50 Leading Women Of Business 

This is the TCBN’s first-ever compilation of “50 Leading Women of Business.” It includes women who are leaders, pioneers, involved community members, role models – working in and running businesses across the Grand Traverse region. While we couldn’t possibly include all potential candidates in one issue,...

Building Materials Prices Expected to Rise, But Not Hamper Construction

Construction material prices are on the rise as residential and commercial building activity escalates during the spring season. Local building products suppliers say annual materials price increases of about five percent have been typical for the past few years. They’re expecting similar increases this year and...

It’s Now Easier (and Cheaper) to Be Green

Who doesn’t want to be kind to the environment? When building green became a thing, everybody jumped on board. People embraced the terminology, though without much in the way of standards or definition. “Everybody’s got ‘green’ something,” said Ryan McCoon of Endura Performance Homes. Today, “green building”...

Are some of the best projects ones that were never built?

By Michael R. Brown I have an idea for a new celebration… “The Construction Due Diligence Awards: Projects That Never Happened!” With all of the successful and exciting building development occurring in northern Michigan, it’s easy to forget that we have also seen our share of ill-fated...