides an in depth review of workers’ compensation principles and incorporates real life...

DBAs

BENZIE COUNTY B & J TECHNOLOGIES, PO Box 545, 5739 Benzie Hwy, Benzonia, Bruce McCormak BUTTER BING, PO Box 30, 1815 Lamerson Lane, Interlochen, Ingrid Andrews CAL SERVICES, 5412 Pratt Rd, Lake Ann, Chris Arthur Lawrence CRAIG’S SALVAGE, 8308 Hoadley Road, Benzonia, Craig Stoops CRYSTAL LAKE HOSTEL, 7388 Commercial St.,...

Making It In Northern Michigan

An under-the-radar Traverse City firm is a global leader in providing twin screw extruders to companies in 23 nations around the world. From its low-profile location on West Aero Park Court, Century Extrusion supplies equipment, training and emergency services to some 276 customers, including seven on...

Zillow Talk

 Andy Stireman, a longtime Traverse City real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, neatly sums up the various opinions expressed about Zillow in two short sentences. “Consumers love it, so I love it,” Stireman said. “But it’s not perfect.” Seattle-based Zillow is firmly established as the...

Book Review: Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder by Jim Clifton

176 pgs. Hardcover $21.95, eBook edition $16.49 In a Nutshell – We go to great lengths to find our musical prodigies and five-star athletes. Why not do the same for those with the best chances to grow a successful business? Who’s it for? – Aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners,...

Incentive Programs Help Employers Grow Qualified Workforce

Though the Michigan unemployment rate has been trending downward, it remains relatively high at 5.6 percent. At his January 2015 State of the State address, Governor Rick Snyder identified workforce talent as “the new currency of economic growth.” Since noting a few years ago that...

Closing Time

Buying and selling a home is a process often fraught with anxiety, as prices are negotiated, financing is arranged, and all the i’s are carefully dotted and t’s precisely crossed. The process culminates in the closing, during which the papers are signed and money and...