Making It In Northern Michigan: Dynatect

Like a lot of manufacturing companies, Dynatect Lead Screws International specializes in one major product that dominates its production line. “We make ball screws,” explained General Manager George Hamzik. “We fill a pretty particular niche. A majority of our work is for machine tools. We’re not...

Local Car Broker: It’s Like “High Stakes Gambling”

Traverse City-based car broker, Wally Szunko, knows automobiles. He’s bought and sold thousands of them over his 22-year career. “I buy cars. Then I sell them – mostly to dealers but sometimes to friends,” Szunko said. That sounds simple enough. However, there is much more to...

Put Away Talk of ‘Runaway’ Growth

Preparations are underway for the Traverse City Area Chamber’s annual Economic Outlook Breakfast and Business Expo coming up November 3 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. There will be a lot of positive things to talk about this year. Our region is experiencing a...

Briefly: Big News In A Small Format

EXPANSION: STONE HOUSE BREAD Stone House Bread is slated to move into the former Antique Mall building at 4200 U.S. 31 South near Chum’s Corner next month. The move from Switch Drive in TC will give the bakery twice as much room and allow it to operate...

Generations of Jewelers

When Beth Guntzviller opened Miner’s North Jewelers, she had no idea where the journey would take her. Now, nearly 40 years later, she’s grateful and looking forward to her next journey: retirement. “For years, I was responsible (for the store). For me it’s a weird time –...

Keeping SCORE: A Corp Of Volunteers For The Business Community

SCORE – once named the Service Corps of Retired Executives – is known as the “Counselors for America’s Small Business.” According to the Small Business Administration, the national nonprofit association is comprised of more than 13,000 volunteer trained business counselors who serve as counselor advisors...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

HEALTH CARE Anne Cavanagh, M.D., has been named medical director of the Traverse Health Clinic. She replaces Dr. Lynn Swan, who recently stepped down. Dr. Cavanagh is certified in internal medicine and palliative care. She has prior experience as medical director for Thunder Bay Community Health...